This might be rather late, but better late than never. A post about our trip to Louisiana, which lasted 4 days. The itinerary was to play in Houma, hang out in New Orleans, play in Baton Rouge, play in Lafayette and drive back the 4th day. To preface the goings on of this trip, our van broke down outside of a CVS on the day before we were set to leave, right after getting an oil change. i guess that's what we get for getting a van with 400,000 miles on it. After spending 6 hours in the parking lot, an angel in disguise, mobile-mechanic "Paul", put us back on schedule and fixed the van.
After 4 hours of sleep, we left the next morning, heading towards Houma, but not before stopping in Giddings, TX for the most ridiculous breakfast burritos imaginable. At that time we realized Sterling was out of the loop, for he was the only band-member without a mustache; so we bought him one. We soon realized the IPod adapter we had wasn't too great, and the only tape we had was "Master of Puppets". Needless to say, most hours of the drive were spent with that tape on repeat.
Many new inside jokes later, we arrived in Houma. before this Sterling and Brandon had never been to the bayou, so we promptly searched out some cajun fixins. Po-boys were had, Abitas were drank and we had done our duty to the town. The show in Houma was at a Mexican restaurant, "Pinata's". Pax Romana and Passwords reunited to play the show and Deep Blue Sea and TaTa Destroyers also played. It was packed and many tequila shots were offered by busty employees with tequila shot trays.
After the show, which ended at around 3, we drove the 1 1/2 hours to Mandeville, going over the causeway(the longest bridge in the world.) Due to the time and tiredness of this, the bridge seemed an awful lot like rainbow road.
The next day we explored New Orleans, me being a tourist there for the first time having lived 20 minutes away for a large portion of my life.
After this we hauled to Baton Rouge, but not before we noticed the power steerning fluid was leaking. The show in Baton Rouge was at Brock's house, and it started about 3 hours late. Living Room played as well, and they were great. Abitas were had once again, old friends were seen and we crashed a party and then crashed at Paul's, who had one of the nicest and cleanest apartments i've ever seen.
The next day consisted of eating and watching the Saints game at the Chimes, being stuck at guitar center for 5 hours and playing in lafayette. lafayette was interesting, to say the least. It was a sunday night, so the town was quiet. The opening band, Honey Pillow, was hilariously entertaining and the Chauvinistas were great too! Afterwards we partied at Alex's house, after procuring bottles of vodka from the bar we had just played at and the arrival of some strange men who showed up in a short school bus.
The last day was spent going to the Creole lunch house, home of some of the nicest ladies you will EVER meet and driving home, going crazy. Videos will be uploaded soon.