Russian Tour no2 – Day 1
Better late then never we hope! Here is the first part of our second Russian tour in September. We went to Arlanda with a couple of friends that gave us a ride. We arrived three hours before departure. After some trouble with weight and special bagage we finally got on the plane that in two hours would take us to Moscow.
The flight company was Aeroflot. SAS didn’t have enough seats left on their flight to Moscow that day, so there was really no options left. When I booked the tickets I didn’t no anything about Aeroflot but both the band and friends of mine informed me well about their reputation. Our trip with Aeroflot went very well though. Good food, on time and nice staff.
The booker Valery and his friends meet us at the airport. Valery has his own label Blackend Life Productions that we cooperate with in Russia. He has been awesome and both printed a Russian version of our EP and made promotion for us in Russia. Now he is arranging his first tour with us, even if he was the booker and promoter for the Tula gig on our first Russian tour this spring.
A yellow bus with leopard fabric on the inside picked us up and our journey continued to Tula where we would sleep this night. Valery assured us that it would be a new larger bus tomorrow morning because Good luck with trying to change money to russian rubel in nothing but russian letters.
The journey to Tula from Moscow they said woul take about 3 hours. But as usual it always takes much longer, as a matter of fact, this trip took almost 6 hours. But with the nice company that was no problem! We also stopped a couple of times for shopping some supplies. Among them was ours (and not least Sandras) favourite vodka/energy drink mix Reddevil. But also potato chips in all different tastes!
It had already gotten to be dark before we arrived to Tula, but there waited both friends and dinner. Dima was a new face for us but a really nice guy that showed himself to be the tours chef because he made almost of all our meals. Always delicious! When he stood and cooked food our friends and tour manager from the last tour arrived, Sergey. Sergey was with us in the van the whole tour last time. It was so nice to see him and Valery again.