Tuesday June 27, 2017
Well, another tour has came and gone for me. The more I get older the more these things start to feel like years of my life rather than just six weeks. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing but let us focus on the positives, shall we? I can confidently say that in my 10 years of touring, this was one of the most enjoyable experiences I have ever encountered and with such wonderful people. If you follow the band on social media you probably have seen some of the shenanigans we have embarked on in these last six weeks on the road.
We encountered a lot of long drives and with that comes no sleep and a lot of headaches to work around. Nobody lost touch of themselves in the group and we pushed through a lot of weird and frustrating circumstances to say the least. Like for example, locking everyones keys inside of the van at a rest stop and breaking into the window by accident while attempting to get in at 6:00 in the morning. Most people wouldn’t laugh at that situation, but we sure did. There are more scenarios similar to that but I am trying to give my brain some much needed rest at the moment. Maybe those stories will be written down at a later point in time.
Below are photos captured by Dana Cama during the last three days of the tour. New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston closing out the 28 shows. These moments sum up a lot of how this tour was for us and the joys and excitement it brought to us being given the oppurtunity to do this. Now it’s time for some much needed time off and podcasts to record until we head off to the U.K. in mid August to play some shows and festivals with Culture Abuse.
Side note: I made a playlist that includes a lot of the music we listened to in the van during the tour. You can follow the playlist and listen on Spotify, enjoy!