I woke up about three hours outside of Salt Lake City yesterday morning and I knew it was going to be a long day when I did my morning stretch cause my entire bag tightened up. I’m getting too old to sleep my car…sigh…
I drove straight to the coffee house and didn’t really venture out too much. Today was about getting a lot of work done, and I didn’t really have a whole lot of adventures going on, but I did have a great time at the coffee shop!
Mestizo Is a cool coffee shop. All of the workers there were super cool and I literally spent seven hours there. I got to watch the Oakland A’s game on my laptop, and WOW what a game that was! I would say they are probably my second favorite team behind the Red Sox, but the Red Sox are so far out ahead I probably never talk about them, except for with Jake Najor, because he wears an A’s hat sometimes. Other than that, probably nobody knows unless you grew up with me.
I restrung my banjo for the first time, which is pretty cool, except there was a couple that was obviously husband-and-wife or fiancés or something, that were breaking up, very, VERY loudly. It was really awkward and probably a bad omen to be the thing that was happening when I was restringing my banjo for the first time. I guess that means from now on, leave me alone when I’m restricting or something bad will happen to you…
The open mic started around 7 o’clock I had a pretty great time meeting everybody even though I was really tired from the day before so I was probably really quiet and shy. I got to meet a cat named Ben Brinton, who exchanged albums with me and his is pretty good!
I played the whole set with my banjo, then sat around and watched the rest the open mic and got ready to drive. I had at 10 Hour drive in front of me to get to Colorado Springs… Sigh
I talked to Amy Lawrence a little bit, she kept me awake for most the trip but I finally couldn’t stand it anymore at around 3 o’clock and pulled into a truck stop in Wyoming and went back to bed.
Overall, it wasn’t the most interesting day of my trip, but it was definitely a fun one. I can’t wait to come back to Salt Lake City with a real show next time, it’s going to be a good one!
I’ll see you in Colorado Springs tonight and I’m really excited about the show because I love my Colorado peeps!
Have a great day!