Tour Diary – Boston, MA and Philadelphia, PA (March 8 and 9)

Boston (Somerville)
It was a very fun night tonight. Thank god, because last night was torture. We drove through the night, up and down and across and over and around the Allegheny Mountains . I lay in my bunk for hours trying to counteract the G’s. I even tried some kind of homeopathic sleeping pill but that only made things a little foggy. I should have taken a real one. No sleep…it’s such a leveler. So I stayed as stationary as possible today, outside of visiting Jared’s groovy new studio/clubhouse. Fortunately, Skippy was in town on a business trip and he set-up a makeshift sausage stand out back of the venue, so I didn’t have to go far for dinner. Besides being close, the food was no doubt better than anything any of the restaurants on the square could have offered. Man, that dude cooks an awesome sausage. He was also cooking salmon and a couple of other things on what looked like a Hibatchi…he is unbelievable…I couldn’t hang very much because I was so exhausted and needed to preserve the little energy that I had. Showtime was easy….the audience was fantastic and immediately infused us with their enthusiasm. We had lots of little technical glitches on stage but the energy from the audience was enough to keep us on track. Another night of fun. Thank you Boston (or Somerville or wherever the hell we were).

Philadelphia (Glenside)
I slept till 1pm. There is definitely something stalking me….I only need to keep it at bay for a few more days. Kind of a nothing day. The Keswick Theater is a nice old venue but it’s in a very non-descript suburb of Philly and there isn’t a whole lot to do or look at or walk to while one waits for the work day to begin. I commandeered one of the theater staff and made a run up to an outlet beer store and bought a case of Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA and a case of Red Hook Long Hammer to bring back home. Due to the draconian liquor laws that we live under in Ontario, we can’t get any of the beer brewed by all of these great independent breweries down here. Occasionally they will allow one or two brands to be sold in our government controlled liquor outlets but usually at about a 50% mark-up. So I stock up whenever I can. At showtime my insides were under siege, the battle had begun. It made for a very difficult show on my end. I think we played ok…it was a little laid-back, but that’s not always a bad thing. The audience seemed to be having a good time and that is the ultimate goal. This was our last of three shows with Joe Purdy opening up. It was a pleasure listening to him and hanging out with him each night. I’m sure we will cross paths again somewhere down the road. Back up 95 for one more show.

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8 Responses to “Tour Diary – Boston, MA and Philadelphia, PA (March 8 and 9)”

  1. Anne Says:

    March 10th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I was at the Somerville show. It was fantastic. I’m glad you felt the audience’s energy because there was a lot of love for you and your music in the room! I hadn’t heard Joe Purdy before and really loved his stuff, too.

    If you play there again (and I hope you will) there’s an awesome restaurant called Redbones right around the corner. Corn fritters!

    Thanks for an amazing night of music.

  2. Scott Thomas Says:

    March 10th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the hours of bliss you provided us in Somerville. We may have noticed a little fatigue on your part Margo, at the start of the show. We were both infatuated before the end of the first piece though. We came down from Portland, via Stowe. Made a little vacation around your appearance. Thank you, More great memories.

  3. Bob from NB Says:

    March 11th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    We got to Somerville a few hours early for the show and hung out in Davis Square. I saw Margo taking a walk, and asked her to please pose for a picture with me. It was very windy, her hair was flying all over the place, but she was so cordial and accommodating! Thanks, Margo! And thanks for signing my CJ’s CD holder!! The show was awesome. Can’t wait to see you again!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. pamela blalock Says:

    March 11th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Somerville show was awesome. But what we really want to know is where do we get two pairs of shoes for $20? And was Margo wearing 2 for $20 shoes on stage?

  5. Jeff Treml Says:

    March 11th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Awesome show! We drove up from Delaware. Very subdued crowd, cannot ever remember being at a show that calm but, had a great time. If you ever come to Wilmington Delaware (The Queen or the Grand) I’ll deliver a case Dogfish IPA to the bus…just saying.

  6. Alph Says:

    March 11th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Like Skippy, just happened to be in Boston on business. Was delighted to see we overlapped and grabbed a ticket. Great job to all and thanks. Listener since 1990. You have been the soundtrack for many great events in our lives — whether children’s wedding receptions, family and friend roadtrips or just a night around the campfire. Looking forward to the new albums. We would love to hear you in Mount Shasta California. No shopping, but beautiful country you couldn’t help but love.

  7. Laurie Says:

    March 11th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Oh thank you all so much! So So much!

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