Penticton is a beautiful small town between Calgary and Vancouver. It has a gorgeous beach surrounded by mountains and the most amazing used bookstore. For Sloan’s purposes it has a place to play to help take care of expenses during what might otherwise be a night off. They treated like kings and fed us amazing food. Kevin “Lamps” Hilliard and I went for a nice bike ride around the town. I spent well over $100 on kids’ books at the amazing used bookstore.
We played here once before at the same venue (hotel) but the configuration of the room was different. The show was fun for weirdness value. Sound test was like a matinee for a handful of seniors who were trying to have a nice lunch. At least one seemed to leave a new convert. At the show, people were right up to the tiny stage and one woman thought nothing of coming up and trying to take my glasses off me while I was playing. I could have handled her myself but security intervened before I had to do anything. Another guy brought his yo-yo and proceeded to whip it around. A first, and hopefully a last.
There were a few people who had driven all the way from Vancouver, who came again to the Vancouver show and I’ve got to hand it to those people. But don’t come to too many shows then I feel bad that we’re doing essentially the same show every night.