parachute tour

Knowledge I Acquired in Philadelphia and Baltimore

·         The thing that Kaylie (Kali? Kaleigh? Kalie? Kehleh????) plays for Dave Hause and the Mermaid is called a melodica. The more you know.

·         The words that Dave asks you to sing are “I got the autism vaccine blues.” I didn’t figure this out until 20 minutes ago cause I googled it.

·         The Patience call Matt “Matty”

·         They call Evan “Evvy”

·         No one seems to call Frank “Frankie” which honestly is not surprising.

·         Alex’s signature is currently a star inside of a G

·         Evan is TOO FUCKING NICE. I watched him play along with a wasted tech for half an hour and then hang out with fans for another hour and then a half hour more after he said, “I’ve gotta pee so bad, I’m gonna pee my pants.” Like this boy started crossing his legs and getting antsy and STILL wasn’t telling people to STFU and go home like he totally should have. Don’t take advantage of Evan, I’ll fight you.

·         Matt hasn’t been hanging around after shows so much, which is totally fine, just interesting. :)

·         The bald guy with a beard who runs onstage to fix mics and hand off guitars is named Kevin, and he’s very good at his job…and the jobs of other people

·         Kevin, who says he’s a “backline tech,” is not afraid to spill some fucking tea.

·         Frank still doesn’t like getting hugged please don’t just walk up to him and hug him, more on this later.

·         Alex Grippo is literally always ready to give up a pep talk, whether he’s drunk, high, or sober. (Only confirmed drunk or sober but he loves some green so I’m hypothesizing).

·         The big idea of that pep talk might be “Do what you want, but do what you need. It’s a hard balance.”

·         Alex loves talking about his wife

·         Alex advises that one use dental floss for sewing patches if one wishes to be a Real Punk

·         Alex split his pants by the fifth day of tour

·         All the dudes in The Patience are just…growing their hair out. They’ve never had it this long and they don’t know what they’re doing.

·         Evan especially doesn’t know what to do with his hair even though we’ve assured him it looks just fine.

·         Evan has a strip of forever-blonde hair on the front of his head that never changed from his childhood.

·         Frank agrees that Jersey at least looks shittier the further you go north, and that the culture between North and South Jersey is different in that people from South Jersey never wanna leave, and people in North Jersey try to peace the fuck out.

·         Evan’s glasses mysteriously disappear and reappear throughout the set.

·         The lead-in to one of the songs straight up sounds like Pomp and Circumstance, and I don’t think they realize it at all.

·         The wasted guy who bugged Evan all night swears up and down that The Patience is one of the best bands he’s ever worked with, but he also swears he and Evan are best friends even though later Evan was like, “Yeah we go back hours, what the fuck.” So…take that as you will.

·         Alex got called a cheeky bastard once, and he loved it. If we can all find a way to casually insert it into conversation (as a compliment) I wonder if he’ll notice…

·         Frank is a good musician. Like, we all know that already, but watching him improvise and work through new shit in the acoustic session was like eye-opening. He’s seriously good at his job.

Reasons why Parachute should tour with Taylor for her next tour

1.Parachute is an amazing band and they are extremely under-rated. Touring with Taylor would get their name out there.
2. Taylor and Will have been friends for awhile now
3. Pics of Taylor and Will hanging out
4. Maybe it’s the waylor shipper in me but maybe they’ll date
5. I WILL FINALLY GET TO SEE PARACHUTE IN CONCERT