Ever since moving to Berlin 5 years ago, one of our main aims was to play Melt! Festival. We’ve been before as guests, and think it always has one of the most interesting line-ups in Europe.
You can always tell how much we loved a gig by how little we can write about it. Melt! rendered us speechless. We’ve never seen the Intro tent so full, and can safely say it was our favourite concert so far.
We’re cutting a video together of our experiences that day, so keep your eyes peeled, it should be here in a bit.
If you’ve been reading this tour blog for a while, you’ll know we have already had some interesting experiences with hitchhikers. On long road journeys it’s sometimes fun to pick some up, and halfway through our 8 hour drive to Reutlingen with only 3 of us in a 9-seater bus, we thought it might be time for some entertainment.
Unfortunately I don’t recall their names, but one was Australian and the other French, they were in love and they had plans to travel the world together. They slept everywhere in a little pop-up tent which they would set up wherever they found a bit of cover in a park. We played them Like a Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan because we thought it was a hitchhiker’s song („If you ain’t got nothing, you ain’t got nothing to lose“) but cringed at the parts where we realised it wasn’t („When you’re scrounging your last meal“). It turned out they were heading south and would have to stop somewhere for the night, so they ended up coming to the festival with us, and the festival was great, too.
Reutlingen is a little town where people speak a little funny, but they are incredibly nice people, and one them even drove me to the airport at 5 a.m. Thanks guys.