2 November 2007
We spent a few days plus halloween in Seattle. Glorious fun. Went to dinner at the Space Needle where we feasted on crab legs and wine in order to celebrate Vigilantes 29th birthday. He himself spent his birthday contemplating life and catching 35 trouts in the rocky mountains. We then took the monorail back to the hotel. The monorail must have had one of the worlds worst rides but it looked cool and sometimes you just have to sacrifice comfort for cool. It is what separates us from the animals.
Halloween we went to a bar where we saw a fantastic misfits coverband after convincing the doorman that, yes, we are over 21. What could be a better halloween than this. Check it out: Italian dinner-Misfits cover band- Gaybar-House in the suburbs-hotel at 6.30. Getting kicked out of cabs and all. Thank you all our new friends.
The show in Seattle turned out way better than it deserved with a hung over band pulling it together and doing it well. Real well. Thanks for coming everybody. I am right now in the dressing room in Portland. Great recordstore across the street. Don´t´mean to sound like an old fogey here but there was a time when we would tour and there would always be a great record store outside the venue. I suppose I am glad I don´t have to carry two suitcases full of vinyl everywhere I go but it does make me kind of sad.
Portland, you are about to meet the HIVES.
/HPA in the USA
31 October 2007
So The Hives have made their way west on this tour going from Florida to New Orleans to Houston to Fort Worth to Denver. We´ve seen the Mississippi river, cattle, cowboys, Rocky mountains and so forth. All the shows have been great. New Orleans was cool coming back to play one of the best shows we have done in New Orleans.
I nearly killed Chris at the show in Fort Worth when my guitarstrap broke when I did a cool guitar move, but Chris as awake as he is managed to duck and is still with us. Thanks for that oh holy whoever!
Today we move towards Seattle for an own show at the Showbox. See you there!
Me Arson you Jane
23 October 2007
All done in FL and moving towards Georgia tonight. Tonights show was a success and The Hives were in general very happy with tonights delivery.
Had a day off yesterday in Orlando. Spent it at Disney World.