Tour update #2: San Francisco, Los Angeles, UplandPosted on May 7th, 2012
Surprisingly little time to blog about stuff from the road! Having a great time though. We just played our 4th show of the tour. All of the shows have been great so far.
The drive from Portland to SF was a long one. Check the pic above of Gertrude, the mannequin in the bathtub of a rest stop near Redding, CA (so creepy, ask me about it sometime). It was quite a trip to play at Bottom of the Hill in S.F., for two reasons, the last time I was there was basically in a past life, and because SO many friends and family came out. That was awesome. I think I had over 20 people come out to see us, even a few fans from youtube. The crowd was a bit chatty there, but we still got a good response overall and it was great to (sortof) catchup with people. Curran has been singing “White Daisy Passing” with Rocky each night, which is RAD! They are talking about working out a few more songs.
After S.F. Curran and I got a cheap hotel in Oakland and crashed super hard, but not before stopping by my best friend’s club night where Flying Lotus was playing and there were over 1600 people there.
The drive to LA was sunny and full of rolling hills, and cows. We went straight to to the venue for load-in and before we knew it we were playing at the Troubador. I was dripping sweat, it was hot as hell and I was super nervous. The crowd was really quiet and attentive in L.A. which was awesome.
Last night we played at a smaller spot called The Wire in Upland, CA, a smaller town about 45 minutes east of L.A. It was a younger all ages crowd, and the place was a small venue/art gallery and recording studio. Kids were super nice there and also listened very intently.
We crashed the last two nights with one of my best friends Justin Knittle in downtown L.A. We slept great, kicked it in hollywood, ate greasy food.
Off to San Diego for the last California show.
We are having a blast and all 4 shows have been great so far.
Until next time! -Kevin (and Curran).