More sights from the rehearsals.
Quote of the day; Jakko’s son Django, on explaining a joke to him, “It’s a Millenial thing, dad, you wouldn’t understand.”
A new yellow bass has come into the Crimson touring array. I’d been playing my old Music Man 4 string, the one re-painted back when we did the “Three of a Perfect Pair” tour in the 80’s… I’d been mostly playing that in the Crimson shows the last year or two. But Music Man has just come out with a re-designed 5 string that suits the new music very well, so I’m leaning toward playing that in most of the show – and luckily I obtained a yellow one, so they’re something like two of a perfect pair!
Last day here, we put on our usual “Friends & Family” show. Not for many people this time, but it’s a different experience playing the music in front of an audience and we wanted to get a head start before June’s first show in Poland.
Which meant dressing up…
and before going on, I managed to corral the guys for a band picture…
(Gave it a vintage look. Hey, we are a vintage band!)
We did a ‘short’ show… about an hour and 45 minutes nonstop.
All happy afterwards. It’s been a hard rehearsing period, but the results showed today. More work to do, but we’re up to something special.
And now, it’s packup time.
All heading home now. For me, it’s a rare few weeks to enjoy being home (though I’ll be practicing a lot – these new parts were not under my fingers yet!)
And the Summer tour is going to be great. I look forward to not only playing it, but sharing behind the scenes with you.
More in June.