We drove from Minneapolis to our gig in Iowa- this was probably the easiest of all the rides, since by this time, Matt and I have figured out all the topics to not mention and the natural stops (like Starbucks) and have even synchronized our bladders so they need to be released at the same time. (it’s much harder than you think… Trust me…)
We got to Daniel Arthur’s and it was definitely one of those “background music” gigs that I despise, but they pay the bills, so I was happy to play. I did the hour long gig and even did a medley for my boy Jeff Hackbarth entitled, “Jeff, Are You Gonna Buy a CD”. Probably one of my best songs to date. I even threw in a song entitled, “Daniel Arthur’s is a Pervert” about how the venue had a dozen naked women up on the walls… That was definitely my shining moment of this tour…
The drive home was pretty rough however… I was wicked exhausted and I could tell Matt was too. We made it to Chicago just in time to get crazy rained on and lightning strikes all over the place. I stayed close to Matt on hopes that he would take the lightning strike if it was to hit. (cause he’s tall… Catch up with me people…)
I slept like a baby and woke up pretty stoked to get out and explore Chicago on my day off. I ended up taking the day to think over the tour and figure out how to be more successful next time/ what songs to push harder/areas I wanted to hit. I went to a 5 dollar theatre and watched the batman movie. It was pretty rad. After, I jumped on the redline and went to the Cubs game… Where they got 1-hit after losing a few players to the trading post… I think they’re a few years out from doing something big. I hope they win. They deserve to win something eventually.
Tonight is the Chicago show at Elbo Room. I’m currently on the train on my way to Fearless Radio to hang with some of my favorite peeps in the world. Tomorrow I’ll fly back to SD and I’m super stoked to go home! Then I have a week to promote the album releases in LA and SD and then the San Diego Music Awards! Here’s to hoping that it’s a good month!