Yesterday we woke up on the beach. It was kind of a weird rainy day that turned into a nice weird rainy day. Honestly, we all were pretty tired so our Tuesday ventures consisted of all of us sleeping too much and getting annoyed at the fact that there is no free internet anywhere in New England.
We traveled from the ocean to Willimantic-a small college town in Connecticut- that is covered in tons of odd frog murals. We quickly learned from locals that Willimantic is the site of the largest known frog battle in history. Basically a bunch of white men thought they were shooting at Native Americans in the dark of night, but they were actually shooting at loud thirsty frogs. Ha. Ha. Ha? It is definitely a weird little gem in New England folklore.
Wilimantic Records is tucked away down a little mysterious alley, and is owned by a very kind and knowledgeable man named Joe. Joe's shop is a goldmine if you are looking for an insanely wide variety of music available on lots of different formats. The store also has a nice selection of older and more obscure rock magazines available for three dollars each. Everything was pleasantly cluttered and it is a perfect spot to lose yourself in records on a rainy afternoon. Which we did.
The show was a good time. We played with two local bands; Singer songwriter Connor Sotay as well as a post hardcore group called Sentiments.
We are now off to New Haven, Connecticut..Where we will hopefully encounter less stories of celebrated frog genocide.