Best of USA Spring tour with LAKE

Hi! We’re back – safe, sound and bleary-eyed – from our month-long
US tour. Thanks to Clyde for doing such a kick-ass job as tour manager!

Best of USA Spring tour with LAKE

Best Venue Crew: Gramercy Theater in NYC
Best Baby Owls on a Fence: Asheville, NC
Best Border Crossing: Toronto
Best Hot Audience with Sleeping Soundman: Montreal
Best Cushy Place to Stay: Linda and Layng’s in Nashville
Best Warm Welcome from Venue Staff: Grimey at the Basement in Nashville
Best “To the Country” Clappers: tie between Asheville and Detroit
Best Visit from a Dude Named Jams: Arlington
Best Mystery Drug Gift (Not Taken): Detroit
Best Giant Teddy Bears Playing Hardcore in the Next Room: Captured by
Robots in Cleveland
Best Huge Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: Columbus
Best Homies: Tin Angel in Philly
Best Beignets by the Mississippi: New Orleans
Best Oldest Audience of All Time: Ten at Ten NBC TV in Philly
Best “Laura!” Chanters: Atlanta
Best Venue Food: Shuba’s in Chicago
Best BBQ: Mary and Susan’s in Buffalo
Best Scenic Visit: Niagra Falls
Best Kids Hanging Around at Sound Check: Charlottesville
Best Book: tie between “Electric Michelangelo” by Sarah Hall and a
short story collection of Patricia Highsmith
Best Dumb Name for Winnebago: “Patriot Thunder”
Best Karl Blau Root Canal: Nashville
Best Bandmate Fill-in: Eli Moore in Atlanta
Best Ripe Smells: New Orleans
Best Fan Ever: Gelli at Walter’s in Houston
Best First Hot Girls to Offer Steve Weed: Dallas
Best Poolside Breakfast: Michael’s Mom’s house in Dallas
Best Best Wurst: Austin
Best Green Room: tie between Mohawk in Austin and Rio Theater in
Santa Cruz
Best Snow Leopard: at the zoo in Albuquerque
Best Engineered Home Fountain Display: Ann and Johndale’s near Phoenix
Best Opening Band: L.A.K.E.!
Best Pre-show Jalapeno, Pineapple and Pepperoni Pizza: San Diego
Best Psychological Breakdown: in the very scary haunted house on the
boardwalk in Santa Cruz
Best Surprise Visit from LV’s Parents: San Francisco
Best Festival of Exhaustion: two shows in one night in Seattle at the
end of the tour
Best Homecoming Show: Aladdin in Portland

Thanks to all of our tour buddies for all your hard work, and thanks to all you peeps for coming out to our shows! We had so many adventures…

Love,
Laura and Saltbreakers