REHOBOTH Sunday, June 26th
We decided to drive a little bit out of our way in order to have a day at
the beach. I woke up characteristically late. Some of the crew guys were out
on bikes on what I was told was a recon mission to assess the best places to
hang out and make a plan. “We” were in a hotel parking lot waiting but we
were waiting for nothing. They came back having eaten and spent time at the
beach. They were taking naps. It turned out the only people waiting were
Gregory Macdonald and me so the 2 of us took the shuttle bus to the beach grumbling
about having wasted time waiting. We walked along the boardwalk, looked in
some silly stores and had a nice talk without those jerks. Nyah!
We went back to the hotel where my new arch enemies, the crew guys that had
abandoned us on the first wave beach run, were playing bocce but I was
already out of sync with them and also doing one of my sulk/protest combos
so decided to take my second shower of this leg of the tour.
Hot Kid showed up with a bunch of supplies appropriate for the beach day
they (and I) thought we were having. We informed them that beach day for
them was actually going to be hotel parking lot day but we took them out to
one of the steak houses that Patton Oswalt includes in his list of “shit
My sulking was subsiding until I noticed this bill added up to $650. What is
this (Mike), the “Money Is No Object Tour”? You’re welcome Hot Kid!
VIENNA Monday, June 27th
Vienna Sausage Fest… we like ‘em etc. Turns out there were plenty of women
at Jammin’ Java. There were some anyway. CBC Radio 3 host Grant Lawrence has
riffed on this venue name relentlessly. Yes, they serve coffee but it’s a
proper venue and the show was great. Where does your band play in the D.C.
area these days, Grant!? I thought so.