May 07, 2004
1:19 PM

Waking up at noon can be both good and bad. Good in the sense that we are able to sleep in, but bad in the sense that your day is wasted away. It's now 1:19 PM and I'm still sitting in bed trying to blast through email so I can enjoy the beautiful weather and walk around Orlando and see the city. Orlando is an interesting city. From what I can tell, it's very party oriented. Lots of bling, bling and women who like to wear very little.

The show last night was smack dab in the middle of downtown, so we were surrounded by lots of WOOP WOOP. Tonight we are playing there again and it's FRIDAY, so we expect lots more of the same. Across the street from the club there's a vegan hotdog stand. It was truly one of the best experiences of my life. You get the vegan dog with everything on it and they put on a cheese sauce, kraut, chili, mushrooms, spinach, and grilled peppers. YUMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully this puts me back on the path of smart and good eating. I hope.

As for the actual show, it was sold out and a great time for the most part. I felt the crowd being a bit ummm.......I don't know. Just not really caring about the cause. I had one girl yell out "Don't mix politics with music. Just play the music." But come on.. This is the plea for peace tour. We're on this tour for a reason. It was disturbing, but I still feel optimistic with the people I did come in contact with who understood and supported the tour. I told myself before I left for tour not to get down no matter what. Everybody has their own politics, so I need to respect that. Well, I need to get going...Hopefully tonight we can register more people to vote and get back that positive vibe that drives and motivates us all.

Peace, mike park