Colorado / Dec. 4 - a day off
What does a band do on it's day off?
Well, today we drove dog sleds!
Led mostly by the enthusiasm of our drummer Ged Lynch (who owns Siberian Huskies, and races dog sleds when home) a few of us arranged a side trip,
while others went skiing. With a guide providing the dogs and sleds, and showing us how to drive the sled (and even how to ride in it),
four of our touring party;
Ged, Richard Evans, our very brave tour manager Juliette, and I spent a wonderful afternoon bonding with dogs and streaking through
Our dogs names: Meow and Dolly on lead. Scoobie and Nulatoo on point. (sounds like guitar players and ballerinas.) Kermit and Wesley
on team, and Spruce and Keith on wheel.
Did I mention bonding with the dogs?
Nobody told me ahead of time that you're supposed to RUN with the dogs when it's uphill. At 10,000 feet, I didn't have Richard and Ged's
endurance for much of that. But sometimes we'd each take it easy and ride as passenger.
Back to normal touring situations from tonight, when we play in Denver.
(We offered backstage passes to the dogs but the only one who showed
interest was that friend of Ged's.)