Hamburg is a city with 2 faces. By day it's all business. By night it's all about The Reeperbahn with its red light district, grungy bars & live music.
We arrived at the venue around 7pm. It was a little dive bar with a graffiti covered door, peeling 70's wallpaper & tattered red cushions. Grabbed a kebab from the diner across the road (which was sandwiched between two sex shops, of course) then kicked off soundcheck.
The night had a real house party vibe! The bar only held 40-50 people so it was a tight fit. There's an awesome live music culture in Hamburg- possibly the best in Germany for rock. Kids walking past heard us playing, peered in the window & ended up rocking out in front of the stage.
On the road to the Netherlands now. First Dutch show of the tour tomorrow.
Photo by Florian Schwombeck
Made it to Hamburg! We're crashing with the guys from the band we're playing with- planned to go out last night but we were still pretty hung over from the Leverkusen afterparty. Ended up playing GTA & having a quiet night in.
Spent today chilling at the docks & watching the ships roll by. Ate some awesome fish burgers. We don't get much downtime so it was great to just stop for a while, mediate & re-centre.
Heading to a dive bar on The Reeperbahn (Hamburg's red light district) for soundcheck now. Tonight's gonna be a fun gig!
Morning y'all! Well, afternoon really. Today is one of those days that makes you wish every GPS had a "hangover" button. It would take you to the nearest fast food joint, followed by the grocery store for aspirin.
Last night was epic- one of the best gigs of the tour. We played in a warehouse in Leverkusen that was turned into a venue back in the 70's. The kids there are volunteers & they've built a killer band scene. They get a little funding from the council too. Every city needs places like that.
On the road for Hamburg now. Reeperbahn here we come.
Thanks for an awesome night Leverkusen. It's rare to find such a healthy independent music scene- keep it alive. Can't wait to get back. Till then, much love.
"@LadyRiddle26: Best evening in a while! Thx yo the amazing @thesunpilots for touring NRW this time! Love you guys! #TheSunpilots #live"
Backstage chills in Zweibrücken, Germany. One hour till show time.