We’ll start things off with Sophia’s brief summary of the day before moving on to my rant:
We hit a lot of traffic. It took over 9 hours to get from Brooklyn to Charlottesville. This made us cranky. Although this picture of Sophia waiting impatiently was actually from the first day, it applies to pretty much every day of touring. A lot of waiting. You must have great patience (which I don’t have) and accept that nothing really is ever quite going how you wish it would be going in terms of travel, transport and most of all, temperature! While traveling, the temperature peaked at 103 degrees (dash readout of 100 above).
We did learn that Agent Bishop can’t snap normally. This video is not for the weak-hearted.
…and perhaps coolest of all is that off in the distance, the The Black Fortress from Krull appeared. Black Fortress, which teleports to a new location on the planet at sunrise every day, so it was quite the stroke of luck to catch it in a rare local appearance. We thought about stopping to rescue the princess, but we were running kind of late, so we continued past. We ended up a long journey to find a bathroom near the Black Fortress in Bethesda, MD. It was unpleasant to say the least and had a bridge that could be crossed in only one direction at a time, so cars would line up at a light to wait their turn.
Agent Bishop took some lessons from this journey and I will share with you today’s “Lesson’s From the Road” with Agent Bishop:
Lessons from the road #5: Peeing at an inn is awkward.
Lessons from the road #6: a lot of beautiful girls hide in VA bars disguised as tea shops.
Lessons from the road #7: Girl drummers are incredibly attractive.
We finally arrived at (well, near) the venue about 30 minutes before we were supposed to go on. The road was blocked off for some public concert at a pavilion, but we lugged all our gear a couple blocks in 100 degree heat down to The Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar. It was a fun place to play and the guy in charge of music there was really nice. We rocked with girl garage punkers from Nashville, Heavy Cream (video) and the heavier Nurse Beach (video).
Agent Bishop’s venue tour: