When we got to Berlin we were so sleep deprived that I was shaking. Thankfully, even though we arrived way before check in, our hotel room was ready. The room wasn’t fancy at all but it was so nice, it was small and had green velvet accents, eco friendly bathroom soaps, and a weird view that I do not know how to explain/wish I had a pic of but that I actually thought was so pretty. Also, the bed was so comfortable...and maybe it was because we were so exhausted that we would have probably slept anywhere...either way, after checking in, we closed the curtains and fell asleep for a few hours. When we woke up, we got ready to go sound check at the venue, which was in walking distance from the hotel (which is a rare but nice thing) and then spent quite awhile walking up and down the street looking for the venue. We found it, sound checked, and then we walked to a Korean place for dinner, which happened to have enough tofu left for two vegan rice bowls. Afterwards we went back to the venue to get ready. After the show, we got vegan food before heading back to our hotel to sleep for 8+ hours. When we woke up, we packed up our things and headed to the airport for our flight to Paris.
We arrived in Copenhagen early (I booked it this way so I could literally go buy my favorite long sleeve shirts) and after dropping our stuff off in our room, we ordered a cab to take us to Mads Norgaard (the store with my favorite long sleeve shirts). We didn’t realize that there was a huge citywide demonstration/meeting about climate change going on so our taxi driver was only able to get kind of close, which was actually nice because we got to go on a nice walk through the main shopping area. After picking up my shirts, we spent so long looking for this vegan restaurant, which happened to be down a set of stairs (we literally kept walking back and fourth in front of it for probably 15 minutes...which felt so funny the entire time). We then walked for quite a while looking for a cab and somehow made it back to our hotel (cities without Uber make touring quite difficult). We slept until it was time to head to the venue and after the show, we slept for an hour or two before having to head to the airport for another early flight.
Slow Magic and I took an early flight to Stockholm and when we got there we were so exhausted/hungry so after checking into our hotel we went out to one of our favorite sushi places in Stockholm for vegetable rolls. We then decided to take a nap before our 9pm sound check... except rather than going right to sleep, I decided after washing my face that I should take a still life of all of my beauty products to send to my friend Sevie...idk why I do these things. When we woke up we went to sound check quickly and then headed back to the hotel to sleep a little longer (we are so fun) as SM wasn’t playing until 2am and we had a super early flight the next day. We ended up watching a documentary about Studio 54 before heading to the venue. When we got there, no one would let us in (the show was at a club and was invite only 🤷🏼♀️) and we ended up having to wait forever. The show was super crazy and I feel like I got hit 1000 times before a security guard helped me get to the sound booth (seriously so thankful to him).
We finished packing up at around 4am and when we got outside it was light out and we ended up walking back with all of our gear (which was actually quite fun). When we got to the hotel we showered quickly and then slept for like an hour or two before heading to the airport for our flight to Copenhagen 🇩🇰
Our first stop on Slow Magic’s Europe tour was in Helsinki. We hadn’t been to Helsinki in a couple of years so it was exciting to go back and explore.
Our first day there was kind of a sleepy haze… we got in sometime in the early afternoon and went directly to the hotel. Even though we were super exhausted, we decided it would be best to go out and get on a normal schedule so after washing my face and changing, we wandered around looking for food but every place we went to seemed to be closed. Eventually we found a place that had vegan options and it happened to be owned by the same person who owned the venue we were playing at the next day. After dinner, we walked over to the Helsinki Cathedral so Slow Magic could take a pic. The cathedral is located near a main shopping area so afterwards we walked to H&M so I could buy sunglasses. We then slept for a ridiculous amount of time and when we woke up we walked over to a food hall across from the kind of weird hotel we were staying at. There wasn’t much to eat there so after taking a few pics we went to a sushi restaurant and got a few vegetable rolls before heading to the venue. The show went well, with the exception of a few technical difficulties during soundcheck. The next day we flew to Sweden 🇸🇪
Hello 💕 I wanted to finish posting my pics from the US tour before I start to post pics from the Europe tour we just did. I do not have that many pics from the second half of the tour so I thought I would just put all of the pictures that I do have into one post :
San Francisco :
After a few days back at home in Phoenix, Slow Magic and I drove to San Francisco for Bicycle Day, which I had assumed was about bikes (I kept picturing tons of people in dorky bike outfits : the skin tight shorts with the matching short sleeve top that has the super invisible zipper up the middle of it… standing next to their bikes, still wearing their helmets and biking gloves (idk if that is a thing but I feel like it is)) but at some point realized it was actually an event dedicated to LSD. I do not know how to explain it so just picture a room filled with people who have all taken LSD. Some of our friends came to the show and we were definitely the most sober people there…it was crazy. The next day we started our drive back to Phoenix. Along the way we stopped by the ocean and took a few pics. After spending a day back at our apartment, we headed to Las Vegas to start the second half of the tour.
The Second Part of the Tour :
For the second part of the tour, we did Las Vegas, Chico, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, and Phoenix. The first four pics are from our drive from Las Vegas to Chico. We decided to stop in Reno for the night as SM and I had never been there and it seemed like an interesting place to stop.
The last pics are from our drive back to Phoenix and the show at the Crescent Ballroom. We were excited because this was SM’s first Phoenix show since we moved here :)