Apologies for the lack of updates, it’s been a hectic couple days with SPAC run (couch/camptour), The Mann shows (which I attended), then the inevitable wook flu I’ve had the last couple days. I’ve managed though to finished up the SPAC setlists as well as the first night of Mann (only 2 shows behind!) These are all available via etsy, as well as discounts for purchasing whole runs of shows
Last night of SPAC was my favorite of couch tour, in this case camp tour. I thought I’d be missing it since I was doing a family camping weekend. Luckily I was able to get a stream of the show that sounded good, and got to enjoy first set along a lake, and second set in front of a fire.
Mann show was quite the experience. It’s been months since a show, so I was psyched to be able to see them 20 minutes from my house. I was also excited for the lot scene, which from what I heard opened at 9am. First thing we noticed when we got there was that there were cops everywhere. which I didn’t think much of. I’ve sold my antelope canvases before without a problem, even from the Phish copyright police, who ok’ed them at Burgettstown in 2012. So I walked around, sold a couple, and on my way back saw a cop eyeing them. He seemed like he dug them, but then hesitantly told me “You can’t sell those here” He seemed bummed to have to tell me, but then told me “People are getting all their stuff confiscated”, which I wasn’t about to do. Naturally after this encounter, people kept calling me over to see them, but with the cop starting to walk towards me, I decided to cheese it to my car. 😦
The show itself was something else. An impending thunderstorm and announcers telling us to go to our car, we remained stubborn and found shelter under the walkway (Not under a tree, like some people decided to do). We huddled up, made new friends, and shared a flask until the storm subsided. The show didn’t start until 9:20 or so, which was weird because first set was in complete darkness. We expected a long set, but were surprised to find out they were coming back for another set. Thank jeebus that Mann’s curfew is 12:30!