martedì 24 luglio 2007

Swedish meatballs

Yo readers,
After being inundated with requests into exactly what happened to Boom Boom in Poland, I've decided that Sweden's longest kept secret can finally be revealed.
Back in 2004 I was UDO's Guitar tech with Boom Boom as Drum tech. We flew into Poland from Milan with the intention of meeting up with the rest of the guys, who were flying in from Germany. After a rather uneventfully dinner with Igor (Guitarist) and Lorenzo (Drummer) we headed off to nearby restaurant to meet up with the others. Back then, as is also the case now, the consumption of alcohol is requisite for getting and keeping your job...So, complying to the rules of Rock 'n' Roll we started out on the Vodka. A full blown drinking competition was soon in full swing between us and the Support band! I have no idea what the bill was as it was all paid for by the management, but we did manage to get through over 20 bottles of top notch Polish fire water. As Vodka experts will tell you...You never feel drunk until you leave the building...and oh boy, it hit us all hard! We all ended up wandering in different directions, with me, Boom Boom, Lorenzo and a guy I can't remember going off in search of a Taxi. After arriving at a taxi bank ,Boom decided it would be rather cool to take a face dive into a pool of his own recently ejected dinner. He was bleeding, semi consious, broken mobile and covered in vomit. this didn't improve our chances of getting a cab....In fact they all turned us down. After about an hour of Cabs speeding away at the sight of us drunken louts, the Police turned up with the full intentions of arresting us all. Luck had it that one of the coppers was a fan of the band, so after promises of free tickets to the show, a pleading Cab driver was forced almost at gun point to take us to our Hotel while poor ol' Boom redecorating the interior of the Taxi with his own brand of Swedish meatballs. Did we learn from our experiences......Of course not!
Cheers
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Cari lettori,
dopo le inumerevoli richieste di sapere cos'è accaduto esattamente in Polonia a Boom Boom, ho deciso che il segreto mantenuto più lungo in Svezia può essere infine rivelato.
Nel lontano 2004 ero il tecnico di chitarra di UDO e Boom Boom quello della batteria... Volavamo verso la Polonia da Milano con l'intenzione d'incontrarci con gli altri che stavano volando dalla Germania. Dopo un pranzo con Igor (Chitarrista) e Lorenzo (Batterista) ci dirigiamo fuori dal ristorante per incontrarci con gli altri. Il consumo di alcool in questi casi è richiesto per ottenere e mantenere questo tipo di lavoro… così, aderendo alle regole del Rock'n Roll, abbiamo iniziato con lo scolarci della sana vodka. Non ho idea di quant'era il conto perchè era già tutto pagato, ma siamo riusciti ad ottenere ben oltre 20 bottiglie dell'Acqua Infuocata. Poichè i veri esperti di vodka dicono: non sarete mai ubriachi fino a che non lasciate l'edificio… bhè ragazzi, questa volta siamo stati colpiti molto duramente! Abbiamo finito vagabondando in diverse direzioni, con me, Boom Boom, Lorenzo ed in un tipo che non posso ricordarmi chi fosse ma che mi aiutò a cercare di un taxi. Dopo essere arrivati ad una stazione di taxi, Boom Boom ha deciso che sarebbe stato piuttosto figo tuffare la faccia in una fontana per riuscire ad espellere più facilmente il resto del proprio pranzo. Stava sanguinando, semi cosciente, spaccato e ricoperto di vomito. Ma tutto ciò non ha migliorato le nostre probabilità di ottenere un taxi…. In effetti tutti ci giravano alla larga... Dopo circa un'ora che i taxi acceleravano lontani da noi, ci becca la polizia con l'intenzione di arrestarci tutti. La fortuna ha voluto che uno di loro era un fan della band così, dopo avergli promesso un'entrata gratuita per il concerto, un povero tassista è stato forzato a caricarci e portarci in hotel mentre il povero Boom Boom decorava l'interno del taxi con le sue personali polpette svedesi.
Abbiamo imparato molto dalle nostre esperienze ...... o forse no?
A presto,
Kev

14 commenti:

Callie ha detto...

*laughs* Now THAT is newsworthy- blogging my friend!!! OH.My.Gosh. First of all had I been a cabbie I would have threatened you all with:

"You yak in my car- you die"

Second, last time I got *that* drunk was years ago in an airport on the way from New York. It was classic...Sitting in the bar- next to a table of Japanese sales men or what not. One of them bought me a drink and Bonsai! So- I took the liberty of buying the one that bought me a drink- an all around favorite.. Jose Gold Tequilla...By the 6th one he is tore up from the floor up- he could not even say Bonsai anymore, it was more like...

"Bo-Bo-Bonzaiiii"..LOL They ended up carrying him to the plane..Poor fella...can't drink a drinker under the table...

Missed you dude. Kisses to you and Rimbina.

callie

Kev Cruz ha detto...

Yo Callie...
Glad you liked the post....Of course nowdays I'm a good boy (-;

RAWK!!!

Kev Cruz ha detto...

BONZAIIIIIII!

Reminds me of a drinking competion I once had with a buch of Rambo look a like US marines in Germany!
They were also carried out....
I won €70 that day....
Never mess with a Roadie!!


BONZAIIIIIIII!

Callie ha detto...

*laughs* C'mon!!! You expect me to believe you out drank the crew of Semper Fi???? C'mooooon...LOL

And *I* have a palace made of gold too..LOL Ok...so now we have your catch word Kev..LOL mine is Rawk...yours is:

BONZAIIIIIII!!!!!!!

LOL CLASSIC.

callie

Kev Cruz ha detto...

BONZAIIIIII!!!!!!!

ANNA-LYS ha detto...

Ciao Kev,
I am glad that You will inform me in the future *lol*

Please do it here:

http://anna-lys.blogspot.com

tina ha detto...

i like the way you explained it. lol. specially the vomit part. hehe.

what an experience.. hehe

Be blessed!!!

Dawn ha detto...

You and/or your lovely wife are welcome to come visit me here in Cincinnati always. You have an open invitation. I'll get to Italy one day but not this week I'm afraid. Thanks for the invite ;)

Kev Cruz ha detto...

BONZAI!!!!!!!!!!!

Rimbina ha detto...

BONZAIIIIIII.... too

CHRIS DANGEROUS ha detto...

THE FIRST PICTURE, WHATS UP? HAHAHAHA,

OW MEN¡¡¡¡ I CAN IMAGINE THE HAND, THE BOTTLE, ALL BROKEN, AUCH, BUT, WELL, THE BEST OF THIS THINGS, IS THE
JOY OF THE BAND, AHAHAHHA, AND THE PICTURE, YOU RULES MEN¡¡¡

Ernest ha detto...

ey friend, take care enjoy your weekend, greetingS from XALAPA, VERACRUZ, jazz city...

Ernest ha detto...

i've changed my url addres...

and now:

http://jazzinioclub.blogspot.com

saludos!

ernest

SatoNa ha detto...

Hai.. thanks for visiting my blog.. and also I'm so sorry because I visited you very late.. I'm in China 1 month ago, and I just come back to my country yesterday.. but.. nice to meet you.. ^^ *even you can read my blog and I also can't read your blog. =P *

however, I'm so sorry, to reply your chat in here.. because I found your shoutbox was error.. T__T