DAY 1: Vancouver

photo cred: steven shepherd

   Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to every single person that bought a ticket and contributed to our first big tour kick off show. We were blown away by the undying support last August when you packed out The Media Club for our “Flies/Lancaster” Release Party, so, needless to say, seeing a full house at The Fox was a perfect dream for us. We would also like to show our appreciation to our sponsors of the evening (Cariboo Brewing, CJSF and Y57 Media), they sent us donations to give away and spun us on their radio programs which we couldn’t be more grateful for. Despite our rush-y behaviour last night in prepping and making sure the night ran smoothly, you should know that we were so pleased to see all of our good friends and, to our surprise, a whole slew of new people.

   Dante Hadden kicked off the evening with his beautiful voice and rhythmic, looping guitar work. I had yet to see him perform up until that point and was pleasantly surprised to hear him play upon hearing a lot of about him. Alexandria Maillot was just as dreamy, if not more, having had Daniel Baxter accompany her soothing voice with a wash of ambient guitar. Please, send them some love and take a listen to their music, they truly deserve the world over.

   There isn’t much I feel I need to say about the rest of the show to be honest other than that we were relieved and happy that the material we have been working on for months was so well received. Having not played a local show in six months, it was difficult to predict how the night would go. We had an unrealistic amount of pent up energy that I think Patrick almost smashed his guitar and I bent one of my stands. Not to mention, it was the first show in quite a while that we had a bass player (thanks to Nick Russell of The Good In Everyone), I don’t know how we will comfortably function as a three-piece again after performing with bass. After everything was said and done, we truly do not know how our next big show will top that one but we cannot wait to share it with you.

   In a week, we leave Vancouver and begin our trek across the country for the first time in our lives. It’s a terrifying and exhilarating feeling that we can’t help but feel spoiled in having. The Good In Everyone has done this before and we are excited to experience this with them, still I am sincerely unsure how messy this tour would be without their help.

   You can also relive the evening through Beatroute’s eyes here.

Jer, Alea, Patrick