Tour Kick Off!

And so the adventure begins.  We had a crazy start to our tour since Yusif had a meeting in Seattle unitl 9pm on Monday night and we had to be at 50 Mason in San Francisco by 7pm Tuesday.  That left us with two options for the 12 hour drive: 1) Leave Monday night and drive as far as we could, maybe the whole way or 2) Leave at 3am Tuesday and stress if we'll make it on time.

We chose the former and I took the first shift. I think excitement took over because I drove us straignt to California in 7.5 hours with two short stops for gas.  Our tour car is pretty cozy with all our gear, but at least it sips the gasoline. Yusif and Sarah split the last leg to Oakland where we were greeted by an old friend of mine that I haven't seen in 10 years.  She made us feel right at home and we promptly crashed out.

After some coffee and an incredible meal we were ready to do what we came to do.  50 Mason in downtown San Francisco would be the first gig of our 20-show tour.  It was a Tuesday night, but surprisingly there was a great crowd and the reception was warm.  We had a great dinner after the show with all our friends who came out and I have to say, my stomach muscles were sore today from all the laughing. 

We're getting ready for our next show tonight in the East Bay at The Bistro and tomorrow we move further south.  Stay tuned, as I'll be posting more photos and videos.