The journey started off in earnest with a telling off from Doug who, having read yesterdays blog where I described him as our 'english' sound engineer, told me very pointedly that he was SCOTTISH. Of course I know well that he's Scottish, but I was describing his role doing sound at our gigs in England (or Great Britain more accurately) vis a vis doing sound at our gigs in Europe (which Verena does). I tried digging myself out of this hole for a while with little success (Doug - apologies!)
Arriving at the town of Wil, we walked from the station to the hotel only to find the place locked, which was something of a first, but nevertheless a good comedy moment (pictured here).
We were eventually let in (entrance was through the restaurant next door, everybody knows that!). The rooms were a bit small, but the place was spotless (that's all I ask!).
This is the town of Wil
Walking to the theatre Tonhalle
Richie dumps his stuff onstage or stares into the abyss (you decide!)
Because we are reviving our show "Lousy War" again for a few dates in england in October and November, some of us had a brief rehearsal, running through the numbers which we hadn't played for a few years.
This gigs on this tour have been good - its nice to play small theatres where you can connect with the audience - thats not to disparage the larger theatres we usually play, but it does make a change.
Some nice collages of past operettas put on by the local amateur theatre company hang on the walls - I aways love these old displays...
Here's us soundchecking again - the ladder was NOT part of the stage set.
Another nice show and we were well taken care of by theatre director, Florence (polka dot dress, back to camera - thank you!) - its been a nice tour and we'll fly home out of Zurich tomorrow. Back on the road next weekend Campers - keep well.