Hi, Loomis and the Lust here, making preparations to head out to the world famous South by Southwest music festival. We are really psyched to be playing in Austin and are making preparations for the plunge into Texas with great gusto. We will be documenting our whole trip (as well as an exciting West coast tour). In fact we made a film today showing how we were able to “prepare ” ourselves for our debut at Darwin’s Pub Saturday night in Austin.
Here is Casey celebrating after his successful vaccinations for hepatitis B & C. Casey got his shots because, well… one can never be too careful and who knows what infectious diseases those folks in Austin might have, right? He is now ready for SXSW. Are his band mates as well prepared? Oops, Will forgot to go in…Will Loomis be safe in Austin?
Next we went for one last jam on the beach, and ended up on top of our RV. Seriously, in the photo at the bottom we at are on top of the shagwagon at sunset at El Capitan state beach, in the parking lot with a small but appreciative audience. SXSW – are you READY for us?
Then we packed up the house and said good-by to our pet turtle Mitch Conner. Mitch is a very important part of our team. We don’t have a label, so whenever someone asks us if we can do something important, we usually tell them we have to check with Mitch. Mitch is very picky. He is not happy when we are gone so we always leave him lots of extra lettuce before we go. We will miss you Mitch!
We are all pretty anxious about playing in Austin. Will a drunk A&R rep wander into Darwin’s Pub by accident and be really impressed? Hey shit like that can happen… Stay tuned to find out how we fare when we arrive in Austin.
-Loomis & the Lust