First pencil of the tour - the groovier the town, the less likely you are to get a hotel pen
It was a good call to travel to Bloomington ahead of schedule - its a much nicer place than the campus in Lansing, Michigan. It's almost like a film set really.....
After having a good sleep I still got up at 6 and went for a walk and breakfast. That big building on the left is our hotel.
Since most of the day passed uneventfully, I've thoughtfully documented some of my culinary adventures; breakfast was Eggs Benedict.
Bloomington is quite a young town with lots of students everywhere, there must be a university nearby.
This is the town square, like I said, it reminds me of the square in Back to the Future - picturebook America.
After breakfast I went back to the hotel for another doze and then decided to go out and get some lunch; Chicken Noodle Soup
The hotel we're staying at is quite studenty (its called "The Graduate") the lobby is full of students on their computers and littered with student magazines. I creepily took a picture over my shoulder, while pretending to take a selfie.
Here's the theatre - the Buskirk Chumley Theatre - we last played here in 2015
Sandra Bernhard has played here, she was in one of my all time favourite films - the King of Comedy, with De Niro and Jerry Lewis.
The theatre isn't that big, around 650/800 seats, but its nice to be playing a smaller place.
The gig turned out to be a real blinder, and 'Heroes' continues go down really well. We got a standing ovation and its nice to be playing a small (for us) theatre, a lovely intimate show where we could really pull out all the stops.
A woman (who I think had given us the same gift some years before) handed us all a New Testament in a padded bag at the signing - I'm not really religious (I'm more of a pantheist) and am a bit wary of the religious right/Tea Party in America - but these bags make excellent microphone covers if you're travelling. Besides I've never been offered the collected works of Aleister Crowley by a Satanist after a gig (plus an app, plus a padded bag) so I accepted in the spirit in which it was given (we all did).