This is part two of the post On Tour With The Mandevilles – Feb. 19-22, 2015. For part one, click here: On Tour With The Mandevilles – Feb. 19-22, 2015 (Part One).
Day Three – Saturday, Feb. 21
We checked out of the hotel at 1pm (hooray for 1pm checkouts!) and found ourselves in the middle of a blizzard. We got the hell out of Ottawa and headed towards Montreal, careful to not end up in a ditch like so many others. Stopped briefly along the way for some food. Arrived at our hotel just outside of Montreal a few hours or so later. This time around, I roomed with Serena and Waylon, while Nick, Taylor and Brett also shared accommodations. Good way to save some $$$!
Ottawa – winter wonderland
Nick and Brett about to brave the elements
En route to Montreal
Treacherous driving conditions
Heading out again after a quick meal stop at Subway
Our new home
Hanging in the van while the others go handle check-in
After settling in, I did some picture editing on my laptop so I’d have some images to give to the band for use on their social media. Before long, it was time to start heading out for the show at Quai des Brumes in Montreal!
Elevator down to the lobby, then off to the venue
Quai des Brumes – Montreal, Quebec
Rue Saint-Denis in Montreal
Unloading the van
Gig poster – Gazoline, The Mandevilles, The Mohrs
Quai des Brumes – interior
Opener: The Mohrs
Peeping the drummer, part I
Taylor working the merch table during The Mohrs’ set
Second up: The Mandevilles
Peeping the drummer, part II
Nick, Taylor, Waylon, Serena
Nick, Taylor, Serena
Nick, Serena, Taylor
Taking a breather
Taylor, Serena, Nick
Nick, Serena, Taylor
Here’s looking at you, kid
Setlist and pedalboard
Headliner: Montreal’s Gazoline
By the time the show ended and all the schmoozing and boozing was done, it was pretty late when we got back to the hotel. I knew going into the tour that I wanted to take some formal band portraits at some point. But with so much going on, and everyone being so tired, I wasn’t sure there’d be time. Somehow, it all managed to come together and everyone piled into our room for a photo shoot.
Never interrupt snack time
Taylor on the bottle
The bed broke right after I took this shot
It was hard getting everyone on the same wavelength, especially Taylor, who was in a playful mood and kept wanting to take his pants off for some reason. Also, it may not have been a good idea to have all five band members standing on the bed, because we soon heard a loud cracking noise. Whoops. That was basically the end of the shoot. Even so, I think we managed to get some fun shots.
Day Four – Sunday, Feb. 22
With all three shows done, we checked out of the hotel, had some food, pumped some gas, and headed back west towards Toronto.
Rise and shine
Who’s the dude with the camera?
12:02 – time to go
Nick at the checkout desk
Making sure everything is in order
Déjeuner Tous Les Jours
Perusing the menu
Waylon, Serena, and a beer tap
Breakfast is served
The van does not run on love alone – fill ‘er up!
Waylon on the job
Even more love
On the road again – Serena #1
On the road again – Serena #2
Setting sun as we head for home
Many thanks to The Mandevilles for being so warm, friendly, and accommodating on this tour. It was a blast. Until next time!
Find out more about The Mandevilles and their music at heymandevilles.com