We got into town around 2pm yesterday. We checked in at the Eldorado and went off to explore downtown Reno. We all took some time apart to call our families. Mitch and I met up a little later and tried our luck on the Penny and Nickel slots. We were not very lucky. Haha!

A friend of Royal Bliss invited us out to a club he works at in town. We were all pretty exhausted but Mitch and I mustered up the energy to go. We didn't want to pass on a potential adventure in Reno.

They picked us up, took us out, and treated us to a great evening. We met some characters along the way, but nothing too crazy happened. We gave the slots one more go on the way back to our rooms and realized were still not lucky. Haha!

We've all been working our asses off all day on upcoming shows, planning routing for tours, radio events and planning recording. We loaded in at 4pm and now we're taking the time between load in and the first show to rest, eat dinner and shower. We need to be back in the venue by 7:30 to play an acoustic show at 9, and a full electric set at 10:30. We have to be on the bus by 7:30am tomorrow. I have a feeling that'll come really quick.

I'm looking forward to the next couple shows, but I'm not looking forward to the whether. I know I'm in no spot to complain when the Midwest has had such a relentless winter. I feel for everyone up in Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin. It better warm up by April 5th!

– 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!