I always pee when I'm at Soundcheck, mostly just so I can see these awesome toilet seats. It's the little things, y'all.
This bus was even nicer than the last one. It still makes my belly feel all fluttery when I think about it- I'm touring with a band on a bus?! I'm so, so blessed.
Thursday, June 6
Thunder on the Mountain
Lineup and another laminate!
Not gonna lie, I kinda loved standing on the stage and looking important. I'm totally not, but all those people didnt know that.
Randy Houser on the main stage.
Big and Rich, from back stage. Once again, I love being a pretend important person. Meeting cool band and crew guys, hanging out on other artist's busses (cough cough randy houser- not that I even really care about him, it's still kinda cool) and watching Game of Thrones and Napolean Dynamite, listening to bigger bands play and learning how this whole circus works on a bigger scale-- such am amazing, entertaining life.
Friday, June 7
The show was outside by the river, and was so beautiful. I've said it ten million times, but I'll say it again, I love Texas.
And keep on going here...
And go all the way down past that van. And the line lastes for hoursssss. I don't get it but whatev.
Jonathan Tyler and the Northern lights played before us, and I was so excited to see them. I'm a fan, and they def didnt disappoint. Plus I got to sell their merch so I got this sweet shirt!
Love it times ten million. Thanks again!
I get bored and was having a good hair day, so....
After the show we went to a bar to see Jason Boland play. It was legit the Texas bar of my dreams- two stepping to red dirt music--ahh, love. I told the boys they had to help me find a husband, but they talked me out of that and bought me drinks instead. Which worked. Plus, I realized I made myself look as unavailable and unapproachable as possible, surrounded by some combination of six guys at all times. Oh Texas husband, I will find you someday and we can two step off into the sunset.
Saturday, June 8
Waylon Birthday Bash
We had to stop at WayneBo's-- the liquor store for people with speech impediments.
You know what I love? Hotels with mirrors I can see myself in as I pee. Thumbs up to you, holiday inn express levelland!
Oil rig things (I don't know their actual title and am too lazy to google it at the moment. They were everywhereeeee. Like windmills in the midwest, only less terrifying.
Drinking straight from the bag of wine. God bless Texas.
People, people everywhere. Real sweet people. Though i was a bit weary at first. Especially when right before I get off the bus I'm told, with an evil laugh, "they're gonna love you here!"
So, i got to see my first wedding at a shooter show that night. Right there on front of the stage, officiated by the mayor of Whiteface.
Another badge to add to my collection!
Not sure why this still makes me excited. But it does, so picture.
The view from my merch trailer.
I went out into the crowd to take this, and sold a shirt to a guy complaining they cost too much by saying I'd deliver it to his seat. Boom. I win.
After the show we drove all night and all the next day to get back to Nashville. That night Little Wing got an intro to Jazz by Anti-Ringo and Johnny, who also needs a nickname. It was the most I've laughed in a long time. (And I'll never look at cheese crackers the same.) So much fun. I'm so lucky to not only once but twice to have found bands of genuinely great guys to work with. I already feel like I have seven new big brothers and I love them to death. People always are shocked that I'm the lone girl with a bus full of guys, but I love it. I am so, so lucky to be living a life I've dreamed of for so long.
Until the bus leaves again, xoxo