Straftanz mit Nation. The Aftermath.
as good travelers we at Straftanz never had fixed plans and never had any interesst in arriving somewhere. Neither did I. This little tour of ten days with VNV-Nation and Ayria might have been our greatest travel so far and I have no idea where exactly it brought us to. Still I am not interested in where I am, as I am ignorant towards the concept of positions in that particular manor. Instead of thinking about were the road Straftanz travels might lead us, I prefer to celebrate the things I learned on that journey.
I learned how to live on a bus with twelve people and one toillet. I ate a deep fried mars bar in scotland and learned how scotch is meant to be drank. I had hot chocolate in Belgium, ate pizza that was more italian than Italy itself and had cocktails in Antwerp’s finest cocktail bar. I learned about the importance of food and drinks for me in general and that culture is perceived at best when it got swallowed.
For all these things I would like to say thank you to each and everyone making all this and more possible and to everyone beeing involved. First and foremost these are Ronan, Mark and Peddy for being courageous or ignorant enough to let us join the VNV-Nation tour. Everyone here at Straftanz is sure you did the right thing. I would like to thank Ayla, David, Daisy and Peter for a most splendid day in Antwerp. Hanging out in your beautiful city almost feels like home. Jennifer for the amazing pink tape. Mike for feeling bugged. I wish the world would be full of people like you. Gab for the Jelly Babies. Sebastian for his revenge on the world and for das Bus. Diana and Tobias (with true love) for the constant support and everything. Jana (with even more love) for everything. Ingo for the space invaders, LED mice and that patchcable. Michael for not letting me touch anything. Volker for the second shot. Revolution by Night. You know why. The crews and security people from the venues we traveled, especialy Simon from London. All of you were simply amazing. Well, maybe except for some “get out” shouting bollocks at the scala. But I don’t mind.
Finally I would like to say thank you to our most excellent Audience: Mariann for helping me out with my stuff and for the charming company on day zero. That guy at the Slimelight and that most lovely girl with him. I lost your names but i still say thank you for the tequila and for the end of my trauma. Army is over at last and you did that. Also I’d like to thank all the other people at the slimelight whose names I lost. Case of you people read this, please remove these blind spots. Heidi and her company for being the energy hotspot in sheffield’s crowd. Lara, Katie and these people that sigend my book unreadable for enriching my english language in most spiffing ways.
We are no one.
Bassdrum is the law.
PS.: Please take a look at the final tour photo collection. You will like it. Obey.