Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Don't Mess with Texas

It was a very very long drive from Colorado Springs to Plano Texas. We drove through the night and got there right on time for my set. There ended up being three stages set up at The Plano Centre inside a huge convention area. It was pretty cool to see a mini Warped Tour. This was my first time being in Texas and I couldn't believe how rediculous the weather was. It was insanely humid and it didn't help that I already had a fever. I ended up playing about a 30 minute set. Me and Kris Roe were the only acoustic acts on the bill. So it was kind of cool.

The Entrance way was crammed all day with people buying merch and conversing with other bands. It is the best kind of chaos there is. I really wish they would do something like this in Utah.

I think the best thing about this tour was that every show was catered. Although you might not think so I am a huge fan of food and it always tastes better when its free. I have become a huge fan of wheat bread, swiss cheese, miracle whip (lite) and turkey sandwiches. This place even had tea which was way awesome.

I think the biggest thing about this trip was that the guys from "Mae" invited us to hang out after the show. It was really cool talking recording with Mark and writing with Dave. They told us some very exciting news about their upcoming record and DVD. Its really cool to find out things you never knew before. They are really just some normal guys from virginia with some amazing talent. I hope to come back to Texas when it cools down a bit. When I got dropped off at the Dallas Airport  the next morning I ran into Zack before he took off back to Virginia. It was really a surreal experience getting to hang out with one of my favorite bands and one I won't forget.


christine johnson said...

Hey, Texas! That's my old stomping ground. It's an awesome place except for that awful humidity in the summertime.

So John, I've always wanted to ask you, what was it that brought you out to Utah in the first place? This place isn't exactly the east coast...

Allred said...

my brothers both lived out here and i just wanted to be close to my family

Kelsey said...

It's so awesome that you are touring everywhere...Texas..wow! I have to admit thought that I am super glad and excited to have ya back in Utah for the fall. I'm looking forward to seeing a few of your shows again.

Melanie said...

This is awesome. I can't wait for Mae to come back. I am dying to talk to Jacob again. The downside is that there just isn't much time to visit.

It's cool that you got to hang out with them.