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Hamburg Express

Coffee and Shadows

Coffee and Shadows

Well, Kiel, via Hamburg airport actually. A last-minute call from our German promoter on Friday night resulted in me being on a 737 heading for Germany on Saturday morning, and a rendezvous with BC Sweet and a few thousand fans at the Sparkassen arena in Kiel. It all happened so fast, I barely got chance to say hi to the guys before jumping on stage with them, without any kind of soundcheck. As is so often the case with this kind of scenario, it went very well indeed. Sometimes it’s better not to think!

I had a distinctly ordinary-looking coffee in Alicante airport (Haagen-daaz cafe, take note: your standards are slipping) and read about original Shadows bassist Tony Meehan’s exclusion form the re-union dates with Cliff Richard. Bass players always get a raw deal!

Nice comfy chairs backstage only really got some use post-gig. No time to relax beforehand!

Three Piece Sweet

Three Piece Sweet

There was a touch of Christmas spirit around in Germany this weekend. Everywhere you went, you ended up with a chocolate Santa. I found this one on my pillow. Miraculously, it made it back to Miki without being eaten!

"Froliche Weinacht"

Santa says: "Froliche Weinacht"

Although I managed to get a late breakfast at the hotel (the others having to suffer the ignominy of a 7am departure) I still spent most of Sunday here in Hamburg airport.

Busy doing nothing.....

Busy doing nothing.....

Earthshine...novelty lamps in the foreground as every plane except mine prepares for departure

Earthshine...novelty lamps in the foreground as every plane except mine prepares for departure

Away across Europe at 12 hours notice for a total of 50 hours, and all to appear on stage for 35 minutes. What a peculiar job I have!

Muted winter sun on a misty morning

Muted winter sun on a misty morning

P.S. You can see more pics in CAFECREM

Kev Moore

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December 8, 2008 - Posted by | Rock, Touring, Writing | , , , , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. That last picture is great!

    Comment by newmradio | December 8, 2008

  2. cheers Newms, yeah I was pleased with that one, even though I was still half-asleep when i took it!

    Comment by kevmoore | December 8, 2008

  3. I, too, like the last photo – a fitting end to the story. It’s great to fantasize what it must be like to be a true-life rocker jetting around to these gigs through your photo-journalistic essays. Gives us little taste of “the life”. Much more interesting than what us poor visual artists can muster.

    Comment by bobcornelis | December 9, 2008

  4. Bob, you’re very kind! If my “journo-visual” essays convey something of that true-life, then I’m happy.

    Comment by kevmoore | December 12, 2008

  5. Kev, I do love going on these gigs with you through pictures. What a spectacularly exciting life you lead, although having done some travel myself at times in my life, I know how boring it can also become with the travel part. Time to sit and write song-lyrices while you wait?

    Comment by Susan | December 13, 2008

  6. Glad you enjoy it Susan! Yes- the travel can get a little monotonous, but I usually make sure I’ve got s charged up mp3 player and a good book handy at all times! Curiously, I very rarely work on any lyrics in an “on the road” situation – probably too busy making sure I don’t miss my flight!

    Comment by kevmoore | December 13, 2008


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