04|13|09   US Tour: The Factory – Rochester, MI (April 7th, Day 5)

Rochester, Michigan.
Rochester, Michigan.

Rochester, Michigan, is a cute little town right outside of Detroit. We were playing a venue there called The Factory, which was a really, really cool venue. The performance area was small room, with hard-wood floors and high ceilings. The place just a great vibe about it, helped, not in small part, by having a bright yellow garage door as the entrance!

he Factory's yellow garage door.
The Factory’s yellow garage door.

The Factory's performance space.
The Factory’s performance space.

We were sharing the bill with a band that I found on myspace, called Lights at Sea, and they were just awesome (really beautiful and high-energy post-rock). Our show went well that night, too, with an audience of perhaps 30 people gathering right around our synths. After the show, we all packed up and followed Ryan, who plays guitar in Lights at Sea, all the way home to Grand Rapids, Michigan, which was two hours away from Rochester, but was on the way to Chicago, where we were heading back to the next day, anyways.

Lights at Sea.
Lights at Sea.

Ryan and his wife took super care of us, and when we left the next morning, I felt a bit sad (as has often been the case on this tour) about not having had more time to hang out together. Either way, though, I’m pretty sure that I’ll be seeing Ryan and the other guys from Lights At Sea in the not-to-distant future. They’re a terrific live band, and given that we won’t be living too far away from each other (I’ll be staying in and around Chicago for a few months after the tour), we can hopefully play a few more shows together in the upcoming months.

Ryan from Lights at Sea.
Ryan from Lights at Sea.

Anyhow, I’m currently in the car with Evan driving through Nebraska and I am exhausted as hell, but before I switch off with Evan, I just want to say a quick thank-you to the guys at The Factory, all the bands we played with that night (Lights At Sea, Your Best Friend, etc.), as well as a special thank-you to Ben, who drove up 3 1/2 hours from Fort Wayne, Indiana, just to see us play. Ben, you’re awesome! Evan and I really enjoyed meeting you, and hopefully we’ll see each other again at the end of the tour, if we can make the show in Indiana happen.

Ben.
Ben.


Yay! Check out the new Enright House Shop I just finished making! Even if you’re not the type of person who buys music anymore, do take a look at how pretty and shiny it is! :)

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  • mYles (of arto

    i think that door alone was worth da trip!!

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