Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tour Wrap Up

Yes, I'm (again) a bit late getting this out. We've been back in PDX for a couple days now - but I was enjoying my 'me' time, dammit! The last thing I wanted to do for a couple days was anything band related. But, here I am diving back in with new pictures, new blog, and updating the website.

We had a great time in Cottonwood. Pigstock came off as good as we could have expected. It was a bit crappy weather-wise, so we had to play indoors. But we still had a bunch of fun, nonetheless. I bbq'd a pig for the better part of the day, which surprisingly came out rather well. All in all, it was a success.

Yet, there is no rest for the weary! This Friday we play Oregon City, then we have an Music Millenium in-store appearance on Saturday. And I thought I was done for a bit!!!

We truly thank everyone we met, played with, took pictures for us (especially you McCall girls!), housed us, bought merch, danced, clapped, screamed, 'WOOOOOOT'ed, and pulled us out of ditches - it was a grand time. We hope to meet up with y'all again real soon.


Friday, June 6, 2008


So, um, the blog went a bit stale, eh? Well, it's been hard to get reliable wireless around the West (since Colorado, anyway). I've updated the photo blog when I had small opportunities, but just didn't get around to getting a new post out.

We are one show away from finishing this tour up. Pretty crazy, really. We have a day off before Pigstock (held in my hometown of Cottonwood, Id). We drove from Bozeman, MT to Lewiston, ID in the middle of the night. It was the first time we did that since our initial jaunt down to Davis at the beginning of the tour. Those are always hard nights, but we also have a day to rest up before tomorrow.

The shows have been quite pleasant. Lakeside on Flathead Lake is absolutely beautiful. (The female contingent is also quite stunning.) In Bozeman, we played in a relative hay barn of a bar, but it had character coming out of the rafters. Very cool place. All our shows in Idaho were fun. Pocotello was tough in regards to sound, but it was a fun show as we had a good crowd that were out dancing. Boise was the same way. Last night in Lewiston, we got rained off the outside stage, but we still had a blast playing to the droves inside the bar.

Still can't believe this thing is almost over. Pretty soon we'll have to go back to our 'normal' lives. I'm not exactly looking forward to it. Ah well - we'll be back out again soon. We are already planning the next tour this fall. Should be even more fun with an extended stay in the southwest.

Till next time, take care - thanks for reading!