Going back to Cali again
Afterward, we talked to the rock star/closet indie-comics nerd in the hall outside the women's locker room, where the band was camped out. You'd think it would smell like Pledge, but Nick said that it actually reeked. He always has good tour stories and recalls the most minute details about GR back issues, too. One of the nicest dudes you'll ever meet.
Chris said hi. He was wearing a huge backpack, and I thought it might be for indie rock street cred, but Nick said that it was because he stuck around Long Beach the night before to tend to some business in L.A. Music production, I'd guess. He's an awesome knob turner. We also met DCFC's production dude, who has been reading GR since the first issue. I knew he was all right as soon as I saw his Dodgers cap.
After pushing hard for Plans and Directions, the band is going to take a break from touring. So if you live around Santa Barbara, Oakland or Seattle, try to catch them tonight or tomorrow. That'll be it for a while. The only show coming up will be with the Philharmonic in NYC. Sounds like a great way to use some Southwest miles, doesn't it?
On the way home, we dropped by our favorite 24-hour, dirt-cheap, super-good Vietnamese sandwich place that serves faux ham. A perfect night, even if it was a Tuesday. Hey Martin C. (center), what are you doing out on a weeknight? Get back to making work for the January show at GR2!