Spring, week 1 (From Lia)
And what a week it’s been. 4 sold out shows in a row, Lorin tackled a girl in a banana suit, gorgeous weather, and lots of bass.
Omaha slayed, from looking in on the goodies in the thrift stores downtown with Andy, our bus driver, to a free lunch for hooking up a cafe worker with tickets, and all the way until 3 am when they boys started bringing ladies on the bus and we all had a ball waiting to see what they did next, the first show of the night was a massive success. DJ Vadim met up with us day of show and I loved hearing all of his Bassnectar remixes off of the Timestretch EP played out live. With Vadim in the mix, we have a full house on the bus, 5 boys, the driver, Lorin, and me.
The venue in Minneapolis was, in a word, stunning.
The bathroom was so done up with live plants in the walls and brick arches and a sweet staircase behind Lorin that allowed me to get a spectacular shot of the crowd raging in rainbow lights (see video.)
Milwaukee was in a venue about 110 years old. I got to go exploring up the river to downtown for a while and got thoroughly lost in the amazing architecture. We met up with Zach from Sustainable Living Roadshow and got hooked up with a sweet display rack for all of the free educational literature we have at the merch booth. During this set, Lorin was accosted by a rabid banana by the name of Rose. He thought the banana was a member of the KKK and proceeded to eject her from the stage in an awesome manner. We have it on video, stay tuned.
St. Louis was off the hook. I don’t even know the numbers. There were over 1,800 people there and a photographer came to shoot our show for National Geographic’s “Peeps in places” photo contest. On a night like this, we could have made the cover.
However, Michael put his game face on for bowling, and we ate a bunch of guacamole and watched Trevor, our audio tech, smash pins as well as he does eardrums. The weather in St Louie was gorgeous and we could not have chosen a better spot to pass our day off.
This tour is off to the most fantastic start. We expect nothing less from next week, as the roadshow continues…