Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Asheville, NC, aka far southeast Portland

We played a show in Asheville, NC, an awesome town with great music and fun stuff to discover on every street. It's a weird pocket of vegetarian kids that listen to indie music in the middle of all these typical southern towns. Now we're in Charlotte, and it's an enclave of non-southerners that all work in the financial sector and eat sushi. It's definitely possible to explore the southern states and not find any stereotypical gun-toting Republicans.

In fact, it's really not that different from Oregon: Portland is full of people that recycle and bike to work, but if you go to any of the logging or farming towns, you mostly find the other end of the political spectrum. I came to the south expecting to find the stereotypes I'd heard about, and that was still my impression after the first trip, but now I'm thinking that was mostly confirmation bias. It's not that different after all.

We're headed back to Portland to record some music, so the tour is over. I might post again on how that goes, but right now, it looks like we'll be ridiculously busy. So long for now.

1 comment:

  1. That's what's so great about America. You never know what you'll find.