Dear lord this update is late, as I’m sure all of you who actually read this know, we’re back home.
I’ll give you the run down of what all went down since the last update.
So, we left Kansas City to head to our next show in Springfield, IL, which if any of you have made that drive…it’s boring as all holy hell.
It’s a lot of this.
We drove up to The Black Sheep Cafe and played a really early show and hung out with all the kids there for a bit.
Our buddy Nate from the band Day Old Donuts hooked us up with a place to crash: their guitar player, Brad’s house in Crystal Lake, IL.
It’s a pretty nice area.
We had an off day that next day so we hung out all day in Crystal Lake.
We cooked lunch in a Walmart parking lot, payed to go see the Avengers but stayed in the theater for 6 hours, and ended up back at Brad’s that night and hung out with all of Day Old Donuts.
It was sweet.
The next day, DOD and SGW headed out to Lake Villa, IL where we were all playing at The Swing State (this awesome hookah bar) with Waste Basket (FUCK YES) and our buds in Hawaiian Shirt Day from Columbia, SC.
The show was insane and we had some serious hangs with all our friends.
We crashed at Tim from Waste Basket’s friend’s place (his name escapes me, sorry Tim’s friend!) in Chicago.
Thanks for everything, Tim and your friend!
The next day we headed to Lansing, MI to play at this new place called Zeppelin’s Music with Hawaiian Shirt Day, Doctor Jones, and Decades.
It was a cool show!
Click HERE to see a video Kenny Plont from Take A Hint took of us.
What made it even cooler was two of our buds in Hawaiian Shirt Day got matching Pooh Bear tattoos.
It was awesome.
After Lansing we headed out to Royal Oak to play at The South Hall which is inside this really cool place called Genesis.
We played with this girl, garage-punk band called Smudge Candy and they were great!
It was a really fun show and it was all thanks to Kenny Plont.
Kenny booked both of our Michigan shows and they were awesome.
He made his house a band safe-haven for us after our Royal Oak. We even got a pancake breakfast the next day.
KENNY, WE MISS YOU ALREADY.
Next was Berea, OH.
The line up was:
Three Cents Short
Squirt Gun Warriors
All Over the Place
It was a good time.
Not only did we get a great response, but we found this gem in our tip jar.
The dude that put the show on and gave us a place to crash that night was Wes Meadows from All Over the Place.
Super awesome dudes.
The next day we hung out at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
We had heard a rumor that if you can prove you’re a touring band, they’ll let you in for free.
That rumor is totally true.
We also came across the classiest McDonalds ever while in Cleveland.
That night we played in Columbus at the Purple Grape House with All Over the Place and an interesting acoustic-folk band called Mail Me to Thoreau.
After Columbus, we had an off day and we decided to have the time of our lives…AT CEDAR POINT.
It was absolutely insane.
If you are ever at Cedar Point, ride the Millenium Force as many times as you can. It’s that awesome.
We ended up crashing at Joe’s from Skashank Redemption place that night.
Thanks again, guys!
Our second to last show of our tour was at Lexington, KY at The Baazar and Gathering Place with All Over the Place and The Rough Customers.
It was a cool thrift store that also did shows.
Beth from The Rough Customers gave All Over the Place and us her place to stay that night.
The next morning we said our goodbyes to All Over the Place and headed out to our last stop, Crosstown Arts in Memphis, TN.
We have a tradition while on tour. On the last show of the tour, we play the show with British accents.
It was really bad.
By the time that we left Memphis and made it home, our van, Frank, decided to start falling apart.
We have a TV in Frank that we never use and it decided to literally launch out of it’s cubby and land on Chris. So we did what any person with duck-tape would do. We secured that bitch down.
This tour has been the best tour we’ve ever been on.
We want to thank everyone who set us up a show, gave us a floor to crash on, and were just plain nice to us.
We can’t wait to tour again.
In the meantime, keep an eye out for our first full length album this winter!