Ferme des Bouillons à Mont Saint Aignan (Rouen)
Rock'ambolesk à Chevry cossigny (77)
avec les Wampas
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Tournée en Algérie
After having finished our famous haircut, which are going to make people mad in the Balkans, we’re heading for « L’Ile d’Abeau » in Mister Rasta’s place to sleep. We’ve just met Julien aka Lucien who comes with us as a mechanic.
We arrive in Aiguilles after a beautiful journey in the Alpes. We have there our first fright: the gear box has got a huge problem and we’re even wondering if we are going to make the tour. So, bad mood. The first concert will not go down in history. Thanx to Basta Paï Paï, Gettabang, David, Emile and Gilbert.
We’re waiting for the van which is being repaired with Mamar, Vincent and Lucien. They come back at about 17h and tell us that we’re taking the chance…so let’s go to Slovenia. We drive till somewhere in Italia and stop to eat something under a huge and violent mosquitoes attack. Then, we take the road again and stop in some Italian grape field to have a short sleep.
Here we are, Slovenia! It’s the first real concert of the Balkan Brass Joke Tour 2006. Outside concert in Ajdovscina with our friends from Red Five. First meeting as well with the weird sofas. Small concert because small public but great night ! we meet the two guys from the “Panda”, Kenny and Heineken.
Ok now we‘re hot and we’re use to the rhythm of the tour. We arrive in Kranj, unloading, installation on stage but also in the van, we have now two fans working with a switch !! The place we’re playing ni is an old swimming pool, it’s wicked ! We meet our little Djeff from SUM and Marine his girlfriend. Good gig followed by a huge mix session of DJ “chiffon” in this punk place, followed again by the first brass band session with the Red Five (can do better). Thanx to Darci
Concert in Metelkova in the Galeria Kunilingus. We stay above the lesbian club…so everything has to be cool, and it it’s the case. Big concert and brass band outside the club. It’s the first time it’s so cool! Note that we’ve beaten the record of cops cars during the night…5 ! Thanx to Sacha, Kapa, Andrej and Urban.
We learn that the next gig in Rijeka is cancelled, so it’s a big day off in Metelkova. Hum it’s good. A little play of the Brass Joky Bitch Band in the evening and let’s go to bed !
Let’s go to Castel Novi near Split. We arrive the day before the gig, very welcomed by Marine,who is wicked, very nice and Australian ! we play with the Joky Bitch Brass Band in the bar and then on the beach. Great place, some unconscious take a bath and hop tagadatsouintsouin. Thanx a lot to Marin and Zeljka.
Today, it’s sea sex and sun. we take advantage of our free time, once again a barbecue made by Marine for breakfast. Julien burns Nico’s face with a cigarette. Good gig, we sell about 50 CDs and DJ Mamar puts the fire with a mix session after the concert.
We head for Split which is 30ks away from Castel Novi. Split is a big touristic city on the coast. The old city is very beautiful. We meet Djeff and Marine again. Soundcheck and we wait for the concert. But the rains comes and we have to go for the commercial version of the band inside the bar: the Brass Joky Bitch Band ! the bar is on fire as well as two Spanish girls who rub their pussy and slap their bottom… hummmm ! Simon get out your nose off their ass, we’re playing !! We leave right after the concert for Dubrovnik. Thanx Marko, Igor and Boris
We arrive in the Orlando Club at 7 in the morning. Little siesta under the trees and the sound check is made 5 hours late ! we play first while we’ve made the sound check at first, so we’re not that happy : star whim ?!! we’re finally happy, we play good, Bino finally managed to play in Orlando ! we’re hot and some of us spend a wriggling night in the streets of Dubrovnik. Thanx to Sonja, Ina, Marina, Youri and Antenat.
Day in the creeks, great ! we come back in Orlando and hear that we cannot sleep here tonight ! panic an hour ago and Nico aka RottenAss manages to make us sleep here one more night. Huge Brass Joky Bitch Band in the old town with our fire-eater friends and their dogs ! then after a few bottle of Rakia the Masfety family reconciles everybody and put the fire in the old town with burkes !!! Thanks to Car, Tinka, Vesna, Medo, Škvorc, Nenad, Bojan, Fiket, Boris, Kruno, Ina, Ira, Buksa, Romana, Yuri, Ante, Marina, Dado, Moco, Vale and DJ Venom.
aouch ! Masfety family is fucked up today ! everybody sleeps in the van which brings us to Zadar, where we have to play the next day with Antenat in a festival. Vichnou welcomes us and take us in a restaurant. Then we sleep in her place. Thanx a lot Vishna.
Everyone wakes up at different time… nico hurts his eyes while he wakes up and falls unconscious for three seconds ! let’s go for the sound check. We feel like it’s the end, we’re very tired. Around the apéro time, we go for brass band in the old town, on play Marinella in Beneton shop and go in the concert place. Crazy concert on a jumping stage, Mamar can not do anything and the baryton gets hurt a lot. Hard farewell with our Antenat friends. We hope to see you soon guys ! Thanx again to Vishna, Marina and Ina.
Mission Mostar “chiffon”. This time it’s the Masfety family that take in charge the journey. We are late in Mostar, sound check and concert at once. On are amazed by the work done since we’ve left the place last year. The concert starts and the rain stops it harshly after the first song. We put away all the material quickly and save the night with the Joky Bitch Brass Band. We propose to Dragan to come back here in two days. He is ok, so we’ll be back in Mostar to play. Thanx to Dragan, Arma and Jasper.
Today we’re going to Sarajevo. We live in the afternoon and arrive in the Bock Club at about 6pm for an express sound check. We meet guys from Brittany and invite them to the concert. Marina and her friend Erich come as well on their road to their place. The concert is very hot hot and DJ Mamar, who just drank 20 redbulls, put once again the fire in the club with his inflamed mix session. Everybody sleep very well in mammy Sarajevo’s place ...
We’re back in Mostar to replay the concert. This time Dragan make us play inside to be sur. And finally it doesn’t rain…great concert, we sell our last CDs. A few guys who had seen us play with the brass band two days before, motivate us to play again after the concert. Bino makes his show doing a splits between two unbalanced tables, ketlar is on the mezzanine, Simon dances like crazy and Nico plays like crazy too. Conclusion: the bar is on fire for the second time in the night. We finish ourself and the night in Dragan’s place at 8 in the morning, having a go on the swing in his lounge. A huge thanx to Dragan forall he’s done for us Thanx to Titi, Sophie, Catherine, Magali, Nouredine and Tica.
The Masfety family is fucked up and on the way to Banja Luka. We can feel the end of the tour. We’re all so tired, we look like nothing. We arrive very late in the Ghetto club, while the first band is playing. A fast installation and we pass in the mode “let’s make it burn!”. It works as we break the stage! We sell our very last CDs. The end of the night is spent in Selenna’s place, with a bunch of crazy guys from Banja Luka. Thanx to Selenna, Tica and Aki.
Hard wake up. Day off today, we don’t have any plan. Ketlar leaves us to go back to his little family, Simon calls people to catch a last gig, but it doesn’t work. So let’s go back in France ! we buy all the cigarettes of the town, get some good rakia and let’s have a last diner with Aki in a restaurant. Just before leaving we thought that it would be dumb to go back home now and we finally decide to drive to Maastricht to finish the party overthere. Thanx again to Aki.
A all day in the van, driving non stop 22 hours to Maastricht. Complete body search in Germany. We arrive in Maastricht at 10pm, it’s pissing down. We think that we’re going to sleep under a bridge but Julien finds a squat where we can sleep all together, waou, so cool ! it’s then the spliff party in the squat soon followed by a well deserved sleep, for the drivers above all. Thanx to these fucking german cops.
Breakfast with Maastricht specialities. Mamar feels like at home. We visit the squat which is a great place. We have a little jam session at the top of the building, 10th floor with a huge view on Maastricht. Then we leave the place at about 6pm to arrive at 1am in Antony in the Rasta’s place.
We clear up the van, go to the customs to have our ATA carnet signed, have diner in Simon’s place with Timar, Neya and Teber. So that’s it now, the tour is well finished sniff sniff… we can’t wait for the next tour !
Sorry for those we forgot