POZ Road Blog: I Call Fives (Update I)
From Drew Conte:
Friday November 2nd: Mesa, AZ
I went to sleep at 10am as we left Las Vegas….and then I woke up in Arizona at a Jack in the Box. Honestly, it was the worst I’ve felt in all of 2012. Being hung over is never a particularly fun thing, but being hung over in a moving van far away from your bed, shower, and fridge with cold drinks is exponentially worse. We got to Mesa and loaded in and met up with Stickup Kid, they will be joining us for the next 3 shows. They were super nice guys and had a killer set, we played after them and had a great time. We’ve been to Arizona many times over the past 5 years, normally the shows are pretty terrible. This show was definitely unexpected and we appreciate all the Mesa-ians that came out and making this time around different. After the show, we headed to Los Angeles area to our friend Marks house to start our next few shows in California.
Thursday November 1st: Cedar City, UT
We left the hotel and headed to Ogden City..playing 2 shows in Utah is kind of odd. We got to the venue pretty early before load in, the venue was in a shopping center so we walked around a super market (which sold horse saddles and guns) and got snacks at the dollar tree. We threw around the vortex (you remember the football with the whistle) in the parking lot and waited to load in. We ended up playing and both our sets and With the Punches’ were a pretty surprisingly awesome time. We had to drive to Mesa, AZ that night which is about 9 hours so I looked up the directions and saw 2 routes: driving through Vegas or driving through the Grand Canyon. Driving through the Grand Canyon in the middle of the night sounded pretty fucking pointless, so we went to Vegas. I drove and we got there at about midnight, where we met up with The Wonder Years who were already in town because their tour with Yellowcard started the next day. We all got pretty drunk, I had roughly 10 White Russians, and the roulette table absolutely kicked my ass. We got a hotel room that night in Hooters and only one of us actually went to sleep in it. We are idiots. If anyone was wondering, my roulette numbers are 3, 5, 6, 13, 15, 21, 33, and 36.