Oslo Norway Tour Day 10 – Segs

We are always sad to leave Mutti and Katja .This parting is no different. Mutti is just an amazing force .He books the tour, he hires the backline, he drives the van with us in it .He unloads the gear, he sets it up. He never lets the spirit drop .Without him, there would have been no tour but also, without him, we would not have survived.

Katja is his assistant now .She came as a young work experience girl last year ( I think) She has become indispensible to his operation -She proves it every day on the road .Thank you both of you .Strange to arrive in Oslo without you.

So, we leave the safe hands of Muttis Booking and land in Oslo to be greeted by the Dogtown street punk team. We meet up with The Cockney Rejects at the airport. We haven’t seen them since 1979! Lots of hand shaking and general catching up – its good see them…off to the gig.

The festival takes place in a proper old skate park under a flyover. Graffiti everywhere -it’s like being underneath The West way in London back a while.

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Oslo Norway Tour Day 10 – Ruffy

Awakening at 07:00 it’s shower, breakfast, Back upstairs to pack, then a quick business meeting with Mutti and Katja, then downstairs for our last trip in our bus to Frankfurt airport.

Trolleys obtained its hugs to our Berliner friends and into the Terminal to the SAS desk bags checked we make our way through security, it has to be the slowest queue I’ve ever been in, the UK airports are a walk in the park by comparison.

Eventually we get through and before long we are on board and on our way to Oslo.

We land safely at Oslo and are met by Terje (our coordinator) with another driver as well as Jeff, Mick, Andrew and Tony from The Cockney Rejects, who are also playing the Festival, They are all very friendly and we throw bags in the two motors and soon are making our way to our hotel in the old part of town.

It’s a Best Western apartment hotel which is a huge complex with rooms set up like flats in buildings that stretch up to 200 meters from the main building but after dragging my luggage through car parks and up several flights of stairs I decide enough is enough

(Mutti! Where are you?)

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Frankfurt Germany Tour Day 9 – Ruffy

I wake at 09:50 deliberately missed breakfast today as sometimes you just gotta sleep.

The pod like room is very modern a kind of capsule but the lighting is good and the ambience, such as it is controllable from the bed, and the shower head is illuminated with blue LED’s.

I should mention dear readers that Ruts DC are about to launch a campaign with Pledge music as we release our ‘Live On Stage’ album as well as the re-release of Rhythm Collision Vol.1, in November 6th  this will coincide with our Autumn UK tour, (see dates below).

NOVEMBER RUTS DC DATES U.K

6th LEEDS

The Wardrobe,

6 St. Peters Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS9 8AH

We will also use Pledge music to launch the forthcoming book ‘Love In Vain’ which is being released on December 3rd. If it goes well it may allow us financially to record new tracks next year. We have given it lots of consideration and feel we can do it without being too cheesy.

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Frankfurt Germany Tour Day 9 – Segs

The drive from Munich to Frankfurt is pretty uneventful. We’re getting prepared for leaving this leg of the tour and tying up loose ends before departing for Oslo on Saturday.

Still laughing at lot, mainly over the mispronunciation of the word Strudel in an Austrian restaurant a few days ago (That’s another story dear readers .If i told you it now, you would truly be concerned for our sanity). The humor turns into one of those ongoing jokes that help to pass the day swiftly. We arrive at the gig.

The sound man Lee is a cool looking dude and is very helpful. He seems very relaxed and is very good at his job. After the gig , – which he is most enthusiastic about – we discover  that he had left his home that afternoon and has a packed suitcase with him – with no idea where he was going with it !

Such is life.

Tape Graffiti by Katya
Tape Graffiti by Katya

 As for the band, we’re all in good moods – This is the 9th gig in a row, voice good, spirits high, let’s go.

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