Some thoughts on the Summer 2003 Tour from Eric Bazilian
Our four weeks in Germany were both the longest and the shortest of my life.
It is no exaggeration to say that I've never had more fun on a consistent
basis than I did with my "Hooters Army" this year. As great as it was to be back
in Germany enjoying its many pleasures (the beer, the fans, the food, the
landscape, the beer, the fans, the beer), I have never had a more reliable source
of joy (outside of family, of course...) than our two hours on stage each night.
One notable aspect of this...the interaction between band members seems to
have changed in a significant way. I know, from my own point of view, that I
have become far more relaxed about everything, and now feel absolute confidence
in everyone on the stage. I have found a new dimension of joy from hearing
and responding to the "accidents" that happen each night. My appreciation for
all my fellow Hooters has found a whole new level. I love and cherish
everything about them. We are, indeed, a family.