A great tour start with time in the pub with all the usual suspects. The show was way better than i expected it would be. A great night was had by all. Over & out. (I might update later. I’m not very well right now)
Venue was changed to Huxleys. This worked out perfect for our hotel 😉 We all make mistakes ! After this show, i’m not allowed to book the hotels anymore! Hey, i’d not been there before, so you don’t know how a place is until you visit right? Well, the guys got into Berlin before i did & they were not impressed with the hotel. Comments like “the bed sheets were crispy!”, “The room smelled bad” etc sealed the deal! Luckily, I was still on my train when they phoned & told me they’d changed hotel. In fact, not only was it a better hotel, but, it was very close to the venue, so win win 🙂 There was also a great little bar nearby, so it was perfect. What could possibly go wrong ? 😉
This was meant to be a special gig for me as it was the 50th time i’d seen Guano Apes. Quite an achievement considering how few times they’ve played in the UK 😉 It was a big deal for me as i wouldn’t go see many bands that amount of times unless they are special. I thought GA were. As it was, i didn’t even get to meet the guys. So no celebratory drink with them. Thankfully, some of the friends i was with realised it was special for me & we drank a bottle of Jagermeister before the show. Thank you…you know who you are 😉
That’s me up in balcony filming the show. (Thanks Jasi for the photo)
Unfortunately the next run of GA dates i was gonna follow got cancelled & i lost £hundreds. Again, thankfully, my friends warned me they’d cancelled…literally about an hour before i was about to drive to Gatwick airport. Schedule should have been :
20-10-11 Drive to Gatwick
21-10-11 Gig in Munich
22-10-11 Overnight train to Rome
23-10-11 Gig in Rome
24-10-11 Fly Rome to Milan. Gig in Milan.
26-10-11 Fly Milan to Barcelona. Gig in Barcelona
27-10-11 Fly Barcelona to Madrid. Gig in Madrid.
28-10-11 Fly Madrid to lisbon.
29-10-11 Gig in Lisbon.
30-10-11 Lisbon to Porto. Gig in Porto.
31-10-11 Fly back to the UK.
I wasn’t the only one to lose money on this tour…..but i’m pretty sure it hurt me personally a lot more than others.
“Like the Murphys, i’m not bitter ” 😉
Columbiahalle is one of my fave venues. A very nice size; not too big, not too small. I was looking forward to get a great film of this one as i had problems with my camera the last time here. For whatever reason, there was a delay in getting my pass & thus the prime positions had gone 🙁 The show was pretty good though 🙂
Columbiahalle is one of my fave venues in the world ! Ever since first seeing Guano Apes there back in 2000, i always look forward to visiting there again. At this show, Skunk filmed the gig & you could buy it on a wristband that had a mini USB drive which included it! How cool was that ?
The show was filmed for broadcast on Rockpalast, WDR.