My wife sit me down tonight to watch VH1's "Behind the Music" about Train and we learned of all of your struggles to get from where you were to where you are. The parts about alchohol abuse and drug addiction or the loss of Pats mother is enough to write about, congratulating you all on your successes or to send condolences for your losses. Believe me, I applaude your hard work and I know the pain of losing a mother, it's heartbreaking and it never leaves you. You guys are awesome. But there is something else that occured to me as I watched the special, something that caused fear in me, something I felt that I needed to share with your band.
In portions of "Behind the Music" that I recently mentioned, I witnessed massive crowds of people attending your shows and that alone has created a huge concern for me. For the second year in a row my wife and I have traveled from Tulsa to Oklahoma City to watch your band perform at the zoo amplitheater. As you may recall, the place is small and rather disamal; mostly grass, with knee high rock walls that can be used for a seat if one is so inclined. I'm not sure how many tickets it sells, but I am fairly convinced it is much smaller than other places you've performed.
This year it rained on your audience for a good portion of the show and I'm sure the weather provoked a few of your fans to stay home, causing what was already a small theater to be less crowded than the previous year. At least it was a sold out show. Compared to what I witnessed on TV, it looked like one of the bars where your band once sang to the bar keep.
Without getting to lengthy I just want to extend our appreciation to Train for making a stop in OKC to perform for us. We absolutely love your band, it's the only concert I attend annually and it's a must see for my wife who attends a couple of other concerts over the course of a year. I honestly believe if she could only choose one show to see, it would be Train.
I know you guys love your fans but I'm also aware you are in a business. My fear is that with the small sales in Oklahoma you may be forced with the option to pull OKC from your tour. If that ever happens it's deffinately understandable but just know that there will be a small group of very loyal and rather heart broken fans in Oklahoma.
By the way, your show in Oklahoma City this year was over the top! Train is such and awesome group to hear and to watch!
We love you guys. Keep making at least one night of the year the best night of the year for a handful of Oklahomans.
Marvin and Wyonna Biggs