What's up everybody!?
First thing first: You've been asking me when I'm going to be where and how you can come see me and its right here....
Hippo Pizza Festival --Opening Day at Kindle Farm. Townsend, VT.
The festival is all day long, with local stars Flabberghaster kicking off the party at noon, and music will be playing all day long. The line-up is awesome, and I'll be headlining!
So there you have it- May 19th, Kindle Farm, Townsend VT. I'll be going up at 7pm, taking the stage with my collaborators that have been on tour with me--J.A.V and PrankSkate.
I'm psyched to put on an awesome show for everyone there, and definitely come out and see us!
The next show will be at The Beacon in Brattleboro, VT June 14th....Will post more about that later.
But what the heck have I been doing? Well, so far its involved three colleges, five uniformed officers, upwards of 200 college students, a pool hall, a peace rally, a house party and lots of future plans....
Here's the specs-
SCHOOL #1: FRANKLIN PIERCE UNIVERSITY
As you read in my last post, the first school we accosted was Franklin Pierce. And by we I mean myself and mc J.A.V. (Juggernaut Apollo Versus), our videographer and sound guy. I don't know if it was a matter of timing, presentation, location, or what, but we got an awesome crowd and played through all of our hour long set. We were just beginning mic roulette when along came campus security and that was a wrap...
SCHOOL #2: KEENE STATE COLLEGE
Next spot we hit was Keene State. We set up right outside of the dining hall just before dinner was coming to an end. At first people just walked on by...So J.A.V and I decided to take action and stir up the cafe crowd...Never got very far, as sweetly as I batted my lashes, the keepers of the registers just would not let us in. And we had no choice but to wait....
An adorable junior named Zach asked what we were doing and we told him our dining hall woes. Like he had just donned a cap, Zach whipped out his card, dashed towards the cafeteria and in no time things were stirring up. We were a few songs in when students started pouring out of the cafeteria, and a crowd of around 75 had formed while we moved into our third and forth songs.
Then along came the officers in blue....
But we weren't done yet, so we moved onto plan B....find another venue. First we hit the Railroad in downtown Keene, NH. Its a well-known college bar that often has DJs on the weekend....Apparently, Heavy Metal was the flavor of that Wednesday afternoon and our kind offers were refused. Well, we were determined, but also thirsty, so we headed over to McCue's, a pool hall/bar/restaurant.
We ate, drank, made merry, and soon after I approached the bartender and asked her if we could put on a show for us. She was psyched! I was psyched!! So there you go, we had our show--and were invited back for a later booking.
SCHOOL #3 UMASS AMHEARST
This was by far the craziest. J.A.V and I were joined by my sister and her fiance Prank Skate...The night ended in pouring rain. I'll tell you about that next time....
In the meantime, thank you thank you! And I hope to see you May 19th at Kindle Farms
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