Cologne - settling in
Today has been very pleasant so far, despite the outside influences. Supermarket confusions and rude check out assistants were to be the start of our day. We woke at the early hour of 8:30am. I think this was largely down to the unbearable painful ground that we were sleeping on last night. In general, our sleeping quarters are quite pleasing. We took my kingsize winter duvet to sleep under, as we figured this could only be an epically good idea. Unfortunately we were unable to retrieve the summer duvet from the van last night. A rather large bass drum was in the way. So we were left without a comfortable surface to sleep on. We will have to get it from the van tonight once we have fetched everything else out, ready for the first gig tonight. Callum is quite nervous today. I don't think I've seen a time where he has been completely still so far, without fidgeting or tapping out various drum solos on his chosen body parts. Or mine. Today is a big day for the band. It is the first gig, on the first tour. And in fact, the first proper gig. It's a big day. And we have the right weather for it! I actually gave tan lines. A ginger? With a tan? Surely not! Ive been good though. Factor 15 on everyday. Definite necessity. And some spray tan. This is not a necessity, but I may as well maximise my resources.