TOUR BLOG: DAY 1 – POMONA, CAFreshly Dipped Tour 2008
After hitting traffic in Portland and a few longer-than-expected stops in such exotic locales like Weed, CA we missed out on what would have been one final night of rest in Oakland at Ruby’s (of Ill-Literacy) launchpad. Not arriving in the Bay until 5am, we ate breakfast at Lucky Chances.
Since my first pilgrimage to the Daly City casino/restaurant back in 2001, Lucky Chances has become the final puzzle piece of any trip we make to the Bay, mostly due to the Tapsilog and other Filipino breakfast dishes served 24-hours. Afterwards, we crashed in the parking lot until the sun slapped us in the grill and said “go.” As we left, we witnessed a heated exchange between a man and his wife via cellphone, complete with classic, yet tragic quotables like “I’m a grown-ass man. I don’t neeeeeed to tell you where the fuck I am right now.”
Now we’re back in Occupied Mexico (aka Southern California) at the Glass House in Pomona, where the Freshly Dipped Tour officially kicks off in about 10 minutes with Knobody and Tanya Morgan on deck. Word is, Del will be joining the tour on select dates, and Las Vegas was just added to the tour itinerary (Monday, July 14 – Beauty Bar).
Tomorrow: Los Angeles stand up! We return to El Rey for the first time since rocking with GZA in March.