Jesse (Gay Witch Abortion)
SPB: You’ve played shows out of your van and on a boat, among other locations. What setting has been the most fun or the most challenging to orchestrate?
Jesse: Playing 7 short sets outside 7 different bars in a van in one night was fun. The raft show was great. They just let us drift down the Mississippi with a generator, and they'd come and tow us back up whenever we got too close to St. Anthony Falls.
The most difficult show to orchestrate would probably be when we played on top of the marquee of Memory Lanes Bowling Alley. It was summer and it was fucking hot out, and we lugged everything up a steep, rickety, 2 1/2 foot wide staircase which culminated in a short ladder to the roof. It was tight enough that we had to take the wheels off the 4x12 cabinet to fit it up there. Funny. Later, when we were drunk, it didn't seem as treacherous getting the stuff down.