Current Swell

Aug 1st 2012

Brazil was a whirlwind tour! It was short but sweet and for most of us it was our first time in South America.
We arrived in Sao Paulo to perfect weather so we decided to rent some bikes to see more of the town and after some mild co-ersion, we convinced our driver to join in on the fun.Our first show to our Brazilian fans was amazing, we played to almost 2500 people (pictured above) and the energy was intense. It was a great welcoming to South America!
To top off an excellent night in Sao Paulo, the night we played also coincided with the win of local soccer team, the Corinthians. So the streets came alive that night and we couldn't help but get swept up in the giant street party. We got a true taste of the Brazilian patriotism and it was wild!
After one more show in Sao Paulo we traveled to Rio de Janiero on the same flight as the rest of the Almasurf festival crew. We got to see a small glimpse of the favelas on our way into town as we made our way to our hotel that night. We had some free time the next morning and were able to check out the beaches and go see Cristo Redentor. Then it was off to play our show that evening to an electric crowd.
We were truly impressed with the passion everyone there had for art & music. All in all it was a great trip and we were so happy to have finally made down south to play for all of our amazing fans. We cannot wait to go back!