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Re: Cali Loop Tour 2002?! - Latest thoughts
After Rick's latest rundown on the practical realities of the thing, as
well as Hans' report, here's my feeling:
For the forseeable future, a tour of any significant magnitude seems
like a dubious proposition at best. Between scheduling, venue bookings,
Rick's current schedule, and myriad other concerns, I think it would be
a project best undertaken in a semi-long term sense. Maybe some time
mid- to late Summer would be a time to shoot for?
In the near future, I think the best option at this point would be to
think in terms of a "mini" tour, hitting SLO and the Bay Area over two
or three days. It would be (relatively) easy to organize, and Matthias
could concievably swing down to SLO for a show if he were so inclined.
If we did SLO on a Thursday or Friday, and a couple of things in the Bay
Area over that weekend, it would probably make things reasonably
managable for everyone involved. The Banana's at Large clinic idea
isn't bad at all; what about the possibility of some sort of house
concert deal somewhere in the area? (And/or doing a clinic there, if
the Banana's idea doesn't pan out...)
In regards to Hans' post, I could see doing Thursday the 28th, and I
could try to arrange something else SLO-ish for Friday, if nothing
materializes for the Bay Area prior to that weekend. And I could
definitely find myself accomodations for at least one of those nights,
so as to keep Hans from going utterly insane twice in one month. Mr.
Lindauer has already gone way above and beyond the call of duty, so I'd
like him to be spared as much as possible.
If I'm correct, right now it looks like myself, Max, RZ, and Matthias as
potential candidates for this. Somebody smack me upside the head if I'm
wrong on that count... and let me know how this sort of scenario looks
to the aforementioned folks.
Hans Lindauer wrote:
> I just checked my local spot, Sweet Springs Saloon, and they have
> available starting March 28th. I realize that may be too late for
> I may be able to get a gig at the Frog and Peach Pub in San Luis Obispo
> Friday night sooner than that, or possibly some other spot. Thursday
> are good for gigging here, but are often booked months ahead. I think
> could be a pretty good turnout for a local show, after last weekend.
> How long are you in the USA for, Matthias? Have you guys come up with a
> time window yet for this thing?
> Regarding my own participation in such a tour, I'll leave the performing
> to you guys - I'll reverse roles with Andre this time around, and just
> the show. Not to mention that I have this thing called a job that I
> go to in order to keep up my gear habit. I would be willing to provide a
> sound system for the weekend portion(s), if you need me to.