There is a band named Jackopierce that Oilman has always been a huge fan of. They got their start in the late 80’s in Dallas, Texas. It was one of the first bands that exposed Oilman to the amazing sound of the acoustic set. He was hooked. Throughout the years he has been to a lot of their shows and remains a huge fan. Once a year, Jackopierce does a destination show on Martha’s Vineyard. It is a small show with only 100 tickets sold and includes dinner. Normally the show sells out really quickly, but for some reason several tickets became available last minute. Plus, the show just happened to be during Oilman’s days off.
We booked the trip two weeks before the show. That is how these two Texans ended up vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard. We knew we would fit in effortlessly (there is a hint of sarcasm there y’all).
As we landed in Boston, several locals warned us about the weather. They stressed how hot and humid it was going to be. Later on in the evening as I sat outside eating soup, wearing a cardigan, and NOT sweating, we decided that they needed to come to Texas to see what real heat was all about. Texas had been over 100 degrees and high humidity for several weeks now, Cape Cod was about 75-80. I cannot stress how amazing it was just to be cool and outside. That being said, those up in Massachusetts can handle the cold like a boss. They brave snow for weeks on end while we are having a cold winter at about 60 degrees.
Neither one of us had been to this part of the United States before. It was absolutely gorgeous! We didn’t have much time to explore it all, but we did the best we could. Because we booked the trip so late and were visiting Martha’s Vineyard right in the middle of high season, we lucked out in finding one room the night of the show. Everything else was full. We stayed in Cape Cod for two nights and spent the last night on the Vineyard.
Jackopierce didn’t disappoint and we had an absolute blast. It will go down on the list as one of my favorite live shows ever.