Okay so I have completely been slacking on tour posts the last few days so here’s what I’m gonna do. This post is going to contain day 5, 6, and 7 in a little bit more of a condensed version, so here I go!
Last night was our last night in the Red Roof Inn in Springfield. After a couple hours of sleep we got up, got our shit together and bounced. We had heard about an awesome place to eat called Charlie Parker’s.
It was in an old plane hanger and it had a retro vibe. It was pretty awesome and the food was delicious.
After Charlie Parker’s we headed into Springfield and had no idea what the fuck to do. We ended driving past this place called the Celtic Mist and we stopped in because we had spoken to the bar manager Monday night about us playing there on Thursday. He was still into the idea and he gave us keys to a beautiful apartment up above the bar.
After the bar we decided to go see Honest Abe’s house. This was the house he lived in before taking the trip to the White House. It was awesome. The whole street he lived on was basically untouched. It was really cool.
After Lincoln’s house we headed over to the apartment and watched some movies and rested up before we headed over to an open mic night.
We met up with Bis at the open mic and hung there for a bit before heading to the apartment to crash. Over all not a crazy night, but it was fun.
We woke up at around 12 with a million tickets on the van because of the stupid fucking parking meters.
We were pretty hungry and went to this place called La Bamba that Bis told us about. Their slogan is “burritos as big as your head”. The food was really good, apparently they are a chain in the Midwest.
After food we headed to the municipality to deal with the tickets. We were pretty fucked for the over time parking on the meters but we are fighting a no parking ticket. After the nonsense we headed to the apartment for a nap and watched the first and second Matrix movies.
After hanging out we headed to a highschool to see Bis and his cousin coach at their basketball game. We had nothing else to do and figured we would come out to support. After the game we headed back to the apartment to get ready for our show. The show went well and Bis and a few people that had seen us play throughout the week were there. It was a good night.
We headed to Chicago today and had the best show of tour, in my opinion. Once we arrived in Chicago we went to this kid EJ’s house to hang before the show. He had hooked us up with the show last minute and his bands The Ridgedales and Nightcaps were on the bill.
We hung for a while at his place and we found out he used to be the drumtech for Mest. He was a cool dude. We eventually decided we needed food and hit up this pizza place and got some Chicago deep dish. It was awesome.
The show at Slackers was awesome. The room was packed and we were super well received, all the bands killed it too! My favorite however were Nightcaps. They were amazing. After the show we started our drive to St. Louis and found a hotel room to crash in for a few hours.