To say it was quite an honor to play the Navajo Nation Outreach Festival 2018 is a huge understatement.
It was a day full of eye opening amazement and lots of Love and Appreciation from everyone I met and ran into and spent time with.
I even saw a 3 legged Rez dog that looked just like my dog Yahoo but black in color! LOL
The land was beautiful, the people even more so. Hospitality like no other I've ever encountered before. It was humbling to say the least.
I was having flashbacks the whole time I was there just watching the little kids running around wild and crazy and carefree, not a care as to what was going on around them, just happy to be playing with friends and with no idea of the abject poverty they were living in - just like I was when I was a kid. I was in tears a lot of the time I was there. I saw ghosts everywhere, and a lot of people I was talking to and seeing walking around reminded me of family members back home. Just goes to show you that a Rez is a Rez, no matter where you are.
That band Reliance was pretty good. Total Fat Wreck Chords sound. They did an OPIV cover that people actually knew the words to. Weird. Some of the other Rap artists that played were worth mentioning, but I'll have to look at the line up listing to see who was who and what was what.
People dug the shit out of us when we played. Rob saved some ladies life during the Headnoise set. That's not something you see everyday.
The drive home was gorgeous. AZ has some really beautiful scenery. All in all it was a life affirming experience, one I won't forget as long as I'm breathing. Can't wait to get back out there next year and do it all again. 💖