"I am writing this tour recap as I ride the Blue Line after dropping off the rental van at LAX.
This mini-tour was probably the biggest stress test for my band. Two long overnight drives, getting hit by a change-of-season chest cold collectively, and small crowds during our sets. Definitely stressful scenarios.
However, we rose to the occasion. We learned how to manage the overnight driving and how to break at gas stations or truck stops for sleep if need be. We fought through the illness- even if we felt like death and it hurt to move, we found our zone and stuck in it. And small crowds? We knew we would entertain those 8 people as much as we would entertain a crowd a hundred times as much.
Sights were seen, friends were visited, and we got out of El Monte. We saw and experienced all kinds of stuff… from a vagrant shooting crack behind the Phoenix venue when we showed up 3 hours early to beautiful desert plains to sleeping in the van in the middle of nowhere, all the way to random bar conversations and partying hangover-style in our hotel room (without me- I only had 2 beers in total on this trip). We saw ourselves balancing our composure and professionalism with our desire to party and play around- we worked when we needed to and played when it paid off.
I felt like we all grew tighter as a band as a group of friggin’ close friends. We really got to see what we’re capable of, and we want to see where this music can take us. We’re pretty damn sure we can be unstoppable once our transportation situation is permanently settled.
I freakin’ love being in this band, and I’m grateful to have these opportunities. I can’t wait to see what is in store.”