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May 01, 2005


1:23 PM
As I sit here on the Rock Ní Roll bus.....I can only think the following thought...."LUCKY"!!!. And Thankful that I can hide out and relax whilst chaos happens all around me. Today is hell day as we are playing at some festival called Bamboozle. 7,000 people, 8 stages, 60 bands, and a helluva lot of waste. Situated on the eastern coast of Asbury Park, NJ.. This place looks like a ghost town.(But with 7,000 people here.) All the buildings are old and unkept. For the next 3 hours I will sit here until itís time for me to go play.

I am playing on an outside stage, where all the second class acts get to play. WOOHOO!! To be honest, I donít really want to play. This environment is depressing and I just want to relax in the comfort of the bus all day. I would like to read and write and eat MSG layden Tortilla chips. But it will be ok. Another chapter in my memories.

You see, I like to psych myself out to make the situation seem like itís gonna be extremely horrible. And if it turns out to be ok, then Iím like WHOA, that wasnít so bad. I have to admit, the people watching has been more than fun. From the rear of the bus, the tinted windows give me a birds eye view with anonymity.

I canít remember where I left off last, but the last few shows have been a lot of fun. The shows are huge, the people are nice, and Iím a happy camper. Tomorrow, the Alkaline Trio play on a TV SHOW called FUSE in NYC. It gives me a chance to go visit some friends in the city and enjoy hte big apple. Be well.
Peace, mike park

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Brian Quirk-$15
Ellen-$5
Kris Racer-$23.45
Christina Giordano-$3
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Scott Butterworth-$14
Jessica Burnham-$15
Ken Lee-$33
Kevin Koegel-$30
Brian Abolins-$25
Mark Veon-$15
Michael Cavaleri-$10
Rey Hernandez-$20
Dan Richter-$50
Dan Shannon-$5
Gary Yee-$10
John Anderson-$20
Seth Odell-$10
Sung Kim-$40
Britt Osbourn-$10
Black Sunday-$10
Andrew Paciocco-$10
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