Sunday, March 3, 2013

Tour Update 2013

Well, I haven't blogged in quite some time.  Welcome back blog world.  So here I am, welcoming the hospitality of a friend outside of Atlanta.  It has been quite a trip across the country once again.  Tour started in California.  Up the coast to the bay area in Oakland and Santa cruz.  Through the desert of Arizona and New Mexico and the never ending stretch of road known at West Texas on the epic highway 10. Through miles and miles and miles of desert and cactus to rolling fields and mountains, watching the scenery change like some sort of time lapse photography where you watch the seasons change outside of your windows. Meeting new people playing new places and for the most part meeting awesome new people. I saw the alimo but did not wait in line.
I've gotten very used to crashing in the van.  Really its a lot like camping.  I have an app for my phone that tells me where every friendly parking lot of a notorious national department store is that I will not name.  It's pretty easy in the south, as a lot of people travel through in RV's and trucks and so I just pull up with these guys, throw up my curtains, lock the doors, and jump in my sleeping bag and its lights out.
Played some shows in Texas and then Florida, where you go to the beach in february and swim and its warmer than any water in Califonia and New England but the locals think your carzy cuz its cold.  In the last few days I jumped on a show in Gainesville, FL not Georgia, and then came up to Georgia to play a rehab facility.  I'm telling you there is no better audience than a bunch of newly recovering addicts, some of which are still dopesick.  In the next few days I have some traveling to do and some stops to make.  I don't have a show until Wednesday in Richmond, VA.  Next Friday I meet up with the Dropkick Murphys to open for them at the electric factory in Philly.  I'm very glad I got to get on these shows.  It has been an awesome reason to tour the country again.  Every time I tour I don't want to stop.  I'm pretty happy with my life right now and truly grateful I get to travel and see America.  I hope I cam keep this ball rolling for as long as possible and continue to see the rest of the world!