Good morning, peeps! I’m baaaaack!! The jet lag monster seems to have been kind to me … after hitting me pretty hard yesterday, I had a good night’s sleep and woke up early this morning feeling almost normal. Now I’m sitting at my laptop with a steaming mug of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee while listening to the cool wind and rain showers blow through the valley … ahhhh, life doesn’t get much better than this!
Some thoughts on our very first solo tour … first of all, it was totally AWESOME!!! The venues in Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Tokyo were all great, and the crowds were totally into the music and vibe … so much fun! What always amazes me is how great the sound is no matter how big or small the venue. I mean those sound technicians in Japan are so good that our sound checks take no more than 10-20 minutes max. They dial us in so quickly and the sound is so fantastic that it totally blows me away … sure wish we had some of those guys here! And the stage and lighting techs were just as good … very proficient and knowledgeable. The only complaint I have is that some of the venues (including the green rooms) had heavy cigarette smoke residue which really bothered me … it wreaked havoc on my throat and sinus and gave me headaches. And finally, the omiyage we received from our fans were amazing … everything you can imagine and then some! They are the most loyal, most generous fans in the world and we will always do our very best to not disappoint them!