Happy Monday y'all! Today will be a tour story blog. Usually I will dig back a few years and relive a moment that was interesting, but today that's not the case. I want to talk about a situation that happened last night. We were in Pennellville, NY and it was an early Sunday show, outside, gorgeous weather, and were are road beat pretty hard from the 7 hour drive that should have only been 4 hours. NYC happened and that city is pure carnage to navigate in a 37 ft RV and 15 ft trailor. We had to drive thru the night basically so we are running on very little sleep and we are tired.
We show up and the sound guy is pretty much oblivious to what needs to happen and has basically forgot all previous conversations regarding our equipment and setup, so we start from scratch and try to move forward from there. Sound check ends up taking a solid 2 hours and the guy is still confused about how to get things to work but we think we finally have it ready to go, all he has to do is save our settings and we will be good to go. It comes time for our set and he comes up to the stage and says "Alright, so what kind of equipment do you have and what's your setup?" Bad news bears.... he didn't save our scene from sound check and it was like he didn't even realize that we sound checked earlier, so we start over AGAIN from scratch!
We finally get the set rolling and everything is all jacked up to begin with, Boat's Mic was fine but the guy kept muting it for some reason. He then comes up on the stage mid song tapping him on the shoulder in an ever-so-urgent manner and hands him another microphone, which he did not need, then goes back to the sound board and proceeds to mute all the other microphones. We could tell this was not going to go very good at all so we cut the set and went out to the bus and grabbed out acoustics and sat on the front of the stage and jammed acoustic because it is not the audience's fault that the sound guy is a jack wagon and they paid money to see a show, so one way or another we are going to do our best to deliver that to them. That's our job when we show up to a venue and we enjoy doing that and take a lot of pride in doing so. We sat around and played acoustic for a solid hour or so and Reid from Never Say Die even went out to their trailor and brought in a small speaker and plugged in our acoustics and a microphone while we were jamming to give us a little more zip while playing our set, so hats off and big thanks to that multi-talented, flappy headed Terrence and Phillip , uber polite, Canadian hooligan. (I say that in a nice way of course)
It was another example of "If there is a will, there is a way" and we ended up finding a way to get passed the madness and still perform for the beautiful faces that showed up and paid hard earned money to see a rock show. It didn't go as planned, but we tried to make sure they still got something in return. We still had fun with it and hopefully the people that were there did as well. So come on out to a show next time we are around your area and bring your camera, you never know what might transpire! We seem to always get caught up in crazy situations, so be ready at all times. Hope to see you all soon and take care of each other until next time. Peace out y'all!