Date Title
Feb 26, 2004 Lowell
Feb 27, 2004 Emotional Night
Mar 18, 2004 Hello Atlanta
Mar 18, 2004 Z93 and Styx Rock Atlanta Hard Rock Cafe
Mar 22, 2004 Did You Know?
Mar 27, 2004 Life Is A Beach
Apr 01, 2004 Does This Look Like A Man Who's Ready To Go Back On The Road?
Apr 09, 2004 No, Your Honor, I Said I Was Going To TAMPER With Her
Apr 10, 2004 Thank You Tampa/St. Pete
Apr 15, 2004 Let's Get This Engine Started
Apr 26, 2004 Styx 1st To Record At Chess Studios 2120 S. Michigan In 15 Years
Apr 27, 2004 We're Here! This Is The View From My Room
Apr 29, 2004 Johnnie Johnson Speaks at 2120 News Conference
Apr 29, 2004 Chicago Tribune
Apr 30, 2004 Hey Memphis!
May 03, 2004 Getting Close
May 06, 2004 Thank You Cleveland, Hello Indianapolis!
May 07, 2004 Styx Follows VH1 Outing With Headlining Tour
May 08, 2004 Giving New Meaning To The Term "Front Men"
May 11, 2004 VH1 Music First
May 15, 2004 Texas Views
May 16, 2004 Houston Ruled
May 18, 2004 Albuquerque, We're Here, We're Caffeinated, and Ready To Rock!
May 19, 2004 Thank You Alarqueque
May 19, 2004 Luke AFB, Thanks For The Hospitality
May 20, 2004 VH1 Music First
May 25, 2004 Greetings From Colorado
May 28, 2004 JY: Styx On Tour
May 28, 2004 Hello, Salt Lake City
May 29, 2004 2120 Signals New Era For STYX
May 29, 2004 Thank You Idaho Falls, Idaho and Hello George Washington
Jun 05, 2004 LA Times On Eric Clapton's Monumental Weekend
Jun 08, 2004 Ronald Reagan
Jun 19, 2004 Jay Mouton Reviews Chatanooga Show
Jun 20, 2004 Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 23, 2004 Hello, NYC!
Jun 23, 2004 Todd Rips It Up In NYC
Jun 25, 2004 VH1 Music First
Jul 04, 2004 Hello, Ohio
Jul 07, 2004 What A Difference A Couple of Days Make
Jul 07, 2004 New Member Of The Family
Jul 09, 2004 Aidin Vaziri insults Styx and Styx Fans
Jul 10, 2004 Hot Springs, Arkansas, you Were Awesome
Jul 11, 2004 Making Up Was Easy To Do
Jul 12, 2004 Spokane
Jul 15, 2004 So Long Spokane
Jul 21, 2004 We'll Be Right Back
Jul 22, 2004 Does This Look Like A Man Who's On Vacation
Aug 03, 2004 Styx at the Vic
Aug 07, 2004 Hello Colorado
Aug 07, 2004 Ole' Ole' Ole' Oh Lay Thah!!!
Aug 08, 2004 Rockin' At The Buffalo Chip
Aug 14, 2004 The Dells Sure Rang Our Bells
Aug 15, 2004 Nick Rogers reviews Styx in Springfield, IL
Aug 20, 2004 Hello Boise
Aug 22, 2004 Greetings From The Road
Aug 24, 2004 Suiting Up For The Show
Aug 24, 2004 Alaska, YOU Are Awesome!!!
Aug 26, 2004 We Love Alaska
Sep 10, 2004 We Are Here, Are You?
Sep 11. 2004 We Are Still Here, Encore!
Sep 15, 2004 Hello Montana
Sep 15, 2004 Montana Rocked!
Sep 17, 2004 Hello, Washington State
Sep 17, 2004 Puyallup, WA, Rocked In The Rain
Sep 18, 2004 Massula ROCKED Hard!
Sep 24, 2004 Albuquerque Was A Smokin' Gig
Sep 25, 2004 Unleashed In Henderson...
Sep 28, 2004 Back On Our Heads
Sep 28, 2004 SMILE/Thank You Alpine and Vejas!
Sep 30, 2004 Saratoga Ruled!
Oct 01, 2004 When In Ventura, Do What The Venturas Do!
Oct 06, 2004 Today In The Life
Oct 08, 2004 Hello From Konocti Harbor
Oct 15, 2004 Styx Is In Rama, Mama!
Oct 16, 2004 Gowan in Gowanville
Oct 23, 2004 Hola De Puerto Rico
Oct 25, 2004 Loose Lips, Synch Ships
Oct 26, 2004 New Orleans In October...
Oct 28, 2004 New Orleans, Updated
Nov 18, 2004 Inmates Running The Assylum at 135 Stations
Nov 21, 2004 If It Weren't for Flashbacks, We'd Have No Memory At All...
Nov 22, 2004 Styx To Play Christmas Party
Nov 27, 2004 Styx Rocked The Boat
Dec 04, 2004 All Star Jams
Dec 06, 2004 Styx To Play Christmas Party
Dec 07, 2004 Q104 Christmas Bash Was A Smash
Dec 09, 2004 Back In The Studio

Luke AFB, Thanks For The Hospitality!!!

Luke Air Force Base
May 19, 2004

Hello Friends,

We are HERE!

We met Marine Corps Colonel Christopher Roosa in the lobby yesterday at 1:00 PM, then headed out to Luke AFB to meet up with the fine men and women who run the world's largest F-16 training base and got the red carpet treatment from the moment we arrived. Lieutenant Kevin Tuttle was our escort, taking us to first to be briefed on the equipment pilots use on actual missions, including pressure suits to withstand the G-forces encountered during high speed turns, and night vision eyewear for navigation by starlight. The next stop was at a giant hangar where several of the more than 200 combat ready F-16's are parked and we had the privilege of climbing aboard and getting a feel for what it's like to be in the pilot's seat of this rocket with handle bars. It's amazingly tight and cozy to say the least. Visibility is extraordinary, which we would find out more about later in the simulator. All controls at an easy arm's reach and I have to tell you, what a complete thrill it is to sit in that seat.

Rico, call sign "Suave'" gave us his personal tour of the beautiful work of engineering..

From there we moved to the unbelievable F-16 Simulator building. Don't for a minute get a mental picture of a high tech video game. It's the actual cockpit of an F-16, down to the toggle switches and the terrain is 360 degrees of Arizona desert and sky. After a brief explanation in our headsets from the "control tower," Todd, who was in the simulator next to me, and I were released into the air and began our dog fight. Any concerns I had about claustrophobia vanished in that instant. It was now about air speed, altitude, and getting behind my enemy so that I could lock onto him or get him in my cannon sights, all digitally projected onto the glass I was looking through in front of me. Todd had me doing some serious climbs, rolls and dives before I finally got him painted on my radar and I saw the puff of smoke about a mile away as my missile hit his F-16. Thank goodness it was only a simulation! But the thrill was indescribable. It was as close to the real thing as I could ever imagine. I see why men and women sign up for this job. It's dangerous, and risky business, but the adrenaline factor has no peers.

Matthew Nelson, who is an avid race car driver, was right at home and as one observer said, "Very good on the stick," pairing up with Lawrence. Lawrence put up a brave battle, but was eventually blown up by the blonde Californian. But that didn't dampen Lawrence's spirits. After one fly by, he decided to use his last 60 seconds to go afterburners straight up, then turned it 180 degrees and flew it straight into the desert sand. Kamikaze Kanadian he wuz.

From there it was up to the control tower where we got to see the latest in digital radar, with which Luke is doing the field testing. It will soon replace analog radar which is still the standard in International Airports all over the world. From there we went up 136 feet to the top of the tower to see the ultimate view of the runways and the base in general. With the constant take-offs and landings going on literally non-stop, it was a Zen-like atmosphere there. Lots of STYX fans and sons and daughters of STYX fans in uniform there running the show. Again, heartwarming hospitality all the way for us. What a trip it was...

Now tonight it's our turn to return the hospitality. To everyone at Luke AFB who shared their space with us, thanks a million. We were already big fans, but now...forgetaboutit--where do we sign up?





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