July 30, 2009
Miracle of all Miracles!, US Airways came through and got the fellers into Heathrow right on time! Met up with Ant and Alf, grabbed a quick bite in Terminal 5, and hopped Brit Air for a quick jaunt to the mainland…
Landed in Dusseldorf and the tourvan wasn’t ready, the tour manager was stuck in highway construction, the backline wasn’t there……things running in the usual mode, eh? Luckily, our old pals in SNFU sent their van to pick us up, and we were soon safely cocooned backstage at the Zakk club. It was a high school reunion for Punk Rock dinosaurs!!
Played our set as the rockin power trio, as Kimm wouldn’t be joining us til Riesa. Benny the tour manager finally arrived with all the goodies from Machete Merch, and the sale was on!
Spent the rest of the evening catching up with old friends and a lot of cool German fans. Mr. Chi Pig stayed close for much of the evening, entertaining us with his skewed take on the world order!
And as usual, the night ended with a long ride in a van, 30 minutes to find a parking place near the hostel. Gig one under the belt, and so far all limbs and appendages intact…cheers!