Tour Update #4
Sometimes there's moments on a tour when the band all try to catch each others eyes mid song and silently acknowledge that this is a moment you won't forget. You can't plan those moments, they are rare, yet when they happen they are breathtaking. That happened in Prague.
Honestly I had no idea what to expect in Prague, how could anything top the run we'd just come off of? The crowd was fervent and vocal from the first song, giving us so much love, singing along and dancing, it truly was a collective experience.
It was the first time we have done two encores on the tour, simply because after the first one they wouldn't let us leave. So we all looked at each other and decided to come back out and finish with 'Underneath the Waves'. It was an amazing experience for us, thank you so much.
Then we did the long overnight drive to Warsaw. Now, for some reason we have a pretty rabid following in Poland, but when I walked into the massive venue even I was a little skeptical we could fill it. And that just goes to show how much I know, because not only did the hall fill up, but it was packed with such a wonderful crowd who were chomping at the bit for a good time.
The show ran almost two hours, we played our hearts out, the crowd reciprocated with unbridled enthusiasm and it truly was a magical night. Afterwards we hung out with the fans and signed autographs, etc., something I am usually much too shy to do, but the crowd was so warm that it felt like the right thing to do. Warsaw, you were amazing.
Now I am at the hotel in Helsinki, a city we love to play. Tonight's gig promises to be hot, loud and sweaty, and really I wouldn't have it any other way.