Sunday October 30th - (Mostly) Bloomington, Illinois.
Day 2: McRibs and Sweet Cribs
Woke up after another awesome night of pre-Halloween partying madness only to realize tour was really starting, we were leaving, and we had so much to do still.
It was a shitty cold rainy Rockford day. It almost seemed like it wanted us to leave. We still had to practice the songs to get comfortable and just more solid with them, which was quite a few hours of the day. Then our beautiful, handsome, and all around adorable buddies in Dowsing asked us all to come by and do whatever we wanted on their new album that they were tracking. So I got to contribute my tambourine playing for a mean Dancing in the Dark cover and I also lent my voice to a few parts (I think). I love those kids endlessly. And they are such a talented group, it’s really amazing.
We immediately and abruptly had to leave for our show we had that night in southern Illinois, in Bloomington that we were definitely going to be late for. It’s always hard leaving Rockford. This time was no exception, but alas we left. It was a pretty easy drive. Magically we got there before the show even started, loaded in, and sat down to some homemade pasta courtesy of our pal Vince from Sweater Weather (Ill). The show was cool, and it was my first one getting to sing my parts an harmonies, so it was pretty memorable for me.
After the show our buddy CJ put us up for the night in his beautiful spot. We chowed down on McDonald’s (I got a McRib, woot) and sat down to a nice relaxing night in front of the tv and in each others company.