Campbell Youngblood-Petersen

NYC based Composer, Drummer, and Percussionist

Blood Witch Tour Day 3: A Most Glamorous Lifestyle

If there's one thing that can be said about hardship, it's that it sure makes for some interesting subject matter. The first two days of Vajra's Blood Witch Tour were so fraught with difficulty, that writing about them was anything but difficult. Day three has been decidedly less eventful, and that's mostly a good thing! Unfortunately, it does mean that today's blog will be short, and I can assure you, boring. 

To start things off nice and boring, here's my favorite road snack. My dad and I have been munching on this sweet treat since 2003. Still does the trick!

To start things off nice and boring, here's my favorite road snack. My dad and I have been munching on this sweet treat since 2003. Still does the trick!

There is one thing I need to get straight first.  The name of the beautiful, burgundy Dodge Ram Van that we've been spending so much wonderful time with is actually Beatrix (referencing her trickster nature-which we have certainly witnessed), not Beatrice! After spending all night (2-10 AM!) behind her sweet wheel, getting blown in the wind together (sorry mom), and filling up her tank (doubly sorry mom), I feel terrible to of not even known her name!

The glamor of road life includes spending inordinate amounts of time in exquisite locations like this. 

The glamor of road life includes spending inordinate amounts of time in exquisite locations like this. 

Now that we've got our ducks in a row, let's talk about all of the glamorous aspects of road life. We all know the cliche of touring involving crazy parties, sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. It's also almost cliche at this point to hear professional musicians talk about the realities of the harsh road. Well let me tell you, Vajra is living the good life right now! For instance: trucks. It blows my mind how many 18 wheelers are out there, transporting god knows what to every possible corner of the American universe. I think I must've passed 40 semi trucks within a 90 minute time frame, all being blown side to side by the heavy wind as we hurtled by in a one ton piece of metal at 80 mph (really sorry mom). Glamor baby!

Trucks on top of trucks... 

Trucks on top of trucks... 

Add in the fact that we saw one of these bad boys on the side of the road flipped completely on its side, combined with the news that another one flipped in Utah carrying 65,000 lbs of cattle, and you get a mind full of trucks. Party!

...on top of trucks 

...on top of trucks 

I've got one more crazy party for you. I'm taking about today's MVP, which is really saying something. That thing is WHATABURGER. The mouth watering burger wonder that my northern eyes had never laid sight on. And what a sight it was. Add in some wonderfully warm customer service, and you get a seriously comprehensive dining experience. Glamorous!

Zombie-walking into the gut wrenching yumminess that is WHATABURGER    

Zombie-walking into the gut wrenching yumminess that is WHATABURGER    

Well folks, I warned you- short and boring! Thanks for reading. Check back tomorrow for what should be some legitimately good stories as Vajra finally makes its way into Los Angeles!  

Instead of the daily sunset pic, here's one of those time-lapse vids of the TX sunset featuring, you guessed it, trucks!! You know, the time-lapse that used to be super cool back in the day, in all the coolest documentaries, before everyone could do them on their iPhone 6.  

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