ARCHIVE W.U.U.Y.D TOUR BLOG DISPATCH 6
So after the smiling faces of Italy we headed into Austria. A last day off in Vienna before seven shows in a row was had in the company of a huge American sports bar filled with television screens beaming sports from all over the world for our first stop. We ate like tourists and drank like the English. Then we moved on to a more traditional drinking establishment which was a lovely old Viennese bar, we snuggled in there for a few more hours then went and wondered around looking at the sites of Vienna in the cold air of the night and stopping in many more bars. The show on the Monday night was awesome and the crowd were really up for it, which was fantastic for a Monday show.
Into Poland we went after that and as always the Polish were so welcoming to what we do and the two nights in Gdansk, were we’d never been before were special. The club we played for two sold out nights was filled from top to bottom of faces looking at us from all angles; everywhere I looked there were people watching.
Into Prague to sleep for a long time and wake up on an empty bus so I went strolling around the city before the show.
One of the most smoky gigs I’ve ever done I reckon. The ban hasn’t quite caught on in the Czech Republic yet!! A rowdy and fuzz filled show was played and a slightly crazy looking massive bearded man jumped up and down in front of me for pretty much the whole show which was a bit odd. Maybe I should lose my beard soon?
Back on the bus for half of us as half the touring party jumped on a plane to get back to Homeland as soon as they could. I snuggled into my bunk for the long journey and slept like a massive log.
Back in Homeland now writing this after a night in a nice hotel before the final Archive show of this tour and 2012.
I’m listening to Scott Walker’s new album. It makes me think of what Larry David might sound like if he decided to go into a music studio whist on really strong hallucinogenic drugs. His new album is really intense but has also made me smile.
The sun is shining here in London
I am Dave Pen