Goose Teases May 2025 Event In Mexico

A message from the band gives the date range of May 8 – 10 for an event in Baja, Mexico.

By Scott Bernstein Jun 13, 2024 1:02 pm PDT

Goose are no strangers to Mexico having performed at the last two installments of Dead & Company‘s Playing In The Sand concert vacations in addition to offshoot Orebolo‘s appearance at the inaugural Dead Ahead festival earlier this year. It appears the Connecticut-based band will return to Mexico for their own event as Goose posted a cryptic message leading fans to a website noting they the location and dates of Baja, Mexico May 8 – 10, 2024 with “more details coming soon.”

An image accompanying the social media posts features a neon sign reading “Buy The Ticket Take The Ride,” a quote from the late Hunter S. Thompson’s iconic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas book. Those interested in more information can sign up at buythetickettaketheride.live for first access. The website was created by impresario Dan Berkowitz’s 100x Presents company.

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Goose launched their first tour with new drummer Cotter Ellis last week. Ellis and bandmates guitarist Rick Mitarotonda, keyboardist/guitarist Peter Anspach, multi-instrumentalist Jeff Arevalo and bassist Trevor Weekz brought the excursion to Indianapolis last night for a concert at Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park. Anspach appeared on Indiana-based radio station WTTS’ morning show ahead of the gig and returned to the airwaves today.

Host Matt Pelsor spoke with Peter Anspach about the Goose song “Dripfield,” told a few tales including the story of his final day working as a roadie for Dopapod and shared his “world class” guacamole recipe. The visit began on Wednesday when “Dripfield” was featured in WTTS’ “Background Check” segment.

“‘Dripfield’ started as a jam. We were just playing along to this arpeggiator thing I had. You have this little guitar riff at the end, the drum parts were all written in the jam. It’s really cool. We have a recording of it,” Anspach said of the origin of the title track from the band’s latest studio album. “Then we went into the studio with it maybe like six to nine months later. It was a song that wasn’t fully done. So, we workshopped it with our producer Dan. He did some cool drum looping on it and he helped us estabish a form for the song and it didn’t even have lyrics.”

“Rick wrote the lyrics pretty much the day we recorded the vocal. So it was kind of all like workshopped in the studio besides the one initial jam,” Anspach added. “It’s definitely a song that defines that album — obviously, it’s the title track — but it pushed us in a new direction sonically that we had ever done before. I think it’s still one of the cooler songs we’ve written to this date.”

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Peter Anspach then sat for an extended interview with Matt Pelsor. Anspach first spoke about the band’s eclectic choice of covers. “It’s fun working your way into cover songs and finding a new way to play them or really honoring the original,” he said.

The keyboardist/guitarist went on to detail Goose’s pre-show ritual of cacao ceremonies. The band members enlisted two women to lead the ceremonies and mediation. “An hour before the show we all just sit down in a circle. They brew the cacao, we drink the cacao and do meditation. It’s super grounding,” Anspach explained before discussing a group dinner Goose and their crew recently had at an Applebee’s in Hays, Kansas.

Peter Anspach also corrected Pelsor on the story behind his last night as member of Dopapod’s crew. “It was my last show. I was in college, so I was going abroad to study in Prague. I worked with them all summer on the road doing monitors and I was a light tech. They did ‘Peter you’re fired!’ during the show which was a joke,” Anspach recalled.

“It was Peach Festival, it was the biggest festival set they had ever played at that time. The crowd was massive. It was a later set, it probably ended at 2 or 3 a.m. They finished and the crowd wanted more,” Peter remembered. “We’re in the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania. There was no curfew for sound, I really don’t think there was.” However, the members of Dopapod were exhausted after the long set and didn’t want to return for an encore.

Peter wouldn’t let it go and changed course when he got to the main vocal mic that he was supposed to take down. “I go into the mic, ‘Who wants one more!’ and the mic was on. Then the crowd just starts going nuts. I go back to the band and they’re like, ‘What the heck did you just do? I can’t believe you!’ I was like ‘what are you talking about guys? You’re playing one more. This is the biggest set of your career so far. Get out there!'” The festival staff wound up convincing Dopapod to play an additional song.

Hear Peter Anspach’s appearance on WTTS’ morning show and learn about his guacamole recipe below:

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Dopapod guitarist Rob Compa told his side of the Peter Anspach’s last show story earlier this year on the band’s Instagram page. See Compa tell the “Tuesday Tour Story”:

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