Life in my shoes is never dull.
Woke up this mornin achy and coughing, although it was a great experience, I don’t think sleeping in smoking bars is a good way to get adequate rest. Greg and I walked down to the small coffee shop we frequented these past couple of days called Cafe Di Luna- amazing coffee and the most spirited, sweet Batista/owner. Then we packed, said our goodbyes, pulled off my second ticket in two days off the windshield and headed for Philly.
I really didn’t feel like being in the car today. I’m glad I have my jeep to fall back on for touring, but it is in no way a tour vehicle. It’s packed to the top with gear and there’s no leg room. We got to Philly around 3:30, way too early for load in or anything really. The venue we played was a half hour away from downtown, and because of traffic and laziness, we didn’t want to make the drive. So we went down to the movie theatre and haggled the guy at the ticket booth to give us student price tickets to see the Karate Kid. Laugh all you want, it was pretty good.
After that we went back to the bar, loaded in and played a kick ass set. It felt really good to play for people who were genuinely there to hear music and support it. It was a blast.
Around 2 hours ago (1:30am) we decided to drive 13 miles from Philly to New Jersey because all the hotels in Philly were $54.99 and over. We found a coupon online for a hotel and drove to it. Our GPS (that has the voice of Yoda) kept getting me lost (thanks Yoda,Fu) and finally when we made it to the hotel, they wouldn’t honor our coupon. Then for the next 45 min we drove around in circles from place to place trying to find a hotel that was less than $50.00.
Finally we did, the Bel Air Inn. However, the price of a room is $35.00 , but if you want non-smoking it’s an extra $20.00. So, screw everything, we needed a good nights sleep, a decent shower and to feel like normal people for a night. I hate hotels. I think that if you check in after 1am there should be a reduced price, seeing as though you’re expected to be outta there by 11am. Ugh
I’m all showered up and in sleeping attire watching the history channel with Greg while he eats some soup he just heated up. We have a 6 hour drive ahead of us tomorrow back to Virginia.
This may all sound kinda boring, but believe me, it’s pretty crazy and unpredictable out here.
It’s Bedtime now.