The Midwest properly rocked, we head to the East Coast, and our first stop there, Philly. We're playing a nice venue connected to the local NPR station, World Cafe Live.
First however, we have to get there. We have to stop outside Philadelphia to deal with some mechanical issues, including some brake work and a new alternator belt. Pablo's (keys) friend Dave shows up, and is nice enough to shuttle us around to various coffee shops, music stores and strip clubs until the RV is ready. Bad Manners' RV: Now with stopping!
The Philly show goes off quite well, and we meet some cool people. One guy brings me over to met his friend, who despite having one artificial leg, had to dance to our set. That's the good stuff right there! Justino (drums) and I have a drink with them before loadin out.
After the show, the call of NYC is too strong for Matt (sax) and Johnny (tromboner), who convince us to head for the City. I wake up up in Matt's place in Hell's Kitchen, happy to have a shower and some real big-city coffee.