Thursday, August 5, 2010
We got packed up after a few more hours of sleep and headed for Chico...
Chico was much like we thought it would be; hot, small townish, and a little weird. Jesse from Cafe Coda showed up early and let us into the nice air conditioned room. The show ended up being pretty good for a Tuesday night. We'd like to give a big thanks to Dan, he is the man. There was some drama bullshit with one of the other bands that pissed us off and it not cool or kosher. Tour Karma...
We went to score some late night veggie oil. There were tons of freaks hanging out in that part of town. Mike and Brian saw some ladies get in a serious fight, including hair pulling from a moving car. We also ran into Kyle Nelson. Dude had flames tattooed on his face. Check the tour video if you want to see him waving at Steve.
All we could do was head to WalMart and crash in the parking lot with a little Johnny Walker Red. It was a long day and we badly needed a good night sleep...
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
After splitting up for the night I met back up with the GFE & YMD boys at Jeff’s House from BoS for some BBQ lunch, beers, and haircuts. Mike and I both got a haircut courtesy of Mr. Brian Woods. We had a good time catching up with the BoS boys and Brian from Signal Hill. On the way back to the bus before we left for Goleta I found a Boy Scout Handbook in the bushes and found out that both Jud and Nate were Eagle Scouts just like me. CJ says he is going to use the book to learn how to tie some knots… So far, no knots...
The drive to the Santa Barbara area was cold and full of traffic. The venue held up to its name and was truly hard to find. We got a late start and we all felt like crap after yet another burrito. The Victor Ship opened the show and rocked it hard. We played second and only played 4 songs because we were running short on time. Both GFE and BoS also only played 4 songs and they both rocked hard. GFE had some dancing (yeah, that kind) during their set and got a good response. BoS headlined and rocked us hard with their new song and it also happened to be Tad’s birthday!
The night ended with the eight of us trying to find a hotel room in Goleta. After driving to two motels and calling four others we learned that there were not any rooms available in the town. We decided to drive the bus to a Costco parking lot and cram on the bus for the night. I actually think we all got some decent sleep on the bus, even though it was pretty cozy. Oh and we also learned about Scott Stapp doing a hilarious song for the Florida Marlins. Check it out on youtube and you will laugh for hours. Another day of tour gone by L