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Daytona Bike Week! – Wayland Tour Log 3/12/14

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Wayland at Daytona Bike Fest (Photos: Wayland)

Last night it felt so great to be on a big stage. We’ve been playing club dates all winter and I forgot the excitement that comes with being able to run and jump all over the stage.

The venue last night said we brought the biggest crowd they’ve had all week, and it was a great crowd. They promoters got us a killer vegan pizza for dinner and gave us a full sized tour bus to hang out in for the afternoon. It made ol’ 37 seem tiny after being in the real deal. Ha ha!

I didn’t sleep very good last night. I kept waking up worrying about details for our Intersection show in Grand Rapids. I’m so excited about that night I can hardly stand it. Ha ha!

We just added our good friend, Michael Alexander, to play acoustic at the after party in the front lounge. He is hilarious and I’m so glad he’ll be with us that night.

Tonight, we’re playing on a castle-looking band shell that’s located right on the beach.

I’ve always said I’d love to play on that stage. I hope they have a good sound system and experienced people to run it. The show tonight is a free show, a benefit for homeless veterans.

We had a few shows cancel toward the end of the week due to venues not getting permits, so I’m hoping that some show opportunities pop up.

If not, it’ll be a great chance to do some writing. We are so close to finishing up this record. Hopefully we can squeeze in a quick recording session in April, and maybe even another in May, depending on our producers’ availability. That would really wrap things up. Fingers crossed!!

– Phil Vilenski

Guitarist Phil Vilenski from Wayland is a touring contributor to WGRD.com. So, keep an eye out for more tour stories from the band!

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