Tuesday, 16 November 2010

European Tour Diary: Day 24 - Lyon, France

Halloween! I’m an idiot and am unsure if they even really celebrate Halloween here in France. We are all completely zombified from the drive from hell, so it seems only right that we dress up as the misfits for tonight’s show. As usual we’ve left it all completely to the last minute so we use some of Erin (merch girl from Danko Jones)’s fancy dress make up and paint ourselves up as Jerry Only and co. Pretty cool I think!

I do an interview and realise half way through that I pretty much have no idea what I’m actually saying, and I’m not entirely sure that the guy does either. Oh well. We eat; get ready and go on stage. We’ve blagged a new intro to our set for tonight, which is basically just a couple of bars of a misfits song. Great idea but doesn’t sound so good when it comes out at the volume of someones ipod turned up too loud. Most underwhelming set ever. We start playing and my moniters aren’t even turned on which means I can hear nothing. Pretty much goes downhill from there, but we try to play well and hopefully the crowd enjoys our set. Sometimes these things happen and you just have to roll with the punches and do what you can. We traipse off stage heads low and make up running down our faces, flop down in our dressing room and try not to fall asleep. We pack up as soon as we can and head to the hotel for some much needed sleep. I’ve been looking forward to the French shows for ages, so am a bit sad about the bumpy start. C’est La Vie I guess.


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