Day I, Friday:
Woke up at 3:00 in the morning to go to the airport, had our first beer at 05:15. Arrived at the Ateneo Squat in Dragoncello outside Rome at about noon. Drank beer for a couple of hour, slept for a few hours. When we woke up we decided to stay in our dressing room/bed room because there were less annoying chickens and ducks there. When the power was on and the bar opened we headed to the actual venue. There was quite a lot of people there already and from what we could make out of the sound check the sound was good too.
We played 3:rd out of 5 bands and it was a really good slot, lots of people and some action in the pit. Good show, not much more to tell.
Afterwards we hung out til quite late, talking to people and such. Great start of the tour!
At Arlanda airport.
Before the gig.
Day II, Saturday:
Off to the main reason why we went to Italy in the first place, Into the Void Fest in Bologna. Pretty uneventful and not too long drive, except for the fact that Cedro, our driver, was the proud owner of the crappiest GPS in the Western world. Anyway, we ended up at the venue, Freakout Club, without too many problems. Freakout is probably THE rockclub in Bologna, lots of quite big bands are playing there. We started to drink complementary vodkas immediately and Danne did an interview for some metal magazine while we sat up the distro and met some familiar faces from the last tour. Everybody was in a good mood.
Time to play, lots of people – Great! We played one song then the bass amp stopped working. Got it fixed, played one song then the bass and guitar amps stopped working. Got it fixed, played one song then the strap of the bass stopped working. Got it fixed, Calle started to play the song totally wrong, probably stressed out of his life. Not a good way to start the gig. The rest of the gig went smooth but we thought people would think we sucked because of all the technical breakdowns so we hid in the distro.
It turned out that the Italians couldn’t care less about the amp situation, lots of people said we were good so in the end even Steffe was in an ok mood again. We left Freakout very late since the girl we were supposed to sleep at, Jex from Saturnine/Children of Technology, had lost her keys in a drunken haze. We didn’t mind one bit though, it was fun to hang out with all the Bologna people all night.
Black Uniforms (Italy).
Interview with Danne.
Into the Morbid Black.
Påhl browsing the Agi-Punk distro.
Saturnine setting up gear in Freakout.
Day III, Sunday:
Woke up extremely late and headed directly to Jesi for the last gig. Nobody in Bologna had ever heard about Jesi and more than one promply said “That place does not excist in Italy!” so we were a bit nervous that absolutely nobody would show up. We were wrong, when it was time for us to play it must have been 120 people there, not bad for a Sunday. The gig went without problems and after the last band we went to another club to watch some grind band. They had however aready played when we arrived so we went back to our gig place and socialized untill bed time. The morning after we went home. End of story. All in all, 3 very entertaining days and despite the amps in Bologna we did 3 good gigs. You can’t really ask for more, can you?
The morning after in Bologna.
Library at the gig place in Jesi.
Steffe keeps the banner high.
So does Danne.