We've finally caught up to the late rain filled night drive to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that I opened the story up with. We arrived at around 5 a.m. at Jake Stern's (Max's brother) home. After dragging ourselves into the home, sun soon to rise, we slept. In a few hours we'd have to be up and drop off The Witchcraft in exchange of Signals Midwest's normal touring mini van. We also had to drop off Ryan to his home.
Side note: Thank you so much Jake! You the man!
Miss you Ryan, you are a wonderful person and can't wait to see you again.
From Columbus, Signals Midwest made their way to Moline, IL, a small town that is a part of what is known as The Quad Cities.
The day after Moline, Illinois, the band had a Daytrotter session in Rock Island, IL, where they recorded live takes of four songs to tape that are to be released in the future to hear. Stacks of vintage guitar amplifiers and miscellaneous musical equipment lined the walls and filled the room. It was a day off of sorts, without a show in the evening but a productive day off nonetheless. They drove to Chicago afterwards and stayed at Matt's home for the evening.
It was a quick drive from Chicago to Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 4, 2016. The band had a show booked on the University of Wisconsin's campus at a coffeehouse. The promoter was very kind and accommodating but the building Signals Midwest as well as the other bands performed had other parts to it and the show was interrupted several times to turn the volume down, so many times that we thought Signals wouldn't get to play. They did despite being cut a song short at the end.
Side note: Many thanks to the promoter for being such a champ that evening.
Thank you for looking and reading look out for the next and final post, Friday, October 21.
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