@skrillex mothership tour recap…. i get my singing debut. soooo many fond memories!!!! i love that gig!!!
found this in a random file… @the_roadhog in Knoxville with @skrillex #mothershiptour best of times with the best of dawgs!
One of the most exciting things for me during this tour is checking out different venues around the country. The Skrillex Mothership Tour takes a special place to house it… first it has to be big enough, mean it has to be able to fit the Skrillex Cell on it and sound enough to handle all the bass from the PK sound rig. Some venues are warehouse type places, some are giant auditoriums and others are theaters with the seats taken out. These venues all different ages have a history to them, all have stories.
I love history… and in Lawrence, Kansas I had a chance to touch a little history. The venue used for the show was the Liberty Hall.
As soon as i stepped down a set of steep steps I realized i was going back into time. The person bringing me down instantly started telling me that i was walking into an old speak easy. This was music to my ears and I instantly started asking more questions about this old building. I was being told stories of ghost, hidden tunnels, the under ground railroad, fires and legends that have shared the stage.
Ghosts and hidden tunnels… under ground railroad OMG this was some American history first hand. I felt like i was back in 6h grade camp learning about the wilds of the earth all over again. I recanted every story i heard back to the other crew mates on tour. Upon further review I’m believe they might have been making some of the stuff up, pulling my leg so to speak…. but who really knows.
From 1855 to 1856, an abolitionist newspaper called “The Herald of Freedom” was published there but it burned down. Now the story i got was that it was burnt down during the Civil War, but that war was from 1861-1854 and that the Missouri Confederate army came into the “free” state of Kansas and burned down the building. But the building was already burned down 5 years before the Civil War. Upon studing of Liberty Hall I found out that it was actually the Sheriff of Lawrence that burned it down… all hatered and ignorance is the same but my facts giv
Alright… here we go with Mothership Tour in Lawrence, Kansas. Let me tell you I had really been looking forward to getting into Kansas and trying their BBQ. I love the sweet style of brown sugar and molasses BBQ that they are known for and my mission was to find and taste this goodness!!!
As I stepped out of the amazing old venue, Liberty Hall and onto the street I felt like i had been taken back in time. I walked into a book store and found it filled with cool cats and books. Continuing down the street it was refreashingly filled with mom & pop shops all the way down. The rain was steady falling and the wind was whipping up something fierce… that didn’t stop me from jumping in puddles and enjoying the weather. While looking for a non starbucks coffee shop i started smelling the amazing fragrances of that smell I love so much, BBQ. Buffalo Bobs BBQ was right before my eyes. I walked right in and meet 2 customers both tipping the scales at over 300 lbs. each. I knew i was in the right place. Right away i ask what the best thing on the menu is… their reply, the burnt ends and sausage!!!! ok, I can mess with that. I instantly asked the hostess for a to-go / catering menu. If the Mothership wasn’t interested in BBQ that night I knew I would be. The price was right, the food was appetizing and the food was served!!!
I was really impressed. The sausage was pretty damn amazing. The pulled pork was moist and tasted great with some sauce. Their brisket was way better then anything I had in Texas but all in all I still hadn’t found my holy grail of BBQ. I give Buffalo Bobs BBQ a 7 out of 10. I do have to say that up to that point that was the best i had experienced while on tour.
Here are some clips of our trip to Colorado for SPOOKY TINGS, Halloween, 2011 on the MOTHERSHIP TOUR.
Getting to this point of driving to Colorado was not an easy one. While on our way to San Francisco from Portland our tour bus broke down, first stranding us in Shasta, Northern California. Making us miss that show and then finally breaking completely down in Reno, Nevada. We grabbed the first flight out of Reno to meet up with the flagship bus in Salt Lake City, Utah. The video picks up on that drive through Wyoming heading to Colorado.
I get to interview some key players on the Mothership tour, Jesse and Phil… man I love these guys!!!
Colorado show was crazy… biggest show of the tour with special guest added to the already crazy line up, SKREAM & BENGA and NERO LIVE. Massive line up and massive turn out.
There was one problem, well it wasn’t a problem for me… Broomfield, CO. shuts down really early and there was no way to get our crew feed after a long long day of work. Simple solution if you ask me… find me a BBQ and a grocery store and let me get cooking. BBQ bacon chicken sandwiches, bacon burgers, roasted potatoes, and salad. I even got down for our vegetarians, I BBQ’d tofu. Yup I said it, BBQ’d tofu. I have never heard of that but I was able to do it. I had some much fun that and I guess it all tasted good enough that I was able to do it the two nights we were there in beautiful Colorado.
I know a lot of people that follow this blog love MOOMBAHTON so this one is for you… and if you don’t know what it is maybe this will help you figure it out. Hope you enjoy
Today the Mothership Tour is in Topeka Kansas (no idea where that is) and while sitting in a hotel room doing work for my Jungle Riddim artists back home I received some great news… one of Direct Feed’s ( @thedirectfeed twitter link) tunes “Deeper Love” made it on a compulation featured on MAD DECENT’s blog ( @maddecent twitter link). peep it out and i hope you enjoy it.
The Mothership Tour has touched down in Denver… this is one of the biggest shows on this trip. I cant post the pics of how the show is going to look yet but i can post some of my adventures around the venue. I took a walk and was blown away by this art… took me back to my DMT experiences. The memories and visions came rushing back to me and gave me the chills. If you have ever experienced DMT you will know what i am talking about.