During one of our post show meetings in the green room we were brainstorming ideas for a summer event. I was looking around at all the Mark and Brian stuff that has been accumulating for the the past twenty years and said “Let’s have a garage sale and give the money to charity.” Then someone said “let’s get a band to draw people in.”
I checked out what bands would be in town around the dates we were looking at and saw that Queensryche was booked at the House of Blues. I called the band’s publicist Jeff Albright, he loved the idea and made it happen. On July 23, 2010 several thousand people came and went that summer morning. We raised over then thousand dollars for charity and Queensryche rocked the parking lot!