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Elsloo - the day of The Meds gig


Today has been bitter sweet comedy so far. I was enjoying a sleepy wake up in a sleepy campsite next to a sleepy Callum when I glanced in to the top corner of the tent and saw a sleepy spider... Well I'm awake now! And Callum is not long behind me when I tell him the news. Well...this is a dilemma. Two people in a tent with a spider, both petrified of spiders. Only the strongest survive! Callum seemed to be dealing with it quite well, and I almost thought he was going to get rid of it, but it was not going to happen. His air of confidence rapidly dissipated when Mr eight legged lingerer decided to have a wake up stretch. Callum was not going to be sorting this one out. Edging back slowly to thr opposite corner, he firmly shook his head; "I don't like it anymore".  I was going to have to step up. Fuck. I said lastnight I'd take a bullet for him. I didn't think that theory would be put to the test do soon. In spider form, brilliant. I hate spiders! Right, this needs to be carried out with military precision. one false move would kill us all. Ok, I'm being a tad over dramatic, but it still wouldn't be great. Far from it. I need to get some sort of cup-like receptacle and a card-like surface to push it in to the cup. A cup and a piece of card would be preferable. Cup outside the tent and a piece of card in my bag; jobs a goodun! Right, time for action. Peach liqueur for Dutch courage. In the Netherlands. How apt. Right Mr spider, you are an unwelcome intruder in our tent. Your presence is not wanted here. It was a showdown; me versus the spider. And I was not going to take any shit. I slammed the cup over the stirring creature and swiftly slid the card over the top. Got you! A swift run out of the tent and s brisk shake of the cup ensures the exit of the spider from this story. Nice.

Being fully awake after the spider episode, I went for a morning shower. And it was hot, the whole way through! Fantastic! Clean, and warm. Two of my top things to be. I was ready to relax in to the morning with the remains of the food I bought yesterday for a spot of breakfast, however, this was not to be how the morning played out today. Alex had received news that the band have a sound check at 2pm for their gig tonight. Right...pile in! Everybody in the van, quick sharp! Next stop, Arjan's house to collect Harrison and Leo. 

Posted by Jarmitage 10:50 Archived in Netherlands

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