POZ Warped Blog: Ballyhoo! (Update II)
From Howi Spangler:
Well, it’s been a whirlwind these last couple weeks. We ran through the southwest after the Cali shows. New Mexico was awesome. We’d only played there once with our friends Pepper last fall and we had a great turn out. The police presence was a little overwhelming. 2 kids were about to take a picture with me before our set when 2 officers stopped them and arrested them right in front of me. They had some weed on them. Pretty ridiculous. Very awkward moment for all. I just sort of slipped away while it went down. There was nothing I could do there. Hope those guys are alright. Texas was muggy as always. Good shows though.
One thing is for sure: We’ve got some really great friends out around the country. We call them “hooligans”. The ones that come to all the shows, buy our music and spread the word. They get Ballyhoo! tattoos and make their friends listen to us. It’s all love, man.
We hit the Midwest. Apparently, St Louis was the hottest day in the country on that exact day. It was insanely hot. Almost as bad as Phoenix. For me, it takes about 4 hours to recover after a performance in heat like that. I just feel terrible. Water is great friend on those days. Stay hydrated, kids!!
Chicago was killer!! Love it there. We had a big crowd, definitely one of the best shows for us. Lots of first-timers. It feels good to play for new people and see them getting off on it. And then we have the hooligans singing every word. We picked a wonderful career. So glad to be on this tour too.