But apparently, CRACK is the only band that’s awake right now. Everyone else is in bed, and it’s about two in the afternoon. Whaps.
Finally, FLICKERSTICK decides to get up. Fletcher and Brandin start talking about how they’ve slacked off since Pittsburgh. Fletcher: “I think we’re all a little tired, a little stressed.” Dominic: “We feel like used-car salesmen, cuz we’ve had to sell ourselves so we don’t get kicked off.” Yeah, dude, but that’s the game. Brandin: “We are slackers, but we’ve come in first place twice.” Hmm. Let’s not get cocky, guy. Anyway, they get to work and go around to record stores and stuff, promoting for their Thursday show. As they’re leaving one, some random guy is handing out SOULCRACKER flyers, and the boys in FLICK are a little worried. Cory: “There is no way SOULCRACKER is gonna lose this thing. They will not allow themselves to lose.” I hope you’re wrong, Cory.
Out of absolutely nowhere, there’s Sade playing, and we’re talking about Fletcher’s fiancée, Angel, whom we’ve never heard about until this episode. It’s actually kind of interesting; the day FLICK had to fly to LA to audition for the show, Angel went into labor with the little Fletchspawn. Fletcher: “What do you do in a situation like that? But she was really great about it, she just said ‘Play your best. Get the show. Make it worth it.’” At this point, he’s all teary-eyed and his chin is trembling. Aw. But wait.
Rex is feeling a bit lonely as well: “I wanna see my wife. But I can’t cuz I’m in a rock band.” Aw, it’s all right, dude. She misses you, too. Probably.
Now it’s time to meet Stephanie. Stephanie is really drunk, and will apparently sleep with anything with a pulse. She starts getting pretty freaky with some other girl at the bar while the guys in FLICKERSTICK stand around watching and giggling like schoolgirls. Then they all get kicked out of the bar. Heh.
Now might be a good time to mention that Bands On The Run has become “The FLICKERSTICK show.” At least that’s what it seems like, cuz it’s been about a half hour since we’ve seen any of the other bands.
Oh, okay, here we go. DODES sets up to play at some random bar/club where everyone is dancing to Snoop Dogg. Josh realizes that they may not be so well received: “I said that if we hit a low point, Jo Jo should just go nuts on the drums.” Which he totally does. Jo Jo can really play. Come to think of it, all the drummers on this tour are pretty good, even Bob (which pains me to say, trust me). So, the crowd is really impressed with Jo Jo, and everyone screams and gets really psyched. Nice.