January 2012 “Switzerland Tour” Mountains Or Hills?

February 3, 2012

Student Grant here again, brining some more adventures from Narnia. Let’s begin.

Waking up at 7:30Am I had left the guys at Bills’ place, heading down to Hasliberg for the 3rd gig, planning to meet them there later. This place was great, by far the most amazing place we’ve seen in Switzerland so far, surrounded my huge mountains, snow and magic. At this point, we were truly in Narnia.

The snow around us was deeper then me! Yet the people, were going about their lives like it was nothing! After the guys arrived and we had some time to kill, so they began jamming on the couch, trying out some new songs, and messing around. I took this chance to pull out the camera and record them, the result was a pretty amazing video.

After an hour of recording we were given the chance to try the second national dish of Switzerland, “Raclette” melted cheese on just about anything. A huge thanks to Margo for cooking us a great meal and letting us take over her couch for the video!

An hour or two later we headed off to the sound check, when we arrived we noticed that the sound was setup by two super talented 16 and 17 year olds. Someone had also put a huge poster with the lyrics to Wagon-wheel up next to the stage so at the end the whole school could join in! An hour of setting up later, the gig began, sending the students into a frenzy, loving every song that was played and finally ending the night with the whole school singing “Wagon-wheel” together, a teacher even joining the guys on stage with a mandolin, What an amazing night!

As I’ve spoilt you with a video, You’ll get a drawing tomorrow!

 

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January 2012 “Switzerland Tour” Narnia here we come!

January 30, 2012

Hello, my name is Grant and for the next two weeks I’ll be updating the blog for the guys!
So, with that out of the way, let’s begin.

As always, we met at Shaggys place with all of our bags and prepared for the journey to the airport. “Holy Cow Batman” Shaggy is awake!? There’s a first time for anything I suppose.
Soon after we had made it to the airport and took care of the boring stuff, we got to rest, sharing a coffee at the same place we had stopped at two years ago!

After a long rest we finished up and noticed the plane was boarding! How did we miss that!? Arriving at our gate and heading straight out to the plane, we began to see Narnia in our sights!
One hour and 40 minutes later we had arrived in Geneva, feeling very, very glad to be back on the ground, only to remember that we now had a 3 hour train ride, oh joy. However, this train was special, it had an “upstairs”; the excitement of the train swaying ever so slightly to the left and right only lasted for the first 5 minuets of the journey. The rest of the trip consisted of Shaggy composing a song and drawing a pretty picture, like total rock stars, right? FINALLY! We made to to Luzern and met up with our old friend Margo Cummings, the wonderful lady that has helped set up our gig at the Ecole d’Humanit√©. She was right there, to pick us up from the train station in the infamous “sad-car” to take us to Bill Weir, the one and only. He’s kind enough to let us use his amazing place and let us pillage his food and coffee supply!
Tomorrow, we’ll be playing a gig at Bill’s bar, “Legends”; tune in again to see how it turns out.

Bead, AWAAAAY!!

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This was drawn by our very own Shaggy, stay tuned to see Dereks Picture!