The Venetia Fair – 1st ROAD BLOG from their Victorian Halls Co-Headline US Tour
The Venetia Fair is on their Co-Headline tour with Victorian Halls called “It’s Too Late You’ll Soon Be One of Us”. While on tour they will be writing periodic blogs for us. You can check out the first one after…
The Venetia Fair is on their Co-Headline tour with Victorian Halls called “It’s Too Late You’ll Soon Be One of Us”. While on tour they will be writing periodic blogs for us. You can check out the first one after the break.
Chris here, with tour blog #1 on the “It’s too late you’ll soon be one of us” Tour with Victorian Halls (Victory). I’m hangin out in Joe’s kitchen right now. Joe is cooking about 3 pounds of bacon for us and Victorian Halls and mike is sitting next to me wearing some gay pajamas that look like something I wore when i was 15 and was even embarrassed about then. Anyways, let me recap the past few days leading up to this moment. We started the tour last Friday in Middletown in NY. We played this venue called The Sounds Asylum which was very cool and the owners were super nice. Obviously being a professional band unlike Victorian Halls we showed up right on time for load in and proceeded to load in and hang out HARD. Victorian halls finally shows up about an hour later. For us, meeting a band you are touring with for the first time is a great opportunity to act super weird/rude (well…more than usual) and to hopefully make the other band question their decision to tour with us. As member by member of VH walked in I introduced myself as Chris and said “ohh you must be Victor Halls” There is a black dude in their band and I kept telling him over and over that he is the tallest man I have ever seen and kept asking him if he likes being a giant. He said it’s fine. After the rest of the band met VH we were all hanging out outside where we proceeded to punch each other in the face, eat lit cigarettes and figure out different ways to conceal our beers so as to not get arrested for drinking in public. Joe had a giant car sun reflector around his beer, mike had a small Mexican doll and I just spray painted my entire can white. Its not beer if you cant read the word “Beer” right? Slowly but surely VH came around and they might have even started to like us. Not sure yet. Ohh on a side note we have this group of like 5 super die-hard fans that literally come to every show we play anywhere in the country and always bring us snacks and weird things like squirt guns. They were there. They are great and wild. Anyways, the show went well and i think we killed it but i never know. I just play drums real loud and hope I don’t suck. Ohh i forgot to mention that there is also a band called My Amends on the tour. They showed up 10 hours late and didn’t get to play. Pussies. After the show my dad called and for some unknown reason he was at a bar literally right down the street (He lives nowhere near NY) He told us the bar was “packed with hotties” and he would buy us drinks if we showed up. Obviously we go where the free drinks are so we stopped by. He proceeded to get us wasted, try and hook us up with ugly girls and embarrassed us to no end. He is the man though so It’s probably fine. After that we drove about a half hour to a rest stop and passed the fuck out in the van. I slept in my clothes on the bench seat even though I have a pretty sweet bunk. whatever. Well we woke up and drove to Joe’s house because our Vermont show that was supposed to be on Saturday got cancelled (Apparently a hurricane destroyed their whole state. Roads closed, tree’s on houses, no power, etc) So we spent the day at Joe’s being sad that there was no show. Joe and mike went fishing. They caught the shittiest fish in the world and threw it back. Whatever. Yesterday we played in Wareham MA at a new venue called 3065 live. The shows there are always awesome and the kids wen’t nuts. Victorian halls killed it way harder than the first show, probably because they weren’t blacked out drunk. That always helps. On most tours Monday’s are the day off so yesterday we had yet another day off at Joe’s. Victorian halls came over. My Amends had the great idea of having a cookout on our day off so we took their idea and didn’t invite them. We had a BBQ and had to get alot of weird shitty food because they are vegetarian pussies. To be polite I decided to be vegetarian for the night as well. All in all it was an absolute shit experience and i had to mask the bad taste of all the vegetarian bullshit food with vodka. Everybody went on what Joe calls a “Scoot Hoot” where you just ride scooters around screaming at midnight. Eventually we all got drunk and passed out fully clothed in Joe’s livingroom on the hardwood floor with the lights on and no blankets. It was awful but now were all up cooking a breakfast feast. Tonight we play in Allenstown NH at Ground Zero and tomorrow we play Croc Rock in Allentown PA. Anyway hopefully something stupid happens soon or I’m going to kill myself. BYE!