Minneapolis’ day started with the most sleep I’ve had in about a month. After the show in Fort Wayne, I passed out for about 11 hours straight. I remember having a dream that I was running through a forest being chased by beautiful women who wanted to show me their screen plays… I’m not sure what that means, but I’m sure there was a reason I didn’t want to read them… Haha… I know nothing about screenplays… Oh well… I feel like there was strawberry ice cream somewhere in the dream too… Dieting makes your subconscious do some weird things. 😉
We drove to Minneapolis and I took a picture of what I thought was the city we were gonna play in… But it was St. Paul… Oh well… 😉
We met with some friends for dinner at a spot called “rePUBlic”. It wigged me out cause they really put an emphasis on the “Pub”. I don’t know why… But it was our table conversation for at least one sentence… Then everyone looked at me like I was crazy… Which is another thing I’m getting used to… I need to learn to think 4 or 5 times before I open my mouth… I think that will allow the conversation to change before I say something stupid… 😛
We got to the venue and sound checked… I nailed my head on a speaker during the soundcheck and forgot my name for a minute or two… But the 400bar is a rad spot with a ton of history and I hope to go back there soon, with even more peeps!
Before the show I got the chance to meet Elli, who used to live in San Diego, but now lives with her mom in Minneapolis. She showed up at the venue even though it was suppose to be 18 and up, and Matt was able to talk the bouncer into letting her in. (side note: you all know that the bouncer NEVER would have let me ask that… Right??? Sigh…. 😉
She had me sign her guitar outside and we talked a little about playing music then started flexing and comparing muscle size.
After my sound check, she told me she could sign my guitar if I wanted. (hahaha!!! So cute!!!) I told her I had to play it every night and it would smear off… Then I started wondering who I would want to sign my guitar. Deez’s guitar has a bunch of peeps autographs on it, and I wonder who’d I’d wanna have sign – guitar. Maybe Jon Foreman-Switchfoot, cause he was my first rock idol. Then maybe Brad Paisley cause he’s bad ass, and maybe Randy Jackson if i saw him in an airport… cause you don’t just not get Randy Jackson’s signature… (see what I did there???)
I got the opportunity to chill with 4 of my favorite people in the world last night. Jenn, MiRinda, Amy, and Cassidy (who is a model) all know how to make a guy feel confident even on his worst day. My boy, Rory, came out with Natalie, and bought a bunch of tickets for friends of his who flaked, (boo on them!!!) but there’s something special about these peeps coming out to these shows- they all really believe in me, and that feels amazing. Thanks guys- I will definitely make you a stop every chance I get.
Playing Cedar Rapids, Iowa tonight. I lost touch with all of my contacts from Ashford University… But I hope they know I’m coming.
Thanks to everyone who came out last night. You are all amazing!