Let's Get These Guys Killed Tour 2002
July 17, 2002
June was a busy month, and a lot has come up with the band since I last
wrote. This final chapter in the Tour Diary is going to be a conglomeration of
the experiences we had in June - or at least as much as I can pull together from my fuzzy memory.
June 13, 2002
Rolling Rock Road to Town Fair Contest
Hard Rock Cafe
No, this wasn't technically part of the "tour" - another show in our
hometown. However, I just thought I'd let everybody know that we appreciate the
support we got from the fans that came out to cheer us on. The roughly ten or so of
you folks that made it are really great. Too bad we got our arses whipped by Milk Plow,
who managed to pull out over 100 of their fans. I think they actually went on to win
the whole competition anyway. Here's a couple of pics. The first one is
Chris Payne from Q101 introducing us. Dave reminded him that we were coincidentally
his favorite band.
June 15, 2002
Cedar Falls, IA
This was a pretty cool place. They had an early all-ages
show, followed by an 18-and-over late show. We were the first of 3 bands on for that
one, and even though the crowd was kind of small, we had a great set. Sound, lights,
stage were all ideal. I just wish I had some pictures to help capture it all for you
and to jog my memory of any other interesting things to tell. But I don't.
June 21, 2002
Again, a local show I figured I'd mention just because it was
supposed to be special. We expected a big turnout for this "showcase" -
A&R reps were supposed to be present at these MOBFest shows, but there were certainly
none to be found at ours. I guess it's a good thing, because we had a lame draw that
night, as did the band that followed us. It didn't help that the band that was originally
scheduled to follow us cancelled their performance at the last minute and didn't even bother
contacting the club to tell them. I heard talk of their singer quitting and somebody
else having a car accident, but I don't know the real story. And they were
supposed to be the band that drew the biggest crowd out of the 3 on the bill.
Just par for the course, right?