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Tour Journal: Day 13 - Seattle, WA

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Today I woke up and took the van to the dealers for the 40,000 mile inspection. It took longer than they had said it would but everything seemed to check out so that was good. When I left to meet Q in Tacoma though I noticed that 3 lights were on that weren't on before. One was the check engine. Also, the cruise control wasn't working so I had to make another appointment for Monday. They said it should be safe until then at least.

I made it to Q's work right around 5:30. Right on time. We went to his house. Meyer was caught in traffic and would be late. I played guitar hero at Q's until we left. Late, of course. We made it to the show a half hour late, but still a half hour before I was supposed to play.

When we arrived the people there said that someone was waiting to see me play. What?!?!?! I didn't really promote any of the shows. I was really curious to see who it was. Would you believe it? It was Ryan Wilson. An old friend who I haven't really been able to hang out with for five years. That was pretty crazy.

I did two small sets to fill up the hour I had to play. They had told me that I should play for an hour and a half before and I wasn't sure if I could fill an hour and a half. An hour worked out pretty nice though. I think it went pretty well. I met my youngest fan who was someones daughter that was probably one and a half or so. Her mom bought a CD. Apparently she was from Toledo so she and her husband knew right where Longview was. They were really nice.

After the show, we all decided to go to the Cheesecake Factory. It was the first time the four of us had hung out together since freshman year of high school. We certainly had some more interesting stories and topics to discuss.

We got the waitresses to vote on their views of strip clubs. I, of course, got all but one to side with me. I then guaranteed what one would say. When we asked her she said she could go either way. For that one, I had to use my charm to follow through with my guarantee. Needless to say, she said what I said she would. Matt, Q, and Ryan all thought it was garbage because I said exactly what would happen. They then tried to say certain people didn't count and other trash only after they had voted.

I had a yummy burger and maybe the best cheesecake I've ever had there. It was banana creme. I'd like to go there again at some point.

Ryan took us back to the van after getting lost. We made it back to Q's just fine, but pretty tired. It was about 1:30 or so in the morning. We decided to play more guitar hero and then we all fell asleep.