Last year, we managed to play in a number of cities and countries we’d never played in before. The great gift of global travel – it truly is a gift that keeps giving. The diversity of cultures, the music of languages and dialects, the ardent fans to the mildly curious, young and old
The venues came in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There have been gloriously maintained theatres of past eras with their exotically named ghosts hanging on the walls. The strutting modern constructions humming with discreet technologies, peacocked with glass, steel and pale woods. The cool, impassive arenas. Even eccentric sport halls, ordnance-heavy with looming sound and lighting arrays for a one-night stand.
One of the latter was in Brasov, Romania. We would like to thank Theo Negoita who sent us links to some clips that he filmed at the show that night. A night where we may have managed to set off a smoke alarm or two. Sorry…
But the memories of a Romanian countryside, that could effortlessly transmogrify from cowboy-cliché Wyoming to ski-resort Alpine splendour, will remain with us for a very long time. Hopefully we will get the opportunity to return. After all, we really must get to the bottom of one of the strangest roadside advertisement we have ever seen. It read, “VAMPIRE FISHING”.
Come to think of it, it was rather close to a somewhat malevolent looking castle…
THE MAN’S TOO STRONG
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
BROTHERS IN ARMS