Also for the first time on this tour we're having our own van which makes getting around really nice and comfortable.
The first show of the US tour we played in San Antonio which is around two hours south of Austin. We played the basement of the Korova Club and it turned out to be a really fun show. The people that showed up we're definitely looking for some good times. So even if there were not too many of them they got some crowdsurfs and beershowers going! Good times! Pretty much right before the show we found out there was a house party going on something like twenty minutes from the Korova and that we would be allowed to play there. So right after the show at Korova we packed our stuff and went to this house party. It was already something like 1 am and when we arrived at the house the police was already there because of noise complaints. I didn't exactly understand what happened but after a couple of minutes the police just left and the show was good to go! There was already a backline set up so we only had to plug in our instruments and we were ready to play. Our friend Sam that booked the San Antonio show for us grabbed the mic and gave quite a funny speech to introduce us and to get the attention of all the people that were hanging out in the back yard. And it worked...the living room where the show was happening got really packed and it turned out to be exactly that type of show that we love: it was loud, it was dark, it was packed and it was chaotic! After us played the band of the dude that lives in the house and they fuckin killed it! If i remember correctly they're called Signal Man and they're definitely worth to be checked out.
We got back to Austin around 4:30 am and by that time we still didn't have a show confirmed for the next day. We were trying to jump on the Red City Radio show in Oklahoma City but we were still waiting for a yes or no...around 2 pm the next day we got the call that we could play the show! Since Oklahoma City is about a six hour drive from Austin and we were supposed to go on stage at 9:15 we had to jump into the van right away and start driving. We were really lucky with the traffic and made to OKC just in time: we arrived at the venue, set-up the gear right away and started to play. It was a really cool show for us! There were already a lot of people there and the stagesound of the Blue Note was one of the best we had on this whole tour! In addition to that the whole staff of the club was really welcoming and gave us free PBRs throughout the night!