Portland ME, Port City Music Hall – 31 July 2019

Yesterday was my first real time hanging out in Portland,  Maine.  That is truly a town that loves itself (deservedly so,  I’m sure). Just walking around,  all I saw were Maine gift shops, bars,  and shirtless people. Can’t hate on that. 

 
It was a pretty long 5 hour drive; we listened to Carcass and Fiona Apple… but it didn’t really get jumping until Jarrett put on the classic “Judgment Night” soundtrack. 
 
I got myself a few gems at the Holy Donut, and the band ate at Green Elephant (much to their delight).
The show was at the Port City Music Hall,  which was a step up in size from their usual Portland venue, so there were some nerves that it wouldn’t fill up … but the show ruled.  Plenty of people,  everyone played well (SF definitely did a jam-y set, because when in Maine do as Maine does).
 
After the show there was a little skate session led by a shirtless Mike … but he was upstaged by Jim from Dark Thoughts,  who pulled off some wild shit. 
 
Off to the last show of the tour at Worcester!