It is the last day that this entire roadie crew as we know it, will be together. As the show evolves and the gear changes as does the vendors and specialized skills required to make it all work, so evolves the roadie crew. As many prepare to the scatter, here is a parting shot that Lampi Leif so brilliantly orchestrated. This is one of the pictures he lined up that includes everyone traveling in the non-band-party except the truck and bus drivers. Quite a task indeed and I was amazed it actually happened. I then took it upon myself to do a bit of hi tech and professionally skilled labeling so y'all will know who who is who
Though I will see them soon, I still felt the desire for a goodbye hug
Shhhh! Scott and I sneaked the tigers into a road case so they will travel to Japan, we cant be doing a show with out mixing tigers, can we? Had to really stuff them in though as we also do not want to be carrying a excess stuff to far away places. I guess it is just a matter of the various perspectives on the definition of excess.
Finally to leave the tour and a sweet note, if you are so inspired, take the time to give this stuff a try. It is an awesome delicious way to make sweet that lacks the overwhemingness of honey and the drudgery of sugar. Yumm!
Dave, Leif is obviously a master at roadie wrangling, there must have been food involved or someone said there was more free internet downstage :-)
but however he wangled it congratulations like all class photos everyone seems quite happy.
Hope everyone gets a bunk on trip real soon.
Good to see the mixing tigers are making the trip, out East(it is east from the UK)
Hope they wont get case rot at altitude.
We want more Lampi Scott cartoons.(Sorry Dave -your public is revolting)
and more Dave Rat adventures.
You guys don't get enough credit. I've been fortunate enough to see several shows over the past few months and everything seems to go smoothly. The fans always speak of how great the shows are, but it's all the guys you pictured that really help to pull off great performances. So I just want to applaud all the unsung heros that make it go for the front four of the band. All of you have done a fine job!!!
I hope to be BBQ'ing in Australia. It does look like our schedule permits a bit of off time.
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