Chicago, I imagined seeing fireworks from every direction from the roof of a condominium that I may never step foot into again. Regina Spektor was in town that night with some good friends that know how to rock and roll. I think I started appreciating rock and roll on a new level while walking your streets... And I found some dope ass hoodies.
Kansas City, you taught me how to have my guard up but still be supportive. Musicians, poets, comedians, and cigarette corporations all sharing and giving at the same time in one room.
Madison, I still think the ten year old polka band drummer from the Essen Haus was up to something backstage. I'm applying for his job one of these days.
Milwaukee, never have I known courage like I did when I was within your borders. I didn't get to stay long, but I'll remember it always.
New York City, I travelled so many miles on your subways. I had to buy a new pair of shoes and I wasn't even there for an entire week. Somehow by getting lost in such a frenzy of lives, I learned what mine was lacking. The truth is out there, just waiting to be found. I won the ticket lottery for a show while I was there and literally squealed for joy. I can't wait to see you again.
Toronto... I have this memory of you being so perfect, and I feel I may never be able to take off these rosy colored glasses I've been wearing since I was there. I met some crazy cats there, that jolted me... They didn't frighten or scare. Until you prove me wrong, I'll always have a spot in my heart for you.
Lansing, in the hem of the skirt of your border I lived for half a year. You were thrilling, and inclusive. It's a different world to be a part of. I found my Alvarez in you, and had a milliard laughs. I'll always have some sort of tie to you.
Detroit, why do I always get lost in you? You are a fucked up wonderful city that contains so much juxtaposition it makes my head spin in the most satisfying way. If I visit you, there's some wicked cool shit going down.
Battle Creek. Keep waking up.
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