Much to our surprise, the Jacksonville show was a triumphant one. The city itself seemed to be full of idiots who either congregated at the ugly local mall or else drove around in loud, plastic encased cars with the intent of preying on one another. We did not have much hope for the success of this show upon arrival, though one thing I am quickly remembering is that virtually every venue looks lifeless and depressing until the lights are on and the crowd arrives. The show itself was a energetic one, including the receptive audience. We closed with "Battle's Clarion", and it went down like a hammer of doom. A redeeming interval early on, hopefully there will be more to come.