Monday, August 25, 2008

Murray, UT (Murray Theatre)

The last show of the tour was at the Murray Theatre in Murray, UT (right outside of Salt Lake City). The show was awesome! There were about 900 people there. Since it was the last night, bands were playing tricks on each other all night long.

While our guys were on, the other bands got into our van and took out all our bench seats. The put two rows on the top of our van, and the brought the other two rows on stage (during the band's set). It was pretty funny!

During Playradioplay's set, we took the tires off their trailer and rolled them onstage.

My American Heart got it pretty good when their lead singer got "kidnapped" and another guy (who looked somewhat similar) ran on stage and did an imitation of him.

The prank that got pulled on Secondhand Serenade was amazing. There were two big screens (facing the audience) during the show. Well, before Secondhand's encore, some guys from the tour put up a picture of Secondhand's singer, John, in booty shorts and a cutoff shirt. haha. The kicker was that they put "Call Me!" (and listed his real cell phone #) on the screen for the whole crowd to see! He's definitely going to have to change his #...

After the show, we took a big picture of the whole tour. Everyone said their goodbyes and we began our 24 hour drive back home. I got home early this morning. We made great time on the drive!

I can't believe the tour is already over! It went really well. This was definitely the biggest/best tour we've done yet. I hope we get to do more tours of this caliber in the near future!

Colorado Springs, CO (The Black Sheep)

Friday night, we were at The Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, CO. The show was sold out. Everything went pretty smoothly. I had a few friends come out to the show.

We stayed with our good buddy, Matt, after the show. Unfortunately, we only got to sleep about 4 hours before we had to wake up and head towards our next show in Salt Lake City, UT.

Omaha, NE (Sokol Underground)

The Omaha show was decent. It was apparently sold out, but it only looked about half full. The show was at a venue called Sokol Underground. It's basically just a basement of a building.

We all had a good time though. We had an 8 hour drive to the next show, so we drove 4 of it that night...

St. Paul, MN (Riverside Ballroom)

We were in St. Paul, MN the next night. Whenever we hit the twin cities, we always play Minneapolis. This was our first time playing St. Paul. The show was sold out (700 people). It was ridiculously hot in that room!

The show went well though. We had some awesome greek food at a restaurant across the street from the venue.

Madison, WI (Majestic Theatre)

We were in Madison, WI the next day. Every time we're in Madison, we play a venue called "The Loft." This time we played The Majestic Theatre. It was a big upgrade from the Loft!

The show was sold out! It was awesome. The sound was really good and everything went really smoothly.

I really like Madison. I hope we never play the Loft again. Haha! The Majestic Theatre trumps that place..

Morton, IL (New Life Christian Church)

The tour had an off day, so us and Rookie Of the Year shot down to Morton, IL (about an hour from our hometown) to play a one-off show.

The show ended up being a bit of flop, but we still had fun. Our best friends in The Forecast came out to support. We hit up a bar with them after the show and we had way too much fun. It's always great seeing those guys.

Green Bay, WI (Riverside Ballroom)

The Green Bay show was great! There were about 800 people there.

This venue had a lot of history. I talked to the owner for a while after the show, and he had some interesting stuff to say.

Apparently The Red Hot Chili Peppers played there about 20 years ago. Thy did their infamous thing where they come on stage wearing only socks.....well, the police came after them and they ran out of the venue. They got caught! ha. A few months later, they were playing stadiums. Pretty crazy!

Also, Buddy Holly played his 2nd to last show there.

This was our first time in Green Bay, and it was great. I hope we get to go back there soon..