Saturday, November 8, 2008
I know its been a long time since I've had the opportunity to update this blog. Internet in Europe is hard to come by for any extended period of time and most of the time, its real slow.
We played in Rimini, Verona, Faenza, Geneva, and London since I've last posted. In order to get in and out of Italy we had to drive through the Alps. That was an amazing experience. The Alps are big. Real big. Lots of snow and waterfalls and donkeys.
When we woke up in Rimini, I went for a walk along the beach and got lost trying to find my way back to the hotel and they had to wait for me for like 30 minutes or so until I turned up... We then ate at an agritourism place for lunch with GianLuca outside of Forli. They made everything there. The wine, the pasta, the vegetables, the bread, everything. Amazing. I had a pasta that translates to "Hang the Priest" pasta. Like short fat spaghetti with sausage and cream tomatoes. It was pretty incredible.
I have no pics from Verona. We played at a place called Emporio Malkovich, which is some dude's parent's place, but it was cool. Toni came from Vicenza to hang with us. That was super bad ass. Its always nice to see a friend. I can't wait to go hang with her for a long period of time. It'll be a total blast.
We then played in Faenza which is outside of Bologna at a place called Clandestino. Again we were fed well and everyone had a great time. Morena is an excellent host.
Then we had to drive back through the Alps to get to Geneva where we played with Sword Heaven and Anavan. Holy Shit. Sword Heaven ruled me. I haven't been completely blown away by a band in many years and man... The video proves how incredible they were.
Last night we played White Heat in London. It was a total blast.
Off to Bristol.