We played all over Minnesota, Ontario, and Manitoba for years. We played in everything from ice castles to sandy beaches and I learned to love the sound of a crackling bonfire. It made my day to sing and play with the sand between my toes. And if you’re crazy enough to live in northern Minnesota or central Canada, you are crazy enough to party outside in the middle of January just to show you are stronger than those southern sissies who think 0 degrees is cold. That’s t-shirts and shorts weather where I come from.