Sunday, September 18, 2011
White Wedding - Life On The Road 9/17-18/11
A band gets to really test their mettle by going on a road trip and this certainly was our first long haul to Maine with a seven hour one way commute (750 miles total). White Wedding convened at the Call Box 10 a.m. after last nights gig on the boat cruise and it took me two and a half hours travel getting me there thirty minutes late but so was everyone else except Nancy whom I found napping on the bar. By 11:30 we loaded up the van and secured some Road Food (Gummi Bears, Hash Browns, Wasabi Seaweed, Pretzel Rods, Sausage McMuffin, Multigrain Tortilla Chips, Strawberry Lemonade, Chex Mix, Spring Water, Vine Ripened Tomatoes and a Cucumber) and took off into the wild blue yonder with Dave, Mike and J.C. sharing driving duties. En route we learned how to draw a Rhombus, the names and nicknames of the Pac Man ghosts, Not all rest stops have a McDonalds, what the band Mastodon sounds like, how to operate an inverter and that Dave is very good at naming state capitals.
Being a rock band on the road you should always keep some "homegrown" around. This specimen is from J.C.'s Tomato garden.
the van itself.
there was more conversation than not on our road trip.
You want a good slice, you talk to J.C.
Mike runs through his guitar solos for the evenings performance.
Rob seemed to be the most experienced Pac-Man player but the high score was taken by Mike with 17,690 points.
Nancy gets her Jawa on.
after encountering a pick up truck filled with chairs we knew we weren't in Kansas anymore.
before our show I had an on campus Bates Burger ($2.75) from Milt's, I forgot how discount priced campus food is.
Hopalong Quesadeetch and J.C.
as we approached the Hilton I shot some very boring video.
it was at this time that we realized the irony of play driving while real driving and I exclaimed "I'm in Maine and I'm staring at Pole Position", for those unfamiliar Pole Position is the name of the video game.
we knew we were back in New York City when we saw this style of traffic.