Rochester IL to Hays KS
One of our goals on this tour is not only to become rich and famous but also to not leave any of our gear behind. I can’t tell you how much money I’ve spent on re-buying items like cables, harmonicas, etc. After a good night sleep at the winery we played last night, we loaded up the van the next morning being very careful not to forget anything. We locked up as instructed and were on our way. A few hundred miles down the road I get a phone call from Loren, the owner of the winery.
Loren - “Jim, this is Loren. Did you guys take a back bag with all my cables and microphones because I don’t see it here?”
Jim – “No, but I’ll look in the van just in case if it makes you feel better.”
The first thing I see… a black bag.
Jim – “John, is this yours?”
John – “Oh no! I thought that was yours so I grabbed it.”
Spending 3 weeks on the road with John I expected to learn a lot about him, but him being a kleptomaniac is not one of them. So anyway, we quickly made our way to the nearest UPS store in Kansas (which is not close cuz, it’s Kansas) just before they closed and had the bag shipped back to the winery. Catastrophe one, solved.
When this trip is over I’m really going have to check my bags to make sure I got everything. John can no longer be trusted. I see how he has been eying my capo.
Okay, Boulder CO here we come! Really looking forward to this gig tonight.