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The Spokanites Finish Big in Seattle!

Note: Go here to see all of the Spokanites Tour Photos from Seattle.

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Well kids, we’ve almost got this tour wrapped up.  It’s been a long and taxing journey, but the hard parts have almost faded from memory as the fun we’ve had easily eclipses the trouble we’ve gone through.   83,000 air miles later we find ourselves in Seattle for the last gig (or almost – more on that later)…

2010-03-06 Seattle, WA - Spokanites Hitched 2010 World Tour 036First, all of our other “gigs’ have had between 20 and 50 people at them.  Very manageable.  For Seattle, we knew it might be a bit bigger and we were expecting around 60.  Crowded for the Home Dome (our house) but doable.  Then we sent the invitation and watched as the number climbed.  What?  Do we know this many people?  Suddenly the number was above 90 and we knew we had real estate constraints up the wazoo.  The week of the party reminded us of that scene in Jurassic Park where they were looking at the water glass on the table and saw it vibrating as the dinosaurs approached from a distance.  90+ people were approaching, and we had no where to put them.

We had catering set up, backstage was ready, and we set off to Costco to acquire some fluids for the show.  $1,300 later and twenty or so trips up the stairs to the Home Dome and we were as set as we were gonna get.  Also, we only had about 80 t-shirts left.

2010-03-06 Seattle, WA - Spokanites Hitched 2010 World Tour 064 Once we got started everything fell into place, just like all of the other shows on the tour.  Sonya’s parents arrived from the band’s home town and immediately got their tattoos on.  Andy set up shop manning the door with clipboard in hand, making sure that backstage passes were on and acting tough in the face of guests he didn’t recognize from the list (and those he did as well).

So how’d we end up?  About perfect we would say.  We had around 75-80 actually show and thanks to some creative furniture arranging we squeezed everyone in without it feeling like a Tokyo subway ride.  2010-03-06 Seattle, WA - Spokanites Hitched 2010 World Tour 086What an amazing turnout of friends and to say the least, we were humbled to see that all of these people came out to celebrate our wedding world tour (and to get free food and drinks).

Once the party slowed down to a dull roar, a core group of Sonya’s college friends, a neighbor or two, and Chris the guitar wizard kicked it up a notch and kept at it until around 2:30 am.  Not unexpected from a group of former Wazzu students and a stray Sun Devil.  Good times.

Now for the clean up.

Oh, and for those that think we are done.  Don’t write us off just yet.  There are more posts to come and it looks like the Burley, Idaho VIP-only show may happen in May.

Stay tuned.

The Spokanites  

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