Join us as Cousin Simple shares one of their stories from being on tour.


In this Crazy Tour Stories segment, the alternative/indie band, Cousin Simple, shares one of their stories from being on the road. You can check out the story below:

I was sitting in the backseat on our way to a show in Cincinnati, Ohio when I started hearing a weird noise coming from outside the car. At first I thought maybe someone had opened a window, or there was a louder than usual car behind us, but when I realized neither of these things were happening I asked the question “Anyone else hear that noise?” Upon investigation we realized that we had what every traveling band fears… a flat tire.

We pulled the van over to the side of the highway and found the replacement donut tire that would have to get us the rest of the way to the gig. What we didn’t find, however, was the tool to actually change the tires. I am not very handy in these types of scenarios but I was told that we were basically screwed without this tool. We waited on the side of the road for what ended up being an hour before a policeman eventually showed up and was able to help us get what we needed.

We were finally ready to get going again! And that’s when we saw it—the road behind us was now basically a parking lot. With traffic as far as the eye could see. The policeman waved for the stopped cars to get moving and we zipped down to Cincinnati as fast as our replacement tire could take us. We arrived just in time to run on stage and perform. No flat tire can keep Cousin Simple down! (Sorry about all the traffic though, Cincinnati).

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