Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 19, 2014
Arrived to Buenos Aires and went straight to a restaurant to have a traditional Asado meal ! – Very nice ! 🙂
Had some rest and sleep at the hotel and then away for soundcheck. Stayed there until showtime.
For me, personally, this was the best gig so far. Probably the audience would never notice any difference. It´s just a state of mind. But it felt very good !
Back at the hotel many fans had gathered outside so we stayed out there for a while to sign stuff and had photos taken. All of the fans are so nice so it´s really a joy to meet and have a chat with them !
I´m very social in that aspect, but I could never beat “Mr Social” – Thomas Vikström ! He´s no 1 with the fans ! 😀
Santiago, Chile, May 20, 2014
Early flight again ! Towards Santiago !
On the plane we all of a sudden started to wonder “Where are Christian and Martin” ???
They missed the flight !!! – In their own country !!! No excuses ! – Shit !
We were really getting more and more worried and then – angry at the whole situation:
This gig in Santiago we were also gonna meet up with a video-team to film the show !!!
In the end everything turned out fine…… Luckily enough they could go with another flight and arrived about two hours later…..
We checked in at the hotel and then went to a Sushi-restaurant near the hotel. Excellent food !
Then we went to the venue and stayed there until showtime !
The gig was good with a fantastic audience as always, but the sound in our in-ear system was very strange…… I heard mostly what was coming from the P.A. out there. A very starnge feeling to play with that sound, but it was ok. You just “do what you do” and try your best to ignore it and just perform as you´re supposed to do.
I met up with Vivianne Bahax and her ex-husband after the show to talk a bit and prepare for an interview for the Grinder Magazine. One about my own stuff and one for questions about Therion.
We went back to the hotel, and it was a really good feeling that we knew that tomorrow we have a day-off here !
– Just do nothing, relax and get some energy back after all of these days with lack of sleep !!! 🙂
Thomas and I shared room at this very nice Time-Hotel a bit outside the city.
Santiago, Chile, Day-Off, May 21
What a feeling, not having to get up early and go to the airport at 4 am !!! 🙂
I just stayed at the hotel, did the interviews for Grinder Magazine and relaxed.
Fans were hanging outside the hotel so I went out there to sign their Therion-stuff and had a chat with them.
The guy who made the backdrop for us here, David González Barrios, came here with his friends to give me those wonderful keyrings with the Royal Mess Logo on them ! He also gave us all in the band a necklace with a traditional Chilean Symbol and our names printed on them ! Very Nice indeed ! 🙂
I then went with them to have pizza ! We ate and made jokes about that this was an “Eat & Greet” 😀
I had a very pleasant time with them making jokes and talked about Therion and much more ! Really nice guys ! 🙂
All of the others except me and Lori went to watch Amon Amarth.
I continued with the interview for Grinder Magazine and answered e-mails.
Thomas came back from the Amon Amarth concert (a bit drunk) 😀
We had some good laughs listening to Swedish Comedian Kalle Sändare and then we just passed out !
Me during the intro of the Rock Opera presentation – Santiago, Chile