Friday, March 5, 2010

tour - part 3

ok....so the gap between part 2 and part 3 was nearly as long as it took for us to write a new album - maybe i was waiting for one of the others to write something...what was that? oh...a tumbleweed just drifted past...
so yeah...lets see if i can remember the last part of the tour...
so we went from leipzig to the beautiful city of chemnitz - a pretty short journey if i remember correctly - i wonder why so many people that we came across on this trip laughed when we said we were going to chemnitz...?...the weltecho was a pretty impressive venue actually...VERY professionally run...we were soundchecked early and had plenty of time to return back to our respective hotels and chill out or do whatever took our fancy for a couple of hours....this was actually a bit weird...noramlly we'll get to a venue...set up...and just hang out there for the course of the evening...
this was a LATE start (more like a club night)...we watched the support act 'Hello Yes Yes' who were good, then played the same setlist as at leipzig...We were meant to be playing 'weaving spiders come not here' at all of these gigs...but just seemed to keep forgetting to play it..apologies for that.
Maybe after the gig we had a few too many birthday drinks...me and ben certainly did...which made for what was probably the most baffling of interviews that we've ever given after the gig..so apologies to Katrin for having to put up with us making no sense whatsoever and for certain members of the band constantly picking up Katrins microphone thinking it was a cigarette lighter!...other notable events from chemnitz? a very cool glitter ball, rich worrying he was about to be raped and probably a lot of other things ive forgotten about (maybe one of the others will remember and write about it - but probably not!)
So - the next morning...we met in the car park...ben (paget) looked as bad as i felt ...we both opted not to drive...the others breathed a sigh of relief that they werent about to be driven by either myself or ben! certain death...so off to duisburg we went...well...kind of...we had a minor detour....unfortunatly one of the band members (who we wont shame by naming) put unleaded fuel into the diesel van....now this is a BIG no no....the van didnt like this...in fact i think the van felt a whole lot worse than me or ben did at that point!..so we spent a rather long time in the middle of nowhere waiting to get the van fixed....a loooooong time......it was cold...FREEZING...and there was nothing to do....literally. nothing. to. do...but you know...we wont blame Rich TOO much for putting unleaded into a diesel van....oops...i wasnt going to name and shame was i??! ah well..serves you right for not writing any blogs..
so anyway...the day was fading fast....and we were at this point a little concerned as to whether we'd make it to duisburg in time for the gig...we were, afterall, still about 4 hours drive away and it was already 4 olock in the afternoon....

dunk

1 comment:

Katrin said...

Oh, I remember that night.. Hope you guys will come back for your next birthdays! ;)