Rian and I were choking and in tears from the smell and we came pretty close to barfing.
So here we are on our very first headlining run. We're in Toledo, Ohio right now. We couldn't be happier with the way everything is going. All the shows so far have been sold out and the crowds have been absolutely insane!!!
Alex has been singing the song "I Can Barely Breathe" with Just Surrender every night. We've known those guys a really long time so we're really stoked that they are here with us. All the bands on this run are absolutely amazing. We met Every Avenue and they are some of the sweetest dudes ever. Their record is sooooo good, so make sure you guys pick it up on February 19th ;-) Mayday Parade are our homeboys from Warped Tour, so it's always nice to catch up with some buds.
We've also been doing a lot of in-store performances on this tour. We had an insane one today in Toledo, so many kids! We actually really enjoy hanging out at the in-stores with people. It's a different kind of climate, where you can actually talk with kids instead of yelling over a blazing PA system.
This tour has also seen a lot of crazy antics. Our merch guy, Vinny, decided to poop in a trash can in our hotel room. Rian and I were choking and in tears from the smell and we came pretty close to barfing. SWEET!!! We also pulled off on the side of the highway for a little "tinkle time" and we thought it'd be funny to leave our drum tech, Alex. Needless to say, he didn't think it was that funny. We had to turn around and go get him.
This tour is seriously so much fun and we're having the time of our lives. We're so stoked to be here with some of our new/old/best friends. One night, the entire tour went to Denny's for a celebration, where Jay from Just Surrender became the victim of a sandwich punching. We're still thinking of pranks to pull on the bands... so the best is yet to come. :-)