saturday, march 17th
after breakfast, we were seen off by ellen, konrad and ines(keep-the-faith),
who were awfully nice to us, packing us drinks and fruit for the trip
to nünchritz, which isn´t exactly around the corner, but
near dresden. it was noon by the time we got going and it felt as
if the drive was going to take forever, but we arrived at around six
pm at the "kombi". we´d been billed at the last minute,
so noone really knew we were playing the area tonight. also lined
up were hannovers sometree, a local band called face about face and
juno from the u.s., none of which were really communicative, everyone
seemed tired noone really expected a lot of audience, since karate
played leipzig not far from here. we hit the stage first tonight,
which is ok, i´m just glad to play anywhere, but i didn´t
feel too good about being filled in and not mentioned on fliers.
nevertheless, as in schorndorf, we could make out familiar faces in
the "crowd", which is becoming a routine, when playing east.
martin met up with someone he´d been having e-mail-contact over
the past months in the wake of a festival we had played in riesa.
highlight of the night was elmer of "hometown caravan records"
showing up; he´ll be with us for the rest of the tour, selling
records and our merchandise. i like to refer to him as "the manager"...
another bonus was the great vegan food, another aspect i´m getting
used to when playing east. our performance was ok, we had a lot of
fun and that´s what´s really important, i guess. after
the last band, we spent the rest of the night partying to the greatest
hits of the past fourty years.