Trip from Detroit area to Maine!
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    Day 19 - Time Out Pub

    September 5, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    I spent the day with my Mom and sister. We went to Buffalo Wild Wings. After we got back we planned on getting red hot dogs but there wasn’t time. Me and my Mom drove up to Rockland. It was a nice drive. When we got there I set up and I bought a cool green Pork Pie throne that matches my kit.

    The place seemed super empty at first but quickly filled up completely. I wasn’t feeing super confident in my fast playing but I was really doing well with the shuffles. The last tune (Tonight is the Night) people started doing a chant to the song. It was awesome.

    After the show I drove my Mom home and spent the day with her and my brother. I got lunch with him at the Chickadee and got my nephew a UFC video game. I also got Liz a desktop dog park and a Fallout figure.

    This tour is all done and I’ll be heading back to Florida soon. I miss my family very much and my dogs. I don’t love being so far away. But I am also getting to do something very cool.
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    Day 18 - Estes Lobster House

    September 5, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    I was worried about this show. Knowing how the older people can complain a lot there it was iffy. Luckily it was a huge success. My whole family came out and lots of friends. It was one of my favorite gigs of the tour and was just so glad to see everyone.

    Andrew got to try Needhams and Doug got a lobster roll. Liz gave baby Max a little t-shirt too. Overall it was a great day just getting to play and spend time with family.
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    Day 17 - Pitmans Freight Room

    September 2, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Liz and I drove to Laconia early to go to the Funspot. I got to play an original KISS pinball machine plus tons of other vintage arcade games including Tapper. I managed to get on a few leader boards. We even played Skee Ball and did NASCAR races.

    The gig was fun. It was almost as if we were in a big antique shop with a stage. You had to bring your own food and drinks, but they had popcorn. There were couches and tables and what not. The place we were gonna sleep was Cody Walkers place. He was a drummer for Doug for a tour. He sat in on a tune or two and I played some harmonica.

    After the gig Liz and I drove home because he needed to go to work early to set up for our gig. We wanted food and made a mad dash to Rochester to get Taco Bell. We made it right before 1am and were very excited. We then found out we were wrong and they closed at 2.

    I got back and started dealing with some pain I thought was kidney stones. I finally managed to get some sleep. Tour close to over!
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    Day 16 - The Brickhouse

    September 1, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    We left at 11 and were supposed to be in by 4. Traffic was incredibly bad and we made it at 630 or so. We were told six people cancelled to go to Estes instead. The crowd was okay, but it was a great show. Not too much to say!Read more

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    Day 15 - The Falcon

    August 30, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Today we just traveled up to Marlboro to play a show at the Falcon. We stayed at a farmhouse owned by a local musician and his wife. I stayed alone in their oddly shaped attic. The home is super old so it was all odd triangular angles so you had to duck down in the room.

    We went to the gig and found out it was only one set. We got a complain the bass was sleeping into the venue directly above or below is, and they were mad because it was being recorded. Probably shouldn’t schedule two bands when something like that is happening.

    The gig was good and short. The food was kind of dumb, though. My salad was a baby salad.

    One thing to note. Earlier in the day we tried to get a Popeyes chicken sandwich. Apparently they are completely sold out. Oh well.
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    Day 14 - Another day off

    August 29, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Today we went to Guitar Center to get Andrew a new bass head; his old one blew. Well he couldn’t find a good one so we went to Duffs to get some buffalo wings. They were incredibly salty and the fries sucked. But the wings were definitely buffalo.

    We hung around the cabin until about seven and headed to some trailer park where Rockin Jake was doing a private show. We sat in again and I even played some harmonica. He had a cool Bassman.

    We headed back and packed up for the ride to Marlborough the next morning.
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    Day 13 - Day Off

    August 29, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Not much to say about today. We woke up pretty late and got breakfast. Then we went back to the cabin and did nothing until later in the early evening. We went to see Rockin’ Jake at some place call Ratts I believe and sat in with them. Pretty fun day!Read more

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    Day 12 - Abbey Square

    August 28, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    I don’t have any pictures for this date. The guys spent the day putting in a new transmission while I watched Catfish and Bar Rescue all day. They finally finished at like 5:00 and we left at 5:45. We got to the gig about 1 hour fifteen minutes late. It was packed. We played a super long set which I felt really confident with. I played a good floater.

    After, we stayed at a dudes cabin on Lake Eerie (Doug knows him well). We’re still there. One more day off!
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    Day 11 - Hagan party

    August 26, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    So today was interesting. We left and drove for awhile. 35 minutes east of Cleveland the van stops shifting correctly and we have to pull over and get towed to the gig at the Juke Box. We showed up and it started about thirty minutes late. It was a gig for the Hagans who lost their sister (the one who knew the band so well) last year. The adults had fun but I could tell the kids really loved it.

    After the gig we went to Chipotle even though Andrew and I had pierogis (they mixed up our orders so we had each other’s). A woman from the gig was at Chipotle and she spoke to s. The people next to her got mad and told her it was rude. Then they berated a staff member for having no steak and left.

    We then got to Eileen Hagans house and settled in for the night. My room had a TV so I got to watch something for the first time in a long while.

    Andrew managed to track down a tranny so the van is good to go for now.
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    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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