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At the Beachland Tavern, one of my favorite venues ever. The food is delicious, the people are nice, there’re used clothes for sale in the basement, and it’s in Cleveland! Looking forward to the show tonight ๐Ÿ˜

At the Beachland Tavern, one of my favorite venues ever. The food is delicious, the people are nice, there’re used clothes for sale in the basement, and it’s in Cleveland! Looking forward to the show tonight ๐Ÿ˜

We had the night off at my pop’s place in Michigan so I got to do some drawing and made this shirt of one of my favorite bands Yanti Bersaudara -s

We had the night off at my pop’s place in Michigan so I got to do some drawing and made this shirt of one of my favorite bands Yanti Bersaudara -s

Good to be back in the Midwest, my beloved homeland, where a Chinese buffet can be half the size of a Home Depot and McDonalds is jammin with old dudes leisurely eating breakfast pucks. Tonight we play Milwaukee for the first time at the Cactus Club.

Good to be back in the Midwest, my beloved homeland, where a Chinese buffet can be half the size of a Home Depot and McDonalds is jammin with old dudes leisurely eating breakfast pucks. Tonight we play Milwaukee for the first time at the Cactus Club.

ARE YOU READY TO ROCK, FARGO?! USA! USA! USA! #ICANTHEARYOU #proudtobeanamerican #alwayshungry

ARE YOU READY TO ROCK, FARGO?! USA! USA! USA! #ICANTHEARYOU #proudtobeanamerican #alwayshungry

Tour Diary Lives Again!

Hello good friends of the internet! It’s time for another La Luz exclusive tour diary update, from Marian to you. Sorry for the lapse on this front, but let’s be real, who misses a diary when they can watch a ton of fun food reviews?

Ok, let’s get down to business. We’re a mere three shows in to what will essentially be a two month long tour and so far it has already far exceeded all our expectations, thanks in large part to the shear unbridled zeal of the Canadian population. I want to send a huge hug and thank you to all the kind folks that have come out to support us the last few days. Your energy and killer dance moves have been an incredibly encouraging reminder of why we love our jobs so much. I’m talking specifically to Vancouver (laughed at our silly jokes/cheered so loud my earplugs melted), Calgary (un audience banter/general recognition of songs being played) and Saskatoon (MADE OUR DREAMS COME TRUE. TWICE). All three of you cities dance so ineffably well, it makes my heart hurt. Never stop, please.

Now on to a few of my favorite moments of tour so far:

-Chowing down on delicious Vietnamese sandwiches in Vancouver.

-Catching glimpses of assorted wildlife (skunks, buffalo, indeterminate four legged grazing creatures, goats).

-That time we saw the yellow moon rising and stopped the van on a dirt path to share a cigarette and allow the encompassing night sky to affirm our love for the road and each other.

-When Alice, who had been sitting wordlessly in the van for three hours, suddenly asserted “I can’t handle this dryness”, which we all misheard as “I can’t handle these [va]ginas”, ostensibly referring to her chattering van mates. Hilarity ensued.

-The giant and humbling mountains that coat the land between Vancouver and Calgary.

-A relatively mellow but super fun hotel party in Revelstoke, involving an acoustic jam session, miscellaneous games, and really weird TV channel surfing.

That’s it for now! Today we get to explore Winnipeg, fingers crossed that this town continues the streak of awesome shows in Canada. See you soon.

Fun times in Saskatoon! Got the day off and driving to Winnipeg a day early for our show at the Windsor Hotel tomorrow. What should we do in Winnipeg?

Fun times in Saskatoon! Got the day off and driving to Winnipeg a day early for our show at the Windsor Hotel tomorrow. What should we do in Winnipeg?

Canadian buffalo

Canadian buffalo

So cold, so early in the morning. Tonight Saskatoon!!

So cold, so early in the morning. Tonight Saskatoon!!

Hello Vancouver!

Hello Vancouver!

Hand screening totes for tour. We leave in less than a week, see you soon North America!

Hand screening totes for tour. We leave in less than a week, see you soon North America!