austin texas is awesome. flatout, hands down. the guys have had memories upon memories here, and this trip i'm sure will be no different. this visit started the night before our show, and in a rare moment, all band and crew had a night off in austin. the obvious, and natural thing to do is go to stubb's bbq and eat amazing food, which we then did. at one point in the evening jon and beaty ate hot peppers, so chad decided to as well. i think the tears started coming before he even finished his first bite of it. it was unbelievable. we were all laughing so, so hard, and that was even before he ran outside and took his shirt off due to the heat. we all finished our food and walked outside to see a mustachioed and de-shirted chad on the phone. it was hilarious.
after some more hanging out downtown, we all made our way back to the hotel and called it a night. chad even made a new friend with ramos the security guard at our new home away from home.
we woke up and were greeted in the lobby by people riding around on segways (apparently they rent them at our hotel for river "walks"). we all started quoting gob from arrested development. good times.
over at the venue we set up, some people headed to waterloo records, and quite possibly the most amazing whole foods on the planet. the guys had soundcheck and then it was showtime.
it was a hot, sweaty rock club for sure, and got the guys pulled off a great show in it. drew was especially rocking out tonight in a 'putting the foot up on the drum riser and head banging a lot' kind of way.