Travel Blog; Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Waffles, and liquor.

For the first time in almost a decade I missed the Southwest's most celebrated horror convention, the Texas Frightmare Weekend.  What could keep me away from my annual tradition?  My favorite band, that's what.  Wednesday afternoon I set out for Oklahoma City, I would spend a day there before getting my mom and heading up to Kansas City, Missouri.

As I would only be in town for a few days total I figured I'd make the most of it.  I managed to stop by the new Oklahoma City National Memorial which is as fascinating as it is depressing.

I had to stop by Waffle Champion too.  This is probably my favorite spot to hit when I'm in Oklahoma.  Partly because I'm a fatty and enjoy breakfast foods.  If you've never been you're missing out.  Feel free to beat off to that picture, foodies.

Friday morning I made the trek to Davey's Uptown in Kansas City.  This would be my fifth time seeing Slim and company and I honestly feel like every show has been better than the last.  Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) once said that Slim Cessna's Auto Club is "the country band that plays the bar at the end of the world."  Unfortunately there's no way I can beat that description.  I've seen a lot of shows varying from country to punk and I can honestly say that there is no (current) touring band that can hold a candle to the Auto Club's live show.

The band managed to play songs from most of their albums, fan favorites such as Cranston and That Fierce Cow were hit on while the band also played a handful of tracks from their forthcoming album The Commandments Accoring to SCAC.

By the time the show was over I was ecstatic and had way too much to drink.  There's no way I could retire to my room at that point and luckily for me I had made a new friend at the show.  She (Cassandra) offered to take me to a few of the local bars in the area.  At this point my phone died and the rest of the night was a bit of a blur.  I can easily sum it up with one picture, however...

The next morning we made our way back to Oklahoma, while tired and incredibly hungover I managed to meet up with a handful of the best people I know later in the evening.

It was such fun weekend.  I saw my mom, the best band ever, a few familiar faces, and met someone incredible.  I can't wait to get back on the road and catch the band in Denver, Colorado!

As far as my weekend haul goes, I snagged Action Bronson's latest record and found a Wolf Man bobble head.  Fuckin' wonderful.

Until next time....


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