Following my show in Jeonju the day before I slept in the venue saving me vital funds on accommodation.
We also stayed awake drinking and chilling. A great way to finish a night.
The following day was a traditional Korean Lunch. Being a vegetarian limited me a little. But I LOVE Kim Chi (Korean Pickles). So I consumed this en mass.
Getting to the Daejeon Cantina was a mission for sure as I took a national bus and then a (heavily crowded) local bus getting me to the closest stop. From there I had written directions which I followed to the venue. I arrived in good time and then had time to hang with the venue staff and the other bands. One of them was a great bunch of guys called The Primary. They had just finished their debut album and were working hard to get the music out there round Korea.
(click links below for studio versions of the songs)
Before Your Very Eyes (Atoms for Peace Cover Version)
The reaction from the Daejeon locals was encouraging and one of the audience members uploaded a couple of videos to youtube stating “This guy, Stuart O’Connor, was insane! Loved it!” – They are only recorded to a phone but you a feeling for the concert.
Following the show I slept in the venue for the 2nd night in a row. I ended up letting the alcohol flow a little too much and relied only on the fortune of things to get me through the following day.
A messy night but immensely enjoyable all round.
And as for the boys in the Primary I would encounter then once again when I played at their home town a few night later.
Familiarity even in the abyss.