What a fun week! The Shredding Tears performance on the roof of Glassworks was faaaaaaaaantastic! They are such amazing performers! Also, the sound was really nice, kudos to Ken for finding whoever ran sound for that show.
The next day I clambered into the tour van of said Tears and set out with them as an official roadie. The trip was delightful, and their show in Toledo was quite fun. I actually tried very hard to convince Bauer to let me help out, but he was confident in just having me assist Graham in guarding the van as they loaded in and out.
Graham and I make the perfect ominous guard team: a blind man and a short girl. Go us! Here are some highlights from the trip...
"The only thing I've ever lost in the band was the band fund which I didn't lose." -Bryan Scary
Most amusing moment:
At a pit stop with single user restrooms, Scary attempted to expedite the process when he discovered the men's room had both a toilet and a urinal by inviting a COMPLETE STRANGER into the bathroom to pee with him (just being polite, the man was next in line after all). Upon the door closing, Mike, Graham, and myself exchanged the most befuddled, horrified, and bemused expressions. What I would give to have captured them!
And the winner of the "It's Clearly Obvious these guys have spent so much time together that they have assimilated one another's vernacular" Award goes to...
The word "absurd"
Thanks again to the Tears, who are so very lovable and wonderful people, who let me hitch a ride along their tour so that I could get back to Pittsburgh. I hope they come here to play some time.