Tour Diary #2: First show success!Posted on May 3rd, 2012
Last night was the first show of tour in Portland at Mississippi. We showed up 3 hours before our set time, got a great soundcheck and all the people who worked at Mississippi were super gracious to us.
Rocky was running a bit late for soundcheck as we was having some car problems. I was a little bit anxious for his arrival since I hadn’t seen him or talked to him since I played with him in Spokane about 6 months ago. I shouldn’t have been anxious about it, Rocky Votolato is pretty much the nicest guy in the music business. He repeatedly thanked us and told us how much he appreciated us being on the tour with him.
I started off our set by telling the crowd that this was the first night of our first real tour ever and that was met with warm friendly cheers. I estimate there was a little over 200 people at the show, which made the 300 capacity venue feel pretty much full but not crowded. Mississippi reminds me of Columbia City Theater in Seattle, though a little smaller and not as fancy.
We had a few minor flubs in our set but all in all I felt really comfortable, more comfortable than usual actually (having Curran on stage with me for the first 6 songs helps that a lot). People were really receptive to my songs which was really encouraging. There was a couple chatty cats in the crowd but not as bad as a lot of nights.
Sold a lot of CDs, got quite a few mailing list signups, got hit on a bunch (so did Curran). Crashed at the church-house thing again (thanks Gwen!!)
Anyways, we are off to San Francisco.. LONG DRIVE.
XO – Kevin & Curran