We drove into Lethbridge with no idea what to expect – Attainable Records had shut down a couple weeks before we were arriving, but one of the co-owners, Connor, had assured us that he was going to make the show happen and find a different space for us. The address we were directed to was a Smokehouse, much to our disbelief. As we loaded in and settled down for dinner, I had yet another battle of trying to find something veg-friendly.
Though it was a small attendance, the crowd really enjoyed our set and we sold a lot of merch – it was nice to be met with people that cared about music and were happy to express that to us. We hope that the next time we hit Lethbridge we can set something up that isn’t a strain on the booker so we can get a great night happening for all of us. That being said, we’re super appreciative to Connor for holding his word and sticking it out despite having to close his venue. It takes a genuine love of what you’re doing to keep on trucking when something so discouraging happens to you. It’s been really great to meet the people in these smaller towns and see how much they want to create a music community in their town, and are pulling out all the stops to do it.
We drove 2 and a half hours from Lethbridge back to Calgary to stay with the wonderful Nate of Ultrviolence, and had some great van chats along the way. Until tomorrow,