We set off to Nova Gorica on Friday, for a gig in Mostovna. It was another proof that the club scene in Slovenia is very much alive and well-settled. Mostovna is a great club where every band wants to return to. They have it all – even a kitchen and beds, a cook and a masseuse :-). Well OK, they don't have a masseuse but still... maybe some day, somehow...
As we arrived, our crew started to set up our gear on stage, so we had time for some coffee and a short walk. After soundcheck we had a home-made dinner – pasta a la carte. The show started at 11PM and lasted up to 1AM. The crowd partied all the way to the end and it was surely one of the best gigs of this tour. On stage it felt great! What is worth mentioning about this show is that we recorded it in whole and just might use the recorded materials some day. After the concert we mingled with our fans, signed a poster, CD, T-shirt... or two. It was a beautiful Saturday morning when we returned home but for us it was a start of a long sleep...
Somewhere around Opicina, right across the border with Italy, close to Trieste was the location of this students' party. In tents amidst the idyllic Italian Karst on such a beautiful sunny day there was only one imperfection: the sea. Just about everyone would gladly take the plunge to cool down a bit... Instead, some of us went for a short walk through the natural beauties, while our crew took care of our gear and the PA, set it up and made it ready for the sound check that followed. We had dinner in a genuine Italian trattoria - the pizza was delicious! We also tasted some home-made merlot and terrano liqueur...
Our show began at about 11PM in a tent, overcrowded with youth, and lasted up till 1AM, when a pop-rock band from Milano took over. We returned to Ljubljana no sooner than 6AM and had only one thing in mind: to get some rest.
See you next Friday in Solkan!
Friday night's show was in a students' club in Škofja Loka, called Rdeča Ostriga (The Red Oyster). The club had recently been renovated so we had no problems with our show. The rooms of the club are arranged very efficiently and practically. The club has a wonderful monthly cultural programme, which is very important for the youth. The show lasted for almost 2 hours, the audience cheered with enthusiasm while we showed our best in doing a club show. After the show we mingled with our fans until late hours and returned to Ljubljana at about 3AM to crash for a few hours as we were bound for Italy the next morning.
V petek nas je pot zanesla proti Novi Gorici na koncert v Mostovno. Še en dokaz, da je klubska scena v Sloveniji živa in zelo dobro urejena. Klub Mostovna ima definitivno predznak super kluba, kjer si vsak bend želi nastopiti ponovno. Imajo tako rekoč vse, še celo kuhinjo in ležišča, kuharja in maserko :-) No maserke res nimajo pa nič zato... mogoče nekoč, nekje...
Torej ob prihodu se je oprema začela sestavljat in postavljat na oder, mi smo imeli čas za kavo in krajši sprehod po okolici. Po tonski vaji je čakala domača večerja, pašta a la kart. Koncert se je pričel ob 23h in je trajal do 1h. Publika ja žurala čisto do konca, to pa je bil eden izmed boljših špilov na tej turneji. Tudi počutje na odru je bilo izjemno. Posebnost tega koncerta je mogoče ta, da smo ga v celoti tudi posneli, material pa bomo mogoče nekoč tudi uporabili. Po koncertu je sledilo druženje in podpisovanje plakatov, cd-jev, majčk... Prihod v zgodnjih jutranjih urah je naznanil sicer lepo sobotno jutro, katero je bilo v našem primeru namenjeno dolgemu spancu...