We departed from Fort Worth at about 3am and began a long sleepy journey through Oklahoma and Missouri. The trip was largely free of difficulties, as the formerly overheating Macho Van was now ice cold and problem-free.
|The fuel gauge, however, is still quite broken.|
|My name is Inigo Montoya.|
Many hours and many Immortal drum-alongs later, we finally arrived at 2720 Cherokee in St. Louis.
The venue was totally awesome. Very clean, very spacious, big stage, friendly staff... everything a visiting band could ask for! There were two art galleries as well, one upstairs:
And one downstairs, which featured the greatest masterpiece of all:
|US v. Mexico revisited|
Eventually the storms calmed slightly and we rushed our gear back to the trailer. After bidding the staff and other musicians farewell, we were on our way back to the hotel. Sort of.
Turns out, Missouri floods pretty easily. So at some point, the interstate became an underwater affair. Several traffic jams and side roads later, we were back on track and ready to rest our weary heads for a good night of dry sleep at the hotel.
But, you know... that didn't really end up happening either.
Our return to the hotel room was commemorated by flooding across 70% of the usable floorspace (aka our beds), and wouldn't you know it, no other rooms were available! But you know that's not going to stop our sleepy asses from passing out after 48 hours of sleeplessness. We piled on top of each other, cowered in dry corners of the room, and crashed mightily.
Thanks for the fun and adventure, St. Louis! The road to North Carolina awaits!