The Star of the North

Pulling up to a new town is always a weird thing, trying to find your way and figure out the landscape can be so strange... Like today upon pulling into Duluth it struck me that it is a port town on Lake Superior- my first encounter with a Great Lake besides the ever stretching Erie- and I had no idea!!! The bridges and canals are gorgeous and, apparently, it is so so cold they are even frozen completely over. Brrrrr!

Our show took place at Zinema 2 tonight, a year and a half old movie theater in downtown Duluth that is way more than that. Fresh beers, fancy food, delicious popcorn, indie films all in a cool warm, calm environment with a lush wall mural depicting famous film legends greeting you in the lobby (which you can see part of the reflection in the above photo). Especially awesome was the Drew inspired poster that the theater made for Gravity that was adorning the wall, positioned between two posters for some Oscar nominated films.

You know? The Oscars? That awards show that we competed with for ratings tonight? We did pretty good considering we had no red carpet! Unless you count soundcheck & coffee on a carpet that is red as such...should have worn a gown! A special thanks to Tim and Shana (and Pickle the beautiful Cornish Rex cat) the seeming masterminds behind Zinema for having us and for having us over to their rad house for pizza and record listening after the show! Tomorrow we have a day off which will be spent driving around and trying to locate where we are on a map! Also, SWEATERS! Tomorrow will have lots of sweaters!



Donna K. is a recent transplant to the Midwest where she can be found exploring culture at large through film programming, writing and her general interest in the world- both on and offline.