Even though the schedule has been hectic, I don't think I've ever been on a tour with so many restful nights.
I'm not up thinking about philosophical problems (what is reality, problem of evil, you know just some light thinking for bedtime), or crying in my bunk about being away from home (you know, your own loving family and beautiful home). Instead, I'm getting up before sunrise to go to my favorite place in the world: the airport! All the wonderful people, the clean toilets, the lost luggage, the friendly security guards throwing out brand new tubes of tooth paste, hell yeah! What else could I ask for?
9:00 a.m. - wake up in an industrial wasteland.
10:30 a.m. - photo shoot.
1:00 p.m. - breakfast at a local Greek dinner.
2:00 p.m. - phone interview
3:00 p.m. - usually time for soundcheck, but there's none today so I walk around in circles in the parking lot.
5:00 p.m. - go to hotel to shower
6:30 p.m. - radio interview at EndFest.
8:00 p.m. - write a new song
10:30 p.m. - crew loads-in
11:00 p.m. - scheduled show time.
11:30 p.m. - re-scheduled show time
11:45 p.m. - waiting around in dressing room, wondering why it's taking so long.
12:00 a.m. or so - finally go on without a soundcheck, which definitely affected me, couldn't hear very well.
1:00 a.m. - finish set.
1:15 a.m. - talk to fans outside.
2:00 a.m. - go to bed.
4:30 a.m. - wake up at airport.
6:00 a.m. - fly to Sacramento
9:00 a.m. - fly to San Diego
San Diego 9.23.07
11:00 a.m. - rent cars and load gear
11:45 a.m. - drive to venue
12:30 p.m. - arrive to a very disorganized festival in Chula Vista; none of our gear (drums, rhodes, etc.) was there, start asking other bands to help: Album Leaf, Switchfoot, Sha-na-na. Thanks again guys!
1:00 p.m. - two video interviews (me and Darren)
2:00 p.m. - eat bad catering
3:00 p.m. - set up to play set, still without everything, namely, no marching drum.
4:15 p.m. - go to a meet-and-greet signing. The SoCal sun and awesome fans made me feel better after a hard show.
5:45 p.m. - another meet-and-greet.
6:30 p.m. - leave for In-N-Out Burger.
7:30 p.m. - get to hotel.
8:15 p.m. - get to room; why does this take so long? There needs to be a special qualifications test for people doing this job.
10:00 p.m. - finally, fall asleep.
6:00 a.m. - wake up to go to the airport to do it all over again!