Day 13: Lemmons
St. Louis, Missouri
First things first, the Patriots won again yesterday, maybe not with the most amazing display of football prowess, but they eked out a win nonetheless. That being said, I’m not sure what else to write about. Yesterday was a fairly uneventful day. So, see y’all tomorrow…..
Just kidding! Yesterday was such a whirlwind of a day. We started off with our first visit (this tour) to Waffle House, followed by a marathon drive through middle of nowhere northern Arkansas and southern Missouri. (Note to all the travelers out there: Cell service is super spotty throughout that section of the country. I spent 5 hours with out wifi… It was Hell)
When we got to the club Nate discovered and fell in love with Toasted Ravioli. I’m still in shock as to how he had never even heard of them before, but I’m glad he finally was able to experience the fried goodness.
Missouri resident and band friend Stacy brought out an awesomely interesting crew, one of the most memorable being the U.S. Army Drill Sargent John. Towering over all of us at something like like 6’5”, and drinking his beer by the pitcher, John fell in love with the music, with Man on Earth instantly becoming one of his top 3 favorite bands. Having spent many years training in martial arts, he gave everyone some basic self defense pointers. Having had some training myself, he and I talked shop a bit and even wound up doing a little bit of exchange sparring in the parking lot.
Stacy also brought a cake for Stevie G, since his birthday started at midnight last night. Since the next day was a day off, Sunday night was a let-your-hair-down kind of night. We stayed at the pub for a few hours after the gig, helping Stevie G ring in his birthday. (For those of you keeping track, I think he turned 28… Mochello did the math though, so I’m not sure.)
Load out and goodbyes, and Neil deGrasse Tyson to educate us on our way to our sketchy gas station resting place….