With 17 shows in 19 days, this last leg of the tour could have been exhausting had it not been for two very important, Most Valuable Players. Firstly there are incredible mini-supermarkets all along the freeways with a bounty of healthy and delicious prepared foods. M&S and Waitrose- we wish you'd come across the pond so that we have more rest-stop options than subway and starbucks! And of course there was our trusty driver and tour manager Peter Christopherson, who did all the heavy lifting and who plied us with paella and chocolates, wine and cheese; life will be less colorful without your company! Thank. You.
We had some fun week-night shows at Hare & Hounds in Birmingham and The Stables in Milton Keynes, and were impressed with the turnout in these places! We had a fabulous time at Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, yucking it up with both the audience and our sound tech. We even appeared on BBC Scotland while we were up there, thanks to all these DJ's have been majorly helping us out!! We're only sorry we didn't see any kilts other than in shop windows. :) Gateshead Old Town Hall was also a fantastic show; we had a full house in this gorgeous Victorian style Town Hall!
We finally got to meet our UK booking agents face to face on Saturday as they drove 3 hours to see our show at the Cranleigh Arts Center- thanks Bob and Claire!! And we wrapped things up in Nottingham; where we searched in vein for Robin Hood - or any man in tights for that matter. You'll be pleased to know that we made aa stop at BOX HILL on Sunday morning to see an impressive collection of bikers! There was no Vincent Black Lightning to be found but there was a great looking 1962 Triumph! We got a nice photo with it for facebook. :)
All in all, this tour has surpassed our expectations and we are already scheming about when we can come back! Thanks to everyone who made it such a successful trip. Especially you, our fans, who sent your friends and family to see shows, who made T-shirts commemorating the event, and who snatched up our CD's to share with more music lovers. We couldn't do this without you!
SMASHING! Cheerio! We love you!
Molly, Abbie & Laurie