Dusseldorf

Miracle of all Miracles!, US Airways came through and got the fellers into Heathrow right on time! Met up with Ant and Alf, grabbed a quick bite in Terminal 5, and hopped Brit Air for a quick jaunt to the mainland…

Why, I'll clobber ya!!  The flight to Germany gets tense between the rythm section...

Why, I'll clobber ya!! The flight to Germany gets tense between the rythm section...

Landed in Dusseldorf and the tourvan wasn’t ready, the tour manager was stuck in highway construction, the backline wasn’t there……things running in the usual mode, eh? Luckily, our old pals in SNFU sent their van to pick us up, and we were soon safely cocooned backstage at the Zakk club. It was a high school reunion for Punk Rock dinosaurs!!

With a bewildered Mr Chi Pig backstage.

With a bewildered Mr Chi Pig backstage.


The bass players give the thumbs up to the backstage bar selection!

The bass players give the thumbs up to the backstage bar selection!

Joey Shithead holding audience with the boys.....

Joey Shithead holding audience with the boys.....

Played our set as the rockin power trio, as Kimm wouldn’t be joining us til Riesa. Benny the tour manager finally arrived with all the goodies from Machete Merch, and the sale was on!

Benny the tour manager manning the merch....

Benny the tour manager manning the merch....


Alfie workin the merch table....I'd say double XL at least, tubby!

Alfie workin the merch table....I'd say double XL at least, tubby!

Spent the rest of the evening catching up with old friends and a lot of cool German fans. Mr. Chi Pig stayed close for much of the evening, entertaining us with his skewed take on the world order!

Take a drink and make a funny face---it just never gets old eh?

Take a drink and make a funny face---it just never gets old eh?

Alfie gettin fresh with the Dickies props...you don't wanna know what he did to Stuart the penis puppet!

Alfie gettin fresh with the Dickies props...you don't wanna know what he did to Stuart the penis puppet!

Adolescents wrapping up a great night with a strong set....

Adolescents wrapping up a great night with a strong set....

And as usual, the night ended with a long ride in a van, 30 minutes to find a parking place near the hostel. Gig one under the belt, and so far all limbs and appendages intact…cheers!

Burnt out and back in the van fuckers!

Burnt out and back in the van fuckers!

Snug in the hostel, prepared for a night of farting and snoring.....

Snug in the hostel, prepared for a night of farting and snoring.....

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~ by CH3 on July 30, 2009.

2 Responses to “Dusseldorf”

  1. The greatest Concert I’ve ever seen over here in Germany!
    …JUST AWESOME…

    – Adolescents
    – Dickies
    – D.O.A.
    – SNFU
    – Channel 3
    – Brat Pack
    … it was nearly like the old Days back in 1982

  2. Ah fer Chrissakes, now I’m completely crushed. My flight to Lisbon had been booked before I saw what a brutalizingly killer line-up had been put together in Zakk (within stumbling distance of my pad). My very first punk show was on Jan 3 1982 at Godzilla’s with You Guys and Wasted Youth (still have the ticket stub!). I suppose another tour of Europe would be too much to ask for….?? Hope you had a great time, maybe I’ll get lucky on a future visit to LA and get to experience you on stage once again… all the best, Ted

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