vienna today .. my granpa’s old stomping grounds ..
get up early after a restless night of jet lag .. jb drives me to the little airport outside of rotterdam .. we hang .. we talk .. we plan
then off to vienna with only my carry on back pack … but i have toothpaste and aveeno gunk in it to last the entire tour
… they say its too much to fly with … head back to check my bag in .. they say its too late to check it .. head back to check with security again and finally i just start squirting the lotion in a baggy until they think its the allotted 100 ml .. i mean .. i just wanna see what happens and its rather comic to fill a baggy with that spermy looking muck .. and the confused looking security woman looks over at the head security dude who happens by just then and allows me to bring my tubes anyway …. extra baggy muck and all
we have also picked up our new tour manager .. wolfgang from the linz festival we did a couple months ago .. and today was his daughter’s birthday .. and now he rides with us .. joined our circus .. and away
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airport is easy in vienna and outside is a sterling day .. beeeeeautiful
carlos fetches me and delivers .. then he’s gone forever
the venue is the arena .. they plant me backstage in a sunny big windowed room and the breezes delight .. vienna feels fine
i doze on the couch .. then the tv people wake me up .. do the interview .. and then doze again
… bus arrives late in the day and everyone seems happy ..
sound check goes on again for a while .. and the show tonight turns out to be the best i have ever played in my life .. ever
it has grand spectrum .. vast contours … spine tingling jams .. and just a lovely night of music .. but man .. them contours were vast
the night took a pleasant coolness after the performance .. i was tired .. but after the shower and some chat with some old friends there .. just sat out in the night air and soaked in vienna like it was mine to soak in .. thanks granpa