Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Night Fly

Last time I flew with the JRB to South East Asia I had my big road case full of drums, a cymbal bag, stand bag and my luggage. It's hard to believe that I only have these two bags this time. I will be in charge of our backpacker travel guitar once we get to the airport.

We arrived at Kennedy Airport around 11PM for a 1:30AM flight and we had an easy time checking in because we hardly had to being any gear. The only big item was Brian's travel upright bass. The Jazz festival's and embassy/consulate has provide that there will be instruments/backline at all the venues and workshops. While we were boarding we met a new friend/fan, a Malaysian student who is studying at Penn State.

Once we were on the plane and got settled in, the guys started getting ready for the long 15 hour flight to Hong Kong.

It was so great to be able to have some time to catch up and talk about our last show at the Iridium on June 5th. It was Johnny's birthday that night, it was a great way to celebrate and have a musical send off for our Malaysia trip.

The flight from JFK to Hong Kong took us up over Canada, the Arctic
Circle and back down over China.
Well I think Johnny and I slept about 12 of the 15 hours of the flight and before we knew it we had landed in Hong Kong for a 3 hour layover before we continue on to Malaysia.

The Guys looked rested and refreshed when they got off the plane.

The airport was deserted at 4:30 AM here and we had a few hours to kill, but Johnny used the time to work on some new stage costuming ideas;)

Soon after we found our we found our gate we made a video of a new on the spot arrangement of Unchain my Heart. You might be able to see it already posted on the Johnny Rodgers Band FB page or visit us at Johnnyrodgersband.com

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it strange that just a few days ago we were eating shrimp at The Wreck in Charleston, South Carolina? Have a great time!