Everything Ever – 1st ROAD BLOG from Winter U.S. Tour with ROMP + The Blithedale Romance
The punk band, Everything Ever, is currently on their winter U.S. headline tour with ROMP and The Blithedale Romance, on select dates. While they’re on this tour, they will be doing an exclusive blog for us. You can check out…
The punk band, Everything Ever, is currently on their winter U.S. headline tour with ROMP and The Blithedale Romance, on select dates. While they’re on this tour, they will be doing an exclusive blog for us. You can check out the first entry, with photos, after the break.
It feels so good to be back on the road for the first time after getting robbed of $6000 of equipment. Look how comfy Trotta was, driving the van like the tour daddy he is.
Our first show of the tour was at Hardcore Sweet in Oakville, CT. The cupcakes there were great. I had the vegan chocolate raspberry one. We’re really lucky to be playing with our brother Joe Fuscia, who plays bass in You, Me, and Everyone We Know and No Such Noise, but is absolutely killing it on the drums for us. It’s been such a blast. We don’t necessarily want to steal him from those other bands, but yes we kinda do.
After the show, we did an interview in a car for a radio program, and our photographer for this tour Amber Orlino grabbed a candid tabloid-style iPhone shot of it going down. It was less of a drug deal than it looked like.
Our friends in Yeehaw had their final show and asked us to be on it. Trotta actually booked the whole tour around the Boston date, which was where we headed after we packed up in Connecticut. We love our Boston friends so much that we always try to spend as much time there as possible. We got to Yeehaw’s apartment around 2 am and hung out with the boys and Cooper’s cat Popcorn for a bit before hitting the hay. The next morning (Friday), Sean from Sports. took us to a diner that had great vegan options. The show that night was really bittersweet. Yeehaw put on such an incredible final performance. Everyone wore black. Dylan literally walked on the ceiling while crowd surfing.
It’s sad to know that it was the last time we’d share a stage. We were honored to be on the bill, and they said some really nice things about how important we are to each other and we all talked about how much we loved each other as musicians and as friends. Thank goodness they’re all in like 16 other awesome bands each. We also realized that we’re becoming the undertakers of the Boston punk scene since we actually met Yeehaw for the first time when we played at I Kill Giants’ breakup show. Sports. was amazing as usual. Our set was really fun, and people sang along to the songs from Solid Ground and seemed into the new songs. It was also the first night that Romp joined us, and they blew everyone away. Madison (singer of Romp) and I were both so nervous before the show so we tried to get through it together by doing really embarrassing vocal warmups together. It worked!
After the show, we picked up some beers and went back to Yeehaw’s apartment. We beat everyone else there so we played with Popcorn and had a dance party to Dirty Loops covers of pop songs until our Boston friends arrived home to party.
We got to Warwick, NY a few hours before our show on Saturday because we really wanted to hang out with Romp. We had a blast with them and all of our friends from that area, and the show was really fun. There was a baby!
Our last show with Romp was on Long Island, at Amityville Music Hall. We also shared the stage with our longtime friends Binary Heart, who always pull at our heartstrings. It was so sad saying goodbye to Romp! We all agree that three shows were not nearly enough and that it was such a tease of a tour experience. We talked about playing more shows together and planning all kinds of fun friendship adventures. We can’t wait for the rest of the shows we have booked with our other New Brunswick buddies, The Blithedale Romance. This tour has been just what the doctor ordered.