we went on tour from january 1st to january 10th with Orchestra of Antlers. below you'll read about what we went through & how our tour journey went. enjoy.
we met with orchestra first thing in the morning & headed out to los angeles. the ride was long but we made it a good time. we ate somewhere at a carl's jr. henry ed wayne & i skated a bit outside & dominic popped his bike tire so couldn't ride. we played at the ten forward coffee & tea lounge on hollywood & vine. orchestra's friend trevor hooked it up with a show there. many people came down to check it out. we had fun, the owner hooked it up with coffee soda & pastries. thanks!! fun show. we were able to skate down the streets for a while. smooth ground. after the show we made the drive to our friend melissa's house where she had a spot for us to sleep for the night.
woke up and i went out for a morning skate sesh with wayne & young eddy. we hit up a downhill bank for a while. after we set off a mustang alarm we decided to get back in & get ready. we all set up & headed out. we had time to kill so we went to ocean beach. the orchestra fellows chilled at the beach with dominic & melissa while gonz, young eddy, henry & i skated our way to the skatepark. it was super big with a lot of different things to hit. we skated the bowls & ledges most of the time but found the best sesh outside at the little kids bowl where we skated with kids like 7 and under. curb sized bowls. found a bump to gap after that we skated and dominic was getting nice jumps with his bike then left. we got pizza & salvadorean food near melissa's then went to the che cafe. our friend scott sanders greeted us there. he set up the show that night & also does local SF shows. we set up our equipment then watched orchestra of antlers play. they played super good, i was getting stoked. the crowd liked 'em too which is always great. after the played we set up our stuff & played our set. i felt we played good, i was super sweaty afterwards though haha. lanterns played afterwards & they brought the party. hella people. they're a good band i enjoyed them. the burning of rome played fourth. they were super rad. people compared them to man man, a rad band frm philadelphia. burning of rome was sick. they used theremins & pitch modulators, sirens, megaphones & all kinds of crazy instruments. the best part of it all afterwards was their van. it was like a school bus or something, so coool. we had to leave after they played. we made it back to melissa's & some of us stayed while the rest of us went out. hen, eddy & i grabbed our boards & skated while the other guys & lady walked to 7-11. the skate was fun bombing hills. we waited for the dudes at the bottom. we got to this super steep hill that ed & i bombed & also there was like a river or something wit a tunnel too that wayne got close to. we got to this place called the treehouse where there was a big party going on. they were chargin 6 bucks to get in which we didn't know so some people snuck in by hopping a fence. inside there was a bonfire going & inside the house a band playing. they were good. we went outside & chilled at the bonfire where we had some beers, ate chips & some girl threw a chair into the firepit. the ordstro and deers! guys were finishing their tour that night & played in san diego around the same time as us. they met up with us and chilled for a while then they headed back to the bay area. we skated & walked back to melissa's house where we spent the night again. we were all stoked that night.
woke up at melissa's house, got ready & we all headed out to las vegas. it was about a 6 hour drive & we passed through the desert. it was pretty crazy to see just a bunch of space & cacti. when we finally got to vegas we got to the cheyenne saloon. the place was big & had a nice stage. we got there a little bit early so we spent the time playing games of SKATE, games of pool, biking & eating food at taco bell & wienerschnitzel. it finally came time to play. candyflip from salinas drove to vegas the day before & they opened. it was our first time playing with them. they're crazy! they played a good set. we were up next. after our set orchestra played they were sick & filled the set in between songs sayin "hella hella hella" haha. the show was super fun. stoked that all 3 of our bads are plaing again jan 30 at the retox lounge in SF. after the show we drove to the strip to find a room for the night. we were able to find a room at circus circus for 30 bucks! so sweet. we dropped off our bags in the room & went downstairs. we were all at the casino hitting up the slot machines & stuff. steve & josh from candyflip came down & chilled with us too. we wandered around the strip taking advantage of drinking & smoking anywhere. super fun since we can't do that in california. after a while we decided to get back to the room but bought a few drinks & food first. got to the room & hung out. it was crazy, throwing bottles out windows courtesy of steve and it didn't even break. we were on the 12th floor too. when it got later steve josh & his gf headed out back to old vegas where they had a place to crash. we chilled for a bit, finishing our drinks & listening to music before we fell asleep to the good sounds of boards of canada.