I packed light: sleeping bag, camera bag, bass in softshell case (thanks again, Dallas), laptop case and backpack. In the backpack: stage garb for my Fortress of Attitude gigs, limited toiletries and three changes of clothes. Space is at a premium inside Bomb Threat’s â€œGay Car,â€ a bright red Saturn station wagon that will house a three-piece band for about two weeks. So I minimized my belongings, cramming everything inside the cramped quarters of my backpack.
Not bad, huh? That’s it, two weeks of gear compacted into this…great plan.
Rightâ€¦ First thing that happens, I break the outside pouch zipper trying to get my toiletries bag inside. After arriving at LAX International Airport my bag is among the first down the luggage shootâ€¦opened up, zippers completely torn off. Welcome to LA!