We flew out of Victoria to Vancouver and, finally, hooked up with our bus. Those quiet stationary nights in hotel rooms are now finished, but so is the constant packing and unpacking and the daily uprooting. Our home is now on wheels. We were suppose to play Vancouver tonight, but for some reason we can't seem to sell a ticket in Vancouver so we ended up canceling the show a couple of weeks ago. Vancouver has been an ugly place for us over the past few years, we can't figure out why, it must have something to do with those Canucks. Whatever, the gig in Seattle has been sold out for weeks so we headed south to where we are wanted.
We have never spent any time in this part of Seattle, The University District. The streets here have a pretty well worn feel to them, the students have marked their territory….the houses in the area and the accompanying gardens make one want to pick up stakes and move here immediately: funky old bungalows overgrown with all sorts of semi-exotic plant life. We also played a new venue for us tonight, The Neptune. One of those old movie theaters turned concert venue. I'm not sure what I think of the room, it was definitely not an easy night on stage and Jared said he had a tough time out front, but these things are always relative. More importantly, the audience was over the top in their enthusiasm. We have just had an excellent run through Western Canada, and I thought the audiences had been generally enthusiastic, but one song in to the set and we remembered why we love playing in this part of the world, the audiences are insane…in a good way. Seattle has always been good to us and tonight was no exception.
Pete's ipad drawing of the Channel Islands:
JASON LENT FOLLOWED OUR TOUR BUS BACK IN 2011 AND SUPPLIED US WITH HIS TOUR DIARY. HE WILL BE DOING THE SAME FOR THE COMING WEEK. HERE IS JASON'S SEATTLE DIARY.
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Thank you for the write up gentlemen!
Well written Jason.
What a great show it was. Have loved Cowboy Junkies for well over 20 years. FIRST time I got to see you guys, and what a show. You guys are GREAT live performers. The new stuff, the old stuff, it was all crazy good. Thanks so much for touring. Sorry about your house MT.
Come to Portland! We'll treat you well.
That's a shame about Vancouver, there are Leaf fans out here (not everyone is a bandwagon fan) Maybe the next time you can play Bellingham again. Once I found out the gig was cancelled everything was sold out, my lose.
Hey Jason, your writing just keeps on getting better. I love this line "Little did they know, and who am I to tell them, that twenty years on, they'll be on the other side of the canyon that appears suddenly between your life and your youth." That's great!
Can't wait to read the rest of your (and Mike's, of course) entries.
Thank you Scott and Carlos. Wonderful to be back living out of a suitcase.
Jason! Good to see you back at the Diary. I always look forward to it as a way to stay in touch when I can't attend shows. While I enjoy Mike's take on the shows,his unique perspective from the stage doesn't always tell me what I want to know about the show. Your take tells me what I want to know, from both an audience and informed Tourhead perspective. Thanks for contributing. Just don't post any set lists that will make me jealous!
Happy 40th. If the east coast old men's club can still make it to a fair number of shows each year, I'm sure you'll be able to handle a week on the road, young pup.