I tried to get one of the other guys to do some writing for a change, but these coco-drinking, PSP-playing goofballs are apparently too busy to help out with the tour diary. Bastards...
Ari trying to find out what country he's in.
Yesterday was another good gig, even though the ingredients for a catastrophy were there. The soundchecking of the first too bands went on and on, and some of the house staff weren't all that co-operative. When we finally got up on stage to do our little check, the house engineers had gone for dinner, as apparently they didn't know there was a third band playing tonight! So the soundcheck was a joke, but we didn't let that get to us. In the words of our old pal John Goss, who was the stage manager on the 2005 Finntroll tour : we're fucking professionals.
The gig was cool, a lot of people kept coming in during our show, and again, as Sex N' Satan closed the set, it looked like the audience had been properly warmed up. We'd be leaving to Amsterdam as soon as Before the Dawn were done so we could take our mutual gear on board. For some reason there's no gig in Amsterdam on this tour, but since it's pretty much on the way to the next gig in Uden, and Joey has an apartment there, we decide to head there to sleep at his place.
We get to 'dam around midnight. Some of us decide to call it a day, while me, Ari and Pexi go to a club nearby to meet up with a cousin of mine. It's nice to meet friends and family around the world while touring, and it just so happens that my cousin was working at a club right next to Joey's place! A few hours of catching up, bad jokes, beer and bourbon, before we agree that a few hours of sleep might be a good idea.