Two months ago, King 5 started their “Best of Western Washington” for local whatevers (coffee shops, bands, spas, you name it). It’s a yearly contest put on by King 5 for data mining…oops, I mean, for businesses to compete against other businesses which calls for other users to sign up on their site and vote. Simple process for the businesses and I’m sure King 5 get’s a lot of contact information that way. Anyway, that’s not the point of this post, but rather to tell you what a great opportunity Everyday Jones had as a result.
Seeing as we tour a lot, we’ve amassed a lot of emails ourselves and it was a fairly simple process of making a few facebook shout-outs and a few newsletters that catapulted us to the #1 position for quite some time. We eventually were beat out by a group called Arisen from Nothing, which turned out to be not only great musicians, but a bunch of really nice guys. Seriously, check out their music (keep the babies away, though).
Our opportunity came in the form of opening for Spike and the Impalers at the Snoqualmie Casino. It was a short set, however, a REALLY fun night. We met some really interesting and fun musicians and got to party like rock stars. Contrary to popular belief, when Alissa and I tour, it’s not a party. It consists of driving, playing, driving, playing, driving, playing. And just when I think we’re done, we drive some more. Don’t get me wrong, we don’t stop partying until 5am each night, but it’s not like the typical hollywood movie parties you see on the big screen.
Apparently some footage (thank you to the videographer!!) was caught of the night and I hope you enjoy it as much as we had playing it.
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