The three of us are pretty exhausted as we find ourselves pulling up to the club in Switzerland. Just the night before we were in Berlin, we checked out the Wall, walked around town in absolutely beautiful weather and played to a great crowd at Lido. This was also the night we bid farewell to Uli, are German ambassador and all around tour Guru. A prince of a man, the silver fox of Dortmund, Uli picked us up from the airport and instantly became the 4th champion. We will miss him tremendously but look forward to seeing him soon again.
People from our label came down from Hamburg and it was one of our last nights with the Get Up Kids so we felt like we need had to do a little bit of a hang afterward. We lasted till 2 am before sleeping for a few hours and stumbling through the German pre-dawn darkness back to the van and onto the autobahn.
Thirteen not-so-fun hours later and with a major hassle at the border, here we are in Switzerland. Even though the hard asses at customs gave us a very bad first impression, we found it to be such a beautiful country with kind and hospitable people and ended up having a blast at the show. Thank you to everyone at Galvanik in Zug for being so incredible.
Now we’re off to Italy, the three of us all hanging out the windows of the van (some while driving: Melissa) trying to get a little bit of the Swiss countryside on our cameras before everything in our minds get fuzzy again.
And the good news of the crazy drive day was I passed my 103 mph personal best by hitting 108, and cars were still jamming past us.