July 14th, 2014
The shows have been a good time and the audiences are giving the love in return. Even on the new material (which is usually the “go get a drink” moment when seeing a band whose songs were the soundtrack to your school years). Feeling totally juiced.
Some highlights – In Trenčín, Slovakia at Pohoda Festival, our tech & L.A. Kings hockey über-fan Larry Palm got an early Xmas… When we played Davd Letterman earlier this year, during the playoffs, he put Go Kings Go on all our amps. He went to the championship game… Marián Gáborík is from the area and got to take the Stanley Cup to this festival, on tour. The presentation happened on OUR STAGE as an opener before our set..,. The local hero came onstage to thousands of screaming locals, saw Larry in his Kings shirt, hoisted the Cup up, filled it with champagne, and called out Larry to drink from it in front of 5,00 screaming Slovaks! A triumphant moment, we were all losing it.
photos: John Curley
In Manchester the crowd was generous and the atmosphere surreal. A high point for the tour and me personally.