So, another tour’s come to an end; time to go home and do laundry; prepare for the next one (I’ve got 14 days – seems like an eternity now).
We’ve seen it all, sun, rain, snow, wind. good travelling, bad travelling…but most of all, good shows.
The most memorable moments from this tour will probably be Obituary not making it to the London gig, the Glauchau incident; now that was a whole avalanche of weird events following eachother up rapidly.
First our bus got molested by German drunk guys shouting – let’s call them ‘political’ – statements, then we had to drive with a broken (impossible to close) door which we had to ‘nigger-rig’ (thanks Rich and Ken for teaching me that term; I think I got my master’s degree trying to ‘nigger-rig’ the door), getting stranded on a ramp leading to the highway (can you believe it? it was raining ice, and we’d come to a full stop on the ramp, with no way to move either forward or backward), and finally waiting again (travel days usually get spent inside bus service stations getting the bus fixed) we had a 1000+ km trip ahead of us, and had just lost a good 12 hours.
But don’t be fooled, we also had very good times on tour; the tour was made up of three very varied bands; every night Maroon opened the show; a German metalcore band, who were very clear about their diet backstage ;), then it was time for Samael, Swiss industrial, danceable, gothic, black (?) metal band, that made all the girls in the crowd to “dance to a heathen tribe”. And it was Obituary’s honour and task to get the crowd to go completely nuts with their Florida death metal; and so they did, every single night.
Even though I probably had more time than ever, on a tour, I still didn’t manage to make any photos (don’t know what it is, I probably just don’t like walking around with a camera anymore). For a more visual style report of this tour, I’d say go and check out the Obituary website (photos taken by John Tardy, Obituary unless otherwise stated).
So, thank you Obituary, Samael, Maroon (vegan poo smells too), Bobo (jawohl), Big Shirt (hit it!), Kenny (don’t lose your brain), Richie (apples are healthy), Robin (where did you hide my loafs this time?), David, Peter (and his endless number of 2nd drivers), see you all on the road somewhere soon again!