Notes From Das Boot 106

Stuttgart, Germany 6/20/11

We played the Hurricane/Southside festivals on Saturday and Sunday, they are back to back festivals on either side of Germany. The most interesting part about the Hurricane festival was I got a picture of a couple of human statues eating lunch. I firmly believe that human statues should conduct all their “human” business in private so as not destroy the illusion. Seeing the human statues eat shook me to the core. The Southside festival was interesting because everything on the ground that wasn’t asphalt was a soul sucking quagmire of mud and shit. Since the Krakow show was canceled we have two days off in Stuttgart. There was a giant protest outside the train station, I’m not sure what it was about, but hearing a loud impassioned speech in front of a large crowd in Germany left me a little unnerved.

mud won't stop fans of British Sea Power (the band, not the navy)

human statues blowing their cover

    • Twisty
    • June 20th, 2011

    As someone who had to learn all a-bloody-bout it before her German audiovisual exam, I can tell you that the protests were probably about “Stuttgart 21”, which is a development programme planned for the railway station there. Basically, the station is a kind of “cul de sac” – trains can’t go straight through it, they have to stop and change over etc. So the government want to redo the whole station, make it bigger, stop this weird bottle neck congestion. BUT for some reason which I’m not too clear on, everyone hates the idea and there have been billions of protests etc. I think a major concern is the money.

    Here we go:

    Welcome to German politics.


    • galbacco
    • June 21st, 2011

    All that shit probably makes you homesick for little Shittin Vacuum Lucy Pickles huh?…

    • fishbreath
    • June 21st, 2011

    i think they were protesting the human statues.

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