The gig in Grand Rapids was busy, there’s a whole lot of people and we have to change our mental approach from small packed pubs in Germany to very large packed venues in the States. It takes a little while to relax into it but before long we’re in and playing. When the Polkas kick in, I take to the floor. I end up in a bit of a circle pit and get knocked sideways, thank goodness my red shoes have sloppy soles which just meant I went sailing back to the stage! Great fun! I’m surrounded by security escorting me back to the stage!! Grand Rapids know how to party! We stay to watch Flogging Molly, dance like loons and take turns to watch merch. It’s great to catch up with Nathan and Ultramark from Stepdad too! XX
Everything’s a little chaotic as we pack up and take off, realising we don’t have the pay!! We head back…drunk and desperate for our beds…only a couple more hours sleep then we’re off to Fox TV Detroit for Blueberry pancakes and a session playing Rollin Over. We crawl back into the car and head to the venue…try to sleep though Flogging Molly’s sound check and shower!
The sound, venue and people of Detroit were sensational. It’s easy to say we have our heads back into big venue gigs. It’s loads of fun! Here’s a picture of everyone raising their glasses to Party George’s song Forty Pound Wedding.
What a fantastic reception! Great to meet everyone when on the merch table too. Thanks for taking the time! After an amazing full nights sleep in a hotel we’re ready to take on the 4,800 strong capacity venue The Aragon Ballroom.
Chicago – here we come!