We just soundchecked at the Chicago Motor Speedway for tomorrow’s big Rockfest show with Metallica and others. We hung out on stage waiting for Veruca Salt to finish up their soundcheck and then felt like wimps going up there and plucking our little guitars and tapping our bongos after them.
Indiana was good to us last night. It was our first 21+ show in a while and our first Indiana headliner in a long time too. Unlike when we used to play in Bloomington, there were actually people in the club and many of them paid to be there. Ryan sang the lyrics to “Pink Houses” (by Indiana’s own John Cougar Mellencamp) at the end of Bury Me. We played a really long set. I sang “Fire and Rain” (by Indiana’s own James Taylor) for Kathy Yonkman for an encore. It made her cry. Bring on the Speedway — Brian