Notes From Das Boot, 179

August 12, 2013 / Lucerne, Switzerland

We are playing the Schuur it’s a good mid sized club. The thing that sticks in my head here was the front of house sound and lighting desk are housed in what looks like a flying saucer. Although I remembered it as being much more “I’m doing lights from a goddamned FLYING SAUCER!”, it actually looks like a prop from a high school play.
A final note on our day off. I’ve complained about the heat over before, one of the things that would make it more bearable would be wire/mesh screens for the windows. For our european friends, a window screen lets in air but not flies. Anytime you open a window over here to get a little breeze it’s an open invite for hordes of flies. This is where a screen in the window would work wonders. But nothing, I haven’t seen one screen all tour, I can’t even remember if I’ve ever seen screens over here. The only reason I can think of is that flies are a powerful voting contingent over here in Europe and they’re keeping window screens out of the EU.

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Rene manning the flying saucer

    • spank
    • August 12th, 2013

    If Europeans don’t use screens, then how to they keep the ashes from hitting the back of their throat …… they probably use aluminum (or as my Irish friends say “al-loo-minny-um”) foil and poke holes in it with a needle.

    Oh, you mean window screens ……. what do I know, my mind is elsewhere because it’s about 4:15 p.m. and I have a certain routine I need to take care of shortly ………

    • foxycotic
    • August 13th, 2013

    window screen ? what a crazy idea !?!

    in europe we use young children
    they are attached to the outer edge of the windowframe
    children (or pregnant women) are more attractive targets for mosquitos and flies than adults
    alternatively in some regions drunk people are used
    (higher body temperature and therefore also preferred prey)

    so this solution is better for the environment (no plastic mesh needed)
    and you still have the maximum airflow through the window !

    maybe it’s not common to use it in front of foreigners
    there have been some complains concerning human rights
    whatever – we try to keep those troublemakers quiet
    it’s important to keep tradition alive

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