THERION TOUR september 2011
Atlanta & Mexico
“Progpower” in ATLANTA, USA (september 17)
I was really surprised that there were so many people there to watch us !!
The signing-session before the gig seemed to never have an end………
At the airport in Atlanta I met Gene Hoghlan from “Strapping Young Lad” !
The only album I brought on this trip was with them, so of course I said hello, had
a little chat with him and got my album signed ! 🙂
He was also gonna play at progpower with the band “Forbidden” so I also met him
at the catering and showed him my S.Y.L. tattoo !! 😀
There was an accident at the soundcheck in Atlanta:
Christian Vidal, our leadguitar-player fell down from the stage and hit his head so bad
we had to call an ambulance to get him to hospital.
Christofer and Lori spent the whole day there with him.
He had a few stitches and x-ray……..
Christian suffered from memory loss………he could´t even remember where we were !
We had our roadie Havoc to play guitar with us at the soundcheck and started to make up plans
for a different setlist in case Christian wouldn´t be able to play.
But it all had a happy ending. Christian came back in time and it all worked out fine !
He did a great job even though he was deeply wounded… !
We had a day-off in Atlanta and just had a good time there taking it easy…
Then, to MEXICO CITY (september 20)
Many fans met us at the airport !
They are so enthusiastic and nice – all of the fans in every city of Mexico !
The only problem for me was that I noticed that I´ve lost some things……. my personal keys and
my vest I always wear on stage.
Our friend Nibsen Solis from Mexico took me and Snowy in to town to get something new to wear…
Thanx Nibsen for that ! 🙂 (The taxidriver was an idiot)
I´m really impressed by this town…. – It´s HUGE !!
The gig was fantastic ! Cheering fans and such a good feeling !
It was some kind of mixture between ecstasy & magic in the air ! 🙂
After the show we had a “meet & greet” backstage with some fans.
Next gig was in MONTERREY (september 22)
I think we all were a bit worried to go there because of the political situation….
We were told to stay at the hotel the whole visit and the venue was just across the street.
The gig was great with cheering audience as always in Mexico !
Afterwards we were led to the hotel by 6 security men.
Next after that: PUEBLA (september 23)
Unfortunately we didn´t have much time to spend there cause we had to leave early next morning.
We had some technical problems in the beginning of the show, so we had to stop for a while…… Thomas and
Snowy started to sing ABBA-songs, La Bamba and stuff….. It was all crazy, but the audience seemed to like it and had
a good laugh !! 😀 Snowy brought up CORNFLAKES & MüSLI on stage and used it as confetti !! 😀
Our friend The Pro-Wrestler named “Mega Therion” came up on stage with us during “Hellequin”.
After the gig we went straight, by bus, to Mexico City……
I slept one (1) hour this night… !!
GUADALAJARA (september 24)
Early flight. Meeting in the lobby 06.00 !!
When we got to the hotel I fell asleep immediately ! Woke up about 3 hours later and went straight for soundcheck.
The gig here was great too ! The venue is a nice modern concert hall with balconies….
Cheering Crowd and really good last show on this trip. The pro-wrestler “Mega Therion” was with us this
evening too and went wild on stage during “Hellequin” from the latest album “Sitra Ahra”.
After the gig we stayed up in the hotel restaurant. Some of our Mexican friends joined us ….had some
drinks and talked a lot. (I had soda-water!!)
As always, we have a lot of fun in Therion, both with the band and the crew !
I want to thank all of you people who came to see us in Mexico and Atlanta !
You have given us so many good memories from this trip !