My high school friend Scott Kennedy came to the bus for a visit. I probably wouldn’t have invited him because I had some stuff to do and I would have felt bad dragging him around to that but because he came of his own accord I didn’t feel bad about it. He came with us to a radio station, which was mercifully close to the bus. Jay, Gregory and I played Your Daddy Will Do and Shadow of Love.
I dragged poor Scott to the hotel where I showered and then he watched sound test. We eventually had some free time so we went to the bookstore and had a nice dinner together. It’s June and hockey is still going. Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals was on that night but Scott is very uninterested in hockey so we didn’t watch it. I am not up on the NHL but the finals are a big deal with the gang on the bus and part of me was getting sucked into wanting to watch. I’m glad I hung out with my old friend. Traveling the way I do enables me to see people I wouldn’t otherwise see, which is nice. I guess that’s what facebook does for the rest of the world. Maybe I should get on that.
As mentioned earlier, we played the Republik in 1992 on our first trip through town with Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra. The show this time was pretty wild. The crowd was pretty rowdy and I had a good time. Kevin “Lamps” Hilliard had a couple quibbles with the food vendor selling “east coast style” donairs outside the club after the show. We are traveling with a few experts who took issue with the use of extra ingredients including mozzarella. Donairs have meat, (very specific) sauce, onions and maybe tomatoes. This guy’s credentials included one trip to Moncton. Kevin was incensed.
We had a mini bus party with a few people including a brief appearance of the donair guy but the star was a young woman (name withheld and maybe even forgotten) who was apprenticing to do sound at the club. There was some dancing. She did a bit of “crunking” and insisted we blast Search and Destroy and scream along like a bunch of fools. Cheers to young cool kids coming to our shows (even if they are required to be) but be careful out there.