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Kane County

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  • Jun27

    Day 2 - Gig at Fioras rained out

    June 27, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Today we made the drive to the Chicago area. We met up with Nick Moss who was letting us stay with him. We got to hear his band rehearsing with their new bassist Rodrigo. We then hit the road to Geneva to set up and met with our saxophonist for this tour, Tomas from Germany.

    We set up and were told the weather looked perfect. They told us just in case we should set up their tent covering us. We sat down and ate dinner then began o play. Within the first song or so rain came down but lightly. After this we played another and Andrew had his bridge pop off the upright. By the next song we lost power in one amp and had to call it. As we were packing up a ton of water fell from the tent covering my back. Good times. First road show complete!

    After we met back at Nick’s house for bratwurst and other sides. Mark Thompson met us. He told us stories and lots of jokes. Tomorrow we head out to St. Louis for my real first road gig. This one don’t count.
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  • Jul6

    Day 11 - Day Off

    July 6, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Pretty uneventful day. We just left Ohio and went back to Elgin to Nick Moss’ house. We got stopped by the police at a speed trap. Apparently there were construction cones.

    On our way we met up with Steve again who tweaked Doug’s amp and fixed Andrews. We then went back to dinner to that place we went last time with him. I got chicken Picatta and some weird flan sort of thing. The whipped cream was the best part.

    On our way to Elgin we watched Coming to America. We got to Nicks sort of late and went to bed. Today we’re playing Madison WI and Milwaukee. We end at 3:30 and have to start the next one at 6:00. Keeping my fingers crossed. The gas is insanely expensive in Elgin by the way (3.25).
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  • Day9

    Day 8 - Wrigley

    September 20, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Today’s show was okay but it was less about that and more about the happenings after. We had bbq at Smoke Daddy’s (where we played) and it was meh. The coleslaw was great until I got hit by all the cilantro. No good for me. The drums were set up under the stairs which is always nice.

    After the gig we had to carry all the gear we used (for me snare, throne, sticks, cymbals, and pedal) like three blocks in game day traffic. It was ridiculous. We then went to a place to see Joel Patterson play an acoustic gig with a dude on washboard and an upright bass. We talked to him for a bit about music.

    After we went to Reggie’s to their pro blues jam. The drummer from Lil Ed and the Imperials was playing alongside Billy Flynn. We played a set with Billy and he sounded amazing. We stuck around briefly and heard some rock dudes. Billy said something like “we finished too soon.”

    We then went to the House of Blues where Nick Moss was at. We all had a burger which wasn’t great but better than the bbq. Nick invited us up and I had a little trouble because Patrick is a foot taller than me so it was all wonky. Hank Mowry and Mondo Cortez also sat in, with Bea who is Rodrigos wife. She did Mojo Workin but in a way I’m not used to. She had lots of hits especially at the end. It wasn’t super smooth. We played a couple more and ended with a good floater and a song Dennis sang.

    We hung out for a bit then went back to Nicks place to sleep while they headed off to a gig in Canada. It was a super fun day.
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  • Day10

    Day 9 - Fioras

    August 24, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    The day was super easy. We got to Fioras super early and each ordered a salad. My salad would have been 18 dollars and it was as big as a Wendy’s side salad. The gig itself was kind of meh. No one really cared that we were there. It started getting cold, too.

    During break Andrew and I went next door and got some pizza. That was also meh. We went back and Andrews amp was shitting itself off. No idea why. The last set was better as there was lots of foot traffic. Most of them were drunk so they were super into it. We played some good floaters, too.

    After Doug wanted food so he found anther pizza joint. Next door was a Thai rolled ice cream place, something I’ve never heard of. It was cool because of how they make it by chopping and rolling it. Taste was meh. 0 for 3. We got back to Nicks and got to bed. It was freezing in his basement.

    Tonight we play a horse and wine festival. Should be interesting.
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  • Day11

    Day 10 - Wayne Horse and Wine Fest

    August 25, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Today was a good day. It started with most of us sleeping late except for Doug. He had to help Nicks daughter with the dog who got sprayed by a skunk. The basement gets no light so I got up around 10 thinking it’s like eight. Andrew didn’t realize he got up at noon. We went to a local pancake joint and I got the most expensive pancake meal ever ($16). During the driving we noticed the transmission slipping so we got some kind of fluid to hopefully help.

    When we got back to Nicks he was actually there with the band. We talked to all the guys for awhile. Dennis got me good. He comes up to me and goes “awww man you got some syrup on you” and I actually looked this time around and got poked. We then got ready and made our way to the gig several hours early on their request.

    The gig was at a super nice country club and was a fundraiser for the local police. The food they had was pretty bad. The pizza was cafeteria level. The dude who who hired us was wearing the same shoes as me, but probably full on name brand.

    We had to start half an hour late because of an even they were doing. While playing a little girl jumped up where we were to dace for a ton of songs. She even fell down and tried to make it look like a dance move. Then some kid started playing pass with his dad or something and they felt it smart to do so pointing towards us. One throw hit the wall behind us almost hitting me and bounced in Doug’s amp.

    The second set was more of that but instead of the kid catching he was throwing it to some woman. They almost hit us several times. We ended and packed up and drove to South Bend for the night. Overall a good show regardless and I felt my playing was strong.

    Today we’re playing a benefit in Cleveland for the Hagans who had a sister who recently passed away.
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    Garry Pomerleau

    Supersized!

    8/25/19Reply
     

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