So, we’ve made it back to Toronto. Whimper. Tear.
We got to Toronto early Thursday morning and it was probably the hottest day of the summer too. The band got to rest up a bit and then played Sport Pig on Captain Johns boat. Care wasn’t feeling well but she never showed a sign of feeling like death.
The next day Care, Tony and I went to watch From First To Last play Wakestock. It was also our last day with those guys for who knows how long. That’s the worst part of tour, you make friends fast but then who knows when you’ll see them again. After wakestock we went to the Opera House to see the “secret” Deftones show with attack in black, protest the hero and alexisonfire. The Deftones didn’t play their full set but they did one hell of a job! Afterwards we celebrated Abe’s birthday and our last night to really party with those guys.
On Saturday we were up in the early hours of the morning to make the boat over to wakestock. It was a long, hot day but lots of fun. The band played a great set (as usual). Then they has a twister/spin the bottle/cd giveaway party at the Underground Operations tent. Nobody got naked or made out so it was a bit disappointed but fun none the less. After that the band signed autographs at the merch area and sold lots of cds. Everyone spent the rest of the day relaxing and then watched the Deftones for the last time. (For now).
On our way back to the island we had a miniature tittle wave come over the front of the boat (my side) and it was super fun and a great way to end the weekend. Luckily nothing got damaged but I wish I had a camera to recapture everyone reaction.
Now that the tour is over, I look back and wish I could start it all over again. Thanks to all the bands, crew and fans. Die Mannequin will back VERY soon!
Some cool things: