KANSAS CITY! What a pretty city you are.
The downtown was expansive and had lots of small parks scattered throughout. Record Bar- the spot where we played- reminded me of Metro in Salt Lake City. It was huge, with a great sound system, and had a bit of glitz to it (beaded curtains on the stage, bright lights etc). Before the show, we all walked around the city and soaked in the downtown area. Funny story though- I couldn't find a mailbox to send a letter ANYWHERE. I like sending letters on tour and it seems like whenever I don't need to send one, the blue mailboxes are freaking everywhere, and whenever I do need to they melt into the void. Keep you posted on the mailboxes in Wichita where we are headed..
The show was a good time. We played Middle of the Map Fest which was a festival that takes over all the bars in the downtown area for a weekend of music. One band that we played with that I loved was The Fey. Look them up if you don't know them.
We crashed at our new friends Jake and Lisa's house. Jake is in a band called Mariner, and his bandmate Justin (and his partner Cory who set up our SL show) put us up the night before. Sending all the love to all of them.
SIDE NOTE ON COFFEE ON TOUR
I made a giant blog post on how to make coffee on the road with a thermos, a strainer, and a mug. I still stand behind that but this tour I'm doing something so obvious that I can't believe I haven't tried it before...a pour-over coffee setup............of course that works.....I seriously can't believe it has taken me this long to come to the realization that I should just buy the darn pour-over setup and make coffee at gas stations that way. Day 2 of pour-over coffee and I have to say that it is delicious, and tastes even better than my weird DIY coffee method I did in our previous tours. It's also way less messy.
All the love-