Stuttgart and Oberhausen
We arrive back in Stuttgart and it doesn’t feel like long ago we were here before. It’s good to hear our friend from the Floggin’ Molly tour Dave Hause playing on the sound system before the support goes on. We are surprised by friends Max and Laura showing up and even though its bank holiday Monday, I have a feeling it’s going to be a fun show. It is! We get through a lot if rum, and no one at Zwolfzehn is bothered by the holiday and everyone has a great time!
The next day is a long drive. When we get to Druckluft, the next venue which is a kind of commune, it’s gift day for us Skinnies; we receive local beer, vinyl and whiskey from old friends.
Again a great fun show. My dress rips, Dan tells me off for punching him too hard on stage (oops!) and beer is all over the place!
After the show we head to the hostel, where we make up the broken bed I’m pretty sure wasn’t meant for us before setting off to Erfurt, apparently a beautiful city.
Hopefully we won’t make too many navigational mistakes and have a bit of time for sightseeing! Hmm…with Slim as navigator we might just have a problem!
Skinnies are back in Germany for a week and very excited to be so!
Already we’ve kicked off the tour with a magical weekend at Orange Blossom Festival east of Dortmund. As we landed into the airport after 2 hours sleep the heavens opened and the rain fell. An outdoor festival in this does not sound fun but as we drive through the luscious green and yellow countryside the rain stops and the sun comes out. The festival is set in the cosy yard of Glitterhouse Records. Immediately we meet with the guys from Rockpalast TV to do a few runs through ‘Trawlerman’. A crowd gathers and its very exciting to be here.
The main stage show is great fun and then we are asked to play a smaller stage later on.
All very fun. The rest of the evening involves drinking free beer and eating warm food. Nice. It’s all rather muddy though and my shoes paid the price!
The next day is a rare day off for us Skinnies…we lay in till late, ate a generous breakfast and then headed to the festival for more fun. Free absinthe drinks, more beer and food and then we’re very merry, merging faces and telling old tales.
Thanks for having us Orange Blossom! We had a great time and laughed with lots of great people – particularly Heike and the fellas from The Fabulous Penetrators!
Stuttgart is next on the agenda. A place we have played before…
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