German Tour Diary – Day 13

Hi all,

I can’t believe the tour is almost over.. 10 shows down and just 1 show left..

The show in Nurnberg last night was really fun. We met some cool people and a few are making the drive down to Frankfurt (approx 2hrs) for tomorrow night’s show at Sinkkasten.

Sinkkasten is a great venue to finish the tour in. We played an unplugged gig there last year, and it’s a venue that’s played host to legends of the music scene over the decades.. such as Bob Marley & Prince amongst others. You can almost feel the heritage & history when you step on stage.

I cannot wait to perform there with the full band!

Having played 10 shows in the last 13 days, the band is feeling so ridiculously tight with the songs, that we are really glad that tomorrow night’s show is being filmed for German TV. We are confidant that the set is well balanced and being well delivered.

Ok.. so what happened today..

We woke up in Nurnberg thrilled at the prospect of a “rest day”. After a late morning and lounging around the hotel we left for Frankfurt at 2pm. The drive was smooth and uneventful. Obligatory stops for bockwurst & smoke breaks along the way was the plan as usual..

Arriving back in Frankfurt and checking into the Lindner Congress Hotel was like arriving at our “home away from home”. This is the hotel that’s played host to us on all of our previous trips to Germany, and I can’t tell you how thrilled we are to be back!

The facilities and rooms are great as it’s a 4 star hotel, but it’s the management and staff that really set the hotel apart from all others. Nothing is too much effort, and the band are really treated like royalty whenever we’re here.

Little touches like an ice bucket filled with beers in each room, and knowing I’m a bourbon fan, a bottle of Jim Beam in mine. They really are a thoughtful bunch, and we look forward to partying with them all tomorrow night.

After checking in and having a few beers, we met for an early dinner at the hotel restaurant. Sitting at an outside table, it was brilliant watching the world go by and discussing the last 12 days as we enjoyed the warm weather. It’s amazing how much warmer it has become since we landed 2 weeks ago. It’s approx 23 degrees celsius this evening. Nice!

Sitting around just shooting the breeze with the guys is without a doubt one of my favourite things to do in the world. I feel so blessed to be on this journey and to have the opportunity to play music with these talented cats, that some times I have to pinch myself. The comraderie that comes with years of touring & playing together is also something that you simply can’t develop any other way.. it’s very special.

Some of the stories that came out this evening were also frikkin hilarious! The pearl for me personally, was Robbie J’s story of how this morning he had emerged from the toilet in his hotel room to discover Mike, unable to wait any longer, urinating in the basin..!!! ha ha ha ha..

Needless to say that put paid to any thoughts Robbie had of either shaving or brushing his teeth in the basin this morning!! ha ha ha

Touring with these guys is AWESOME!!!

Anyway.. early night as we look forward to rocking out our final show tomorrow evening!

Will let y’all know how it goes..


Andy Mac

About Macstanley

South African Band

2 thoughts on “German Tour Diary – Day 13

  1. Christine says:

    Hi guys, it was such a pleasure to have u here in Germany ! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Pls, don’t forget to let us know when German TV (imusic1 ???) will broadcast the Frankfurt performance ! Wishing u all the best for the Frankfurt show and have a safe trip home.
    Best wishes, Christine

  2. Claus says:

    It was really cool to see you guys in Nuernberg. Neil, you took a pic of my girls and me – could you let me know where I can get it from (URL). Or perhaps you could send me the high-quality JPG via e-mail?

    Anyway, I was glad to have seen you and Watershed – a pity not more people turned up. I wouldn’t have missed it for anything though.


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