(5) Dear Diary,
Yesterday was a crazy day in a calm sort of way. I got up at 7:30 am, even though it was a day off, and began doing interviews over the phone. They started at 8 am and were 20 minutes long. The interviews were back to back with no time in-between, so it was nonstop. It was really cool though. I had to call in to the stations and then we’d chat, either live on the air or we recorded it and it will be released at a later date. So I did that from 8 am till almost noon and then we had a whole band ichat interview for TVU. After that we went to a mall to eat and hang out with some other ppl on the tour until my next batch of interviews (which began at 4 pm). Those lasted from 4 pm till 6:30 pm. All in all I did 15 interviews on Monday. I was so tired of talking! LOL. The guys went to a movie but I was too worn out to want to go, so I just took a long, hot shower to unwind. Me and Mark then ordered pizza in for a really late dinner around 10 pm and Mat, Matt and Ryan went to sit down and eat somewhere. When they got back Mark and I were already passed out asleep.
So today, Tuesday May 4th, I woke up around 9 am to do a few more interviews before we packed up and headed to the venue here in Fort Smith, Arkansas. We are excited today because the record is finally out!!! It is in select stores though, and of course the Wal-Mart and Target near us didn’t have it. After setting up the stage and merch, we went to both of those places to buy it but they didn’t have it. But we will keep checking as we travel the rest of the country. The Wal-Mart, and FYE back home in PA already sold out, so thats good. We’ve gotten great feedback so far about the record. We are also #9 in the iTunes rock section (to give you an idea, Nickleback is #7 or #8). I can’t wait to see how the record sells tonight at the show! I’ll let you know tomorrow. For now Mark and I are going to grab some dinner since its 5 o’clock. We go on at 7 pm so I want to let the food settle before I have to warm up at 5:30 or so. I’ll fill you in on tonights show tomorrow! Hopefully its a great one.