woensdag 25 februari 2009
Last week i did some shows in the UK with my bands Rush'n attack and Omission.
Was looking forward to this trip for weeks.
Looking forward to see friends, to meet new people, to hang around tesco's at 3 in the morning, having a proper english breakfast, sleeping on ferry floors, wander around the Brighton shore and light fireworks, to play shows with Omission in a country we never been before and to get stupid in the van with my friend Karst since i missed him so much on our last tour.
This was our first trip since Omission started playing again, so we wuz siked like a bunch of little kids.
After a quick rehearsel-session the night before we left it was up to me and Riekus to pick up the van somewhere in the middle of nowhere. We left at 6 in the morning. Drove back. loaded up and got ready to go. It was kinda packed. 7 ppl in a six seater, but hey.
First show was in High Wycombe, somewhere northwest from London.
We missed our ferry on the way down, but we could hop on the very next one without extra costs. Sweet.
We had to drive through London-traffic and we were kinda late. Departure holland 6 AM - Arrival british time in Wycombe 8 PM... HELLRIDE.
Show was alright. The turnout could have been better. It's the best pub, the roundabout. They serve veggieburgers with fries and veggie curry's. Awesome.
Our host and promotor was Kieran. Good dude. We stayed over at his parents place wich was huge and we all got proper beds. Before we went to sleep we got a midnight snack and beers. Karst and Maarten couldn't stop showing off there i-phone-apps and i couldn't stop smoking cigarettes.
Pics are scrambled because i don't know how to work this properly!
In the morning we left for Southampton. It was a 1,5 hour drive full of boystoys, hard shoulders, salt & vinegar crisps and bad jokes. Yes. Way too short.
Southampton was awesome. A city full of history. Home of the Titanic, city wall ruins and everything. We met up with Sam and Simon who were kind enough to show us around. We even went to the oldest (!) pub around.
After a little bit we met up with friend and dutchie Tom, who is currently living in London. We chilled. Smoked. Had an awesome meal and left for the venue.
Shitty limits rocked the house.
After the show we went to Sam&Simons place to party 80's style. Killer playlist. The sound system broke down 3 times and there was a fight with the neighbours. Awesome.
We woke up kinda early to be sure we'd see some of Brighton that day. With a good mood and pretty much hungover we left for Brighton.
We got stuck in traffic and got there late, about 3 in the afternoon.
We met up with Rob Camp. Best dude around. Got breakfast (yes, breakfast)
and Brighton amazed me. Again.
The show was at the cowley club. Good venue. Not just your random pub, but a proper-punkrock place.
We did our little thing, loaded up and left for Rob's place. Some of us (Pieter, Rob, Me, Maarten en Chillco) went out for party. It was good. Crazy even.
Had a midnight snack at Market's Diner wich was absolutely fantastic.
Bedtime sunday: 6am - Ferry 11 am. Bedtime monday 2am. HELLRIDE!
Why do i love this so much?
EDIT: more pics soon. i fucked up.