Another update from the travails of Frank, Polar Bears and Gaslights around Europe. We’re in Munich today (as the strapline would suggest). My love affair with Germany continues apace – after tonight I will essentially be out of merchandise, having started the tour thinking i had enough to take me all the way through to Ireland. Obviously this isn’t a bad problem to be having in life, but I suspect that the people of Austria and Italy may be a little short of options.
Last night we played in Wiesbaden, which is near Frankfurt in the West of Germany, in a venue called the Schlachthof. That means “slaughterhouse” in German, and apparently the venue used to be one. The actual gig room is in a side part of the building, which is a cavernous warehouse. It was all a bit weird. We ended up staying there (they have a band crash space, like many European venues, and damn the UK / USA need to catch up with that idea). Mass whisky drinking unfolded, and we passed a merry evening running round the main room tripping out to the sight of a torch beam flashing from the huge mirrorball. A fun way to pass an evening.
Tonight Munich, and I’m continuing with my tour theme of not seeing much of the places I’m in. It’ll be a shame to leave Germany tomorrow, but Austria is great from past experience, so it’s not too bad.
Some links? How about a link to a live set in Amsterdam (supporting the Levellers) from last November? Also, Ben from Million Dead is selling his kit, used to record the last album and much more besides. Have a look.