Saturday, May 5, 2012

Something to Hold Onto Spring Tour Day 18

 Greetings from Slovenia!
We just arrived at Koper and getting ready for the very last show of this tour.

Our day off at lovely Neustadt couldn't be better. We had a BBQ at Stephie's famous yard with Despite Everything and many locals who made us feel more than welcome. Spent our day chilling in the sun but Manouras couldnt ease his hunger for football proving he is a real goalkeeping monster! (Ask Billy and Zahos from Despite about that). The next day, after a small drive to Graz and two (!) stops from the local  police, we arrived to Sub Club. Really warm place, great backstage meal by Thom from Ants! and another show with Despite Everything, Tag Tear Rebuild and our favourite British guy Jack Holmes. There were more people than expected,we had a very good time during the show and are really sad to leave our beloved Austria. We will be back for sure!

On this tour everybody kept telling us how difficult it would be to cross the Croatian borders. Well it only took us 2 minutes,how cool guys are we? Next stop was Zagreb and Route 66 club. Awesome place with a big yard and packed from the hour we arrived. Zoran our Croatian host was incredible. We were treated like kings and the hotel room was a real shock for us. Despite a mini electricity black out in the middle of the show everything went well.
 Quick coffee at out hotel room,packing up and Slovenia here we are!! We have weird feelings seeing this tour coming to an end and we will dedicate an update for our tour summary for sure. But until then, we have another show tonight!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Something to Hold Onto Spring Tour Day 15

Good evening people!
 Lots of news since our last update. The Wiener Neustadt show was very cool and afterwards we had party time at a local pub with some beers and shots. Slept at lovely Stephie's place an awesome house with a fantastic yard and a small lake. We really didnt want to leave.

Next day a quick drive to Budapest. Straight to the venue to have another gig with The Plan Beer Caves and Spraynyard. You should really check The Cave's album its one of out favourite driving soundtracks! After the show we went to a bar in the centre of the city. Suddenly and while we had a smoke outside of the bar,a neighbour started throwing water to Orfeas from her balkony and in 2 minutes a police car arrived asking what we were doing in the city but our Budapest host Magda helped us avoid any problems.Woke up,had a tour in the city,ate local food and chilled at a huge park with Eri's local friends.

In the afternoon we were supposed to have a small show at a practise room. Probably its one of the best DIY shows we' ever had. Old factory,tiny room but an awesome atmosphere! Manouras had his first crowdsurfing while playing his bass, Orfeas played with a borrowed guitar after a broken string and Panos has a twisted ankle. Good times!

Left Budapest with great memories. Back to Austria and Vienna. Really happy having a show with our good friends Despite Everything and also Planet of Zeus were in the city and met us. You should definately visit Vienna on 1st of May, there are street parties in almost every corner, music everywhere, cheap beer and happy faces. What else do you need? Our show was at an ex pizza place (!) and we had a blast. Slept at Neustadt and Stephie's place again.
Today its a day off for us and Despite Everything so we are gonna spend our day playing football, table tennis, resting at the sun and have a bbq at our favourite Neustadt yard. 

See you soon!