Never did make it to downtown old town but the nearby shopping area was hopping.
And I love experiencing something new everyday, turns out that in order to take food off of the Holiday Inn hotel premises one has to sign a release waiver so the hotel is not liable in the event that I am idiot enough to leave the food to rot, then eat it, then get sick, then am smart enough to determine the hotel food was responsible for making me sick and convincing enough to persuade someone to help me try and sue them.
But all is not lost as we head to the show site
And the wires get wired, see here, Radek, Jim and Ulf performing a a three tech console patch
And oh the fans did come!
Got to hang with Lars for a few
As the glorious English weather adorned us with attention
And though setup went well, leaving was a bit more of a challenge. Wet muddy gear trapped for hours, getting FOH and the delay clusters out was just the production challenges, turns out the punters got jammed up a bit as well
I don't mind the rain though caution is wise when wet is around.
And there are things that are important to mind
So after an overnight to Sunderland where now I sit eagerly awaiting show #2 I gaze upon the glory of a beautiful stage!
Ahhh, but no complaints as look at all that K1 system! Including delays, 96! plus 54 SB28's and another bunch O KARA and K1 SB that I have not counted yet. Big toys are fun and I have a stellar sound sound crew. Ok, off to wander and see the support bands.
Oh and finally, check out Leif's time lapse from the Peppers US Arena tour.