We just got back yesterday from our road trip. I'll try not to make this too long. Before the show in St. louis we were hanging around outside the venue when pearl jam pulled up. They all got out and waved as they walked into the venue. Eddie came back out to talk with us, I thanked him for doing this tour and I gave him one of our (the dollars) pics. He looked at it and said "i'll use it tonight". He then gave me one of his pics, I got the better of the deal LOL. Amy had told him about brain of j (our pearl jam cover band), so he looks at us and says "at least you guys look good". LOL Okay, fast forward to inside. Our seats were incredible, the front row people leaned on the stage and we were about five feet from it. Before they came out I noticed eddie had all of his picks on top of his amp, with one yellow one. I was like "holy shit, he's IS going to use ours". During betterman and the new world he used it and then gave it back to me. That was amazing not to mention a great show, they played alone! Okay, now onto florida.
We left around 10:30 a.m., unfortunately without jeanette or dan. The drive down was'nt really all that bad until we got on the florida turnpike. We missed our exit because the sign was gone, I'm assuming from the hurricane's. We ended up going way out of our way and did'nt get to our hotel until 5 a.m. Speaking of the hurricane's, there is still quite a bit of damage down there. Those people went through a lot. We stayed at a villa in the Wyndham Palms Resort. It was so nice, we had a dining room, kitchen, living room with a huge t.v., two bathrooms and a bedroom with a hot tub. The day of the show we met up with Bob and Anna, very very cool people! We grabbed some food and headed to the venue. As we were tailgating this guy comes up asking if he can take some pictures of me (he liked the John Kerry shit I had on). I said yeah and the next thing I know he's gone, oh well. LOL Later we're getting ready to go inside when this guy comes up and asks if we're in the dollars, that's a really good felling especially when we're that far from home. It turns out he's friends with the guys in evenflow, and he really likes our band! As we're talking the picture guy LOL came back and started taking a bunch of pictures of me. I acted like I did'nt notice, I kinda felt like a rockstar. LOL So I ask him if he works for anybody or if he's just taking pictures. Get this, he works for Rolling Stone! He took down all of my info including the names of our bands! Our name might get more popular than our music. LOL
Okay, on with the show. As soon as Gob Roberts (a band that Tim Robbins is in...who rocks!) started playing I knew it was going to be a great show. Eddie came out during his set dressing in a sparkling silver suit with a devils mask on. LOL. When PJ took the stage the crowd went nuts and never let up. During Daughter I threw up amys red white and blue wristband and ed wore it for the rest of the night. Gob Roberts and Death Cab joined Pearl Jam for a great version of Rockin in the Free World. It was the longest and in my opinion the best show of the tour, I'm sad it's over. LOL
Florida itself was amazing, the weather was perfect. We spent alot of time at downtown disney, a really cool place you should check out. We also went to typhoon lagoon, that was so much fun! You can never get too old for that! It was a great trip and I can't wait to do it again.
So much for this not being very long. LOL
I left our alot of details, I'll add them later. :P