On the way from Cleveland to Grand Rapids: - 2010-07-07
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On the way from Cleveland to Grand Rapids: First of all, I'd like to thank Buzz Bands for asking me to do another blog series for this Smashing Pumpkins tour. It's really hard to believe it was 2008 the last time we did this (touring and blogging).
The first show last night was pretty solid. Not too much to say, other than that Cleveland is such a great rock city. I always like playing here, even though we couldn't find the House of Blues' stage at first. Had to say that.
One of the most exciting things about this tour is watching Mike Byrne (our new drummer is 20 years old) get to experience all of this for the first time. For example, this is his first tour bus, and he just admitted to me that he's pretty blown away by it. Six months from now, he'll probably be so over all of it. He doesn't know I'm writing about him, and he'll most likely be a little annoyed. But who cares? I treat him like my little brother: a little mean, but mostly nice. I just wish he'd stop playing video games all the time.
See everyone in Grand Rapids.