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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Stories from St. John, NB

We played in Saint John, New Brunswick last night and had a great time with the folks there. I'm the "trailer guy", which means I'm in the trailer coordinating the unloading when we arrive and the loading when we tear down... and we had a stellar load-out crew last night! Many thanks to you guys for all your help.

Here's my fun story from Friday night: we're traveling with a band called "The Silent" - they're from eastern Canada so we're in their "home and native land". Well, because we drove through the night after our Montreal show, we headed straight to the hotel for a quick shower before going to the venue to start loading in. One of the Silent guys (who will remain nameless) told us that the church was really close to the hotel - "just around the corner". So I thought, cool - I'll leave my suitcase here and come back to get changed into my "rockstar clothes" (i.e. put on a clean t-shirt and clean pants).

Well, as Murphy would have it, the "local" boy was loco - the church was a good 15 minutes away from the hotel, and most definitely NOT a straight shot (I believe St. John may be the most confusing city I've ever been in as far as getting from Point A to Point B!). So I had to find a ride back to the hotel after dinner to grab some clothes before the show started... and the only ride available was on the back of a BMW motorbike. Now remember, we're in Canada in March - there's still piles of snow where parking lots were cleared - most of it is gone from the roads and ground, but it is still quite chilly - especially to be riding around on a motorbike! But we did it - Chris and I - and had a great time too (although the helmet he had for me was quite tight - it squeezed my ears so tightly I had a hard time having a conversation with him!). I was definitely the envy of the crew when I got back. It got me thinking about buying a motorbike again - what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon (after a nap, of course!) than driving on back country roads with the love of your life squeezing you from behind enjoying the scenery and the company? And they're GREAT on gas... Hmm - maybe we'll try the moped first and see how things go...

Jeremy

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

PEI Loves you guys!

1:36 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

Nice one Jeremy! Bob's been riding since he was 16, and it's his absolute favorite mode of transportation. I'm thinking about learning to ride - maybe next year. We'll see. I've just started reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, so maybe it will help me to better understand the beauty of riding on two wheels?!

I could see Erin on the back of a bike! You guys would have lots of fun on those gorgeous Tennessee country roads!

8:29 AM  
Blogger God is Good said...

Just wanted to write and tell you guys I was at the concert @ First Baptist in charlottetown and you guys rocked. I bought both your CD's and got one of them signed of course :). I hope you guys will come back sometime and I hope more people come next time. Alot of people missed out on an awesome concert. Oh, and by the way, just when you started having "technical ifficulties" a friend of mine was praying and telling God that all she wanted to do was worship, so that was pretty cool! Anyways, I hope you guys come back.

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Dennis said...

Hey guys. The show in Charlottetown was great. Thanks for coming to our little island!

Here are some great pics from the show:

http://gallery.mysolidrock.com/photos/sry2006/wideeyedand

10:41 AM  
Blogger Alexis said...

Jeremy, first off I think Motorcycles are so very dangerous but I understand the love people have for them. I use to love riding on my boyfriends when I was much younger. They are a lot of fun.

Secondly being the Prince Charming you are I am sure you would make riding on the bike with you the most romantic adventure. By the way it was so nice to meet her the other night in Cmabridge. What a wonderful lady you have.

By the way everything is slower and backwards the further East you go. HEHEHEHE, just kidding

10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all i'm saying is that I obviously was mixed up on the church we were playing at...and our van went back to the hotel...sorry man could've taken you...

by the way passe moi les cookie!!

6:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard about you guys through some friends in Toronto. Any plans to be in the Chicago area some time soon? It'd be great to catch you & I'm sure there are others who would appreciate it as well!

12:35 AM  

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