Written by Rasmus Bredvig, Leadsinger and Fender Jaguar-master in Captain Casanova
We had a lot dancing at the Hannover gig – Tuesdays are one of the bad days for being a rock band that isn’t big and famous yet, so it was indeed a pleasure!
After our gig, we went to a party at another venue in town, where we entirely by accident ran into another Danish band from Aalborg, who had played that night – Flod – nice people indeed!
There I also met the oddest combination of people – imagine a hippie, a Transylvanian doctor on drugs and the local techno-fan who drove a scooter and wore a silver necklace – all three sitting next to each other at the same club! I love Germany for its diversity.
Probably one of the most diverse places in the country is Berlin. A lot of people love Berlin and I guess there’s a good reason why some of David Bowie’s best albums are from his time there.
We did a showcase there and also visited a friend I got to know through Kim Munk of The Broken Beats, who we’ve shared the stage with at least 40 times around Europe. Kim is an amazing person, who has the most wonderful range of friends – including Joerck, who runs something called Tiny Tattoo out of his apartment in Berlin! If you go to Berlin you should check it out!
The day after we played White Trash Fast Food, which is an awesome place, I spent some time talking with the sound guy George, who was originally from San Francisco, and part of the whole Seattle Sound scene when it broke around 1990/1991. He told some interesting stories!
The whole evening ended rather chaotic as I left the place to go with two girls from the UK to what was supposed to be the hottest club in Berlin..
I left without my jacket and wallet and ended up in what I would best describe as a German techno prison, straight out of Bladerunner, realizing I had no more than 6€ on me and no idea where I was! I made it home to the hotel though and we left in the morning for Cuxhaven.
We were told that the rock-scene had been dying out a little lately in the city as most “rockers” had moved to Hamburg, so the shows in town had been rather easy-going. Luckily it all ended in a big party with people going nuts and the promoters being happy. We even had fans making the opposite move – driving from Hamburg to go to the show.
For the ride home, we’d brought a friend of mine, who was in Berlin, called Jonas Lynge. I know him from back in the days where he had a band called Little Yells Alot together with two good friends. It was an amazing band! Unfortunately, they split to go into different directions musically. But if you get the time you should definitely dig out some of their tunes on the Internet!
Until next time, see you guys!
All the best,
Rasmus and the guys