Tony MacAlpine European Tour Part 9: The Longest Yard

March 5, 2012 Bucharest, Romania After our show in Hungary, I’d taken some NyQuil and gone to bed about midnight. After not sleeping for about six hours, I decided to get up and read as we drove through the Romanian countryside. As I sat at the little kitchen table on...

Tony MacAlpine European Tour Part 7: Give Up The Funk

March 3, 2012 Bratislava, Slovakia Today I overslept, which is unusual for me. I’d been sleeping so badly that I decided to roll over and go back to sleep at 8:30, and when I woke up folks were exiting the bus for load-in. It was 1 p.m. I made a cuppa joe and headed...

Tony MacAlpine European Tour Part 6: We Rock Poland

March 2, 2012 Krakow, Poland Seriously, the road to Poland from Praugue was one of the worst I’ve ever experienced. Over 200 km of cobblestone roads or broken concrete. The bus couldn’t go faster than 30 mph, and most of Agent Cooper were unable to sleep due to the...

Tony MacAlpine European Tour Part 5: The Long Gray

February 28 – March 1, 2012 Cologne, Germany Prague, Czech Republic Cologne continued our German series with what I like to think of as a gray vengeance. A street-level club with the feel of a basement. The city was gray, the sky was gray, it was fucking gray....

Tony MacAlpine European Tour Part 4: We Turn Left

February 27, 2012 Nurnberg, Germany We froze on the bus last night – Mark had asked the driver (Gary) to keep it as cold as possible to slow the spread of Bjorn’s cold. It was 42 degrees inside the bus. Our individual bunks were probably ten degrees warmer, but...