I woke up already in Camden. I was feeling amazingly fresh compared to all the partying we had done last night. Some rough seas at the English canal last night, huh.
We loaded in to Camden Underworld and mad ourselves home at the fungus-reeking back stage. The Underworld is kind of legendary venue, and we have already played there twice before. This time this will be our only show in UK, and I must tell that I’m not very sorry for that. Audiences in the UK are great, but that’s just how far it goes. Everything else sucks compared to the continental Europe. Internet didn’t work. The floor was so sticky that shoes tend to get stuck while walking. The closest thing to warm water was the lukewarm bottled drinking water we got. Toilets were already full of puke, shit and piss. Catering was inedible and the beer we got was some lame crap. So legendary venue or not, we found ourselves to get some breakfast outside and use the bus as a backstage.
We found a decent laundry service nearby, so we did some laundry and had few coffees at a nearby café. Then some Thai food at Camden market, sound check and just waiting. We have planned to shoot a music video for Weather the Storm, so we had some extra precautions to take.
Technically we were well prepared for tonight’s show, but things got messed up during the change-over. The local opener (Cypher 16 or something) overplayed their set and tour manager had to enter the stage in the end of their show to stop them. Then we had something like 10 minutes to do the change-over and enter the stage. It was one big hassle. We had some technical problems at first, but after the first two songs we got the show up and running. The place was sold out and the crowd was amazing! I could hear their singing even over the noise on the stage. We stormed our set through with pleasure. Stanne joined us during Weather the Storm. It was a blast, and we really had fun on stage. And I think it will turn out to be a decent video too!
After the show we had then normal routines. Showers, some food and load out. I think no one had actually intentions to party, but we were all on a good mood so the night turned into a bus party once again. I fell asleep just before the ferry to France, and this time the border control let me sleep in peace.
Thank you London, you were great! And warm welcome to the continental Europe once again!