the third time we hit this venue this year.
We normally dread playing in Detroit. The Magic Stick is a decent venue
and all, but it's not in the best area of town. We are always being
swarmed by bums asking for change and whatnot. There's also the issue
of the van getting broken into. We typically have someone sit in the van
the entire time we're at the venue, just to make sure no one tries to
break in. Last time we were here, another band we were on tour with got
We got a primo parking spot right in front of the venue this time. There
were security guards by the door that were able to watch it for us. This
was a relief for us.
The show was pretty good. The guys decided to dress up kind of goofy
for their set. Matt, Max, and Corey wore bandanas. Jared wore a visor
made for a four year old, and Tim wore a stocking cap and some
sunglasses. It was nice to see them living it up the last day of the
tour. The played really well and the crowd was way into it.
The Magic Stick is in the upstairs of the building. There is a bowling
alley on the bottom floor of the building. The guys bowled a game after
their set. They did teams; The Springfield guys vs. The Quincy guys.
The Quincy guys came out victorious.
After the show, we said our goodbyes and started for our way home. It's
now almost 6am, and we're still about two hours away from home.
Overall, this was a good tour. We made some new friends, played for some
new people, and had a lot of fun. Thanks so much to Spitalfield for
taking us out on their final tour. It's going to be sad to see them
We've got a few holiday shows later this month. Besides that, it looks
like we will be getting a little time off. I will spend it subbing and
relaxing. The guys will spend it writing.
We plan on hitting the road again sometime early next year!