In Birmingham we played at this downstairs bar with Every Alice On Earth. They were old friends of Pascal's and they are awesome; so much fun. They played their own songs, covered the Kinks, AC-DC and Spinal Tap and jumped around so much Georgiana and Luverne started bouncing too.
But the bar was not so great. It was really smoky (anyone know how to get the stench of cigarette smoke and beer out of the non-flammable piece of muslin we use as a projection screen when the club doesn't have one)? During Andrew Vladeck's opening set, the entire crowd had to move away from the bathroom which was just to the side of where we were all playing. Reviews are mixed about what caused the smell; might have been something in a stall and it might have been popcorn from Hell. Either way, Andrew was motivated by the sensory competition and broke out some banjo chops that made everyone forget the funk.
By the by, Jemison's gone and done a good tour-blog round-up over at the Balthrop website. You can read it here.