Shikari, Orchid @ Worm, Rotterdam 27 June 2001

Michael: The van broke down between Assen and Hoogeveen and we were transported back to our rehearsalplace in the ORKZ (thanks to ANWB roadservice). Bas was already on the way to Rotterdam but decided to return and pick us up to try to still make it to the concert (250 km). We already were way too late but after a rather insane race we were surprisingly welcomed by a waiting crowd at the venue and excruciating nonstop hardcore & gabberbeats in the venue. Needless to say, this was a total chaotic and adrenaline driven concert. One of those unforgettable crazy nights! 

From the website: We packed our “Cavia Express I” van with loads of friends and everybody is set for a great day. After 20 km the van breaks down. We’re lucky to roll on to a gasstation and the ANWB roadservice guy recommends to have the van towed to a garage. Bas was already on his way to Rotterdam when we phoned him and asked if he could drive back (some 100 km) and pick us up. In the meantime we get a ride back to Groningen in the towingtruck, dump all our friends and equipment at our rehearsal and race with Bas his car to Rotterdam. We arrive around 22.00 and everybody’s still waiting for us because ORCHID was a big disappointment. Daan, who was with us on the Cavia Express I, took a train to Rotterdam with his friend Wouter (both played in THE ARCHITECT/MISCREANTS) and they arrive at the exact same moment. During extreme loud techno and gabberbeats, we set up the equipment. Needless to say, our adrenaline level is set to maximum so right on the first tunes, an hellish inferno breaks loose. We threw everything out and we got 100% back from the crowd. Truly perfect interplay. When we start the song Robot Wars, 2 live robots appear from the back and start a fight. Enter scattering chaos. Everything was videotaped and put on the CDEP. Thanks again to Boris Kansloos for recording this out of that whirling and sometimes dangerous pit!

Shikari (Nice shot of a broken stick within 1 minute into the set!)

01 – Dead Men
02 – Robot Wars
03 – Biela
04 – Morning Wood
05 – The Last Thing
06 – Written In A Depressing Mood
07 – Tekila
08 – Copycat
09 – Fuel
10 – Attitude
11 – You Know So Well
12 – Fall On Proverb


Shikari (Groningen, The Netherlands)
Orchid (Amherst, USA)