Saturday, December 15, 2007

_________ Nickel

Buffalo was COLD! And it was the second time we saw some real snowfall, which was nice. Like I said earlier, this winter is doing something to me. I’m really enjoying it. Moving from the warm-er climate of Philly to the higher latitudes of Chicago was a bit shocking at first, but luckily I came equipped with a scarf, gloves and a heavy coat!

Our hotel was pretty nice, and when we first got there the guys went down to eat some lunch and I stayed up to take a much-needed shower. After I was done with that, the guys came up shortly after, fairly dissatisfied with the quality of the meal, and we watched some murder mystery shows on TV until it was time to go to the venue.

December 1, 2007
Buffalo, NY

Conveniently located on Mohawk St., this place is very much what I'd call a picturesque small rock club complete with a bar, show posters and stickers everywhere. When we first got there, Rono drove around to the side looking for a loading dock to bring the van into, and as we found one this guy came walking up to the car talking to us. We all thought he worked at the venue, turns out he was just a bum off the street. He took Rono’s cigarette right out of his hand! It was actually pretty hilarious. He was like, “C’mon c’mon c’mon c’mon c’mon” and just took the thing. Ha! He also told us he was the baddest drummer in Buffalo.

Anyway, this night was the first time I met Junko. She’s a Redwalls fan that came all the way from Japan just to catch a few of these shows on tour. She’s been out here a few times before, so the guys know her well, but this was our first meeting. She’s awesome… AND she bought me ninja socks for Christmas!

So this show went well, and many of the fans there were present the last time The Redwalls went through Buffalo with Hot Hot Heat, and made it known too. I sold some sweet merch goodies and after the show we hung out at the bar for a little bit. The place was open until 4AM. I know one of those after-hours places that exists in Philly, but sorry folks, restaurant personnel only.

Other highlights of the night include a chicken finger sandwich from a few blocks away. Deeeee-lish!

3/4 standing around.

Performance, you can see some of the Whigs in there too.

Hanging out afterwards with some dudes from Handsome Jack.

Ew, wet snow.


redlipsnpearlz said...

snowwwwwwwwwwwwwww. did anyone slip and fall? haha
And I love how the highlight of the entire day was a chicken finger sandwich. That tells a lot about life on the road.

Laura said...

I'm totally jealous of your new ninja socks.

I love wet snow... it usually gives me a snow day! Hah.

Christianna said...

*cough* p and p *cough*

Anonymous said...

bring on a picture of them ninja socks.

Jade said...

You . . . should write about the Chicago show. Yeah!

Anonymous said...

blogs as a late christmas present?

Anonymous said...

justin is a fucking hottie! i know that isn't relevant to your post but i just wanted to write that...

melodamyus said...

Where is the rest of the tourrrr, Mikeeeyy?????

evan said...

or a new year's present?

Anonymous said...

or an early MLK day present?