Dead Shape Figure on tour
This is the first part of our European tour blog 2009 with Cradle of filth, Moonspell and Turisas.
It`s our fifth day on tour and now we are stuck in the middle of Belarus.
On the first day we had a flight to Heathrow and bus picked us up. We drove to Hamburg and were supposed to play at Markthalle next day.
I woke up on thursday at 12.am and Neissu, Juhani and Mohkis were already gone to see the city, Galzi was still sleeping so i went to see the city by myself. I bought some cheap but superfucking cool and stupid UUNO TURHAPURO looking sunglasses from the local “New Yorker`s”-store, ladies side. I got back to the venue and waited for the load in to start. Trucks from England were really late and the thing started to look very bad for us and then it happened, our first fucking show got cancelled because of the delay.
I was really pissed off and started sippin´ beer, then we loaded out and that was the day number one. Juhani and I went to find something to eat, finding that good ol` McDonalds but it was closed. There was some kind of fire alarm ringing nearby, went to check it out. There was fire and smoke coming out from shops and the windows were fuckin` exploding! Then some guy with hoodie ran out, the police and fire trucks came and we thought it’s better to leave. Anarchy in Hamburg!!
Second day, better feelings and Prague. The venue as far as I was concerned was huge. They said that pre sales were 2000 tickets. Local crew handled all the load in stuff and we just couldn’t wait to get our backline on the stage. Juhani and I checked out our amps, me playing with Mesa Boogie Rectifier `cause Juhani was quicker and got the Marshall jvm, shit! The show was fucking awesome, I didn’t get the right sound out from Mesa but it didn’t matter. I found out that you should play the guitar not punch it! Galzi did stage diving and Spencer, our mixing guy pushed the volume off the limit! Hope everybody had earplugs. Then some beer and hit the road!