Makiladoras, Dimitrij @ Klub Schron, Piekary Śląskie POL 02 March 2006
We get offered a great breakfast plus coffee and this is the blackest I’ve seen/smelled since a while. Turkish coffee in the strongest tradition. Bert tries but fails after the first sip, Michel passed and I am not even trying in fear of neverending toiletstops but we see Michał with a calm stony face finishing this big mug of ooze within seconds and he is not even a coffeedrinker… Damn, what a guy! Almost scary but so impressive… After loading the van, we need snowchains to get out of the backyard. We drive straight to the club. I’m surprised about the condition of the roads. They’re bad but not too bad. My only concern are the deep ditches in some roads. It’s easy to lose control and slide off. This in combination with pedestrians walking on these same roads, makes this sometimes an exhausting drive. We arrive in time and the pub look like the vaults of some castle. There’s rooms everywhere and the place for the concert is tiny. The 30cm high stage doesn’t help coz it is too small to put on the drumkit, so we decide to place it in front. Lenin, the organizer gets seriously alarmed and urges us to think of something else coz he’s expecting some 100 people. The way it’s organized now, it can have maybe 20. We do some puzzling and eventually find the best setup together with the folks of DIMITRIJ from Austria. Needless to say, the place is more than packed and go wild at DIMITRIJ who play really good screamo. When we start, all hell breaks loose. People falling into the drumkit, stepping on guitarpedals, the guitaramplifier fell of the cabinet twice… so this time we we’re going into a panic. Fortunately some people came to the rescue and helped protecting us. A great and memorable night, also made possible by the barfly who speaks some dutch words and introduces us to some good Polish beer and liquor. Especially nice for forgetting the freezing cold outside. At Lenin’s place, we struggle with an icy parking. It is not even after midnight so De Baron proudly shows his giant fabric softener flask which he uses as a pissbottle and starts playing poker with the Austrians, Rick does A-Team in German, we all get some tasty warm food again, and hit the sack on a rather civilised time!