The tour so far... in numbers!
Shows so far - 9
Shows still to come - 13
Standing ovations - 9
Number of times I've forgotten to give my in-ear pack back to Paul at the end of a show - 9
Number of times Steven has yelled "JEEEEESUS!" on stage - 3
Number of times Craig has lost it laughing about "JEEEEESUS!" - 3
Number of dartboards at the Tamworth Abbott Hall - 9
Number of chords in the feel-good strum - it doesn't matter, it feels good
Number of times Steven has sang Lionel Ritchie songs on stage - it doesn't matter, it feels good
Number of times "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" has been sung on stage - 1. And it felt good.
Number of fans who have followed up on my soliciting of Kevin as a masseuse - 2. They wanted to feel good.
Number of times I've thought to myself "this is the best moment ever" as the final chords of Brian Wilson ring out - 9. SO GOOD!
Credit: Emily Plunkett, Canadian Beats
Food and drink
Number of steamies I tried in Montreal - A devastating 0.
Number of root beers I tried in an A&W in Napanee : Number of root beers I'll be having again in my life - 1 : 0
Number of boxes of 'Supreme crème à l'érable' maple cookies consumed on the van - 3
Number of bagels Craig ate backstage in Montreal - around 14. (He says 9. But it was closer to 14).
Defeated by bagels
Number of times Steven has had soup on this tour - Anyone's guess
Members of the Page Crew who have thrown up on this tour - 2
Number of minutes Kevin spent in a roadside bathroom on the drive to Montreal - a concerning, and directly related to the above, 16.
Number of moose we have seen : Number of times I have enquired about the likelihood of seeing a moose - 0 : 74
Number of times I asked for clarity about the size of a moose and received an answer so emphatic and gross that I'm now unsure if I actually want to see a moose - 1
Number of hours driving between the Highgate, ON show and the Winnipeg, MB show - 20
Number of ailments the band and crew will collectively incur on said drive - no idea but it's not going to feel good.
Number of times Andy Samberg's 'Popstar' has been quoted in the van - 1,348
Number of songs Steven made up on the drive between Montreal and Tamworth - 3
Hit rate of Steven's improvised songs that I swear to God are catchier than anything else you'll hear - 100%
Number of times I've had an opportune moment to do laundry but thought "I'll be OK for a little while longer" - 7
Pairs of underwear I've had to borrow from Craig - 2
Number of shirts I've had to borrow from Kevin - 1
Number of farts in the van - oh I couldn't even tell you.
Odds of having a good time at a Steven Page show this month - 100%.
Come on out, there's lots of fun yet to be had...