Happy Monday y'all! I hope everyone's weekend was great, I know ours was. Home shows are a lot of fun and this one was no exception! There is a lot of negativity going on in the past couple of days in the media and on social media with the protests and NFL and all that madness, so I would like to take the time to not discuss that, but tell a good ole fashion tour story instead.
Once upon a dark and gloomy afternoon in Cincinnati we showed up to this mall to sell CDs, because that was our thing. When we walk in there is this huge playhouse for kids, but after looking around, we realized we were probably the only people in this mall. Naturally, we began causing a riot in the play area, throwing toys at each other, running at warp speed (everyone but Seth, he's slow) and screaming like kids because we were acting like kids after all. After we had enough fun at the play house, we decided to embark on an epic game of hide and seek. This mall was massive and everything was closed and we were the only ones inside so we decided to make an event out of this.
After about a half hour of hide and seek we were just getting our legs stretched out and we were getting competitive at this point. I can't recall who was "It" but we decided to all hide in the same spot and then take off running at the same time to see if we could all make it back to base before getting tagged. We counted down and fired out of the gates like an Olympic 100 meter dash, our ears were peeled back, heads down, and we were digging hard for the finish line! We rounded the last turn before home base and was met by a security lady on a Segway and all of us had to dive and hit the ground to avoid plowing her over on her Segway. Obviously she was not happy, nor was she as impressed by our speed, although I beg to differ, we was blazing that trail!
She asked us what we were doing in the mall because everything was shut down pretty much and there was not much business to be done in there. We politely told her we are a band from Alabama and we have a show in town tonight so we was trying to promote for that and make some new friends but seen the place was abandoned so we thought we would have a little fun with it. As the conversation went on we finally told her that as we travel the country we always stop at malls and sell our CDs for a couple dollars a piece and that's how we make money to eat during the week because money is really tough and gas is expensive and we are just starting out so we don't make very much money. After a solid hour or so of just talking she said that she was coming to the show later which we would hear often, but people would rarely ever show up.
She showed up right on time for doors and even went the extra mile. She brought us a gift card to Olive Garden and some dry goods to snack on and even bought us a round of beer! It's funny how you can start off on the wrong foot with someone and then after you talk a little bit you end up liking one another. I don't think it's necessarily about having something in common, but more about the fact of finding respect for one another.
We are all different and like different things, different hobbies, listen to different music, but that doesn't mean you can't get along with someone. There are different types of almost anything you can think of, and it's like that for a reason, we all come from different walks in like and like different things and that's okay.... She said she had never been to a show, but she had a great time and was "definitely different from her normal weekday." Let's all get along and have some respect for one another and disregard all the crazy things happening in the NFL and in the news. Take care and we will see y'all out on the road soon!