Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Sunniest Place on Earth

The Commodores are currently on a three-week tour of the West Coast. For more information, visit our website.

Our tour continues to go well, and yesterday we were on our final stop in Yuma, Ariz., and the weather was absolutely perfect. Yuma is a picturesque and spacious town situated close to the southernmost edge of the state. According to the Guinness book or world records, Yuma is the sunniest place on earth. Of the possible 4,456 hours of daylight each year, the sun shines in Yuma for roughly 4,174 hours, or about 94% of the time. The near perfect flying weather year round attracts military interest in training their pilots here. And in fact, the day we arrived at our hotel, there were parachute jumpers scheduled for training nearby!

We played a concert to a packed room at the Mary Elizbeth Auditorium, and special appreciation goes to the Navy League in Yuma for doing a great job promoting the event. Many patrons made sure to approach band members to thank them for coming, and the event organizers were very prepared and motivated to help make the show a success. We look forward to returning to Yuma!

Musician 1st Class Dan LaMaesta plays piano in the Commodores.

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