Week two was a good one, featuring a good mix of business and pleasure.
We’ve seen some pretty creative advertising for our shows so far, so I thought I’d start by sharing a couple of them.
This from the Wichita show (below)
And who could forget this one from Albuquerque
So back to the shows…
Show 6 – Fort Hayes, KS (Fort Hayes State University)
They have a beautiful brand new student center that we got to play in. So we were stoked when we got there and saw the great stage/lighting.
As we re-strung our guitars before the show, I saw the news about Heath Ledger’s death on TV, which tripped me out. Then I drank about half a bottle of a Naked Juice Protein drink…
…and spent the rest of the night, including the show, so dizzy I could hardly keep my eyes open. I found out from a grocery store worker the next day that this batch of drinks had just been pulled from the shelves! Doh. In spite of my absent mindedness, the show went off without a hitch, and the crowd was great.
Show 7 – Wichita, KS (Wichita State University)
We actually got to tour the city a bit, and get a feel for it, including a workout session at the local YMCA. Then of course we headed straight for the WORLD’S FIRST PIZZA HUT
It was actually started by Wichita State students in an entrepreneurship program. It doesn’t serve food anymore, but the campus food court did, so we partook. Fittingly, the show was a lunch-time show so we rocked out while people raised their Diet Cokes in praise.
We had the night off, so we headed to Kansas City, where the band LUCA, some Tucson based buddies of ours, happened to be touring that night. There’s nothing like some familiar faces when you are 1000 miles from home
We enjoyed the cold-weather reunion, and got our desert-rock on that night.
Show 8 – Marietta, OH (Marietta College)
This is Phil
He’s the man. We knew he meant business when we met him. He hooked us up with the Marietta hoodies you see us in. He runs a tight ship over at Marietta College, and we had a great show as a result. It’s a tight knit, small college where everyone lives on campus and the atmosphere and reception were fantastic.
I even decided to break out my new little friend
But the fun didn’t stop there. Cameron and I headed directly into an after-show ping pong battle. A serious battle, where both combatants were left sore when all was said and done. However, there can be only one winner. And I will let you decide who that was…
We are in Michigan all week this week. It’s cold now. There’s snow now.
But we also got a GPS today finally, so at least we won’t get lost and stranded.
I don’t believe the unit came with a Deer Avoidance feature, so we’ll try to stick to driving in the daylight hours.
Until Next Time…