…he violently woke them up at 8 o’clock and he wasn’t kind at all…
Not a nice way to end the last night of our tour, I guess.
Yeap, this was the 10th and last show of the tour. The Monday’s show in Patras got cancelled due to various reasons. So, we managed to complete 10 out of 13 shows of the whole tour and the 2 out of 3 ones that got cancelled were about to take place in Greece. No comments.
We headed to
Actually, we are now in that ferry and we have to spend around 20 more hours in a couch… The wi-fi access is fucking expensive; 6 euros per hour, fucking thieves… So, it’s time for us to discuss the whole tour, read books and magazines and have as much rest as we can.
We are arriving at Patras on Monday evening and 2 of us have to drive to
Check out this blog tomorrow to learn what happened in day 16 and read our last thoughts about the I Want You Dead winter tour.
…we enter the Autostrasse at around 2 and after passing
So, we parked the van outside Blackest pub. It was nice to meet again the Straight Opposition guys. I consider them friends of mine, especially Luca and Ivan… While unloading our stuff from the van, a middle-aged guy (kinda drunk) asked us for some directions… 10 minutes later I figured out that my mobile phone was missing… Fuck. We desperately tried to find that guy, we visited all the bars / pubs in the area but we found nothing. My mobile was lost and I got frustrated… It was freezing outside, as well, so I decided to forget about that incident and try to have some fun inside.
The show started at 11 o’clock. A band called Methodic Massacre played first. Thrash metal stuff; they even covered Sepultura’s ‘Arise’ and Slayer’s ‘Reign In Blood’. I wasn’t in the mood to listen to that kind of stuff, though and neither were the other guys.
IWYD played at around 12-12.30. Their show was one of the best in this tour. I really enjoyed their set, and they did enjoy it, as well. The pub was packed with people and we had a great time. Straight Opposition headlined the show and caused chaos in the pub. Stage dives, sing – alongs and mosh!
We are working on a tour with them that will take place in May; they’ll definitely visit
So, it was already late and we had to split in 2 houses. Diastro and I had a cosy sleep at Ivan’s (Straight Opposition’s singer) house, while the other 3 guys had a disastrous night at another guy’s place…
Van essentials: Tragedy, Tribes Of Neurot, Martyrdod, Laurin Hill.
We woke up at 1.30 o’clock after noon; we overslept but we definitely needed that! It was time for a walk downtown…
Back to the squat (the guys told us that it’s gonna be evacuated in a month or so, so they are simply gonna find another place to squat), we had delicious vegan dinner including something called seitan (if I’m right…); I dunno what’s this, to be honest.
We had already decided to leave after the show in order to cross the Italian borders and find a hostel / motel / whatever near Milano. In this way, we could split the long drive. This decision was not clever at all and you’ll read below the reason why…
So, the show started at 10. Amer Beton played first, Zeppo were next and 3rd were IWYD. At the time that the guys started to play (that means 12.30-1), tons of people have gathered; the squat was fully packed, more than 200 people attended the show. That obviously means heavy smoking; very bad for me, ha ha! Well, IWYD played a hell of a show, trashing the place up. The feedback was awesome, as well. IWYD played an encore but people continued asking for more; incredible!
Banzai punk, one man band with drum machine, was about to play next but we had to leave, so we didn’t watch his set at all. The guy was kind enough to buy IWYD & Keep It Real merch and give me a free copy of his CD as well. Thanks.
We left Friesi squat at 2.30-3…
We avoided a pretty bad accident on the road to the Italian borders. We were entering the tunnel when the van stuck in the icy road… I felt that we were about to get killed or that the van will crash somewhere and we’ll get seriously injured. After a bunch of maneuvers the van stopped. Everyone was safe. We were very lucky. I was in a shock for a couple of minutes since I was the one driving… Hard times…
So, after getting sure that everyone and everything were OK, we continued the trip to the Italian borders. We found a hostel just near the borders but it was expensive so we decided to pass the borders and find something in
Van essentials: radio, Shora, sorry I don’t remember anything else…
We continued the trip to
The show was cool, nothing special but cool. Zeppo from
After the show we decided to leave straight for
Van essentials: Neurosis, Uptight Bastard, I Witness and…my iPod.