A Week In Vancouver

it’s weird being in vancouver, but not really living here. although technically that’s not true, and technically it’s all very confusing right now. but hopefully that will be remedied soon, for change is much better when it’s a concrete change.

our first show was the twestival show at CBC vancouver. we’re always stoked to be part of a charitable fundraiser (i guess we’re a “cause” band), and CBC’s venue and staff were top notch. since their audience lounge was brand new, it was definitely the cleanest venue we’ve ever played.

the show after that was at the bottle tipper on kingsway. i really enjoyed this show for a couple reasons: first was that we got to visit with some folks we haven’t seen in a while before the show, and second was because the venue and staff were awesome. it doesn’t always work out that way, but when the staff at a venue are gracious hosts, it makes a huge difference.

the final show on our vancouver stop was another charity show – the MEC and 1% for the planet reception at the railway club with chris velan. we had a great time doing this show too – and it was great to finally meet the 1% staff in person after talking to most of them via email for years. the cincher for how awesome they are as an organization though was that their CEO, terry kellogg, (and the rest of their staff) helped us load our gear and sound equipment out (and there was a lot of it). chris velan was great to finally see live too, and was a nice guy to boot – we’ll hopefully surf together someday soon.

it’s back to tofino tomorrow, and i’ll end with this: although of late i’ve been disenchanted with this city, this last week has been nothing but awesome, and reminds me why i moved to vancouver in the first – it can be a pretty sweet place to be.

surf’s up,
paul