“Funk From The Trunk” EAST BLOCK TOUR 2013
03 OCT / 05 NOV 2013
It has been only a few days since our East Block European tour has officially ended with the last show at Groovestation in Dresden. We are now slowly making our way back to our home Thessaloniki/Hamburg to catch up on sleep.
With no show tomorrow – no show for the next few week-ends actually – it’s time to put our feet up for a bit and take a look back at this crazy month that saw the Freaks run all over East & Central Europe.
We traveled 8500 km in a Van jam packed full of Musical equipment, heavy suitcases and a whole trunk full of Funk of course. 15 Shows. 9 different countries.
It wasn’t easy at times to be on the road day after day.
There were days we were tired, days we were sick as dogs and in need of medicine and antibiotics, days we sweat like monkeys and the only thing we truly wanted was a shower and a bed. There was the day we got our camera stolen by a couple of crazy kids on drugs and the day we were stuck in traffic on a German highway, with the whole country under construction.
More roads, more tobacco, (nearly 600 grams in total), with flavorful blends from Albania and Morocco & Germany. We suffered in non-smoking Hotel Rooms and at times we broke a few rules. We battle some Jamaicans we had met on smoking, and always, always, made a lot of noise.
But no matter how little we had slept or how tough the road had been, everything always changed once we hit the stage, once we met the people, saw their smile and realize how what we were doing was making them dance, how our music, our passion, our FUNK was making them forget about the world even if for just one night.
For every tough moment there was always another one so ridiculously awesome, so freakishly funky we could not help but smile and follow along in our east Block European adventure.
9 countries and 15 cities, Starting from Belgrade, then to Cluj @ Boiler Club, it was an endless path made of changing money, speaking different languages, eating different foods, and crossing borders
We had time for record diggin in Cologne & Prague, and We had the chance to play along side Charlie Funk aka Afrika Islaam at the Moondoo in Hamburg, and even to record new collaborations in Cologne & Novi Sad.
We also experienced the culture of 9 beautiful European countries while on the road.
We drunk a lot of Serbian & Croatian Rakjia, We enjoyed Romanian Snaps with pickles , loved Austrian liquor, and indulged in Czech & Slovakian Beer.
What else to say if not thank You!
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