May 8, 2015
Palomino Club ~ Spokane WA
Royal Bliss played Palomino Club in Spokane, WA and I was lucky enough to be there. Hell, being able to tag along for three of their shows was a true experience. Not only was I able to take photos and interview the guys in the band for Moments In Sound, I was able to see first hand what the band goes through getting to and setting up at the venue, performing, interacting with fans, tearing down, and getting to the next venue. I definitely had a new found appreciation for their touring life.
This was also the second of three dates I was tagging along with them. While they were doing load in, I stopped to make some notes and I honestly couldn’t remember what day of the week it was.
The show itself was pretty damn awesome. Tons of faves
After soundcheck, Taylor and I found a place upstairs to start the interview but soundcheck by one of the opening bands had us move to the RB van…with the AC running. In case you missed it before, you can check it our here.
Van call 9am
937 leave Starbucks
Pick up Taylor and lv 945am
Almost 6700 feet elevation in Montana
Idaho border 245?
Found out 95.1 was going to have Drown With Me as 420 Hit of the Day. I pulled up radio app…hooked up to Bluetooth only to find we got the text late due to no cell service and jumping a timezone. It puffed tho.
Washington border 355 (PST time zone)
Venue 435 immediate load in
Started taking pics
Around this time I literally didn’t know what day if the week it was
Interview Taylor (started upstairs and had to move to band van)
Sean not at this show due to previous plans
RSB = Raunchy Slide Blues
After soundcheck/interview, head to hotel to check in. I took quick shower and we went back to venue for dinner.
1018 – 1131 show
Neal mentioned me and asking to go out. Music blog. Best photographer in the Chicago area. Supposed to be on the bus. Ended in the van. I kept talking about mountains clouds and elk.
Went out with Dwayne, Taylor and Neal.
Hotel just after 2am
Bed at almost 3am