Cartoon and me and the SA crew went down to Austin, Texas for the celebration of Livestrong's 15th year anniversary. Aside from supporting Lance Armstrong, we went because Cartoon and Patrick Martinez did some paintings and donated them to the charity for the anniversary gala. It was a great night, it was good to see Lance staying strong through all that he's going through right now. It's crazy to see people going so hard at somebody that was doing what everybody else was doing. The one thing that sets him apart from the rest of the athletes and celebrities is he has helped thousands of people with cancer. I can't think of one person who has helped so many people more than him. His special guests included performances by Norah Jones, she did 2 songs and was incredible, Stephen Marley who did a 3 song acoustic set that was amazing. Sean Penn, Matthew Mcconaughey, and the CEO of Livestrong got up and showed their support for Lance and the Livestrong movement. They also had four survivors come up and tell their stories, including Brian Rose, who has stage 4 Melanoma cancer. Robin Williams took the stage to bring up the mood and had everybody laughing their ass off. They did a live auction to close out the night. Punkass from TapOut starting the bid on Cartoon's piece, Robin Williams also threw his bid in and Sean Penn ended up with the piece. All in all it was a great night, Livestrong raised 2.5 million dollars at the gala for cancer.
The next day we had to go get ourselves into some BBQ so we stopped by Smitty's Market for some of the best BBQ in Texas. On the way back to the hotel, we stopped by the Livestrong offices to check up on the mural that Cartoon did on their building last year. And it still looked good even with all that hot Texas sun beating on it.
LANCE ARMSTRONG WE GOT YOUR BACK!