Monday, July 31, 2006

JULY 21 - Bend, OR

We headed north to Oregon which was a really nice, scenic drive. We saw our first glimpse of snow topped mountains which we certainly weren't used to seeing in the middle of the summer.

When we finally made it to Bend, OR we arrived at the venue to load in and realized we had a different definition of PA from the club staff. I guess they thought PA was short for "Power Outlets"...???... They did have power outlets, so that was a start, but we still needed to find a PA and mics within 2 hours and all in a little ski town where we didn't know anyone. We went and ate thinking the show most likely wasn't going to happen, but after dinner we saw a couple guys who were playing songs for tourists in the town square for tips... and they had a PA! So we listened to a couple songs and during their break explained to them our situation. We ended up buying the guys dinner in exchange for letting us borrow their PA. So we headed back to the venue with the PA and plugged it into the venues PA (power outlets) and the show was saved!

Just for future clarification here is a picture of what a "PA" in Bend, OR looks like...


Anonymous John said...

Hey, came upon your blog by why of Kip G and love the music. Though, when is your album going to be available in iTunes CANADA! :)

8/06/2006 9:45 AM  
Blogger The Hourly Radio said...

Hmm... i know the record will be distributed through SONY RED in Canada so i believe it should be on iTUNES there as well... I will check on it!

Thanks a lot and glad you like the music... we should be doing some dates in Canada this fall.

8/06/2006 2:59 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

i think this is the funniest road story i've heard in a while. good luck with the rest of the tour and hopefully the rest of the pa's will be more full featured.

10/09/2006 7:42 AM  

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