Friday, 15 October 2010
European Tour Diary: Day 3 - Day Off in Stockholm, Sweden
Although we’ve only played one show so far, it’s really cool to have a day off so we can acclimatize to being in our new European surroundings. We get up and head out into town and basically spend the whole day walking around Stockholm looking at the sights and drinking coffee.
We eat an awesome Mexican lunch and go to a supermarket and buy essentials. Not being used to the different currency means that we spend LOTS without realizing, and come away with lots of different types of bread and not much else. Oops. We decide to head out for some drinks at a really awesome bar called Garlic & Shots. Funnily enough, the only other place in the world that has a Garlic & Shots bar is London, so we’ve basically ended up in the only place possible that we could just go to when we’re at home. Go us! Garlic & Shots is famous for (unsurprisingly) shots made out of garlic, chilli and all kinds of other crazy shit, so we choke down a few then hang out with the Danko Jones guys who are also in the bar eating dinner.The highlight of Fraser’s night is buying a Simpsons Duff branded beer, which is basically a normal beer but with a Duff sticker on it, and a much higher price.
I’ve spent the whole day stumbling along behind everyone else as I managed to get struck down by the worst toothache known to man, pretty much the second I set foot on European soil. I knew I should have gone to the dentist before we left. Looks like I’ll be in pain for the next 7 weeks then. Good good!
We have some more shots and head out to some cool rock bars where we hastily get rid of more money we can’t afford to spend, but we can’t help it - we love Sweden!