At the end of the first web page, we left our intrepid band travelling by bus, right after the show in Opole, Poland.
Morning found us in
Frankfurt, Germany - at the airport.
This was the first of many flights we'l be taking together on the tour, and a big element of this kind of tours is balancing the weight of instruments
and checkin bags, to minimize the charges from airlines.
We were moderately successful this time, and aided much by Jonin, our road manager and sound engineer.
The flight was to Baku, Ajerbaijan - first visit there for all of us. It was a surprisingly long flight - we arrived at night, and part of the immigration process there is getting a
visa at the airport, so it was late at night when we got our bags
and almost midnight when we arrived at the hotel, got a bite to eat, and said goodnight at the end of a considerably long trip.
Next day, well rested, we headed to the venue - Mike had to pretty much construct his vibes at soundcheck...
Another nice concert hall
Oct 30 ... it's going to be another couple of days of hard travel, so we're happy to have a late checkout, then to the airport to
fly, not very far, to Tbilisi, Georgia.
Though it's our first trip to Tbilisi, and it's quite an interesting and picturesque place, I won't have any photos of the city this time, because we arrived at nightfall, went right to the
venue to set up and play, and we were to leave Georgia later the same night!
Well, here is an attempt, from the van...
Pretty quickly, setting up at the venue, where we would be the opening act for the Blues Brothers Band (lots of whom are
friends - fellow musicians from NYC)
And with our being the opening act, we could stay a short while to hear some of the other band, then leave to check in to our hotel.
Glad we didn't delay that much, because, checking in at 11pm, we had to check out at 2:30am!
Then to the airport for a 5am flight to Germany, and connection to get us to Rome.
Fortunately, a night off awaits us there!