EUROPE 2005

Back from Europe and the shows went very very well. Berlin, Szczecin, St. Petersburg, and Moscow all went off without a hitch. While the St. Petersburg show was the most "interactive", the others were equally as entertaining for me.


Starting off with the "Consumer Electronics 6" show, those guys were absolutely amazing! To say that they were professional is an understatement! Everything was taken care of, they were on the ball with everything, and the performances themselves by all bands were top notch! Definitely the best show I was ever a part of. A great THANK YOU to all the L. White/ Sektion B guys! I only hope that I have that type of experience again when performing! Quite honestly the "perfect" event! Thank you Peter, and the rest of the guys!

In Szczecin, Poland, Dariusz was awesome! A fantastic venue, a fantastic city, and the sound system was as great as our surroundings! Chris and I loved to drink, ogle the "beautiful people", and relax in a beautiful college-town. Our first hotel there was incredible! A docked pleasure-boat with a great bar, and unbelievable Receptionist! Good God! Thank you Dariusz!!! I'm glad you got to get drunk "New York-style" with us at that bar! We all got so trashed we lost each other by the end of the night! Wouldn't have it any other way! Cheers!

In St. Petersburg, we had the most "active" show of the tour, with chairs being thrown, girls getting into the act, and me inadvertently attacking the OWNER of the club! I think Chris even got hit with an ashtray...A lot of people left soon after "Slogun" started, but fuck them anyway! It was great! A great big "hello" to the guy who wrestled with Chris on the ground, but with the right attitude!!! We need more of that! The promoters were equally as great! Renting us a great apartment near all the sights. What a city to walk around in! If I stay away from vodka for the rest of my life it'll be OK, that's how much of it we drank there! Although I may have to have more of that "Honey-Vodka" if I can find it!

Onto Moscow, and another big "Thank you" goes out to Kirill and all the work he did for us! The venue was awesome, the turnout was greater than we expected, and he made sure we had everything we needed! What a PA system in that place! Too bad the moron Nazi-crew showed up. That little "uber-girl" is lucky we didn't haul off and smash her face in. I guess some form of chivalry still exists, even among us! Moscow was quite a dreary city in itself, and that's an understatement! Here's to any city that makes New York look absolutely po'dunk!! That place was a bit too much for me.

Well, I have to also thank everyone who was with me, helped me, performed with me, etc. You know the crew: THANK YOU to Sasha, Shane and Chris! Thank you to Thomas and Addy (the true Golden Ray of Sunshine"!), Viesturs and Lerry, Peter for actually coming to the show in Berlin, Steffen, Stephane, Lash, Marco, Anna, Rene and Knute, the guys in St. Pete's, Mikko, Erik, our "Finnish" friend from Moscow, and last but certainly not least, Shane and I would like to thank those two adorable girls we met outside the Moscow venue right before the show started! Good Lord!

Now onto all the pictures:

 

CLICK HERE FOR BERLIN, GERMANY, OCTOBER 15TH, 2005

CLICK HERE FOR SZCZECIN, POLAND, OCTOBER 16TH, 2005

CLICK HERE FOR ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, OCTOBER 20TH, 2005

CLICK HERE FOR MOSCOW, RUSSIA, OCTOBER 23RD, 2005

 

"well played madam, well played", "japan-it up people", "oh-oohhhhh", "old smuggler", "I will stab you...you know...you know...", "words words words", "too short", "hail satan", "golden ray of sunshine", "but john, what about the violence?", "the nougat is like cream cheese", "mohito", "I will do things to you that the cops will not understand", "crying room", "goddess", "wotowini", "we need to get off this train NOW", "john, I felt movement", "none for you higgins", "moscow, where all smiles die", "what if I stabbed you?", "I propose...", "...to talk", "...santa?", "hellloooooo..." (our finnish friend in moscow).