The Lion And The Wolf at Grammatikoff in Duisburg

The Lion And The Wolf and Jimmy Broomfield at Grammatikoff in Duisburg. 29th August 2014.

Last night of tour. We went to the Duisburg Museum, which was a good antidote to Nuremberg. Lot of information about the German Resistance to the Nazis in the Ruhrpott. Final gig was at Grammatikoff, and a nice finish to the tour.

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The Lion And The Wolf at WS92 in Utrecht

The Lion And The Wolf, Jimmy Broomfield and Het Spook In Mijn Hoofd at WS92 in Utrecht. 27th August 2014.

Wee bit of hangover for the other two, but we headed off to Utrecht in the Netherlands via a quick stop off at the Nurburgring. Kind of cool to look at from the road, visitor centre isn’t up to much at all.

After that it was a drive to WS92. This was another house show, but this one was on the 18th floor or so of a tower block in the middle of Utrecht. Amazing place, amazing views, and really good gig.

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An unplanned stop in Nuremberg

An unplanned stop in Nuremberg while on tour with The Lion And The Wolf and Jimmy Broomfield. 26th August 2014.

Best laid plans of mice and men. The day we have the longest drive is the day that the car has problems. Annoying. Avoiding focusing on the personally negative, we did get to visit Nuremberg. It’s a mixture of fascinating and depressing, but I’d heartily recommend going if you get the chance. The Zeppelinfield has a football field in the middle, and the review stand is a state of decay. Tom spent time trying to arrange a place to stay on short notice, and myself and Jimmy visited the Documentation Centre museum.

After the car got sorted we left Nuremberg, stopped at Ikea to replace the pillows Tom and Jimmy had left in Leutkirch, and headed to Wurzburg to stop with a friend of a friend called Benny. Got to Benny’s, and had a bit of polite too and fro with Benny politely asking if we wanted to go out to a club, and us politely saying that we couldn’t possibly take him out on a work night, before figuring out Benny WANTED to go out. So Benny took us out to a club called Labyrinth, with a bat on the sign. This involved a lot of drinking by the other three, a lot of shouting of “DO YOU LIKE EASTENDERS?” by Tom, Jimmy headbanging off his glasses and dancing to bad metal music. Benny is a good man. We got back to his at about 3am, Jimmy got stuck on a door handle, and Tom couldn’t figure out how to make a pillow case work before falling asleep.

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The Lion And The Wolf in Rosenheim / Schloss Zeil in Leutkirch

The Lion And The Wolf in Rosenheim / Schloss Zeil in Leutkirch. 25th August 2014.

Morning after the Leutkirch gig Matthias took us up to the castle Schloss Zeil above Leutkirch for a walk around. Only increased the feeling that we were somewhere out of a fairytale.

That evening’s gig was in Rosenheim at Asta Kneipe. Sven was putting this gig on – Tom had done some work for him for Timezone. Made it over to Rosenheim, Sven took us for a good Chinese (I think I remember I ate a sharing platter of veggie gyoza on my own… mmmmm…). Went to the supermarket and stocked up on various junk food for the drive to Kiel the next day, we were basically in the far South of Germany and had a 1,000km drive to the far North the next day. Stopping was not going to be on the agenda.

Gig and venue was spot on, as with pretty much every one on the tour.

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