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AND ONCE THEY SEE THE HUMANITY IN PEOPLE BY VISITING THEM, IN PEOPLE BY VISITING THEM, TASTING THEIR FOODS, EXPERIENCING AND BEING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY, SITTING ON THE BUS PROXIMITY, SITTING ON THE BUS WITH THEM FOR FOUR, FOUR AND A HALF HOURS, THAT\u2019S GOING TO BRING YOU PRETTY CLOSE. AT THE END OF THE DAY, SURE, OUR FOODS MAY BE DIFFERENT. WE MAY GROW UP IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES, PARTS OF DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES, BUT WE ALL SHARE THE SAME STORY. THIS LAST TOUR WE JUST HAD ON FEBRUARY THE 4th, WE WERE ABLE FEBRUARY THE 4th, WE WERE ABLE TO VISIT BEAR CREEK AND IT\u2019S TO VISIT BEAR CREEK AND IT\u2019S REALLY WONDERFUL WHEN THEY HAVE SOMETHING TANGIBLE. I CAN TALK, I\u2019M A STORY TELLER, I CAN TALK UNTIL I\u2019M BLUE IN THE FACE AND TELL YOU WHAT WENT ON AND WHAT DALLAS LOOKED LIKE BACK IN 1865, 1866. BUT SOMETIMES IT\u2019S REALLY HARD TO DRIVE THAT PICTURE HOME FOR PEOPLE. SO, LUCKILY, WHEN WE HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY, WE\u2019RE ABLE TO VISIT OPPORTUNITY, WE\u2019RE ABLE TO VISIT PLACES LIKE THAT SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE AND GET A FEEL OF IT. AND I GAVE THEM SOME HISTORY OF SOME OF THE ARCHITECTURE, WE SOME OF THE ARCHITECTURE, WE VISITED IN THE CEDARS DISTRICT VISITED IN THE CEDARS DISTRICT TURKEY LEG PARADISE, WHICH IS PHENOMENAL. FUN FACT, HE\u2019S ALSO ONE OF THE WAYS THAT WE WENT VIRAL ABOUT WAYS THAT WE WENT VIRAL ABOUT TWO OR THREE YEARS AGO, BASS BAS BECAUSE WE HAD SOMEONE ON OUR TOUR, JORDAN, WHO DID A VIDEO AND IT WENT WILD, VIRAL. WE WENT TO AUNT SISSY\u2019S, WHICH IS NOT YOUR TRADITIONAL KIND OF -- YOU DON\u2019T NECESSARILY THINK OF BLACK FOOD. I TALK ABOUT DREW\u2019S PLACE ALL THE TIME. I THINK THEY HAVE PHENOMENAL I THINK THEY HAVE PHENOMENAL FRIED CHICKEN, THE BEST. 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