Okay, so we're gonna cover a bit of ground here so that I can catch up on the doings that have transpired thus far. Bad Manners is on a tour of the US with The English Beat and Chris Murray.
We all met up in LA, rehearsed for 2 days and headed out to Salt Lake City, Utah. The venue (The Depot) was new and the staff helpful. First show jitters and a late start/all-night drive had us off our game, and we didn't exactly take off like a rocket...Still, 1st show done and on to Omaha.
But first, we felt that we needed a bit more practice after last night's show. A proposed practice on our day off turned into a surprise show in Denver at a place called Toohey's. All credit is due to BM keyboardist Pablo Fiasco for putting the whole thing together. The show was a huge success, and we all had a great time in Denver. Thanks to local band Potato Pirates for providing support and backline.
Another long drive in the AC-less Bounder had us hot, tired and sticky as we drove up to the Slowdown in Omaha. It's a new place built by the folks at Saddle Creek Records, whose HQ is in the same complex. Our show was quite a bit better, but I'd have to give it to Dave and the boys, who were particularly tight and energetic. As always, we hung out after the show and met some cool people from the surrounding area. Some local trad skins came out from around Nebraska and Iowa, including the homie Jayskin, who reps SHARP extra hard in the land of prairies and cornfields. I'm glad he's on our side!