This was our first real tour ever as a band, and it was amazing!
It all started in San Jose at the Jazz festival. We don’t play Jazz, we are a world Music band, yet no one seemed to care. We sold out the venue! There was a line out the door, and the meet and greet afterwards took over an hour. Everyone was enthusiastic!
I found out I like signing people up for the email list. I also found out if you make someone think they are missing out on something they will gladly give you what you are asking for so they don’t miss out. Good Advertising scheme for sure….
Did someone say Berkeley?
First we hit up the college radio on campus. There were unique characters everywhere, including our DJ who reminded me of a MASH character. He just had a similar style. He was so passionate about Ukulele.
Off to the show!
This was an amazing concert hall! Tons of artists have come through Berkeley and their names were all on the wall in the backstage green room. We had to sleep on the couches because we were going to be there all day before the gig. Sometimes the time between sound check and show is hours apart. I believe we waited 5 hours in between sound check and the performance. It’s all part of the job.
Our next stop was Santa Cruz
A drive through the redwoods and an establishment that seated hundreds (and was sold out) awaited us. It was very fun!!!
During our journey we laughed and played and had a blast.
During soundcheck I played “Wicked Games” for Tai on my guitar and there was no looking back. She had to play this enchanting song. We had to play this song. Turns out everyone loves it ❤️
We made sure to have intermission in our shows to sell merchandise. Very smart. Everyone was crazy about us!
It was also a lesson learned, because we didn’t order our food before the kitchen closed (we were busy greeting fans after the show), we went home hungry. No one was happy then…food and sleep are so important, especially on tour!!
Next stop, Oceanside! And another sold out show!!!
what can I say? Friends are awesome. We had a free place to stay and relax in Oceanside, CA
It was needed at this point. We had already played 3 shows and driven 12 hours in a car to Southern California! We were exhausted and needed rest. The show went off and we were a hit!! Everyone loved us
Hey L.A.! Thanks for having us! Thanks for putting us up in a 4 star resort at Terranea!!!
There was also an eclipse! So cool to see some of it ☀️
We also got to shoot a music video on some rocks next to the ocean!! We had such a blast!!
@ the Mint in L.A. it is PAY to PLAY!! What?!?!? Go figure…it was a cool venue…tons of fans came…we met other cool bands too! Don’t they know who we are? Hahahahaha
After The Mint we chilled out and relaxed in our lovely house on Terranea resort. At the end of the week we played by the cliff for a crowd of 500+
After this we took off for a few weeks, going our separate ways.
I was sad for a day…the feeling was like leaving camp after having a ton of fun for 2 weeks with all of your friends. Luckily My mom came and joined me and we headed to DC to see friends and then St. Louis to visit family! I had such a blast with her!!!
Always sad to leave my family….but I must go follow my dreams!!
Off to Catalina Island!
Ya we come here every year! Wouldn’t change a thing! Everyone loves us!
What a lovely trip! What an amazing tour! I could do this every year!! I’ve learned so much from everyone I’ve met, and the most promising thing I learned is “Don’t give up!!!”
Time for Home
I’ve missed my mommy
I’ve missed my doggies
Ive missed my friends I’ve missed my surfing
I’ve missed my Hawaii ❤️♀️🤙❤️