The first entry in the EUROPA BURNS tourdiary by the metal retards of Dismember.
Today we started out at 2:50 in the morning to meet up everybody and go to the airport. Why do all tours start up at this ungodly time?
The flight down to Frankfurt was the usual deal, expensive beer and tiny seats. Upon arrival, the tourbus was missing. Shortly thereafter we found out that it was waiting for us at the wrong airport - a perfect start. So more time to kill with beer…
Until the bus arrived at the right spot.
One quick look at our home for the next 4 weeks and we realised it was the exact same bus we had in 2004, our old warhorse will serve us again. After 50.000 hours of traffic jams on the autobahn we arrived at the first venue, K4 in Nürnberg.
No time for a soundcheck since we were so late – but soundchecks are for amateurs anyway... Lots of new people to meet, merchandise to be counted, strings to be changed and beers to be downed.
At 20.00 the doors opened, the crowd poured in and the calm before the storm turned into the usual mayhem. Lay Down Rotten was out first, followed by Fall Of Serenity and Hatesphere.
At 23:00 we started the changeover, only to realise that a gearcheck would have been a good idea. Thomas pedals were missing, Davids wireless was broken and Martins guitarstrap was no more. Once again, a good start.
23.30 the show started and it couldn´t have been better, a venue full of metalfreaks banging their heads to old school STHLM Death Metal. Beer flowed, sweat flowed even more. After one hour of destroying our brain cells we walked off stage only to be called up again by the screaming crowd to end our set with ‘Dreaming In Red’.
All in all, a great show and finally the perfect start for the tour.
More beer to follow...