Show 21: Time Warner Amphitheater in Charlotte, NC - Rain rain go away...don't come
again any other day...dumping all day. Slows down your exploration ability. This day was
all about cruise
control. Staying near the fort.
The guys were watching movies and playing video games and pulling a few tubes. The
usual. Luckily the weather
kinda cleared up near show time and left it humid as all hell, but not raining. We did a
longer set this night, mixed
up a few older songs too. We have been playing a mix of all the albums just about every
night. Next morning I flew
home to see my family for a few days!
Show 22: The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA - Right back in...the usual routine. Wake
up. Figure out where you are. Find coffee.
Bathroom. Shower. Food.
Contemplate working out in some form. Work out. Sound check. Food. Time. Show. Drink beer.
Drive to next venue.
I went for a hot run around town. I really like ATL. Not sure why. I've been there
probably 20+ times for 24 hours
each visit. You go off the vibe of the town. If it feels cool, it is. In my experience.
We have played The Tabernacle a bunch of times now. It's a big temple-y sounding reverb
tank that makes for a
good show when filled in with bodies. C$'s dad came out to hang, and he was asked to MC
the show. He introduced
the band. Classic. He is comfortable on the stage and was formerly a professional actor.
We like having guest MCs.
Our sound engineer Josh has been handed the job most nights. He does it well.
[Photo by Steven Limentani]
Show 23: St. Augustine Amphitheater in St. Augustine, FL (in August) - Hahaha. Yes,
I am a pain in the ass. Couldn't resist the overuse of August(ine). We are
winding down! Only a few
shows to go now. Light at the end of the tour... Or tunnel... Nothing out of the
ordinary here. We find a routine and
stick to it. Insanity sessions, drinking too much coffee, eating, smoking, drinking,
video games, practicing... The way
Slightly Stoopid kills time. Sometimes there's nothing else to do but hurry up and wait.
You wait for sound check.
You wait for food. You wait for the next show. You wait for your friends to come to the
next show. It's not bad it
just is. When you are miles away from home and live with all of your co-workers. Yes,
another hot n humid show.