Damn, I think I have tendonitis now from catching up on all the karma I needed to give out. 2 orgy's, 2 vBookie threads....ya'll are whores!
The second time was in Baltimore in 1986. The mixing tower was pretty flimsy and set up next to a huge oak tree. Lightning hit the oak full on during Bonnie Raitt's set as a microburst slammed into the concert area. The concussion blew me off the tower and I flew through the air for quite a ways. Luckily I landed on grass and nothing broke. The largest branch was split off the tree and landed right where I hand been standing. The audio console was destroyed, as I would have been had I not been launched by the force of the strike. Every local news station interviewed me for the 11:00pm broadcasts.
I don't want to tempt fate with a third time.
I wonder if I can get to 17 million karma by game time tomorrow...
(Here are some of those photos I promised)
Believe it or not these photos are ones that the photographer did not keep and gave to me. The first photo came closest to hitting us on this particular day. These were all taken around the same location close to the Colorado River. Since we were at a slightly higher position to avoid flash floods we were also one of the highest points in the area, and as it turns out lightning likes to hit those spots that stand out. We set up a tripod and set the camera then lay down on the dirt as to not be higher than the METAL (questioned photog at length about that decision) tripod, (had to hike equipment up and car was not close). We were soaked.
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