So, Friday morning as I was getting ready for work, the text messages started flooding the phone. The historic Georgia Theatre caught fire and was burning. According to reports, the outside appears intact, but the inside is a wreck and the roof is gone. The real investigation starts up on Monday to find out what happened. It is a huge loss for the town, especially the week before AthFest. This fire will impact both Athens' culture and music as well as downtown development plans.
The Georgia Sports Blog shares photos, and most importantly, memories. There were a lot of crazy nights that involved the Georgia Theatre - the music from the stage and football games and movies on the big screen, and being able to play music on that stage is something I will remember for the rest of my life.