PITTSBURG Thursday, June 23rd
I woke up in Pittsburg at 5:30pm! Really. Everybody had a full day before I even woke up. I heard stories and saw lots of pictures of the Andy Warhol museum. I saw nothing.
Pittsburg and Baltimore are the 2 places on this tour where we’ve only ever played once before. The venue was a bit ambitious in size for a band with no track record there. The showing was respectable and very receptive but it should have been at a smaller place. The show was way more fun than I thought it would be and I think we played well. I honestly think we are playing as well as we have ever played.
We are joined on this leg of the tour by Toronto 2-piece Hot Kid. We have known the drummer, Robbie Butcher for a long time. He is in line for best drummer we know with Taylor Knox, Juice and me behind Andrew. The other half of this duo is guitarist/singer Shiloh Harrison. We didn’t know her but she is a lot of fun to have along for the ride. Rounding out their camp is Robbie’s brother Chris who has worked with Sloan before on video stuff and Shiloh’s boyfriend/chaperone, Andrew. After the show we had a 50’s dance party on the bus with Hot Kid and some friends who drove in from Michigan. It was really fun.