frankfurt/main, sunday, march 18th
we got up pretty late today, which was probably to be the most depressing
day of the tour. after breakfast, kai and elmer drove me to the
railway-station of riesa since i had to be in frankfurt/main for
tomorrows test at the university..., what a let-down, considering
you´re on the other end of germany. feeling rather bitter
i boarded a train for leipzig, where i had to catch another train
for frankfurt. kai phoned me, informing me that the show on monday
in brandenburg as well as the substitute-show in berlin were both
cancelled and i must confess, that i was relieved to hear that:
touring is fun, as long as you´re not forced to cross the
country everyday, that is. kai, elmer, joe and martin are heading
back for essen and mülheim, while i´m left to grapple
my test. apart from sleeping, last-minute-studying and watching
the scenery, nothing could be done and it took about six hours to
get to the place, i least want to be. i´m staying at a friends
apartment, since i´ve rented out my own little room for the
month of march, rather wishing not having to return to frankfurt
for the holidays..., oh well... the evening was short-lived, whereas
the night had me sleepless on account of my resting on the train.
i admit to not having very much trouble forgetting about my ill-prepared
mind and tomorrows test...
frankfurt/main hbf., monday, march 19th
yupp, i got the test over with and am on my way home, hell, i´ll
be damned, if i don´t know the true meaning of "relief",
ha, ha. a moment ago i thought, i was stuck here, having no cash
on me and forgotten the code of my electronic-cash-card. luckily
i found a reserve in my backpack. gang way, i´m freeeeeee...
essen, wednesday, march 21st
i´m taking it as an ill omen: today is the first day of spring
and we played a show in essen, ha, ha...
no, seriously, our performance was ok, but i´m getting kind
of sick playing shows, noone knows we´re playing. again relief
was not anounced and i only agreed to play, after i heard about
january star´s vocalist´s wish to see us play.
personally i didn´t expect too much of tonight´s venue,
the "emo", i never do, the city of essen doesn`t seem
to be too much into alternative music, rather than lame pearl jam-copies
and nirvana-wannabe´s for the 10000th time, 80´s rock
outfits, bla, bla, bla. in addition, i felt bad about taking money
from a crowd made up mostly of the few friends, that appreciate
our music for what it is. even so, the audience was bigger than
on any local relief-show during the past two years, which i attribute
to our not being mentioned on any flyer or poster, har, har...
we opened tonights endeavour, followed by a band called something
like leukemia(?), playing somewhat political and very noisy music,
january star, who need no introduction and an all-girl combo, the
everyone was eager to get home after having played and considering
that it`s wednesday, i can´t really blame anyone. i stayed
until the end, indulging in all the goofing off with friends i don´t
get to hang out very often with.