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.