The last show we had in London, ON was rough, in my personal opinion. The place was too small and too crammed to make everyone feel comfortable. It's difficult to play a place that sells tickets where only half the room is going to see the band. It's really frustrating because there's no way of controlling that on our end except by canceling the show, which wouldn't be fair to the other half. It's amazing how many clubs around the country do this. They tell us capacity is 800, but they fail to mention that 300 of those 800 are outside on a patio with little to no view of the band and clear out of the way of the sound system. Cheap, sneaky weasels. So, what do you do? Live, learn, and laugh.
Tonight's is more than adequate in space and capacity. I hope that those who couldn't see us well last time have the will to return and gives a second chance. I'm sure it will be a better experience this time around.
As far as life on the road, I've adopted some type of routine. For one, I've been studying French a little everyday. For two, I'm a lover of the classics; so, I've decided to re-read Cervantes' Don Quixote. (I must note that it's not in the original, old Castellano; perhaps, one day I'll take that on.) Thirdly, I've been trying out a workout routine, nothing too strenuous, but hopefully, some thing to help me avoid gaining those road pounds. Fourth, I've been blogging more frequently. This is truly a stress reliever and gives me an outlet. Everyone needs an outlet; Darren's is making tracks right now to blow off some steam. I asked him about last night's show in Ottawa, and how he was feeling today; this is what he said: