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2018 Tour Feelin’ the Love

2018 Tour Feelin' The Love

2018 Tour Feelin’ the Love

Check out our tour stats and thank you’s to all the folks that make this great endeavor of playing music possible.

26 gigs in 70 days in 13 states
    15  nights in Colorado
    10 nights in California
    9 nights in Wisconsin
    8 nights in Nevada
    5 nights each in New Mexico, Oregon and Idaho
    4 nights in Michigan
    3 nights in Arizona
    2 nights in Illinois
    1 night each in Utah, Iowa and Nebraska
11, 632 driving miles
215 hours in the car (21.5 hrs/week)
37.1 MPG trip average (go Corolla!)
13 nights tent camping
19 nights rustic cabins
30 nights home stays
7 hotels
State with the most gigs: California (7 performances)
Hottest Temp: 106°F Salt Lake City, UT
Lowest Temp: 45°F Flagstaff, AZ
Highest Point Hiked: Bowers Peak, La Garita Mountains, Colorado 12,500 feet
Furthest North: Bayfield, WI//South: Las Cruces, NM//East: Chicago, IL//West: Yachats, OR

Awards – Best of

Scenic Drive – Nevada Highway 95 south to north
Campsite – Site 13 at Hilltop Campground in the Spring Moutains overlooking Las Vegas
Grocery Store – Sundance Natural Foods, Eugene, OR
Kombucha — SOMA, Portland, OR
Winery – Hahn, Soledad, CA, the best: 2016 “Lone Oak” Lucienne label Pinot Noir
Brewery – Square Peg Brewerks, Alamosa, CA-  new farm to tap brewery
Cheese – Grand Cru Surchoix, Roth Cheese, Southern, WI
Trees – “Paradise” Campground, McKenzie River Willamette National Forest, OR
Fish – Fresh King Salmon from Giovanni’s Fish Market, Morrow Bay, CA
Out to Eat –  Mint Mark, Madison, WI
Hike — Chiricahua Heart of the Rocks, Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona
Coffee – Intelligensia, Chicago, IL
Hot Springs — Roystone Hot Spring, Sweet, Idaho
Best milonga – Milwaukee Tango
Most beautiful acoustics – Christ Episcopal Church, Bayfield, WI
Best house concert —  VZ Tango Virginia Highlands of Reno, NV
Most remote concert –  Carrizozo Music Carrizozo, NM
Super fans award — Las Cruces Tango, NM
Best performance space renovation — Mesquite Library, NV
Enthusiaum award — La Baguette Music Cafe, Ashland, OR – thanks to John or organizing
Most attentive audience – Maturango Museum, Ridgecrest, CA
Beautiful setting award – Chicago Botanic. Garden
Overall audience – Las Vegas Library, Clark County Main Theater
Best repeat gig – Quantum Tango, Ventura, CA
Cool Vibes Award – Bailonga, Eugene, OR
Best organizers – Madison Tango Society 
Open minded audience award – Ventura County Classical Guitar Society, Camarillo, CA
Successful new gig – Tango on Broadway, Sacramento, CA
Best social dancing – Decir Tango, San Diego, CA

Thank YOUs!

There is always too many people to thank, especially all the organizers who conintue to present musicians and milongas and all the generous people who hosted us.
Santa Fe
Linda Raney – 10 years of organizing!
Peter, Tina, and Theo – thanks for turning us on to African food in Santa Fe
Larry and Simona – thanks for the endless hospitality and also for the Italian chocolate sauces and the homemade quince elixir
Erskine and Linda Smith
Elaine and Andy – thanks for the righteous cheese board and also for the wine
Las Cruces
Daniel Haverporth And Teri
Cheri Damschroder – thanks for baking us salmon!
Fran Rodgers – Thanks for being a fearless organizer
Las Vegas
All the library folks – thank especially to Kristen and our two techs Ezra and Nyla for making everything super smooth
Thanks to Clay and all the dancers!
Peter and Yukiko – thanks for the fabulous Japanese dinner
Lia – beautiful breakfast with gluten free cheddar scones
Thanks for the ocean – and for not raining on us during the day
John and Merril
Thanks for the cottage John!
Chooi and Veronica
Thanks for the zen dinner, great conversation, and also for the organic veggie kale omelette in the morning
Stephen and Deb – thanks for making us homemade biscotti and almond cookies for the road
Julie – thanks for the beautiful artist retreat in Ojai
Ventura CGS – thanks Liz and Gail
Vaughan – thanks for the comfy place, the salmon risotto and kombucha!
San Diego
Sandy and Rich – thanks for juicing the pomegranates from your tree, making them into ice cubes and pouring us spectacular drinks with them
Steve, Victoria and Zak
Aubrey – thanks for the breakfast and overall fun humorous time
Guadalupe and Julie – thanks for the poolside breakfast on a HOT morning
Carolyn, Clair and Jerry
Pam – thanks for the sherry olive cheese tapas, the salmon dinner with salads pinot and rose. Then on day two, the gnocchi, and the best quiche ever!
MTS folks, Tony and Jen, thanks for the endless hospitality and for the great meals and friendship
Thanks to Rob for being such a special musician and good person. Thanks also to Matt and Devin for the feast at the end of the tour!