Recap of the “Sorry for Partying Tour” which we re-named “‘Sorry for the lame-ass-name of a tour’ tour” – Volume I
We started at Brew headquarters in Amesbury MA and were heading straight toward Colorado. The GPS read 29 hours 30 minutes. Thats funny, its gonna take us more about 50 hrs. You see, our tour manager Chizzle has long since learned that for every 3 hours of driving he must factor in another hour of soccer time. Every time we get out of our vanbus we pretty much forget to pump gas, take leaks, make food, buy water etc. We go straight for the soccer ball and try to juggle it and get as many hacks as we can, never able to leave our current location until we beat our previous record. Its a logistical nightmare, and we put Chizzle through hell to accomplish our latest and greatest soccer session.
So we started heading to Colorado but not before we stopped at the market and stocked up on the essentials. This time was different though. You ever notice how pictures of rock and roll band are usually filled with scrawny ass humans that look like dog shit? Yeah thats us. So we thought maybe instead of eating 300 calories of tortilla chips for a days ration, we would try to do this one right. So we invested in what we call salmon packs. Its basically bags of fish. Kinda taste like fishy horrible-ness but it gives you 30 grams protein and some fatty acids. So we were feeling pretty healthy and righteous.
We probably got to Ohio on the first day, we settled into our hotel rooms and immediately start drinking vodka and editing our DVD “Electric Opera”. The thing about being a DIY indie band is that you only get done as much as you actually do. No one is doing anything for you. Ever. With the exception of our incredibly handsome agent Dave Poe, from The Agency Group. And our very sexy-voiced Business manager Kathy Goforth. And our young and extremely wealthy publicist Jim Piermarini. And our extremely gifted web master Frank D’elia. Ok some people do some shit. But anyways we were in charge of the DVD.
So we edited video, mixed audio, authorized DVD all on our macbook pro’s in the back of the van and in hotel rooms. (For those of you who spent the last 10 years in Prison, technology has gotten pretty good.) So we would drink and edit until we were too drunk to make rational choices. In the meantime we would eat our late night snack of choice – popcorn.
Popcorn is a delicious snack but shouldn’t be fed to to infants for the risk of choking on the kernels. It shouldn’t be fed to The Brew because we found passion in covering the hotel room floors in the shit. Every. Single. Night.
We would usually have van call around 11 a.m. to start making more headway to Colorado but we wouldn’t actually start making progress until between 3 and 10 things happened. It usually went something like this.
1) Wait for who ever is late that day.
2) Strategically Tetris our bags into the back of the vanbus
3) Beat our previous soccer record
4) Drive 10 miles in the opposite direction to find the nearest starbucks
5) Upload a bunch of stuff to our new website
6) Beat our previous soccer record in the starbucks parking lot
Clean out the vanbus
9) Get diesel fuel
10) beat our previous soccer record in the gas station parking lot
Then we’d drive for about an hour and half and repeat. So essentially it took us about 4 days to get to colorado. A trip that has taken some one strong push.
Don’t discount The Brew’s ability to get drives done though. We once drove from New Orleans home in one 24 hour straight shot. We just like to be leisurely about our tours.
Tune into the next blog to find out what happens when we actually start playing shows!
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