We made it back folks. It was a crazy journey that required a lot of concentration from the moment
I got in the car to pickup Keith to go to the airport. All those stories on the news about the airlines canceling
flights and offering little to no service? Well the all came to roost for our pal Dan. Its way to long of a story to tell but
the short version would be that after Dan was told to "try again tomorrow" our ace travel guru rerouted Dan who took a couple extra flights to get to Lisbon (Nashville/Chicago/London/Lisbon).
We had a great time in Lisbon. None of us had ever been there. Its a pretty city and it is old old old! They were having the New 7th Wonder Of the World competition there which was a pretty ridiculous pageant type thing that we had fun busting on at dinner.
(I caught a little of the Tour de France on TV complete with Portugese announcers that afternoon) We played the rock show and after that we went into our 'we are gonna play songs we don't know' segment. Dan finally got to play drums on a song and I got to play bass. It was a first.
Roscoe on Bass
Terry on Dan's Guitar
Dan on Drums
Keith on 'Scoe's guitar
Back at the hotel just before 3am. Up at 5am to go to the airport to fly to Brussels. We got off the plane and the BosPop representative was waiting to whisk us to the festival in Weert, Netherlands. Got there an hour and 15 minutes before our 2:15 set. Stage was set and aside from some floppy drum hardware and a couple of shocks we had a great hour show for a packed circus tent full of music fans. BosPop is a great small festival. I don't know how many thousand people were there but it was fun and the staff was very pro.
After a pretty good post gig dinner we were taken to our hotel about 30 miles away where we were greeted with some good news. Single Rooms for everybody.
Lights out for all Yayhoos (even Keith) by 7pm. Up at 5 again to drive to Amsterdam for the flights home. Keith and I were stuck in a long line but took off first. We were back in the East Village by 1pm. Terry and Dan's flight was delayed. This of course threw another wrench into the works. Terry was re-routed onto the next available flight but US Air gave Dan the shaft again. Dan didn't make it home until Tuesday morning.
Thanks to all the guys who played great and kept their Yayhooian humor. Thanks to Lisbon and Bospop gangs for the hostly-ness, Thanks to David and Bas for putting the gigs together and thanks to Becker for getting us all there and back.
photos from a whole bunch of nice folks