Seven shows yesterday. And the craziest part was that people showed up for every single one! Powderhorn was fun (though my voice was a little sleepy) and Mears Park was full of friends to see us off. Every stop we made there were people with ukuleles ready to sing along. In Hastings a little girl convinced her mother to bring her tiny piano to the park. That was also the gig where someone came up after and said I seemed like a wholesome person. I had a good laugh over that.
In Red Wing people skipped out of work for a few minutes to see me play. A perfectly timed barge made the river backdrop seem particularly high budget. I played in a gazebo in Wabasha and by a fountain in Winona. A gentleman wearing a Midwest Music Festival gave me a button with "We All Do Better When We All Do Better" on it. I was surprised to see a crowd gathered at the top of Granddad Bluff in La Crosse when we arrived and while I was a little nervous at first (I'm terrified of heights) I had a great time. Those couple of giggling kids made it a lot easier.
We'd only had time for one meal on trip (some fantastic vegan burritos Allison made) so we headed to downtown La Crosse and had some beer, crepes, and chili at The Root Note. The tour MVP yesterday was Current DJ Mac Wilson. The physical songbooks had arrived a little late to my house so he picked them up and drove them all the way to La Crosse! Mac, I owe you a beer my friend.