I was going to play Cohan's You're a Grand Old Flag at 4th of July celebration here in Northampton County NC this evening. The shutdown began with an audio shutdown as quckly followed with attendees leaving the area as fast as possible. All I can say is I'm glad my wife was driving her 4 wheel SUV as the parking area became a quagmire rapidly as even we slipped slightly. Coming home, we had just stepped on our porch when the hail started to pounce upon the area. As I write this there are still rumbles of thunder and lightning flashes, and I can see the trees sway in the wind. The bottom line is that I didn't play and our celebration was a washout.