October 29, 2009 | Fall Midwest Tour Day 1 - Brainerd, MN

Just got home from the first night of our string of Midwest performances.  Tonight we were in Brainerd, MN. Brainerd is the home of Paul Bunyan and Babe, the OX. When we got into town, we decided to eat at the Bonanza next to the hotel.  A Bonanza is basically an all-you-can eat steakhouse.  Steve kept getting up to check the sign to make sure that we could get the sirloin tips AND the lunch buffet, too, for the one low price.  It seemed too good to be true.

We got off to a great start, though I think it will take a few days to get the routine down.  Basically we get up every morning, drive all day, do the soundcheck, go back to the hotel to change, do the show and then scramble to find a place to eat that stays open past 10pm.

I'm hoping part of the routine will be to actually use the tour blog feature on my website.  I'll try to post pics and videos along our travels.  I didn't take many pictures today as we had enough to do getting our levels and equipment set.  Here's a picture of Steve Doyle embracing the stage at setup.

Steve Doyle embracing the sound check!