Day 2 of our tour kicked off pretty late. If there was one thing we needed after Day 1, that was some rest, and the powers-that-be gave us just that in the form of Daylight Saving Time. From Loathe, to all time keepers of this world, thank you.
So we got up around 10, for the most part still tired. Jake provided us with ample sleeping space, so any soreness we felt was due to our own indiscretions during the live show.
After a round of coffees, teas and bacon sandwiches, we showered. In turns, not sure what you were thinking there.
Wales is quite far away from Birmingham. Of course, yours truly dosed off most of the way, except for when he was buying coffee and muffins at some Services.
The Duke in Neath, Wales turned out to be a real pub, complete with day-after pub smell and punters. We had a good sound, and played to quite a few people who were really appreciative and showed it. Apparently metal bands that play in Wales are respected for taking the effort in doing so, which is cool.
We met a bunch of really interesting people, most with pseudonyms such as a gentleman ‘called’ Nightmare. The owner of the pub, Tony, is a real Welsh gentleman with a soft lilt to his voice and he is a great guy! Below are some photos of us with some people we met and SLAB doing their thing live in Wales. Enjoy!
Off to sleep on pub benches now. Let’s see about the smell of piss and farts.
UPDATE: It was tough to sleep on the pub benches. Especially with the yelling and generally drunken revelry still going on. That said, Tony was a great host and he gave the brave ones from us some very, very special shots of liquor.