Everyday Tour: More From the Road with Francisco the Man

7 Aug

Inland Empire’s Francisco The Man have been sharing their stories with us while on the road. Read #1 here.

The view inside the van.

Day Two: PORTLAND! PORTLAND! PORTLAND!

After spending over eleven hours on the road, we have finally made it to Portland. I’m sure you can imagine — after that many hours on the I-5, it felt pretty damn nice to finally be somewhere. Not to mention Portland is one of my favorite cities, so I was pretty excited.

We are playing three shows while in town — Ella St. Social Club, The Pink Room and a last minute house party that I know little to nothing about. It seems a bit strange to stay in one city for so long, but I really wanted to approach the idea of touring from a different angle. Instead of  hitting as many towns as possible, I felt like we would have more of an impact on a city if we played a few shows in each town. It also really cuts down on drive time which is a total bonus.

Last night we played at Ella St. Social Club — a cool little club in SW Portland. The show went really well, all the bands were fantastic and we had a lot of fun. It was also quite nice to finally play a proper show after the misfortune we experienced in Oakland. It’s always a plus to feel like a real band.

Well, this is were I sign off. It’s time to eat the french toast I am currently smelling coming from the kitchen. Thanks Maddy!

– Scotty Cantino, lead singer and guitarist, Francisco The Man

On the stereo: Richard Hell and the Voidoids – Blank Generation

Thanks to: Archers for giving us a place to crash all weekend. Shows turning out how they should. Portland’s incredible food carts.

No Thanks to: Mike’s bacon frying skills. Broken roof sachets. Loading mini-vans at 2am.

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