VOD@Die Röhre, Stuttgart, Germany
Shower ! Shower!! Praises praises ! Two days of gigging without a shower is pure hell, drenched in sweat each time, ugh! Thank God for Shower to Shower talcum body powder ! All the backstage rooms are covered in band graffiti. Inside the shower it says Urungus of Gwar was here and something about Billy Milano’s fungus – yikes ! Feeling like a new man, we unload the stuff and sound check. It’s a huge arched, hangar-like venue situated under a bridge. Like all the other places, some very well known bands have played there and many are to play soon.
The bus has a CD player (broken), microwave, TV & VCR and a toilet which stinks ! Luckily it’s downstairs – but unlucky for Greg, though, cause he’s camping down there, in the kitchen/downstairs lounge area.
The crowd liked our show. There is a German girl who has followed the tour around for quite a few dates. Dedication ! Roggo, Katatonia’s manager is a party animal and gets along with us like a bomb. The rest of the band took a long time to come out of their shells – ended up being nice guys.
Roggo is a porn nut and bought some of those hilarious story porn books. The comments added to the XXX photos made us roll in the isles many nights. Constantly joking, being silly, crude, whatever – party atmosphere on the bus. Great stuff. Francois, Diccon and Johan especially enjoying themselves on the road.