According to Joe:
This date never got booked before we left for the tour, so Chris contacted a guy named Chad who told us we could come into town (Columbus GA) and play an open mic night at a place he often played. Not only that, he'd give us a place to stay and ffed us. Everyone in the south has shown amazing hospitality toward us and Chad was no exception.
After a great home-cooked meal of spagetti and meatballs we went to the club. The bartender asked for our IDs. Seeing that we were from Pennsylvania she asked what were we doing in town. We told her we came to play the open mic. She did not believe us until we loaded in our gear. What were we getting ourselves into?
Chad played some cool acoustic songs accompanied by keyboard. Then a Nirvana sound-alike band called Misfortune 500 played a few originals and some covers. Then it was our turn. Our typically short set is actually just the right length for open mics. I could not have been more surprised by the reaction. The sound was amazingly good (I borrowed the earlier keyboard player's amp, which helped) and people actually liked us. After the set, Brian was kept busy selling CDs and shirts. Pretty good for a Monday night. After a few more acts performed we went back to Chad's to spend the night.