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Green 17: The last hurrah!

In Nashville we stay with two lovely girls. We head downtown to Broadway to see music before the gig which is in a massive warehouse. It was fun. We had video games in the changing rooms. The boys shoot stuff whilst I drink rum.

Max shoots

Next up is New Orleans. Yep! New Orleans! Too excited. We pull into what looks like the coolest town ever…people playing music all over the streets and GOOD music too. Wow! Bourbon street is crazy but wow must not forget we have a gig! The town is ready to party and that’s what we intend to do!

New Orleans

Then the last two days take us to Texas. Now these really do have to be HUGE party nights. Mosh pits, crowd surfing and drinking are essential.

Houston

Not too sure what happened in Dallas. Surprisingly, Dan has a memory of drinking an Irish Car Bomb. The wonderful Dave Hause gave me, dan and my hand luggage a lift to the hotel…against his will apparently.

Lift please

Houston. Last night. All feel a little ropey, but hell – if we don’t take it tonight we’ll regret it! The gig is great as predicted. As I start crowd surfing Rosco dives off the stage and over the barriers. Amazing. I want to do that! Later in Floggings set I ask Dave to sort out a diving board and get my swimming costume and hat on…off I go…woooooaaaahhhh!

Later there’s more drinks had in the bar and on the bus. Let’s make sure we do all this again folks!

Lorna on Flogging Molly's Bus

A Massive Thank you to Flogging Molly! For having us on the bus, on the stage and on the tour! It has been incredible sharing your crowds with you, opening up for you and drinking with you! Cheers!

Lorna and the boys xxx

Home time

Home Time!

Warped Tour 2012: Chula Vista – Houston

The next day we’re at Chula Vista. It was a great day. We put the astroturf down for the shop, had a great gig, a great crowd and sold a record number of CDs! A great start to the second batch of merch. I get a little scared though when pretty much everyone I talk to warns us about the heat the next day.

As I step out of the door of the bus the next morning I feel the heat pound down on me. I feel like an almighty hairdryer is causing pressure on my body. Ooof. Then Freddy directs us to set up the shop what seems like miles away and up some stairs. Eek. Anyway we manage it. Our set time is a little later and we can see from our spot that the crowd goes mental for other headline acts. It’s hard to do anything or think anything but we put our heart and soul into the performance.

New Mexico is BUSY! We have 2 gigs, a signing, a couple of interviews and I’m ill from the sun. I try desperately to cool down and eventually do. It’s windy, it’s raining and it’s on grass but the heat still got to me (or maybe it was the sun from the day before). The first gig is great on the main stage. We have introduced a fog horn noise as our entrance music. It works a treat. Then we head to the store before doing a smaller more intimate gig at Brian’s acoustic basement. A lovely lovely chap….

Dan Gray squares up to Brian from the acoustic basement tent

In San Antonio we meet up with the wonderful Dave Dale. Great to see him and we all watch a bit of Wimbledon together and reminisce about SXSW.

Watching Murray do Bagdatis

The whole festival is late to arrive and our set time on the main stage is cut. So we’re off to Tilley’s stage at 8.30pm for a smaller later gig. This means a quiet day on the store but we don’t lie down and take it. We head to a livestock hall where the kids are chilling out under 20 foot ceiling fans. We play and gather some new friends.

Busking in the livestock halls

The gig on Tilley’s is great too. There’s not a massive crowd but all our friends new and old are there. We get them on stage and have a party.

Skinny party on Tilly’s stage

People were worried that the stage is going to break but it’s cool (I’ve been in this situation before)! The BBQ that evening was great and somehow I managed to wake up with a bottle of high class vodka in my bag from the barman!

BBQ party in front of the buses

Houston Texas is also a blast. It’s raining which is very nice. Back on the main stage, we have a great crowd, gig pit and lots of lovely people come and find us to sign and buy stuff. Houston we hope to come back soon!