Ahhhhh yes, another day of rainy weather. That's the perils of being in Texas in the spring, you never know what the weather is going to be like. Last night this crazy band of storms blew through the area, with heavy rain, and some intense lightening. It was quite the show. Apparently the county to the north of us, got it a lot worse than our area did, and that coincidentally was where today's show was.
Magnolia High School is located in Magnolia Texas, about 40 miles or so north of the Houston Intercontinental Airport. It was a bit of a haul to get up there, but it was some nice scenery. Lots of open fields and horse ranches in the area. When we arrived, the weather was still playing games with us. It was cloudy, and we got hit with light rain off and on. Our show today was on the backside of the campus in what appeared to be a student parking lot. We had 2 assembly shows today, both about 45 minutes long, and we were crossing our fingers the weather would hold off.
The first group came out to the parking lot around 1PM, and sure enough , as soon as I started making pre show announcements, it started to rain again. We remained optimistic and waited it out. It only lasted for a couple of minutes, Tyler gave the ramp a quick mop down, and we were good to go. We thought it might start raining again, but the rain actually held off for the entire show. I guess the athletes had cabin fever from not being able to ride yesterday, and they all rode extra hard today. Jay Stevason ended the show with one of the nicest looking Mctwists I've even seen him do on this ramp, and Koji pulled the most ridiculous looking flair ever. The ramp is only 20 feet wide, and most guys will take off for that trick on one far side of the ramp, so they dont go flying off the opposite side. Koji took off in the middle of the ramp, and literally landed with about a half inch of ramp left to spare. He rode it out super clean, and the students were stoked on it.
At the end of the shows each day, the trivia portion usually lasts about 15 minutes or so. This whole week, the students in the Houston area have been on their A game with the trivia questions, and today was more of the same. I dont think I had one wrong answer today, from any of the students I called on. As a matter of fact, at the very end, I ask the students to tell me a decent tobacco fact of their own, something they learned in health class or on TV, and it cannot be anything I said in the show. This usually takes awhile to get a good answer, but today, the first person I called on, had a great answer. I can't remember the last time that has happened, with the first person I asked.
The first assembly group shuffled back to 7th period, and out came assembly # 2. Just like the 1st show, it started to rain, and again we tried to ride it out. The weather was not so kind to us this time, and the more we waited, the heavier the rain began to fall. After 10 minutes of waiting it out and the rain coming down pretty good, the Administrators decided to call it a day. It was a bummer for the students in the 2nd assembly, but hopefully we can come back and catch you guys on our next tour. Special thanks go out to the students and staff of Magnolia High School. Thank you guys for your patience and understanding with the weather, and for being so responsive to our show.