The Tour Report (Europe 2018)

Twitching Tongues 2018 European tour was mildly wild. Within the first 24 hours the airline lost all of our luggage (it eventually showed up) and our first vehicle broke down. 

 Cayle, Colin and Gabe (our merch guy/professional photographer) relaxing in the first van that we had, moments after it broke down 1 hour into our drive to the first show. 😂🤣😂   

Cayle, Colin and Gabe (our merch guy/professional photographer) relaxing in the first van that we had, moments after it broke down 1 hour into our drive to the first show. 😂🤣😂

 

 Taylor and I decided to make the best of the situation and change our strings whilst waiting for another vehicle to pick us up.    

Taylor and I decided to make the best of the situation and change our strings whilst waiting for another vehicle to pick us up. 

 

 We were thrilled about it...   

We were thrilled about it...

 

 Shout out to our driver Art. Here he is frantically trying to figure out what to do at a rest area in Germany. I’m sure he’s happy to be away from us.

Shout out to our driver Art. Here he is frantically trying to figure out what to do at a rest area in Germany. I’m sure he’s happy to be away from us.

Once we got everything sorted out we went on to play a bunch of sick shows, eat a lot of truck stop food (Frikandel forever), sleep in a lot of weird places and/or situations, see some old friends, have a few mental breakdowns (🤷🏻‍♂️), see some cool stuff, and not sleep. 

 

 Obligatory vegan chili, a staple of European touring. Even if you specifically request in your contract that there is “no vegan chili” backstage, rest assured you will in fact get vegan chili.   

Obligatory vegan chili, a staple of European touring. Even if you specifically request in your contract that there is “no vegan chili” backstage, rest assured you will in fact get vegan chili.

 

 A.K.A. “Chocolate Chip”   

A.K.A. “Chocolate Chip”

 

 Questionable 

Questionable 

 Questionable    

Questionable 

 

 Front of House in Budapest     

Front of House in Budapest  

 

 Stage right in Budapest

Stage right in Budapest

 Extreme comfort and lots of uninterrupted sleep is a must when touring, especially in Europe.

Extreme comfort and lots of uninterrupted sleep is a must when touring, especially in Europe.

 Photo: Gabe Becerra

Photo: Gabe Becerra

 Not only is Gabe our merch guy and tour documentarian, he’s also our Nintendo Switch tech.    

Not only is Gabe our merch guy and tour documentarian, he’s also our Nintendo Switch tech. 

 

 Jeff Becerra (no relation to Gabe) of Possessed signed the wall of the club in Switzerland! I legitimately got so super fan psyched when I saw this!   

Jeff Becerra (no relation to Gabe) of Possessed signed the wall of the club in Switzerland! I legitimately got so super fan psyched when I saw this!

 

 This thing was our room mate one night in Germany. 

This thing was our room mate one night in Germany. 

 Imagine you and your friends are the only people staying in a hotel that sits atop a winding mountain road in the middle of nowhere Germany and THIS is what greets you in the lobby.   

Imagine you and your friends are the only people staying in a hotel that sits atop a winding mountain road in the middle of nowhere Germany and THIS is what greets you in the lobby.

 

 SERIOUSLY?!?!    

SERIOUSLY?!?! 

 

 Colin, showing us all again that LOTS OF COMFORT AND UNINTERRUPTED SLEEP IS A MUST WHEN ON TOUR!

Colin, showing us all again that LOTS OF COMFORT AND UNINTERRUPTED SLEEP IS A MUST WHEN ON TOUR!

 When you’re in the U.K. and they don’t know how to spell “Sean” 🤨

When you’re in the U.K. and they don’t know how to spell “Sean” 🤨

Thank you everyone that came out to the shows on this European run and thank you everyone that put us up and gave us a place to sleep with last minute notice.

 Photo: Gabe Becerra

Photo: Gabe Becerra