Happy Monday y'all! It's almost time for tour again. Hopefully we are swinging through your neck of the woods this tour, and if not, be patient with us because you know we can't stay away for too long.
In honor of the Rebels and Renegades tour I thought I would share yet another tour story. This one goes back quite a while, I'm not sure the exact time so we will just stick to saying that it was once upon a time. As some of you may know we used to tour in a Suburban in our early years of touring. We had the seats pulled out and some makeshift bunks built in it. Cody kept a mattress in the trailer and that's where he slept most of the time, but this tour was too cold for that luxury and it is a good thing it was. We were visiting our good friend Bruce in Battle Creek, MI and all of us were inside the house except Cody, who was asleep in the Burban. He came frantically running inside saying "Guys! Someone just broke in the burban and I caught him rambling through our stuff!"
Turns out that while he was asleep this dude broke in and started rambling through our stuff, but after a minute of silence Cody suspected foul play because if it was one of us that was in the burban, we probably we have been tickling his feet or tossing pillows at his face, anything but being peaceful and discreet. So he raises up to check it out and discovers it's a thief. So he rares back and mule kicks him in the ass as hard as he can and sends the guy flying into the dash and windshield! The blow from the dudes body broke a couple vents and the cup holder on the dash and his face slammed into the windshield leaving a nice little face print.
It's February in Michigan. I'm not sure what the temperature was outside, but it wasn't pretty and there was about 3-4 feet of snow on the ground. So we do what most Alabamians would do, split up and go try to track his ass down. We followed the footprints over to a house about two houses down and seen that he was inside so Bruce called the cops. When they show up his mom let the cops in and they found the guy in the attic. Before the cops said anything or even asked a single question he yelled out from the attic "I didn't break into no car man! I didn't do nothing!"
Those are normally the first words out of someone's mouth before they are placed in cuffs and hauled downtown. I know this from watching the show "Cops". They hauled the guy away and we got justice and got to laugh at him on the way out, so it turned out good.
After all, it turned out better than if we were to catch him before he got back to his house. I'm not sure how many of us it would have taken to whoop his ass, but I know how many we were going to use, and 5 to 1 are not good odds!
We will be catching y'all soon out on the road do check the dates and stay up with the website for more dates being announced soon. Don't go breaking in people's vehicles or houses, and if you catch someone breaking into your stuff, you have my permission to give them a swift kick in the ass!