We’ve got our own backstage tent. Yeah baby…. Soundcheck done, 3 hours to stage time. These little village festivals in Europe kick ass. Had to drive through a forest to get here.
It’s Stefan’s first official gig with us. We’ve told him if he makes any mistakes, he’s cleaning the apartment for a month.
(at Markhof, Germany)
On the road again! Just for the weekend this time, not the year… Heading to our friend’s place in South Germany tonight, then on to the festival tomorrow.
Loving that this is just a roadtrip & not the start of some crazy 6 month run of gigs. The whole ‘back home on Monday’ thing is a new concept for us!
Feels great to get out of the studio for a few days. Can’t wait for the show tomorrow. Haven’t felt this chilled in ages.
We broke our 2015 busking cherry today!
Started raining after 6 songs so we didn’t get to play long. But it felt AWESOME to finally take our “band” sound to the street. A lot of our tunes don’t work on acoustic guitar & pulling out the electric changed all that. Incredible vibe from the crowd too. Busking has always been fun but this is the first time I’ve loved it. Because today was the first time it really felt like us.
The cops were pretty cool too. You’re not supposed to sell stuff in the park without a license. A policewoman saw our CD sign, turned it over with a little “I’m gonna pretend I didn’t see that” smile, rocked out to a song & kept walking.
Packing up now. Then it’s beer time.
Berlin friends! We’re playing in Mauerpark tomorrow (Sunday) at 1pm.
Bob’s bought a little guitar amp for street gigs, so you’ll finally hear those sexy guitar solos in their full electric glory.
Photo: Chris Mangler