Whooo-eeee! We have been having such as blast these last few days we haven't been able to update all our friends and family back home about our shenanigans (and we have had some believe you me).
-We had a day off and were re-united with out Oats and Notes family, the Gallingers. We got spoiled at Bonterra, the restaurant co-owned by our lovely host.
-Wine-Ohs was a really fun time. Some of our dear friends came out to support us (thanks Neal, Curtis, Tara, & Stacey) and we even made some new ones! Go figure!
-We still need to find a way to pull in a bigger crowd in Cowtown. Perhaps opening for a bigger act next time around.
Fort McLeod-July 18th-20th-South Country Fair
-We were pre-warned by the maginificent Lil' Jill Moranz that South Country Fair was going to blow our socks off (I'm paraphrasing obviously) and she was right on the money! So many amazing performances from music to slam poetry. We played our set on Sunday so we really got to enjoy the other acts throughout the weekend.
-Sunday night was the after party and everyone let loose. Pratt basically doesn't have vocal chords now due to the amount of caterwauling that was done...totally worth it. We can't even go into the lewd party games that went on. Certainly NSFW.
-It's pretty hard to find anything to complain about due to the amount of mind blowing times we had at SCF, but I suppose it would've been cool to shower more often. At least everyone else was in the same state of disarray.
Maple Creek-July 21st-Ghost Town B&B
-The owner of Ghostown Blues is a true music lover and the idyllic setting is enough to evoke a great performance out of any artist. We played in a old re-furbished church (some blasphemy went down) and had our first taste of 'glamping' (glam camping). We would reccomend this amazing spot to any weary travellers who want to have a truly down home experience.
-Pratt's voice had not fully recovered from the previous evening's yellfest and we were forced to sing everything in the key of D so she could hit the high notes. Stupid Pratt...this is Pratt by the way. We managed to get through the set and everyone left happy but it can be very frustrating when you cause your own vocal damage. Couldn't blame this one on the fires.