Tour Diary | Slightly Stoopid | Part Three

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. Repeatrepeatrepeatrepeat!!!!!

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.


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