Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Andrew Jackson Jihad/Royal Monsters Tour - Day 0

Emmett picked me up at my place yesterday around 3PM We went to John's place, hung out with him, Elisa and their many "kids" and talked about how excited we were to go on tour and how bummed we were that Kellen wouldn't be coming with us, all while waiting for John to chow down some food and pack. As soon as that was done around five, we went to pick up the trailer from our pal Brandon "Mickey" Macguire. While we were figuring stuff out with the trailer, John got a call from Kellen, who was coming with us, after all!

After no small amount of celebration over that fact, we picked up Mark from Shannon's place and grabbed some "road fuel" (coffee) at Jo Bot. From there, we made our way to the practice space where Kellen, Jay and Andy met us to run through the songs one last time. We packed up what we had, then went to pick up one more cabinet, and a mattress for maximum comfort in the back of the van. (We also had to smoke a couple of joints.)

Finally, it was time to hit the road. We had originally planned to get going around seven. It was ten fifteen when we left. Not too bad! A good amount of the drive was clear and easy, but somewhere around 200-300 miles from San Francisco, we ran into some pretty heavy fog.

We pulled over and waited a bit before deciding that the fog wasn't going to clear, and then we plowed through it, and it cleared up a mile or three down the road. A little over twenty four hours after Emmett picked me up, we rolled into San Francisco, where it is rainy and beautiful, and I'm pretty sure we are all very happy to be here.

I know it's not the best picture ever, but it was a pretty awesome sight to me.