We were meant to meet & stay with a good friend, Marc, in Berlin. However, last minute he had to go on a business trip. Well, Marc is such a nice guy, he booked us into a hotel for 2 nights,but, not any old hotel, it was Radisson Blu !
So we had a nice day doing typical touristy things around Berlin before gig day 😉 On the day, we met some online friends, Andy, Laura & Giana. It’s always cool meeting people on the travels.Went for a beer with Andy & then found out they’d opened doors early, which was annoying as me & Kristina like to be on front row if possible. Oh well,where there’s a will, there’s a way….having seen this tour already, i knew that Ben from Smoking Hearts sticks the mic out to try get someone to sing. Well, yours truly got jumping around a bit & when it was time, get in there ! Result = 2nd row for myself & first row Kristina (though the girl next to her didn’t seem too happy haha)
On the 19th flew over to Amsterdam where i’d arranged to meet Kristina. Off to a bad start, as her phone died & took a while to find each other. Quickly showed her around the important places of Amsterdam 😉 then we took a train to meet Michel & Rob in Rotterdam. Drinks were drunk. The following day, myself & Kristina left for the Dam & the others would join us later. I met a great American guy here Kevin here. He had an extra VIP Meet n Greet, which he kindly offered to me! Thanks so much mate, you rock ! I then gave my ticket to Kristina,so she could pass on to Michel/Rob as they were gonna get tix off touts. It worked out ok, me & Kevin got Kristina on the front row. Another killer gig. Had txts from Rob about meeting later only for them to bail as Michel had got himself propper pissed & Rob had to take him home!
Ah you cannot beat a little last minute crazy gig action ! Whilst chatting online with Kristina, i think she said she was considering going to this one & within a few minutes, i was also going ! I have good memories of this venue when i saw Skunk there. During this visit, we met “Fat Spiderman”, had a very nice paella meal, got “free” cocktails in Tommy Mels 😉 met my good old friend Cristina & also made a couple of new friends, Silvia & Ruben! A great trip for sure 🙂