blanche beach / drainbow tour - santa barbara - 1 june 13
we left for santa barbara friday afternoon (may thirty-first). our fist show wasn’t till saturday night, but we decided to leave a day early to hang out in santa barbara. we met at nathan and tristan’s house, hitched the trailer, and loaded our gear. we were on the road before noon. the van only seats four, so we layed a mattress in the back to lay down on, rotating who sits there. brad was first to lay down, since he got off work only a couple hours before we left. i don’t think he slept though; it was really hot in the back of the van. the drive went by much faster than i expected. isaac drove the eight or so hours to sb. we made a few stops for food and gas, and drove into sb a little before nine. our friend mallory was letting us stay at her place. she made us lentils and salad for dinner. after we ate, we went to the beach. we got back to her place and i crashed around twelve. nathan, tristan, and mallory stayed up watching a movie.
(june first) i woke up around seven. nathan, brad, and i left to walk downtown to the french press. isaac slept in the van, and was in the parking lot talking to the downstairs neighbor when we walked outside. the four of us walked downtown, then to a park where nathan did yoga and isaac ran. mallory made breakfast for everyone. one of her roommates had couch surfers staying with her. they walked with us to warbler records and the farmers market. we drove to the beach; nathan, mallory, and tristan body surfed. it looked like they were getting beat up by the waves. after a couple hours, we went to pizza guru. we came back to mallory’s and slept a little before the show. we got to biko around 7:30 and unloaded our gear. we walked a few blocks to the food coop. the first band started around 8:30. they are called child. excellent groovy stoner rock. really great. drainbow played second. our set was good. i was happy with how the vocals sounded. we were really loud in that room. blanche beach played last and rocked it. they’re so great. i’m happy to be playing shows with them. we loaded our gear up and went to get food with indiana (who booked the show), josh (big help at the show/mallory’s housemate), and mallory. we got back to the house after twelve and went to sleep.
thank you indiana, mallory, and josh for the show, food, place to sleep, and fun time in sb.