Campbell Youngblood-Petersen

NYC based Composer, Drummer, and Percussionist

Blood Witch Tour Day 4: Believe In Beatrix!

Vajra embarked on a crazy journey Sunday afternoon amid a record breaking blizzard. We immediately broke down that evening, and had to stay the night in Bloomsburg, PA.  Most of Monday was spent waiting for our beautiful, burgundy baby Beatrix (the van) to undergo surgery, and our progress resumed around 5 pm Monday. Fast forward 48 hours and 2600 miles; we are sitting in 70 degree sunny Los Angeles on Hollywood Boulevard. That's a lot of numbers, and a lot of driving! 

We always believed in you Beatrix... Uhh... I SWEAR!!! 

We always believed in you Beatrix... Uhh... I SWEAR!!! 

Thankfully, it seems our luck has taken a turn for the better. Beatrix didn't have any other apparent issues the rest of the drive, and the weather got better and better as we hurdled west. There were a couple of semi-sketchy situations coming into LA- which were totally my fault- but luckily at slower speeds. Turns out, a van full of equipment is not that easy to stop on a dime!

 

photo cred: Max Sequeira

photo cred: Max Sequeira

We are hooked up accommodation-wise as well! Unlike the dump we struggled to catch seven hours in last night, our Hollywood hotel room is actually pretty nice!

There is speculation that this room, in "true LA fashion," is only sparkly on the surface.

There is speculation that this room, in "true LA fashion," is only sparkly on the surface.

Yes, this is our hotel. They aren't exactly subtle in Hollywood!! 

Yes, this is our hotel. They aren't exactly subtle in Hollywood!! 

#tecatewood   Photo cred: Max Sequeira

#tecatewood  

Photo cred: Max Sequeira

To make up for the stress of the last two days, we get to be in total chill mode for Wednesday night. That entails drinking Tecate in the hotel room, having a "Lemmy" (named after the late, great Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister) at the Rainbow, and doing parking lot yoga. 

Parking lot yoga, it's a real thing! photo cred: Max Sequeira

Parking lot yoga, it's a real thing!

photo cred: Max Sequeira

That being said, we are all focused on making some good music tomorrow night at Loaded, and won't be going that hard tonight. After all, we are still BEAT. I mean just look at these faces. 
BEAT photo cred: Kevin Jones  

BEAT

photo cred: Kevin Jones  

Thanks for reading, and check back tomorrow for gig stories from LA!!! 

Oh yeah, and this happened. Metal!

Oh yeah, and this happened. Metal!

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