We had such a fun time in London this past January. Finally got to play for our awesome UK fans! Here is a short video of our trip overseas. We DEFINITELY plan on going back soon! Video by Ryan Camp.
It’s hard to put into words the experiences that we’ve had over the past 9 days. We are in the airport heading home & will do a blog in the next few days with lots of details & crazy stories. We had an unbelievable time seeing Zimbabwe & the new house up there. We also had a scary time up there due to flooding that almost wiped out all the bridges we needed to get us back to South Africa. That.was.scary. Luckily, we had Ryan with us & he captured pretty much every step of our journey on film so we are happy that we can share that all with you soon
Still buzzing about how fun England was. Can’t wait to see more of you out on the road soon.
So, this started as a tweet and there was no way to widdle down the words enough to say what we needed to say.
We were thinking about how
FREAKING-UNBELIEVABLY excited we were to be playing our very first international jillandkate shows and it made our heads spin for a second. Some of the people that are coming to the shows on Monday & Tuesday have been fans for six plus years and have never seen us play live. That’s insane. We cannot say enough how much your long-distance support has meant to us and we are so happy that we finally get to come to your neck of the woods and play our songs for you guys. Cause see your long-distance love & support has never felt long-distance. You guys stay up late or wake-up early to catch online shows or chats, you tweet us, comment on blogs, you buy our songs on iTunes & Instagram pics of you sporting j&k apparel…so your love has never felt long-distance & for that we cannot thank you enough.
We also want to acknowledge that we know the UK is not the only place we need to get to playing a show. We have seriously been blown away by the fans all over the world that have asked us to play a show in their country or city–heck there are fans right here in our country that have never seen us play live either. And you know what? We are changing that this year. 2013 is our year and we’re coming for you.
Please trust us & know that we are working really hard to play a show for each & every one of you. We are making plans, strategizing and scheming to figure out ways to play more live shows. 2013 is the year of jillandkate. Just kidding. We think it’s the year of the snake…haha..who knows but the year of jillandkate just has a better ring to it? Haha.
We couldn’t have made it this far without you guys. We won’t let you down. If you feel so inclined to leave a comment letting us know the city or country you’re in & would like us to play please do so
Hope each of you feels the thankfulness in our hearts.
We love you guys.
PS. We installed a new “commenting” platform so that we can eliminate spam & continue the conversation with y’all through comments. Feel free to comment away!
So after our neat-o blogging while flying experience, we landed in Seattle. Here are a couple shots I took from the plane as we were landing…
Upon landing, Miles had some problems….
We spent the night in Seattle & the next morning drove to Wenatchee, WA. Driving during the day was GORGEOUS!!! These were some pics that were snapped through the side of the bus window…except for the first one…I opened my maps app to see where in the world we were…I do that from time to time cause sometimes I lose track.
So being out on the road we always come across situations that we don’t normally come across when we are home. One thing we’ve noticed especially lately is that almost every time we leave the hotel we are seeing/experiencing a lot of folks who are living on the streets.
People asking for a dollar. People asking for spare change.
It’s something we’ve talked about quite a bit…when someone asks for money we want to help. We are very fortunate to have jobs, places to live, etc. and it is easy to grab the change in your pocket or a couple bucks, hand it over and walk away. At the same time, you never know what that money is actually being used for and you don’t know if you are helping or not. So we’ve gotten into the habit of offering food in place of money.
We had a funny encounter today…we walked passed a gentlemen who had a sign that in big, bold writing said “WEED, SEX” and something else….he was sporting a giant hat that had marijuana leaves on it…he was quite a character. As we walked past he looked right at us, held up his sign and said, “Anyone wanna help me get SH!T-faced?” He said it loud and proud…we laughed…and continued walking…ha…at least he was being honest.
Anyway..it’s not easy to know what to say/do sometimes. What do you do when you encounter people asking you for money?