Bellingham’s not too far away, but it sure seems to take forever to get there what with having to pick everybody up, brave the border lineup, organize our merch…Because we are trying to be home more during the week when we can, it generally means a lot more driving on either side of the weekend. Instead of forming a big loop, we do a lot more bee lining back and forth to Vancouver. But we often drive all day long when we are away for extended periods too so I guess we are kind of used to it. And now that we can Twitter from the road, the days just seem to fly by!
The Wild Buffalo is a great room. Well run, good stage setup and it’s not too big /not too small. We sound checked, grabbed a quick burrito and started the rocking earlier than usual as we normally have an opener, so it took a little while for the energy to build. But it did, and we played and we felt good about things and we made our way over to the hotel to rest for the long drive to Boise in the morning.
We had to leave pretty early, (5) as it was an early sound check so we were only able to sleep for 100 minutes. The Knitting Factory (formerly the Big Easy) is a place we’ve been playing on and off for 5 years or so. It’s a fun place and get’s lots of names in. How often do you get to play the night after Gwar or Lisa Marie Presley? The daughter of that famous singer from Mississippi?
An old friend and talented singer songwriter Doug Cameron opened up so it was good to see him and so many of the Boise folks that we’ve come to know over the years. It’s another top-notch place to play so it was good to be back. The crowd swelled up enough to make it quite festive. Played a bunch of new songs and experimented with some random ideas so overall it felt like a pretty fresh show. Like we’ve only been around ten years instead of fifteen:)