We drove down form Seattle the night before and I think we checked into the hotel at about 4 AM. We had to check out around noon and the rest of the crew went to tour the NIke facilities, so we ended up a little sleep deprived on the unusually warm streets of Portland for most of the day. I had a hard time finishing the song that I planned to do and after several takes I realized that I was losing my voice. This was frustrating because we had a show that night and I wanted to do my best for the people of the great city. I was in a downward spiral and I lost my confidence. Colt and I ended up sitting on the curb eating lays potato chips and finally decided to hail a cab to the venue. We got there a little early and so i decided to do some vocal warm ups. Colt started filming and we did a couple different shots just for fun. I was sure they wouldn’t work as my voice was hurting but later I watched the play back and was pleasantly surprised. I guess it goes to show that things are not always as they seem.
This is called “heart bleeds” and the people of Portland were phenomenal that night.