Last night was our first day of a what seems like will be a never ending tour. We haven't finished booking it but it looks like it'll be around 100 days! Shit.is.crazy. Big ups to everyone in Gainesville who came out to our going away show, Harvest of Hope and Ed Kellerman for getting us well on our way! Also, before I forget, we couldn't thank Birdman enough for stepping up and filling James shoes nearly last minute! So you'll all be seeing a new face this go around, he's a rad dude and this tour would have been canceled if it wasn't for him, THANKS BIRD!
We rolled out of Gainesville just in time yesterday in order to make it to Atlanta. We played at an art gallery call Cornbred Gallery, owned by our old gainesville friend Chad aka "Emer." It has tons of AWESOME artwork, a lot street art influenced, and from we understand it changes every month and from the portfolios of prints it seems pretty consistantly awesome! See below for a couple!
When we showed up we were greeted by Chad with a cooler full of cold PBR's...he knows what's up, like I said, he's from Gainesville but I digress. There was no one really there so we just stood around for a while because that's what being a band on tour is about, waiting for the moment in the day you get to rock for 25-30 minutes, so in the meantime we passed the time with our friend, Pabst. Later on people started to show up, but I have to say, Atlanta...tough crowd there! Loosen up! Wonderroot combined their show with ours and when they said they had 12 people there they apprently meant the dudes in the bands. I was throughly hosed by then and sat outside with Chad listening to his hog hunting story (a must hear if you ever play cornbred gallery or visit!) and how fast and furious 5 was shot next door, I think he has a crush on vin diesel. Made $30 after a 6hr drive and all of Chad's hardwork promoting the show and buying the beer which the sales went to us as well. He made 1000 full color handbills (unheard of) and put them around town. It's been two years since we played there because we could never get a show but like I said, tough crowd! Though we throughly thank everyone who donated and came to the show and bought merch and especially Chad for putting on a show for us despite losing money promoting it and paying a sound guy. Without people like him, bands like us wouldn't be able to tour.
We got back to his house and tried to convince him to smoke our Spanish Gamble Silver Surfer Vaporizer but to no avail, he knew better haha. His dog was huge and he said don't touch his face or you won't have one anymore and he humped randys sleeping bag like crazy, then I found him humping my pillow later on. Could someone in Richmond let me use their washer/dryer when we get there? Ha!
10hr drive to Richmond. We're on our way and almost there. Randy and I brought our skateboards and are going to attempt to pick it back up this tour, so we're gonna shread when we get in and maybe go get a tornado vegi burg at 821 Cafe (I think its called that?). Then it's time to party down at Empire Bar tonight with our good buds Landmines and White Wives. It's going to be a hell of a show and hopefully Tony doesn't challenge me to a "how many shots can we buy eachother before we play and actually play" contest again. If you saw me at Rad Fest last year, we remember how that ended up, well, you do. Sorry in advance!