Played at a festival on a lake in Switzerland. Killer view from the stage!
I had a pretty big fail during the gig though. It was in the French-speaking part of Switzerland & we’d just come from France. So when I heard everyone speaking French I had a minor brain fart…
First I told the crowd how much we love France. Cue the confused looks… Then I talked about how awesome French wine was. Nothing… I was getting pretty confused by this stage, especially since everyone was going off for the songs.
It wasn’t until 20 minutes later that I heard the other guys’ muffled laughter behind me and Kay finally said “uh… we’re in Switzerland dude.” EPIC FAIL! The crowd thought it was hilarious.
Loading out after the show in Bern. They take the term “underground club” to a whole other level in this part of Switzerland. All the cool bars & venues are in basements under the street. Felt a bit like performing in a bunker- awesome vibe, but the load out sucks! Need roadies…
The place is called ONO & it’s a regular haunt of ours. The guys are super supportive of the arts and always let us crash with ’em. Which is lucky because Switzerland is stupidly expensive. Bought a ham & cheese sandwich from a grocery store and it cost 8 euro?!
(Live in Bern, Switzerland)
Backstage in Bern, Switzerland. Bob is a total guitar nerd, always fine-tuning his baby before shows…
Our little van is packed Tetris-style so we can’t take spare guitars on the road. It’s kinda risky but he changes his strings before every gig to be “extra safe”. Nothing kills the vibe more than having to stop for 5 minutes in the middle of a ripping solo!
It’s fun giving him grief when he’s in the zone, but in 4 years of non-stop touring he’s only broken a string twice on stage. Pretty impressive! We love our Bob.
Depending on where you’re coming from, crossing the border into Switzerland means driving through the Swiss Alps. If the tour schedule let’s us & the weather is sweet we go out of our way take the scenic route. You guys can see why… Chalets to the left, mountain ranges to the right, no clouds in sight.