On October 10, 2007, we had an amazing day off in Gibson City, IL with the Schultz, our Lighting Director's family. It felt like the 4th of July: burgers on the grill, footballs flying through backyard air, chocolate cake, brownies, and more of all the goodness one could ever ask for on a day of relaxation. It was probably one of the best off-days this band and crew have had in a long time, not to mention that many of us left Gibson City with cleaner, healthier teeth.
The next morning, I got up minutes before our appointed time to head down to the local alternative station and play a quick acoustic show for a small audience of lovely fans. It was kind of like getting up to play at church, half-awake and sore from playing sports the day before. In spite of our dragging disposition, we manage to pull it together to deliver an acceptable performance.
At the station, I found out that Smashing Pumpkins were playing that night as well. They have been following us this whole tour. It's not the band you want to compete against in ticket sales. So, I thought the Mute Math show for the evening was probably going to be a bit slim. Well, I was wrong.
Last night was a huge surprise. Like I said, I didn't expect much of a crowd since pre-sales were very low and Smashing Pumpkins were playing down the road; however, we had a great turn out. And, not only was it a good size crowd, but everyone was getting into it, singing and moving to the music. What else could I ask for? Nada, nada limonada.
Photos by Thannyx