Day 37E & 38: Prince George
Location: Prince George, BC
I arrived in Prince George to play a show at Pizzaricos.
DJ Siab opened up the night with some hip-hop including a nice blast of Z Trip's 'Breakfast Club'.
Versus opened up the night, with Shae dropping rhymes, DJ Siab with the beats and Max (of Mama Guroove) on keyboards.
The crowd was small, but I had a fun time - lots of thumbs in the air and folks up and shaking their caboose. The city vibe reminds me a bit of Sydney, NS.
I ended up sleeping in my van parked behind some big white trucks on the campus of University of Northern BC, after I couldn't find the hotel Shae had recommended. It was cozy and I was up early to enjoy a beautiful sunny day!
I visited Meow Records, which recently won best record store in Canada. Unfortunately it was Sunday and closed. Someday I'll meet the owner Bryndis, who used to be Music Director at CFUR
Then I dropped by Masich Place Stadium where Versus were playing as part of 'Healthy Kids' day. They even invited me on stage for me to drop a few freestyles, which must have been decent because a dude donated $40 toward my tour!
It can be lonely on the road... so I gave a big hug to a T-Rex (Shouts to Ghettosocks). Shae was more on point with his poses!
I took the rest of the afternoon to hike out to the lake at "Forests for the World", where I ate my lunch enjoying the lake all to myself.
The Visitor's Centre recommended I check out "Cottonwood Island Nature Park" to see the damage done by last winter's ice jam. Basically all the paths had been replaced by water, and I couldn't do much hiking. But the Beavers were hard at work fixing things up.
Unfortunately the radio appearance with Moodz couldn't happen at CFUR, but I met up with him anyway.
I drove to Lac La Hache and splurged on a motel for $50 with wireless Internet. Checkout time was 11 am, but I've been sitting in my van for 2.5 hours updating this. They've asked me to move on out... so I'm gone to Vancouver!