We played The Pawnshop in Edmonton on Jan. 24. Huge thanks to Tyson and the rest of the crew at the Pawnshop for a great night. There was a great turnout of all sorts of people and we were blown away by the talent of the other bands playing that night - The Boxcar Bawlers, Whiskey Wagon and the Misery Mountain Boys. There was some mandolin-playin' going on that was just insane.
The next day we took it easy and found an Irish pub on Whyte Ave. where we could raise a pint for Robbie Burns Day. As we were all enjoying our Guiness we overhear a man at the table next to us say...loudly..."What the fuck did Robbie Burns ever do anyway?" Needless to say we all booed.
Next day we rolled into Jasper, AB to get set up for our Jan 26 show at the Legion. It was a busy Saturday night and all sorts of things were going on for Jasper in January, so we weren't sure what the turnout would be like. After a slow start to our first set, people started pouring in the Legion and it was like playing a gig at home in Terrace - folks of all sorts dancing up a storm until the wee hours of the morning. The show sold out and we couldn't have asked for a warmer reception. We had so much fun, it was ridiculous. We all left the Legion gig stoked.
Then we went to bed. Two hours later we woke up to drive 1,000 km west back home to Terrace. It was a very, very, long, oddly quiet drive back.
It was sad getting off the beautiful beast that is the Happy Adventure, but we'll be heading back west March 17 for St. Patty's Day at the Ship and Anchor in Calgary. We can't freakin' wait.