November 20th-22nd: Come Across Tour Leg 1: Brisbane and Armidale - Ben Grounds
THURSDAY 20/11/03 - Brisbane
We left before midnight on Wednesday and drove through
the night to get to Brisbane. It took a Bluebottle Kiss
amount of time to get out of Sydney. Sleep is patchy at
best and the trip is a little surreal. On the way up we
stopped at a famed 'big' thing, and made bad food decisions.
At this place, good food decisions are hard to make.
FRIDAY 21/11/03 - Armidale
We played at Armidale the next night, at the Armidale
Club, which is reminiscent of Newcastle's Salarium, but
smaller and more intimate. According to the excitable sound
guy, our soundcheck had us sounding like the best band in
the world. The soundguy also had a sound system that was
a little oversized for the room. Actually we may use it
when we do our album launch at Telstra Stadium.
SATURDAY 22/11/03 - Armidale
We were keen to get home early on Saturday by leaving
at 10 am, but before we could get away from Armidale, our
van broke down. After some (well, a fair bit of) phoning
and hassling (and help from the friendly NRMA guy), we found
a mechanic in Armidale that was prepared to fix the car
on a Saturday afternoon, before the bucks party he was attending.
So we wandered the streets awhile, eventually finding a
pub serving counter meals that would challenge our good
food experience in Brisbane as the best this tour.