best: paris and hamburg.
esp. eggi dancing in the pub after hamburg. *snigger*
great: phoenix. houston. leeds. manchester, nottingham, brussels II, luxembourg.
very bad due to external factors: dallas, las vegas, glasgow, london.
ok: madrid, barcelona, thessaloniki, athens, san diego, albuquerque, bristol, norwich, amsterdam.
(mostly because i recall very little of them... heh...)
dull: milan, rome, florence.
most violent: brussels II
most underwhelming crowd reaction: london
smelliest: malmÃ¸, gÃ¸teborg. there's about 3 rows of people near the front who never seem to have washed themselves or their clothes. it smelled rotten. had to go outside for fresh air before the putrefaction killed me. esp as it was no-smoking and couldn't drown the odour out with cigarette smoke.
missed due to apathy: kÃ¸penhavn - slept in hostel bed instead - fear of smelly swedes turning up too great....
missed due to prior commitments: brussels I, bielefeld, berlin...
missed due to post overgothed exhaustion: kÃ¸ln, munchen, stuttgart
worst toilet facilities: athens
most free beer: athens
best local food: erm... athens.
potentially missing due to lack of funds: the next 10 gigs.
favourite ever gig: neerpelt 98 - fireworks.
least favourite gig ever: probably m'era luna 2005. s**t weather, s**t short setlist, s**t mood, end of an era.
opinions on guitarists: these two seem to have cleaner feet - but i've not checked closely. there's nothing worse than fungal toe nail infections to put you off someone for life.
oh and they're cuddly and adoreable and one wants to tuck them up to bed at night with hot cocoa and a nice tale of bunnies and suchlike.
now, if everyone sends me ten euro or ten dollars and someone buys my nova-rock tickets, i can assess the situation on the eastern front. at least a few of the gigs on that side of the continent - seeing it's allegedly impossible to get from belgrade to banja luka on time by train and from banja luka to nickelsdorf on time to see metallica, it may be i just blow out banja luka and nickelsdorf...
or the whole damn tour if i don't win the lottery this week... or get a job...
my my, did i really spend my birthday writing this crap?
i must be getting old......
but i think somehow, somehow, even if i know they'll not be on a par with paris or hamburg or leeds or manchester... i really kind of want to go see that part of the world... and their reaction to the sisters...
"When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised God doesnâ€™t work that way, so I stole one and prayed for forgiveness"