Oct. 7, Detroit
A little jaunt in the trusty van from Cincinnati to Detroit...
We've told Markus, who is German and hasn't experienced a Waffle House, that he's in for a truly American experience... but so far our long trips haven't
allowed us time to stop at one.
Sooner or later, though, like snowstorms in Winter, we'll be making the inevitable stop to experience hash browns; scattered smothered covered peppered and more.
Arriving at the back of Magic Bag in Detroit, Tobias is already there, and waiting to help us load in our gear. Yay Tobias!
We decide to all autograph some posters to offer at tonight's show. The notoriously funky backstage here at the Magic Bag has been redecorated.
The King looks down at Adrian signing, perhaps the tear in his eye because he'd have liked to autograph that poster himself??
And the show... For once, I had a sec to grab a photo during Stick Men's Slow Glide.
and, onstage for the Crimson encore set ... what a great audience!!
Always great to be in Detroit, but this time it was even better. We loved the extra energy the audience poured on us.
And it seems the new music plus Crimson songs for last set is proving very popular with the fans.
Oct. 8th, the last of our short-ish drives ... 4 1/2 hrs to Chicago, where we'll play at a venue I haven't seen before;
Old Town School of Folk ... it's been sold out for some time, so should be an interesting show!
Nice greeting at the school cafe...
Outside, before the show, some friends from this Summer's camp...
Going on... I have my setlist!
Oct. 9, Minneapolis
Always a treat to play at the Cedar Cultural Center - it seems to be mostly for world music, but they don't mind us blasting it out, the audience is very
cool, and the venue's veg. curry can't be beat!
seen down the street...
also seen backstage...
The quilting is creeping out of the van, to backstages
and, hmmm, somebody's been altering the Stick Men setlist!
From Adrian's set:
Well, that was another fun experience for us. The tour's been great so far, especially the audiences.
Once again, late night, we find our hotel and check in.
This time I've resolved to do some organizing of my quilt pieces... sewing them together in the van is getting tough if I haven't pinned them up
someplace not bumpy!
Here's my drawing of the quilt plan:
and the current state of the patchwork:
Not bad, and I like the way the top (sky) part has come together -- but much of that I got done at home before we start... the rest is going slower than
I thought... Oh well, maybe it'll continue on the next tour!
Coming up, a day off!! Which, for us, means a 10 hour drive, but no show at night!
Time for a new page.