Woke up pretty late, which was nice. Every once in a while we get to sleep a bit and this was one
of those days. Jiihaa.In the afternoon the promotor brought us to a late lunch/early dinner before
we went to the venue. We were at a nice restaurant by the sea and the food was great. I was just
starting to wonder about how high some of the cities are on our tour, I remember from last time that
at least in Bogota it was a bit hard to breathe at times…anyways I looked it up and the top 3 so far would be:
Mexico City 2250m
…and so far, no respiratory problems ;-). Before the show, Pasi filmed the fans standing in line outside and I tried to make them scream but it kinda backfired…better luck next time. At the show
they did indeed scream like hell. I put on a Peru shirt for the encore and threw it into the audience when we left the stage, why? I have no idea…Had a few drinks and went aimed for a few hours of sleep before it was time, once again to get up too early and leave for the next city.
Wednesday 12.3.2014-Travel Day
Up in the morning and then a flight to Bogota. I think it was around 3 hours or so but I slept for the most part. Upon arrival we all had dinner close to the hotel, a couple of drinks and then Pekka, me & Punkki got snacks and drinks from the grocery store across the street. Watched parts of Pulp Fiction and a whole bunch of Ylvis stuff on youtube. Finished the night off with some Breaking Bad and
then I managed to sleep for around 12 hours or so, woke up at some point for a minute or two.
Thursday 13.3.2014-Bogota, Colombia
Up in the afternoon, yeah !! Tomorrow we’ll have to leave early again so I’m really happy that I managed to get a lot of rest. Went downstairs for lunch/dinner with Tommy,Elias & Pasi before it was time to get my stuff and head out to the soundcheck & show….which was delayed a bit but nothing too much. As I remember, this high up you have to pace yourself a bit to get through the show but everyone managed to do that quite well. Not our first time around the block ;-) Before the show we had a meet and greet and some dudes had gotten game jerseys of the national soccer team of Colombia, putten our names on the back and gave them to us. What a nice surprise…as a ”payback” we all put them on during the encore break, you can imagine how crazy the crowd went for that :-)
Good times for everyone I guess. The early wake-up call in the morning put a lid on any party ideas so it was back to reading NHL blogs and going to bed.
Friday 14.3.2014-Travel Day
Up at 0600 and straight downstairs for the 0615 lobby call and the ride to the airport. Today’s offer is a nice relaxing 16 hours of travel from Bogota to Brasilia via Sao Paulo with some vanrides and some
extra hours to kill @ the Sao Paulo airport. Left from the hoteli in Bogota at 0630 and arrived at the
hotel in Brasilia at around 0100 or something. I had a nightcap with Elias & Tommy and the read for a couple of hours since for some weird reason I couldn’t get to sleep.
Saturday 15.3.2014-Brasilia, Brazil
Woke up surprisingly early at around 10 or something. Weird, since I thought I was really halfway dead…jetlag and this schedule is really fucking up the sleeping rythm and I know I’m not the only one.Been reading the book about Steve Jobs lately, really interesting stuff but what an a-hole, just saying. Today we’re gonna play at the Video Games Metal Festival which will be interesting since this is the 2nd outdoor show on this tour.(A tour that was supposed to be all indoors btw). Let’s see how many more open air things we’ll have before the end this run ;-)
Anyways, I’m gonna check what the boys are doing and maybe head out for a walk or go back to sleep or whatever…see ya all tonight !!