Mike & Molly's (Champaign, IL) - 9/11/2010

So Champaign was a blast.  Going back to college for a night results in many good stories...but let me get straight to the goods...

So the second we get to the venue to load in we start getting followed by this homeless guy.  He claims to have just gotten out of jail and then proceeds to follow us around for the next hour and a half.  While the rest of us are thinking about how we're probably going to get stabbed, our new friend and bassist Brad begins working out trumpet arrangements for his and the homeless guy's Motown debut.

This is probably the best version of the Temptations classic Papa Was A Rolling Stone that you'll ever hear.

Brad is a man of the people, eventually the homeless guy got the cops called on him, but not before he asked Brad for $0.35 to get out of the arrest....not sure.

After this it was time for some rock and roll.  Outdoor shows on a beautiful night...can't beat it.

The show was great, the after-party was even better.  We went to Joe's Brewery and drank with some 19 year olds...proud we could keep up.  After the bar closed we decided to hit up a house party at which point we got cited with a warning for drinking in public en route, a ticket we only avoided because the cop felt bad for us after finding out we were 26 and still drinking in public, he was 23 at the oldest...this was embarrassing yet awesome.

Then it was back to our friend Tim's place, we woke up the next morning on a mattress that we kind of remember finding on the street...this was embarrassing but comfortable... at least for now...we'll keep you posted on the bed bug situation.

This is how you "afford the rock and roll lifestyle" bitches!

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