Druid friend Youth, from the band Killing Joke, sent an email from Zurich where they are on tour, telling me about the tour blog he is writing. In this excerpt, his blog gives you a good insight into what it’s like to be on tour.
It’s like being in a traveling zoo, locked up in widow less boxes all day and night then paraded out to perform for a couple of hours. The cure for me is to stay healthy and be as creative as possible, even though your physically and mentally exhausted.
Don’t get me wrong i love the gig’s but touring is always a bitter sweet experience for me, on the one hand you get to meet some amazing people and the rolling wagon of the tour bus , a nomadic tribe of adventurers , a family circus, and the band and crew bonding is all great .Sailing into the unknown like some majestic metallic pirate ship.Fearless Odysseys into the abyss.
if Europe was Lord of the Rings, Prague would be Rivendell, the Fairy realm.Here they have fiercely retained their ancient Celtic cultural roots, despite being surrounded within the heart of the Teutonic Saxon empire. There is a joie- de-vie here and lust for the sensual pleasures of life, poetry , drinking , music and great food. and smoking in all the bars , yeah! .Even their president was a poet and you can still find hot mead and roasting chestnuts on the cobblestone streets in winter.There is a strong matriarchal culture and the women as well as being tall and strikingly beautiful ,in an otherworldly way.They are very strong independent, confident and in command. Intoxicating.