So my last post was from the Steamtown Mall in Scranton, PA on Saturday. Its now Tuesday afternoon and I’m sitting in a Starbucks near Grinder, GA, not far from my campsite. On Saturday I spent time with Emily and some of her friends in Phily,
and contemplated harvesting a few clusters from the below vines growing in a vacant lot in (very) urban Philly.
Since then I’ve seen two more shows (Philly, Columbia Maryland) and passed the 2500 mile mark driving. The heat I avoided earlier finally caught up with me (show time temps in the high 90s) but it sounds like relief is coming today. I arrived late last night at my camp site and set up my tent in the dark just before a thunderstorm hit.
As far as shows go, I wasn’t expecting big things in Philly, having seen a mediocre one last year at the Mann (same venue), so I was caught off guard by what was one of the 2-3 best I’ve ever seen. The following evening at Merriweather Post (4th show in 4 nights) was also strong. I’m en route to another show in a couple of hours, then one more tomorrow night, before picking up Chad in Philadelphia [authorities up and down the Eastern Seaboard have been placed on red alert].
This sign caught my eye the other day…
This lonely American Legion Hall seems frozen in time.