Notes from das Boot 141

Munich, Germany
Tiring few days. After the Hamburg show which was good, there was an after show party DJ’d by Bobo our tour manager whose DJ name is “DJ Enemy of Comfort”. Our day off was a 17 hour drive from Hamburg to Vienna. Good show at the Arena there, usually the Arena is one of those places where the saying “if you smell weed, you will not succeed.” is an apt description but this show was great, everyone at the club was really on their game. After the show we had another long drive to the middle of nowhere. Cervia, Italy. Cervia is a summer resort town on the Adriatic sea. Cervia in the winter is kind of like a cross between Seaside Heights and Union Beach (this reference means nothing to anybody not familiar with the New Jersey, sorry. Just think “shitty beach town.”). We played the Rock Planet, it was pretty brutal but the people at the club were nice and the people who showed up dug it. We are now back in Germany which is kind of like home away from home, in some ways it’s better. We usually get well taken care of, the production is solid and the house crews are very good. Seven shows left.

Good German beer

    • spank
    • December 5th, 2011

    While growing up in Hazlet, Union Beach was known as the armpit of Monmouth County (with Keansburg being known as the asshole, naturally) … and all the while folks in Holmdel and Middletown were laughing at the poor white trash living in Hazlet.

    Union Beach had some great dive bars … dumps like Hank’s Knot Inn, the Cambridge Inn and Twenty Paces. Get thrown out of one, just walk (more like stumble) to the next shit hole. Hazlet did have the best dive bar around, called Floyd’s on Rt.36 … pints of Schafer on tap for 25 cents and shots of shit booze for 35-50 cents … you got rocked for $2 to 3 bucks, but you wound up the next morning with the “Schafer shits”.

    Schafer, is the, one beer to have, when you’re having more than one …

      • spank
      • December 5th, 2011

      Oops, it’s spelled Schaefer … see what the shit did to my brain cells, because I always hade more than one.

      Schaefer, pleasure, doesn’t fade, even when you’re thirst is done … The most rewarding flavor, in this man’s world, for people who are having fun … Schaefer, is the, one beer to have when you’re having more than one!!!

    • klutch
    • December 6th, 2011

    I won’t remember my child’s name on my deathbed, but I’ll be singing the goddamn Schaefer jingle. AND the Rheingold one.

    • Aliz Wunderland
    • January 4th, 2012

    Wow, I remember Floyds – remember Flo the barmaid? and those .25 drafts would kill ya. Whatever happened to that place?

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