Burnin' Tires and Lightin' Fires.
The Official Waylon Speed Tour Chronicles.
Monday, April 15, 2012
Cleveland, Chicago and Back to the North East.
We left Cleveland and headed towards Chicago with plenty of time to spare. We found The Mutiny in Bucktown and killed some time in Wicker Park, which offered many cool book, record and vintage stores. We also found a record store with an arcade in the back room that had every awesome game from the 80's. I asked the guy where I could get change and he told me the games were free. I couldn't believe it. Noah also spent some time in total amazement.
We loaded in and enjoyed some cold pops. The Mutiny is a good old fashioned dive bar. It holds all of the qualities one might expect. From the oversized urinals to a juke box loaded to the gills, it embraces all the important elements to throw a loud rock show. Kelly tested out a new axe, and kept talking about turning his amp way up all night...and he did.
We set up much differently than we normally do because of the way the stage was built and it added a fun aspect to the set. Someone yelled out 'Degrade', and we pulled it out for the first time in over a year. Overall it was a great show and we made a bunch of new friends. We can't wait to go back soon.
Although Chitwood didn't get to see as many of the Blues Brother's sites in Chicago as he would have liked, he did get a chance to sing his hit, 'C-Face' on this tour. Another job well done.
We departed from Chicago at approximately 1am with an arrival time back in Vermont at 4:19 pm. With a few stops, a lost hub cap and a few bumpy hours of sleep, we made it back smoothly. One more down done safely.
It's important for us to express our deep gratitude to our manager Leah Konecny, our families and everyone else that helps and supports us along the way. We recognize the importance of all your hard work and support. Thanks you guys.
Keep in touch and we will meet you back here real soon. In the meantime, stay connected on upcoming dates on facebook HERE or on our website HERE (just look left, man.)