April 2010 I had my name on a plane ticket to Dublin, but the Iceland volcano erupted and created a massive ash cloud that cancelled nearly all European flights and cost the industry billions. I was able to get back to America from Abu Dhabi by staying south of the cloud and getting a flight from Madrid, but it was no Ireland. In the summer of 2011 I visited my homeland of Hawaii, and summer 2012 I spent on the couch after ACL surgery #2. With a “healthy” knee I was able to have the trip (and the Guinness) I waited three years for.
I did a music video for The Menzingers a few years back, so it was nice to have a reunion of sorts and jump on stage for their last song at The Fest.