Third time in Tallanasty, third house party show with Spencer.
This house was PACKED. Everything unfolded as it should, pure debauchery.
Until the po-digs rolled in and laid down the law. After multiple warnings, orders were to stop the music totally.
Spencer Darr to the rescue – epic announcement that the party is being completely transported to another house a few blocks away.
Thus, second house party! Also packed and raging as ever. Caddy set up and lit the room on fire. We set up and got 3 songs in before the police came again and busted it down.
Party in Tallanasty 4ever.
Sorry the video may be boring today. To be frank, not that much happened. The views on the ride were pretty awesome, though.
We got to town around 8 or 9. Hungry, we conveniently found a highly revered restaurant (The Grit) right next door to the venue and ate, almost definitely, the best meal of tour.
We were the last 2 of 4 bands, so we got to hang out a lot. It was a very small bar, but looked awesome. Super-disco.
The crowd was thin but among those there were 4 good folks who came all the way from Atlanta just to see Caddywhompus. Friendliest guys. Warmed my heart.
At the end of the night, we were left with no options for a sleeping place. We got lost for a while, then crammed into a room at the Days Inn.
I slept in my sleeping bag under the sink, usually that’d be very comfortable for me, but this was the first night I didn’t really sleep much.
It’s ok though, this is so awesome.
We are all super excited for this show, really too much for it to be describable in words.
Honestly, we don’t know what to expect. All we know is, it’s going to be off the chain. We have worked so incredibly hard to get this album recorded, pressed, and promoted so this September 24th, we are going to let it all hang out.
We were well on our way to being 3 hours-or-so early for this show, when someone spotted Pizza Kastle, and the daunting sign of “”$3.99 mini-golf + 10 free tokens”. We were trapped. The day wiped by and before we knew it we were rolling into Tuscaloosa an hour past load-in.
Luckily, the place and staff were super dooper chill, and actually didn’t mind at all. We even ended up stalling our start time because the crowd was coming in so late.
The set up was strange, being feet away from the bathroom and having toilet-bound friends brush by throughout the set. Nevertheless, it was a good time, especially late when the party crew showed up (see video).
The invite for a wild night in Tuscaloosa was out there, but, alas, our bodies were collectively too weary, too homesick, too partied out from the last week.
We hit the road at 3am, got to our homes at about 7 or 8am.
Finally a stop somewhere farther south than the last!
The day was jovial. We departed from Cooper’s lovely place back up in CT after having stayed a whole day off there, and got into Philly sometime mid-afternoon. First thing on the list was to experience cheesesteaks. We heard from the natives that Pat’s was the place to go. Hit that and hit it hard. Ddeelliicciioouuss.
After seeing a little bit more of the streets and city we headed to our friend Mike’s place to set up and get ready to throw down.
We were told to keep it down because of the neighbors, so we decided on a really laid back quiet set like we do sometimes at coffee shops and things. It was way fun.
Despite this, after 4 songs we received a visitor, hollering to keep down all the “cranked amps” that were searing the air at a blaring level of 2.
We broke down and broke out the party. Drinks, friends, hoola-hoops, dub step mini-raves, and a lot of freestyling ensued.
<3 all our friends up in PA!
(last vid will be up tomorrow probably, sorry these last ones are a bit late)
Most of the video is to represent our fellow New Orleans musicians who came out and performed at the fest. And also to parody Donnie Darko, something I’ve been wanting to do for a while even though it didn’t come out that great. I’ll probably try it again sometime.
We had a a blast! (pun almost intended)
and are now finally on our decent back to the south.
currently setting up to play a house party in Philly.
Well, this is as far north as we go. We did it. B.O.M.B. Fest (tomorrow) is within 10 minutes of here, this was our pre-fest show thing at a night club-esque / UFC watching room.
We met up with a bunch of buddies from back home who are also up for B.O.M.B. Fest and pretty soon, though we’re ages away from home, thing started feeling homey again.
The night was pretty solid, apart from the huge UFC fight projections right next to us which was a little weird, and we all just got pretty jacked about tomorrow.
I pretty much explained the day in the captions in the video.
So I’ll just say we had a lot of fun and met a lot of awesome friends.
It was like,
Wake up at 1pm – Hang at Alex’s house – Get to venue at 5pm – Played a super fun show – Partied back at Alex’s house early for his b-day.