Sorry for the late update (I’m aiming to get these up every Sunday, but ran a couple of days late this time around). We ate at a lot of uniquely-local restaurants on in Michigan..I think that will be this week’s thematic-link.
Show 9 – Allendale, MI (Grand Valley State University)
We were welcomed by snow as soon as we got to Michigan. But better yet we were once again welcome by students in neckties.
Special thanks to them for making us feel at home during the first of our 5 shows in Michigan.
Show 10 – Adrian, MI (Siena Heights University)
Adrian is a tiny little town, but we still managed to schedule two nights in a row there. We also found a pretty cool Mexican Restaurant called El Chapulin (the grasshopper…who knew!?)
Don’t forget dessert :-)
Oh yeah… the show…
Everyone was very kind to us, and bought lots of CDs…thank you! And just when we thought it was over, we found a ping pong table across the hall. Cameron was tired, so I crushed him :-)
Show 11 – Adrian, MI (Adrian University)
Another show in Adrian! Since we didn’t have to travel, we had the whole day to hang out in Michigan so we spent some time rehearsing in the lovely guest house the college let us stay in.
Then we headed to the movie theater with that extra CD money from the night before and saw JUNO.
Loved it. Then it was show time. We had a great opener, a duo called Katie and Pat, and they really warmed things up fantastically for us.
Show 12 – Grand Rapids, MI (Aquinas College)
We ate dinner at YESTERDOG.
Apparently this hot-dog joint inspired the one in American Pie. It was cool to eat at a local hotspot, but not actually that cool to eat two chili-cheese dogs right before a show.
When we got to the school, I was giddy to find another ping pong table. I tried to get a ping pong match going before the show, but Cameron was distracted by Galaga (and probably still recovering from his last defeat)
It was getting really snowy at this point in the week…we weren’t sure if the show was going to happen. But hot diggity the room was FULL for our late night 10:30pm show.
GREAT crowd…great show…
Plus we made a great new friend.
Show 12 – Sault Ste. Marie, MI (Lake Superior State)
I suggest looking at a map, and discovering just how far north this is. It’s not even physically connected to Michigan.
Hence the bridge.
And the road
And the parking
We sampled the local white-fish. And mostly just focused on not crashing our car.
We did play a show too :-)
We spent Superbowl Sunday with some friends in Port Heron, playing a little geetar and eating a bbq pork sandwiches.
There ya have it!
PS…RECORD UPDATE…we are done with all of our vocals and guitars for the new record. The final touches are being put on right now by our producer, which include bits of organ, percussion, etc. We are flying out to LA Feb 14 and 15 to comb it over together, and hopefully move into the mixing phase from there. Thanks for sticking with us, it’ll be worth the wait!