The next day we woke up in lovely Amherst, MA. It was a cold night, but it made for a perfect day. We met up with our friend Anna for some Chinese buffet. Later we made it to Sutton, MA, where we went to Purgatory Chasm for some adventuring. I have never been to a state park where there was so much climbing to be done. We didn't even scratch the surface . It was such a beautiful hike/climb. I can't wait to go there again.
The show that night was at a place called The Shop in Worcester. Right next door to the venue was a bike workshop. Throughout the evening you could hear bikers working on their motorcycles and burning out in the parking lot. We played a really fun show and then drove to Andover to sleep.
The next day we had a long drive to Rochester, where we ate garbage plates for the first time. This was an extremely unhealthy decision, but I'm not disappointed that it happened. The show was at an amazing DIY space called The Vineyard Community Space, and had a great turnout. Right next door was a church that had been changed into a barcade, so we spent a little bit of time there.
After the show we drove to Buffalo to stay with our friend Anna. In Buffalo we, of course, went to Niagara Falls, which was beautiful. We ate at Gabriel's Gate, and then went to the show. We played in a really cool attic and had a lot of fun meeting new friends and hanging out with old ones. Paul ended up seeing one his favorite bands, Born of Osiris, at another venue after our set, and hung out with them for a while after that. We stayed up way too late, and then got up early to head back to Bloomington.
This tour was an absolute dream. Thank you so much to every band, promoter, and friend who let us stay with them. You are amazing and I am eternally grateful. I can't wait to get back out and play more shows! I was blown away by the response from this tour, and it will be great to see more of the country while playing these songs.