We’ve just returned from our first gigs in Europe with San Francisco’s Two Gallants. We had a fantastic time which I hope these pictures and captions convey to y’all…
Jon’s packing skills were the envy of the entire band.
Our only hotel stay of the tour was slightly creepy.
Ben with spunk on his face.
The artwork for Ian’s solo album was setto be a classic.
Father and son.
The bratwurst caught up with Ian at an unfortunate moment.
Despite the strongest economy in Europe, cuts to Germany’s trampolining scene were having a damaging effect.
Tyson was unaware that his ascent to heaven was imminent.
My new whitening toothpaste seemed to be doing the trick.
This is just plain lazy.
The people of Berlin display their love of the mp3 format.
The Gallants’ gear.
Hat hair - before.
Hat hair - after.
Up in the gods watching Two Gallants.
Sometimes we need reminding of what we’re on tour for.
Immaturity knows no borders.
And on the eight day the Germans created pissball.
Hitler is alive and has gone all emo-techno. So much for that bunker.
Two Gallants’ Tyson shows Ian how to party San Francisco style.
Taking the ‘cock’ out of cocktails.
In Munster, bikes outnumber people two to one, hence the epidemic of bells.
Ralph’s suggestion of a Limp Bizkit cover was met with amusement all round.
Germany’s longest feather duster.
The people of Munich applaud the red lighting.
Drinking these makes you strong (see next)…
Ralph’s efforts paid off spectacularly with this new warm-up routine.
Most of the venues looked like this.
Boarding the spaceship home.
Returning home from two weeks of continental roads, Ian found driving on the left again a terrifying experience.
We’d like to thank Debbie Scanlan for being our extra crew member/superwoman for her photographic, driving and merchandising skills, Two Gallants and their gang for being great touring buddies, everyone at the venues for their exceptional hospitality, all the crowds for their warm applause and finally to everyone who let us stay at their houses all tour long, giving us a home from home and lending some superior local insights into their corners of Germany.
We hope to be back in Germany in the new year, but until then I will bid you all
Until next time….