We ended the Fool's Gold tour last Saturday night in San Francisco (just in time for 4/20 duuuuuuuuuude!) and spent a few days decompressing, catching up on natural human sleep, editing videos and pics from the second week of the tour (Chicago/Vancouver/Seattle/SF) which you can ogle after the jump. See you at Coachella!
For the first leg of the tour, we didn't have our tour shirts (designed by the ever-reliable Dust La Rock) thanks to some postal hijinx. Fortunately by the time we made it to Chicago they were all ready for waving like a helicopter.
Folks were there early! More crowd shots over here.
Kid Cudi guested once more, backed on the decks by his dude Plain Pat (which means there's one more person in the building who agrees with us that people don't play "Banned From TV" enough.)
Cudi's midwest brethren Chip Da Ripper and Million $ Mano came out to support.
While we're shouting out local heroes, have to give props to Thunder Horse, who put together our tour projections and were there cutting up live video at the Metro...
DJ Gant-Man (more on him here) who's always a beacon of good vibes...
And Flosstradamus, who could have spent the night resting after a long-ass Australian tour but came through nonetheless.
The next morning our airport cab was...a stretch Hummer. While it did fuck up our carbon footprint game pretty serious, it also provided sorely needed room to nap.
In Vancouver we were greeted by pals Paul Devro (who was hosting the party) and Daniel from LA Riots (who was guesting for the night). First order of business? Sushi.
Powered by raw fish, it was time for mischief. A-Trak was particularly proud of his work on the label maker.
This blog took some good pics (and opined about Daniel's cheekbones).
The following morning we took a bus from Vancouver to Seattle. Sinden got held up at the border because they didn't believe he was "famous" enough for the particular type of artist visa he was carrying. "This is for the Rolling Stones, pal!"
The Seattle show @ the War Room was a special edition of Four Color Zack and Pretty Titty's "Sing Sing" night - their regulars came out in force, and the spot got sweaty real fast.
Sam got lifted...
He's an enthusiastic lad!
FADER OG Mariel was there to witness it as well. More pics and video from Seattle will be up on our site soon (they had pros working it!), meanwhile check out some of Daniel LA Riots' snaps here.
Had some extra carry-ons the next morning...
And the gastric award tour (with Muhammad my man) continued as soon as we touched down in SF. This spot had the ill burritos and these mothra thingies hanging from the ceiling.
Hair was catching air on the walk back.
We were a little nervous about attendance for the SF show (it was the only city on our last tour that didn't sell out completely), and when we got to the club the sawdust and carpenters didn't exactly put minds at ease...
Fortunately, it popped off!
The Kid Sister superfans from the LA Museum even showed up!
Dim Mak interns manned the merch table with aplomb (and a credit card swipe!?!?!?!?!)
Pandemonium Jones showed up...
And so did DJ Design, the whole imeem crew (thanks for dinner!), Vin Sol, Jason from Official and a slew of other old pals and well-wishers. Meeting up with cross-country friends is a welcome by-product of our pampered DJ touring lifestyle. It means more to us than the backstage vegetable plate.
Trackademicks and the Honor Roll came through with slaps as always.
Next time you see Steve, ask him about "Crate 19." Trust us.
Next time you see Sammy, ask him for love advice. TRUST US!!!!
And with that, the tour was over. Thanks to everyone who came out and danced. We will soon come back to your town to party down. Don't forget to keep checking the FG blog for updates (and errant tour photos from the late-uploading fans among y'all!) and the FG RCRD LBL page for freebie downloads, streams and other goodies. L'chaim!