I slept the whole way from Vienna to Linz and woke up just as the car was pulling into the venue. One of the first things we saw when we arrived at the venue, Posthof, was this very large – and by large I mean HUGE poster of our faces! It took up almost the whole size of the side of the building.
The venue had used our faces on the music listings poster for May/June, the more we explored the venue it turned out that almost every time we turned around we would see this poster. There was even one in the bedroom that Kirsty and I were staying in that night.
It’s a shame we never got a poster to keep, I always try and get a poster from each show we play to keep as a souvenier but these ones were all framed so I never managed to get one.
We were playing with 2 other bands that night, Francis International Airport and Nowhere Train. We were all staying in accomodation at the venue so after what was a really fun night of watching the other bands and playing the gig we all got together in the green room upstairs from the venue. Someone got a guitar out and Scott was playing all the big hits while the guys from Nowhere Train sang with him – Kirsty and I sat listening and enjoying them all – we couldn’t stop smiling! Their voices were amazing – the sort of voices that make you never want to sing again because you know you’ll never be as good as them! haha! We did do a bit of singing that night though! I have some great videos of everyone playing and singing together which I’ll need to upload somewhere. That night was definitely one of my favourite nights we’ve ever had on tour.
After a pretty late night we had a very long drive to Leipzig – hungover and very tired! We got there with plenty of time to spare – we weren’t on stage until 11.30pm so we made the most of the sunshine and sat outside the venue, had another few drinks (to cure the hangovers) and had one of the best dinners we’ve had on tour. We also watched the whole of the Eurovision song contest – one of our more rock and roll days that one! The venue was called Isles Erika, there was a club/venue downstairs and a cinema upstairs so we couldn’t soundcheck or play the gig until the cinema was closed. It was a really interesting place, the owners were great and created a really nice atmosphere for the night, it was a lovely relaxed last night of tour.
From now on I’ll be blogging as we tour – trying to remember everything afterwards has been tricky! Next stop on our touring schedule is Paris on the 4th of July!