Davis to Arcata
Ropes backstage at the Mondavi Theatre at the University of California.
We've had excellent food here in California - Dave gets stuck into the potatoes.
Its a bit of a barn!
Soundchecking - I think I've only done two soundcheck shots this tour - well done me!
Another sponsor meet and greet, this one was a bit more low key and fun, plenty of interesting people, the bald guy on the left is a surgeon and very funny and self effacing (sorry - I'm terrible at remembering names). I think the sponsors here pledge smaller amounts of money and thus have much more of a say in the programming of the shows at the theatre - which is not a bad idea. Plenty of people here are connected to the University, which is huge and just one of four in California, I had an interesting conversation with an Anglo Indian family who all worked at the engineering department here.
I also chatted to a sweet old lady who remembered us from 2015, and had sponsored us - apparently we were in a 'beauty parade' with several other shows, but we were considered more 'fun' than the others.
I sometimes construct in my head, a parallel universe, where, for my own psychic health, I do things exactly the opposite to what I'm doing on the physical plane - especially if I'm feeling a little tired.
So I grabbed the old lady by the lapels, lifted her two feet off the ground, brought her face very close to mine, and said in my best Joe Pesci voice,
"Fun? - does this face look like its having fun?"