Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Almost home

    Here we are in lovely Salt Lake City, Utah. The weather is beautiful from the inside of my hotel room. It must be 110 degrees outside. My fingernails are sweating. We are playing a show for the Outdoor Retailer's Convention and Unified Bouldering Contest. The guys and gals are climbing up some crazy looking wall monstrousity for the title of best rock climber of the year. It looks like a whole lot of work. I gave it a go but could not even get off the ground. I guess that's why I play music and don't climb mountains. I have a hard enough time crawling in and out of my bus bunk. 
     Craig, Pete and I embarked on a whirlwind trip out here to Utah via Tokyo. We were actually home for 3 days after the last tour ended. Our Japan trip started bright and early Friday morning with a 6 a.m. flight to Chicago connecting to San Francisco then on to Tokyo. Well United once again dropped the ball and cancelled our San Fran flight leaving us scrambling to make it to Japan for the show. Long story short we made it on a direct flight to Tokyo. Unfortunately our luggage and gear did not leaving us without any clean undies for the  gig. That was a bummer. But the show must go on! Fuji Rock is held in Nigata, Japan on the top of a mountain at a famous ski resort. We played the main stage in front of 40,000 plus fans. It was quite an experience. It made up of for the 30 hours of flight time and 9 hours of bus travel. 
     We are back on the plane in the morning. 5:30 a.m. lobby call! Finally home for a whole week. Time to teach some lessons and play with my hommies and hang with my honey. So until next time stay tuned for more life on the road!

Fuji Rock Nigata, Japan