There is something about Stadium Fridays that gives off an energy of excitement the night before despite the fact you know it’s going to kick your ass. I arrived at the stadium at about 5:45 this morning to get warmed up and help DJ Rob Sessions setup his equipment before the ATL Tribe showed up. At 6:10am I got nervous because the clouds in the sky looked mean and a few rain drops were starting to come down. The last thing I wanted was to get the DJ’s equipment wet considering he drives 30 minutes to spin for us out of the goodness of his heart. We rolled the dice and went for it anyway, and thank God the clouds started to part right at 6:27am.
I have a confession: I’m heading to San Francisco for a 50k(!) and a lot of time with leaders I don’t get to see nearly enough. It’s called the “November Project West Coast Summit” for a reason, and the weekend would normally be the highlight of the winter, with people flowing in from nearly every tribe in North America and abroad. But it can’t compare to the surge of a saguaro sunrise on the steps of Sun Devil Stadium.