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Rhythm

Tonight’s show is number 14. We have found our rhythm. Load in is smooth and the outs are quick. Everything running nicely, just in time to…

STOP. The last show of this short tour. It would have been nice to go on for a bit.

The stowaway

The stowaway

Oops

I have been looking for my knife/Gerber tool for the past few days. During that time I have flown into Mexico, and across Mexico and then back into the USA. I am thinking I went through security checkpoints seven times.

I just found it

In my carry on gig/computer bag

Nice work chaps

0700 Houston

3 hours sleep and we are in Houston. 2nd last show tonight….tired….v tired

Idiot

And that incredible idiot Abbott, is continuing to march ever backwards….knights and dames, seriously. 

You are an embarrassing fuckwit mate. Out of time and out of touch.

Private charters are not all they seem

spoke too soon

If In thought the travel day into El Tajin was bad….the way back to the US after the festival had something to prove.

Oh boy…can’t speak.

Sun is rising…view from the Stage at El Tajin….came in last night at midnight….lasers focusing…beautiful morning…welcome to the jungle

Sun is rising…view from the Stage at El Tajin….came in last night at midnight….lasers focusing…beautiful morning…welcome to the jungle

Worst travel day ever

Worst travel day ever

Probably the worst travel day ever…

The plan was to fly early from Mexico City to El Tajin with five key crew to go straight to the festival site and sort stuff. So that meant a 6:30am lobby call (we got back from load out at 3:25am).

Our flight was delayed….and delayed and delayed and then finally cancelled. That meant going down to baggage claim and retrieving bags and then checking in again on another airline…the cancellation was due to poor weather at the other end.

Then we wait and wait some more before finally, after much drama,we  get onto buses to go out to the plane. The first passenger was actually on the bottom step when that flight was cancelled too.  Back we go…and again we retrieve our bags….then again we wait and then we get picked up in a van and driven 1 hour to the other airport where the charter with the rest of the entourage was waiting…This little plane with 32 seats was the only craft that was going to Poza Rica today. We had spent 8.5 hours in the airport, checked in twice, claimed bags twice and never left the ground. 

Your coffee pods' dirty secret

Pay off

The torture of yesterday’s 11.5 hours to rig 72 points paid off today. All trucks made it on time (miracle) and we are running to schedule.

The icing on the cake today is the catering….awesome, just awesome. The lady who cooks your fresh quesadilla in front of you has just finished making the tortilla. And there is a real coffee machine….lovely stuff!