Almost two weeks ago, I had a bad day and crunched the over cab passenger side of the RV into a protruding tree branch and this was the result:
Right now, it's all being held together by Gorilla Tape until I can get the whole over cab lopped off and rebuilt. It further adds to the dilapidated look of the house, which will lead to further harassment by the Man I'm sure. I've noticed several times over that nice, new and expensive motor homes will be left to their own devices far more often than an old one like mine. Discrimination is a thing I deal with often and it gets to be very old very fast. Maybe one day I can get a newer RV, that means one that is 7 years old at least so it's out gassed; maybe then I'll be left alone more often.
But for the last several weeks, on and off, I've been able to stay at a good friend's house in the mountains outside Denver. It has been bliss!!! I don't know what I'll do when I'm just stuck back in the small RV. I'm trying to avoid those thoughts though and just enjoy the cooler weather and pretty views.
I have been picking up several local, meaning mostly Denver, shows of late. This picture was taken this last Sunday night after a fun show with Punk Rock Burlesque at Streets of London Pub in Denver.
I'll be there again this coming Sunday too!
I have been doing a lot of shows with Thin Air Burlesque as well and recently performed for the first time in the historic Dickens Opera House in Longmont, CO. It's such a beautiful space! As I have been of late, I shot video of the whole show not only for myself but so that the other performers could have some nice footage.
I have even applied for a few out of town shows and festivals again. I go back to Ohio in November for the Midwest Nerdlesque Festival, which will be my only trip back home this year. I hope to get accepted into a show in Phoenix, AZ in Dec the day before my birthday, but won't know about that for several months I'm sure. It's been too long since I've visited AZ and would love the chance to get back there again with a show as the purpose, with plenty of time to recreate.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of seeing 16Volt play an outdoor event called Machinefest 2018, and it was great! It had been a few years since seeing them in Chicago at the Cold Waves Festival but Eric Powell recalled me and it was good to get to talk to him a little bit. I had to at least get a few stickers and a T Shirt.
Then after the bands played... there was Robot Destruction!
Here are some images by Nathan Morimitsu:
All in all, even with the RV destruction I caused, things haven't been too bad.