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,


Emily back in Philly

and contemplated harvesting a few clusters from the below vines growing in a vacant lot in (very) urban Philly.

Chateau Parking Lot 2012

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…

Of course it is

This lonely American Legion Hall seems frozen in time.

Knocked on the door to say hi and there sat Jay and Murph at the bar!

2 thoughts on “Catch-up


    Michael, LOL about the Legion and seeing your neighbors when you walked in the door! Thinking of you on tour you cool dude! Terry just said he would love to drop everything & do concert tours some day too! Hope you keep cool on these hot summer days. Sleep well and eat well and be safe.
    Sheila Burns Zats (your college buddy)

  2. Emily

    It was so wonderful to have you out here. I always get the best reactions when I tell people that my dad is out touring the East Coast for concerts. Some people get embarrassed about how un-cool their parents are. The only embarrassing thing about when you come to visit is that all of my friends think that you’re cooler than I am.

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