Wednesday, April 1, 2009
West Coast Tour...Part 1
We are fresh off the road and I thought it would be fun to give you a little re-cap of last weeks events. First off, thanks to all of our peeps who traveled up the West Coast to see multiple shows. It was great to look out and see friends from LA giving us support.
The drive was absolutely stunning. For those of you who haven't taken the journey up the coast... you should put that on your list of things to do before you die. Certain parts of the landscape look like Scotland with the rolling green hills and psychedelic trees.
We arrived in San Luis Obisbo with plenty of time to look around. This place feels like the Wizard of Oz... someone took a North Carolina college town, uprooted it, and plopped it down in Northern Cali. We were surrounded by cool little coffee shops, super hip people, and the air was very clean.
Check out the picture of "Gum Alley". That is an entire alley made of gum. For many years people have been sticking their gum to the walls...spelling out names and drawing pictures. The city of SLO cleaned the entire alley and painted the walls... only to find the gum mysteriously coming back. Within a few months it was right back to normal.
The show was a ton of fun that night. We want to thank all the people that showed up in support.
The next day we off to San Fran... Scotty snapped this shot of Joe. Again the drive was beautiful and we soaked up some sun. San Fran was just a hop skip and jump away. We parked the "tour bus" and headed down to Chinatown for some dim sum. Who doesn't love dim sum? Here's a pic of Smitty in Chinatown.
That night we played the legendary Hotel Utah. It was so packed inside that it was hard to get around. Saw a lot of familiar faces inside... I'm so thrilled by the people that made the drive up from LA. We definitely made some new friends that night! By the end of it all we were pretty tired and had to make the late night drive to Monterey.
More to come soon...