The rest of the tour was great, save for the departure of Nico from Green & Wood at about 6 AM in Houston from a gas station. It wasn't cordial and that's all we care to say about that. We're sorry to all the Green & Wood fans that came out from as far as five hours away to see them. We here at the Hawk hope we were a satisfying enough experience. Luckily, Ethan decided to stick with us for the rest of tour. He's a super smart, talented, funny muther fucker and he helped alleviate some of the tension from having half the bill depart mid tour. Magda would have stayed but she got hammered by the flu and decided it was best to fly home, which was a drag because she whipped us into more fun beyond fart jokes and Magic The Gathering. During her recovery she found the time to edit some of the photos below.
Despite Nico's disappointing behavior in Houston we had a blast. Venomous Maximus played a spine ripping set and put us up (kept us up?) for the night.
La Fayette was another great show. Just Wildfires and us. Wildfires had a booming sonic cannon onslaught that kept the college coeds strutting outside at bay. The Gypsyhawk set saw the band at its best. Andrew was kissed on the cheek by a male fan after playing the new one "The Fields". Guess he liked it.
After a couple days BBQing and dancing in Bayouville we headed north to Memphis. Played at the Hi-Tone with TANKS and The Heavy Eyes. Both are killer so check them out. That's where we met the fans that drove all the way from Cincinnati to see both bands. Beers on us next, bros. And if you go to the Hi Tone get the Buffalo Wing pizza. Drool.
Fuck it's cold in Oklahoma City! But they got the best record store we've ever seen. Size Records has got everything you think makes your collection stand out and tons more. We got to drink a bottle of Makers and smoke in there after the show until the bottle was gone while Jim the owner played us cream of the crop wax. Oh yeah, the show was ripping, too. Some girl kept asking Eric and Andrew if they were "the skateboarder guy." This mustache/hair assuming is getting to feel like prejudice.
San Diego. Well, it took us two days to get there. That's something. Gabe from Red Octopus put the show together. We partied but then it was time to leave. Thanks to all our friends that made it.
L.A.? Uh, what? A good turn out at an L.A. show? What the fuck? Hell yeah! Thanks to everyone who made it out. We knew you'd come around. Must have been the Kelly Slater surf video on Fuel TV. L.A. loves TV.
Thanks to EVERYONE who came out the entire tour. It was the best one yet and we're amped on tons of MENERGY plotting the next one. May 6 - June 11 which includes our first ever appearances in the North East.
Special Thanks to Space Vacation, Lunchbox, Larry O and Lindy H, Lil Dogg, Jeremy, Mike and Lori, Uncle Randy and fam, Venomous Maximus, The Harrisseses, Masta Dane and family, Scotty's Godfather, Los Hijos Del Diablo, Jim, Gabe, Martin, and YOU!