May 17, 2007
We haven't had any updates because it's one of those situations where so many things are going on that you don't want to miss anything. But then we get nothing, so I'm just going to post something, anything, to give you an update.
This is going fantastically well, both for filming and personal enjoyment. We're getting excellent footage, really covering the concerts and the crowd and band so well. I can't wait to see the finished product when it's all edited and put together. I'm excited that we're doing this because the way the crowds here in Europe love boy sets fire is something you truly have to see to believe. Yes, I had been told they played to large crowds and everything, but some of these concerts have the most fanatical fans I've ever seen.
We're using a 2 camera setup on stage, and then we have our X Camera which is just for crazy extra footage where we don't mind so much taking a risk with it because it's a cheaper one. Want to carry a camera while you stage dive to see what it'll look like? Use the X Camera. Collin, Brett and I have all done this so far. Ian uses that camera when he's out in the audience alot and get some great shots. I was using it while people were landing on me. Seriously, the footage is just cool to watch.
Our days are so long because we sleep so little. In the last 72 hours, we had slept 6 hours. That included naps and nodding off in the car. Because of that, I think we feel like we've been gone for a month already.
Just some interesting things we've done so far: Slept in caves and started a bonfire in the woods in Nuremburg. (We are quite literally homeless over here). Walked 2 hours in the rain at the 4 in the morning in Zurich to find our hostel. (After walking an hour to and from the bar where everyone went after the show). Checked out the amazing fortress on a hill in Salzburg (and managed to make our driver go completely insane with anger because we took too long there and met him an hour late).
OK, that's it.
One more thing. Watching the way the crowd reacts to the band here makes us Look Machiners glow just a little with regret. Goodness it would be fun to be them.
Posted by jason on May 17, 2007 04:57 AM
sounds like fun.....
Posted by: paul on May 17, 2007 07:36 PM
sounds almost as fun as all the crazy exciting things that have been going on over here. too bad you guys are in europe. you're really missing out.
Posted by: SnakeMan on May 18, 2007 09:43 PM