Monday, April 18, 2011
No Rain by Blind Melon
This song reminds me of the summer my sister and I drove to Florida back in 1993. The trip itself was fun but the real story was leading up to the trip and the drive down there. About 2 months before our trip I was at a party where I knew exactly 1 person. He was a childhood friend who talked be into going into a not-so-great part of town. So I met him there and things were going well until the cops showed up. I don't mean one squad showed up, I mean the place was SURROUNDED!! I was freaking out but my friend told me to chill. The cops got my name and number and let me go. I was jumping for joy. So another month by and I got a call from my mom while I was at work saying I got a letter from the Milwaukee Police Department. I told her to open and read it. It said that if I do not show up for my court date I was going to have a warrant put out for me. Apparently they sent me a ticket in the mail and I never got so now I had a a court date. The ticket was for the fact that the person throwing the party was selling the beer like a bar. Did I mention that I only knew 1 person at this party and got a $300 ticket? Not only that but the court date was the day my sister and I were supposed to leave for Florida!! So I went to court and explained what happened. Since I had no prior record they lowered the ticket to $200 and let me go. I was just happy that it was all over.
Having that behind me, we left late in the afternoon to avoid Chicago traffic. I drove nearly the entire way to Florida (I hate being the passenger on trips). When we got to the Atlanta area, I had been driving ~85 mph most of the way and found it hard to slow down when in the city area. So you guessed it, I got pulled over about 24 hours after paying my ticket in Milwaukee. The sheriff was cool but I still got the ticket. So I slowed down the rest of the way and while channel surfing, I heard No Rain by Blind Melon all the way down there. I also heard it while driving along the Bee Line between Orlando and Cocoa Beach. I still think of that trip and all that went with it when I hear that song. Do you have any memories for this song? Let me know.