The drive from Orvieto to Treviso was very many hours. It was welcomely interrupted when I stopped in Perugia for a jam session with Andrea of Zero Call as well as 2 of his friends Luca and also Andrea.
We jammed for a couple of hours and I decided to play the drums. There was a kit set up and another guitar added to the mix seemed overkill. So I banged the skins with limited ability and we had fun making noises collectively.
Following the jam session I went for a coffee with Andrea and we reflected upon not just the tour but our show together in Rome. Andrea had helped me to get some of the bookings on this tour and it was the 4th time we had worked together bringing me out to Italy. It was a warm farewell from both of us as I begun the long drive north.
I decided to take a chance and skip out taking the over inflated toll roads north. This made me nervous because according to the map I was literally Driving in the ocean. Luckily as it turned out the drive was over some massive bridge and I avoided getting too friendly with the fish a little longer. By the time I was taking the bridge it was 6am (as I had been driving through the night. The sun was just rising and the view was something to behold.
I slept in a layby for a few hours and completed the drive later in the day. I was parked and slept again outside the venue until I was woken by the manager of the venue telling me it was time to set up. He said he had to bang on the side of the van for a couple of minutes before he heard signs of life. I think I was really zonked out.
Bugscope (Currently Unreleased – Early live version here)
1st Sunday (Currently Unreleased)
Decide (Currently Unreleased)
I played for about an hour or so and once again felt the warm welcoming support of the Treviso Crowd. This was my 3rd time to play Eden Cafe and I was so happy to see many familiar faces back once again.
Truly grateful to the locals and the management for their continued support. My good friend Alessio came to the show too. I played his birthday party in the Italian mountains earlier and have felt his enthusiasm for my music since we first met when touring New Zealand back in early 2011. He was on his way to the airport and decided to make stop off for some music en route.
What a legend!!!!
Next stop for me is Maser. This time only an hours drive instead of several.
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