It begins – three and a half weeks driving across over nine thousand miles of Siberian wildlands! Will we die? Will we suck? Will anyone show up? All these mysteries and more, will be answered!
In August 2018, Krupskaya decided to challenge ourselves with one of our more ridiculous adventures yet: tour across Siberia, over nine and a half thousand kilometres in three and a half weeks. Oh, and survive, preferably.
So, I am writing this journal entry retroactively, given that I spent pretty much the entire last two days of tour wiped out by some alien parasite. No, not Alex.
Goodbye Prague, goodbye Petra! Onward to Germany for the first of our last two shows.
Our three dates in Czech conclude with a show in Prague where we tried to play ten years ago, only to by a dodgy generator. So rock 'n' roll.
Our return to Slovakia for the first time in ten years is wonderful but brief, as we make our way back to Czech Republic to play in Brno.
Today we return to Slovakia - which has been one of the best places to play every single time we've come... fingers crossed tonight isn't total shit.
Today we brave space-ships, sub-zero temperatures, brutal noise and shark(painting)s to play at Liberec, Czech Republic.
Day three is already upon us as we venture towards Berlin. The last time we played here, it was in a morgue. Fun fact.
With the UK leg of the tour complete (ie: one gig), we begin our European adventure with a trip to Leiden, Holland where I expect canals, waffles and nothing else!
The first day of our tour: I'm feeling like utter crap, the most exciting thing I have to talk about is my 'packing list' and we're going to play in Stoke-on-Trent... yay.
"Ed, what's it like, going on tour?" is a question I'm rarely - if ever - required to answer. But I'm going to anyway, because I'm lonely.