Point Of Few, Handplant @ Darka Blar, A Guarda SPA 03 January 2001
We arrive at 6 pm. A Guarda is a small fishingtown on the Atlantic and during the time of overseas discoveries, gateway to the Americas. When we arrive, we notice the first concertflyers. The bar is not open yet so we check out a local cafeteria (read: get something to eat and drink), watch the Spanish funniest homevideos and defile the toilet. Back at the bar we meet with the friendly not-english-understanding owner, Handplant and Antonio, the gig-organizer. We’re stuffed with cookies, offered plenty of drinks and delicious vegan pizza’s. A lot of people (around 80) turn up for the concert. Handplant is sloppy bandana thrash. PoF entertain the crowd and we see Marco and Jop surfing by a couple times. Great! Then a possible turning point: a Nirvana cover as an encore. But fortunately it’s played so poor, it turns into a funny satire. Close call… After this spectacle, we hear we’ll spend the night in an hotel. It looks impressive, a bit like a castle in the middle of the centre. After 15 minutes waiting we’re directed to a quite different and rather rancid hotel at the grubby edge of town. However, we have 2 big rooms, kitchen and a complete bathroom for ourselves!