Who likes tour stories? They aren't always pretty or fun filled shenanigans, but sometimes they are. This one just happens to be one that may give a little insight to some frequently asked questions as to why we use the owl in our designs. In 2010 when the band formed we had a pet owl that traveled with us. Otis was his name and he was highly sophisticated and well trained. He could even count to three! Otis's favorite food in the whole world was tootsie roll pops. People would show up to the shows and bring him tootsie roll pops to get him to count and do amazing tricks. He would watch over the merch table for us but eventually the tootsie pops became an addiction. After months on end of constant touring, Otis started developing what specialists are now classifying as TPD, or Tootsie Pop Dependency, a disease caused by over consumption of tootsie pops without a substantial reward. He just simply could not stop counting, and would refuse to sell to anyone unless they had a tootsie pop. This didn't sit well with the band, as we were on the daily tour grind for months at a time and merch sales were the only source of income. Otis eventually agreed that what he was doing was wrong and selfish after an extensive intervention with the band. He was doing great! He was six months removed from his last tootsie pop and showing zero symptoms of TPD. Merch sales were skyrocketing and the band was becoming more notable with every show. Our biggest fan at the time lived in Aspen, Colorado and devised an envious plan to capture Otis. Mary Samsonite is her name. She attended a show and while we were on stage she enticed Otis with an entire variety bag of tootsie pops and took him back to Aspen to be in her owl shows. Otis is last seen, according to reports, with two men who kidnapped Otis from Mary at an all inclusive resort. These two men are Harry, (who was last seen in a baby blue tuxedo) and Lloyd (who was last seen in an orange tuxedo). If anyone has any info on the whereabouts of these two men or Otis please contact us at your convenience. We use this description in hopes that you may be able to help us locate Otis and bring him back to us. We would love to have Otis back with us on our upcoming tour to watch over the table and share tricks across the states.