#UnreadyTour Monday May 18- Friday May 22
It's Friday as I write this. Took a few days off. Here's what's been happening.
Monday- Back to Charlotte. Killed a day hanging around Charlotte. It's a really nice city. Played at Crown Station where we got to sit in with a new hip-hop artist named Kori. In another bizarre twist of fate, he too went to high-school near Stafford VA.
Out host for the evening, Tom was a really nice guy. He and a friend came to the gig, then he set us up in his ultra-hip loft style apartment with Wii Mario Kart. I suck at Mario Kart.
Tuesday- A day off in the famously beautiful Asheville, NC. We stayed with a friend of Dan's named Sarah. We spent the day trolling around the downtown area for a bit- the hunt for decent wifi is a daily struggle. Evening= Spaghetti, beer, Pulp Fiction, sleep.
Wednesday- Made some new 11 year old fans at C.D. Owen Middle School in Asheville. My favorite question from the Q & A portion:
Kid: How many miles per gallon does your van get?
Kid: That's not very good.
Evening = Burgers, beer, Step Brothers, sleep. Next morning= burgers and eggs.
Thursday- Gastonia, S.C. Our host was busy working until 4pm, so we rolled into the downtown area around 12 looking for wifi like the data junkies we are and wind up at a coffee shop. I threw a little hissy fit because the wifi would not cooperate and then struck out on my own in search for a better conniption. It turns out, that one coffee shop was the only place in town that even pretends to have internet. I stole the van and went to Starbucks. I know, friends don't let friends go to Starbucks. Good thing I don't have friends.
Our host for the evening was a badass rock climber/ ice climber/ runner of 100k races/ general contractor (his house is NOICE!) / small business owner (http://www.houndstown.com). He also looks a lot like Mark Wahlburg.
We hung out, Luke spent an inordinate amount of time cooking a mediocre pasta dish. We ate, hung out then headed to the gig at The Nest http://www.songbirdsstudios.com/thenest. Played some tunes, sold some merchandise, mades some friends.
Back to the house, dropped the stuff off and went out for some 2-for-1 pizzas and competitively priced craft beer before coming back and crashing.
As soon as I'm done typing this we are heading to Johnson City, TN. Wagon wheel was such a good song. Damn you, Hootie! Damn you...