This night comes to an end with us watching a video of last night's performance, courtesy of Gene and John McCullagh. Man, looking back, I was not exaggerating how fun last night was. It was just one of those special moments for the band. I hope to get some videos up soon, but for now, we can gawk at this nice write-up and photo gallery on Mass Culture.
Today, we spent much of the day with The Sterns, coming to realize we'd actually met Emeen and Andrew before when we played with Age Rings last summer in New York City, and they were filling in. We went for burgers, and to this little local mom-and-pop shop called Guitar Center, before sending them on their way. Fear not, we'll meet again in Austin.
We ended up doing an impromptu house party in Denton tonight, which was pretty cool. There's something about doing a Monday night show in a college town during exams week that's just unsettling. It seemed like a recipe for disaster (i.e. angry neighbors and police), but alas, we pulled out a quick set of fan favorites for the local loyals, in this order: Shotgun Wedding / Loose Lips / On The Lam / Whitewashed / Shine A Light / You Better, You Better (cover)
We depart in a matter of hours for San Antonio with my main man Mike driving most of the equipment and a few friends helping get the bodies down there. We still don't have a drumset for the trip. However, we'll make it work -- we've got one coming in time for the Waco show, it appears, and the rest of the week we'll be backlining. I'm working very hard to confirm another Austin show, since our SXSW party has a limit to the amount of guests allowed and we want to make sure we can play to our fans' hearts' content.
If any Boston bands are looking for a show in Austin this week, we're trying to set something up down there. Contact us at email@example.com.
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