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Touring adventure in the style of rock (Part II)

July 14 2006

If the map of white spots are no more, the map of musical tour life of such places lack. In fact to completely bypass the whole world, every city, perhaps not enough for a lifetime. Most concerts are held in most major cities, and if I stop band in the outback - a real feast for the fans.

... The morning started early, at seven. Should we go it was still a very long time - the train arrived at the Samara platform only about four o'clock. Quoting yourself in order - unwashed, breakfast and drinking beer, people began to entertain himself. Who does what - play chess, hunted jokes, admire the view outside the window, photographed and anticipating a good performance in the evening.

Touring adventure in the style of rock (Part I)

When go on a tour, it is important to think hard - if you do something suddenly lost sight of, then it is likely this will be a mistake. It is always necessary to specify all the details of those who will meet you on the spot. The most convenient - to request details of an experienced man who just about anything will not forget. It was so we had Ruslan - it could rely on, and we were not going encumbered with gloomy thoughts (such as "where we will spend the night?"). And that of the options will give an example from his own life.

In winter, I went as a photographer with another group in Tver. From Moscow not far away - four hours on a bus from the metro station "Komsomolskaya". Oppressive feeling of a lack of thought at all has appeared on landing. There we rode a lot of fun, with jokes, quips. But back came back with a feeling of complete disgust with this kind of travel - from the end of the speech, namely, the eleven o'clock we were forced to sit in a small, cold dressing room until five in the morning without any opportunity to leave earlier. When the band played a program that buses do not go to Moscow, as well as train. Moreover, five guards kicked us out of the club, because it was closed, and to 6:30 Tee we waited for the bus to Tver station. The man who invited us to Tver, went home at midnight, allowing us to ourselves.

Our trip to Samara was fundamentally different from the winter experience - it was noticeable throughout, so we could relax and unwind before going to arrive at the scene. Outside, floating high hills on the horizon, thick woods, youngest houses, huge Volga. At some stops were grandmothers with huge bundles of dried fish.

Already at the entrance, we noticed an unusual, modern station building. They were made of metal and glass, which gave the blue in the sun glare. As we later learned, this building residents called for sure "end of Leo Tolstoy's" (due to its original shape and position at the end of the street named after the great Russian writer).

On the platform were waiting for us co-sponsors of the concert. We and our bags were distributed in two comfortable minibus, even though we were only going 5 minutes - it's better than streaming with sweat, dragging bags in the heat. We were very happy about this reception, it was evident that we are here waiting and with all due respect.

We left the club, and Ruslan took our things in a safe place in which we had to spend the night. At the entrance we were waiting fans. To our surprise, these guys know absolutely all the texts, despite the fact that the last album is not sold on the capital.

Jettisoned the fans from the neck vocalist, we finally went inside. The club was small but cozy, the prices at the bar are stunning (liter mug of local beer are only 70 rubles, while in Moscow clubs a half liter of diluted unknown than - 60), tasty and inexpensive food, a large billiard room (half of which we were sectioned off under the dressing room) .But the sound equipment was not pleased with us - from the old amp is sometimes lost, sound, microphone, drum podzvuchivayuschy barrel now and then flew.

Another mistake was with the ads - because that Ruslan he rented a club and its owners are working concentrated I guess pokleit posters - if an agreement on profit was 50 to 50, samarchanam would be beneficial to do more large-scale advertising.

Despite everything, the taste of the local alcoholic beverages, the musicians began to soundcheck. And the others rested in the dressing room. Prior to the concert left a half hour ...

To be continued.

Author: Pauline Kulikovskikh

Васильева Камилла

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