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Tour Bus Diaries: A Lovely Texas Day

By Adam Savage

Woke up to a lovely temperate day. Temperature is in the mid-60s, the sun is shining (I totally KNOW that Elmore Leonard said never to start with the weather!) and it’s a lovely day.

Woke up to a lovely temperate day. Temperature is in the mid-60s, the sun is shining (I totally KNOW that Elmore Leonard said never to start with the weather!) and it’s a lovely day.

I had a couple of interviews to promote various markets for MythBusters: Behind the Myths: one in Canada (Regina) and one in LA for the Costa Mesa show. Both were actually terrific interviews, with interviewers who really knew the show but also our extracurricular work. Good conversations. Even got a myth idea from one.

Then it was off to the venue. The theater here in Midland -- which is called the Wagner-Noel Performing Arts Center -- is gorgeous. It feels spanking new and their crew is terrific and friendly. Really friendly. Which is good because we have a lot of work to do over the next couple of days.

One of the new stage gags.

A touring show is hard on its equipment, and ours is no exception. In fact, we’d taken advantage of the break before the long tour to send a bunch of stuff to the original builder, my friend Fon Davis, for repair. I also built a couple of new pieces. We rejiggered one routine and are adding an entirely new set piece...one that allows a small kid to demonstrate superhuman powers with physics. That’s all I’ll say about that.

A wide-angle lens gives me a cool view of the street below my room.

Did I mention the weather is freakin' perfect? Not too hot and not too cold? It's off to sleep for me now. Well, after a little writing.Tomorrow we rehearse and troubleshoot the new stuff.

The same lovely West Texas skies as yesterday, but slightly too late for a good pic.

While on tour for the Behind the Myths stage show, Adam is blogging about his adventures and exploration of each city he visits. Here are his previous entries: