Ludo Warped Tour Diary: 8/6/08 Race City Speedway (Calgary, AB)
In preparation for the arrival of Warped Tour, the city of Calgary suspended all grass growth for the spring and summer 2008. They had to make the dust bowl perfectly dusteriffic. And they pulled it off! It was just like a Western out there. A sunny day with variable cloudinesses. Played around 1:00 I think. Taught the trumpet player from Oreskaband, Saki, the notes to play for Epic. She was very excitey and a great player.
Convy and I met the fine people at the Calgary rock station and did an interview with them. We played to a fine crowd, as Byron left the merch attended by a friend while he took in a rare Ludo show. After all, we were finally in his hometown, and we looked to him to translate our culture to the beautiful Calgarians who surrounded us. He did wonderfully well. That evening, we sang Happy Birthday for Megan from Ta-Da Catering. She was embarrassed. Then the ladies from Oreskaband came over to our bus, and we went over all the horn parts to Epic. They were not only transposing all the notes I gave them from concert to their instruments, they were also translating what we were saying from English into Japanese. Smarter than us, they are. They also really liked our Minute Maid apple juice. Ludo truly has the party bus, Warped Tourians. Headed south. We had a date with a border crossing, an accusatory driver of a different bus, and the capital city of Montana.
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