Frank Fruit acoustic & Wetten Dass in Basel Switzerland
I'm sitting next to Jukka in a plane from Zurich to Helsinki. His surname is Backlund and I'm Haber and since his starts with B, he always gets the window seat. Daaaaamn!
We flew to Frankfurt on Thursday to perform at this RTL II party for their clients, advertisers and folks. It was only four songs with the big acoustic setup and after that we were supposed to get back to the hotel and sleep well to be fresh at the Wetten dass rehearsals the next day.
I don't know what happened, but as the catering guys kept on carrying extremely tasty tapas plates and drinks to our back stage area, we just kept on eating and drinking. Finally Riku and Karri went back on stage to get our guitars and we played and sang all night long together with the local RTL and other guys and girls. They finally threw us out at six in the morning and we went to the hotel to be picked up one hour later. I was an idiot and went to sleep (for an hour, what does that help???) but the other ones understood their best and stayed in the lobby bar.
And dear fellow citizens, we don't want to apologize Jukka's behavior at Frankfurt airport in the morning… ;=) It was funny!
We slept the whole Friday and got ourselves back together.
They say Wetten Dass is the biggest TV show in Europe. It has more than 15.000.000 viewers. It was probably the strangest thing we've taken part in. The Germans are betting some stuff like "I bet you can't eat 20 eggs in a minute…" The lineup was cool; Avril Lavigne, Jamie Foxx & Jennifer Garner and us of course. Avril's backstage room was three times as big as ours.
We were supposed to go to sleep early again last night, but somehow we ended up in this bar in the center of Basel. I wouldn't say it's a party town based on what we saw but we found a very cozy bar where they gave us discount for beers and Jägermeister because we play in a band…
The tour starts on Tuesday in Stockholm. Everything is set and I'm so much waiting for the few months on the road. See you soon!