We loaded up the mulberry tour van we affectionately call the kitty litter and began our journey to the Midwest. After days of switch driving where one of us would sleep and the other would drive we stopped at a petrol station in Floyd. While there a nice middle school teacher backed into our trailer with a loud crash! Photographic evidence:
But she was really nice about it and we had to get to our show so Tabbie and Pep posed with a local and we went on our way.
Without further incident we made it to Cresco, Iowa. And what we found there is possibly the coolest group of people on the planet. We arrived at the show to realize not only was the entire town of Cresco there but two other neighboring towns came also. We performed at The Cresco Theatre which is a gorgeous historical theatre that is the current home to a theatre company and movie house. The balcony was so ornate I felt like I was performing in the opera house in Phantom of the Opera. The show was to celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday so here I am singing Happy Birthday to Harry, which actually a jolly good fellow named, Grace.
|Photo by Laura|
Here is Switchblade Kittens doing what they do best:
|Photo by Laura|
|Photo by Mr. Lee Walter and Mr. Ernie Martin|
After the show we stayed with Peggy Ross and her husband the boy genius, Mike. This is Peggy:
Peggy is a Harry Potter scholar and speaks on panels about various Potterness. She is also the biggest wizard rock aficionado I have ever met. She is writing a book having to do with some aspect of wizard rock so I am sure we will see her again soon. We were treated to a 5 star dinner by the town gourmet cook, Ernie Martin and Peggy’s husband Mike. Seriously the Food Network needs to go to Cresco because their food tasted better than the stuff I had in a Paris 4 star and I am NOT exaggerating. The food and company was so good we stopped back at Peggy’s house on the way home also. We liked it so much Tabbie claims she is going to buy a house in Cresco. But I think once Tabbie sees the snow she will change her mind… I mean it doesn’t even rain in Ventura, CA.
Then we had a few dates in Wisconsin to do. We jumped on the “Reading Is the Weapon” tour courtesy of Denni from Cruciatus Curse. You can hear him here:
We performed at the Muehl Public Library in Seymour and then in a large shell in the middle of a park in Fort Atkinson. I felt a bit like Venus on a half shell. Surprisingly, the sound was good. The Librarians in Wisconsin were pretty awesome one in Fort Atkinson actually brought me Fresca (my favourite drink) which is above and beyond to be sure. Librarians have a special place in Heaven I think.
Later Denni took us to his favorite karaoke bar where we all sang a song. Tabbie sand AC/DC and I jumped up and sang back up for her. Then I sang Kitty Wells “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” the locals found it odd that a rainbow haired girl from California was singing country from the 1950’s but I thought it was regionally apropos. Denni is actually very practiced at Karaoke so he was brilliant at every song he sang. Here is everyone from the “Reading Is the Weapon” tour at the karaoke bar:
I heard Denni is recording a parody of our “Ode to Harry” song so we will have to stay tuned.
That’s all for now.
Word to your muggle!
~taste the rainbow~