Spring, week 1 (From Lia)

April 4th, 2010

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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.

fancybathroomThe 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. milwaukeeWe 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.

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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.

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As the show was over at 12, and we had today (Sunday) off, raging dance parties on the bus (and other shenanigans) went down and our LD, Michael, is having trouble walking today.

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…

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  • CrushNazT

    saw the show in st louis last night. second time seeing you, and WOW. absolutely blown away. what you do is pure genius!!!

    fsosf is magical. i dont know how to explain it, but there is something about that song that clicks in my mind when i hear it in concert!!! thank you for doing what you do!!!

    peace & love
    -Matt

    • hey matt
      🙂
      yah, same for me…that melody hypnotizes me

  • ninajones

    I saw lorin on sunday while going to get lunch from the gyro house in the loop with my bf. not sure it was him cause he had his hair up…wayy too nervous to even attemp to approch anyhow. the show was great though, looking forward to going and see him again. Hopefully soon?

    • in st louis? yah that was us
      🙂
      you dont have to be nervous, dood, i am just a geeky ass human like you

      although sometimes it *IS* nice to just have my own space to exist and be off duty…sometimes when people wanna come up and visit, im in my own world and its difficult to interact. i worry i come off as rude when really im just daydreaming and all caught up in my mind
      🙂
      L

      • ninajones

        oh wow yeah i didn't wanna bother you, but now that i got your attention,
        that was a kick ass show!! i had never been to a show like that before so
        its an experience i will never forget. also me and my friends dug it so much
        we're gonna *try* to met you up in Chicago for one of your last shows of the
        tour. 🙂 keep it real

  • Jessica

    After a 5 hour drive from Chicago to see Bass I was completely satisfied. This was my 10th time coming out to see him and each and every time it just gets better and better. Something about the shows just bring people together. We met some amazing St.Louis natives who will probably become permanent friends after the mayhem that ensued in our hotel room after the show. I was inspired by one of our show friends and am now in the process of moving to Colorado, as I have been planning for the past 4 years. I leave in 4 months. Thanks Bass for a good time as usual. 🙂

    • i am so excited to see community building around music

      when i first started going to raves it was the community that transformed me 100% 🙂

      • Jessica

        And how could it not? I've been around the rave and show circuit, but I've never found the, albeit cheesy, love that I've found at your shows. The pit turns into this crazy, beautiful orgy in which I've never felt so comfortable. Minus the few who come just sto stand there, everyone gets gritty.

  • The CC

    You guys are magic; a FORCE in and of itself. Lia please keep the blog going. Its awesome being able fulfill voyeuristic impulses toward amazing people that do such a great job, and bring so many together…

    The CC

  • briansmets

    THE BASSNECTAR CAMP WILL BE ROLLING THROUGH BALTIMORE– ON MY 21ST BIRTHDAY EXACTLY!- apr 24th- It was meant to be!- Me and 40 of my closest friends already are chomping at the bits for the night to be here.. Tickets in hand we are ready to rage!

  • ZACH

    Hey thnx for the Omaha show!!! rocked it hard so hard, lovin every minute of it!!!! already scooped my Chi-town tickets for you and STS9!!! cant wait…much love from Omaha!

  • Jessica

    And how could it not? I've been around the rave and show circuit, but I've never found the, albeit cheesy, love that I've found at your shows. The pit turns into this crazy, beautiful orgy in which I've never felt so comfortable. Minus the few who come just sto stand there, everyone gets gritty.