If you know me, you know that I am cautious.  Freakishly cautious.  I have had a few too many instances where I rushed through a project, made a simple mistake, and that mistake ended up being disastrous.  Because of that, I sometimes take ten minutes to make a decision that the average person would make without thinking twice.  I double, triple, and quadruple check stuff.

That fact, along with the fact that I have used this vehicle to do hundreds of gigs over the last few years, makes what I did over the weekend even more unbelievable.

I was getting ready to make a trip from Augusta to Skowhegan to DJ Carrabec High School’s prom at T&B’s Celebration Center.  I had loaded everything into my SUV and triple-checked to make sure I had EVERYTHING.  Confident that I was good-to-go, I slammed the back hatch.

As the hatch latched shut, there was a large CRASH and the window SHATTERED!  And, when I say “shattered” I mean it SHATTERED.  It was like what happens when you smash a Lego creation.  Small, rectangular pieces of glass went everywhere, but most inside my car and all over my speakers, subs, lights, etc.

I kind of wished I had been able to see the look on my face when it happened.  I can only guess that it must have been priceless.

I had Sam The Unpaid Intern helping me.  The first words out of his mouth were, “oh no!” and, not surprisingly, he had a look of shock on his face.

I am super happy that he was with me, though.  Without Sam's help, I would never had been able to get the mess cleaned up with enough time to get to the job on time.

So, what happened?  Honestly, I do not know.  But, I have a feeling the sub was pushed too far back, causing it to make contact with the window.  We’ll never know for sure.

Fortunately, we made it to Skowhegan with plenty of time to setup and spin music for the prom.

Lessons learned?  Make sure everything is entirely inside the vehicle before you shut the hatch and, even though it may not look it, glass shards are really sharp!

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