Point Of Few, Zanussi, Scream Violence @ So What, Valencia SPA 28 December 2000
Last nite, the guys went to some goofy discotheques. The slick ones with scarcely clothed ladies on platforms dancing ecstatic to pilars. They returned at around 6 am. We get on the road around 12. It’s 360 km’s to Valencia so enough time to relax during the drive. I’m glad the Cavia Express can drive 110-120 km/h. Definitely saves time and delivers more sleep compared to a 80 km/h van. In Valencia, I call Oscar/Zanussi to come pick us up. Last year we were here with Seein’Red. Great show. The day after that, Kill The Man Who Questions played and the place got attacked by fascists/hooligans. Like in a terror movie. Jeroen could save the van but it was hell anyway. Hopefully now things won’t turn bad. We drop our stuff at Oscar’s place. His mother is out (I never forget her! On last year’s concert she shared out vegetarian cookies and peanuts to the crowd and during SR’s set she was waving at the kids/band while crowdsurfing!! Punkma Go!), their nice dog died and their turtle is hibernating. Too bad. The drive to the So What bar is yet another challenge. Sharp turns, very narrow roads and ofcourse lots of traffic. After 30 minutes of concentration, improvisation and mucho sweat, we eventually arrive. Bolle catches some extra sleep on the bench, we get some veggie food (including a delicious fruit-dessert) and I practise my poor Spanish on some Zanussi kids. During Scream Violence, somekind of Limp Bizkid clone, Eva and me go explore Valencia centre. When we return, the place is full. Must be around 100+ people. We need elbows to get to the low stage in order to check out Zanussi. Sound is not so well but they compensate with energy. Maybe it’s because of Soramame, but I expected more of this gig. Still one of the better bands in their style. PoF go for it. Marco screams his guts out, lots of movement in the crowd and funny responses as well. A girl standing in front of me, translates the song announcements to her friends. Some “in between” announcements are pretty long. Most spanish crowds don’t understand english, so the buzzing comes up during these talks. I also noticed during the last 2 concerts that when just people start getting into it, those longer talks break the rhythm/drive of the set. After the concert, Rik has mastered packing the van and puzzles his way through and Jop discovers “Que Pasa”.