As some of you might know, this year has been a bit mental for us. So this task is just as overwhelming as you can imagine but I wanted to try it anyway because CLICKBAIT??? JK. Just a little sentimental reminiscing...
But before I get down to the real thing I need to write a proper DISCLAIMER which is: I probably forgot a looooot of stuff. Andreya can second that I tend to be super forgetful. I usually forget the name of the promoter exactly the second after he said it, but I'm still convinced he's called „Alex“ or „Peter“ and confidently call him that all night until Andreya calls me out on it. So from the bottom of my heart: I'm really truly sorry for everything/-one/-situation I forgot, so please don't be mad. I haven't forgotten you in my guilty sub conscience.
ALRIGHT, OKAY, let's start this thing.
1. November 9th 2017, Dresden DJ NIGHT
What the hell happened that night? I don't know. Andreya was outside partying when it was already time for our DJ slot and I almost got a bit mad at her (but not really because I love her) and when she finally came she was a bit tipsy and in a party mode – like the sort of party mode you sense immediately in your best friend's evil gaze and you know: SHIT IS GOING DOOOWWWWN. So she joined me on the DJ booth and it took forever to connect our laptops because of AUX CABLE ARMAGEDDON, but we finally got it to work and then we blasted Franz Ferdinand, Maximo Park and Arctic Monkeys until the morning hours and had the worst hangover afterwards for our off day that made me terribly terribly sick and I was sick for the whole last week of tour because of that stupid night (we usually never party/drink on tour for this exact reason) – but hey, it was TOTALLY WORTH IT!
2. December 3rd, Gaukurin (Iceland)
So that whole Iceland trip was amazing because you know why? Andreya did alllll the planning for it. I have a bit of guilty conscience about it obviously because I should've helped out, but I gotta admit it FELT REALLY GREAT, so this is also my thank you post it for that, Dre Dre <3 Anyhow, the reason why this show at Gaukurinn was my favorite was because I CROWDSURFED FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE. PS: Andreya crowd surfed for the first time* on our previous performance in Iceland which was IN A RECORD SHOP. IN A RECORD SHOOOOOPPPPP! There wasn't even a stage there. She just got lifted up by the audience and crowd surfed through the shelves with CDs and records in them. Priceless.
*from the stage (she obviously crowd surfed before as an audience member because she's a PUNK)
3. November 16th, Crofters Right, Newcastle (UK)
I can only explain half of the reasons why this was one of the best nights of the year (I'll tell you the rest of it when you are older, I promise). But here are the legal reasons why it was simply the best:
a) because we sold an INSANE amount of tickets in Newcastle on our pre-sale and nobody really understands why
b) because the whole crowd SAT DOWN with us for one of our songs and I almost peed my pants because I thought it was so funny and absurd.
c) because we stayed with Larry the Dog that night. No further explanation needed.
4. December 4th O2 Halle, Heidelberg
CAN I JUST SAY HOW MUCH I LOVED ANDREYA THAT NIGHT? Maybe I can show you in a video of a dog that pees, because he's so happy he sees his owner after 3 months. Dr. DRE, as I like to call her in these precious moments, was on FIRE! Her absolute best. If you weren't there you better hope there is a youtube video of this show. I cannot put into words what happened, but among my favorite moments was when she made the whole crowd shake hands and say „May Peace Be With You.“
5. Two weeks in September, UFO Studios Berlin
OKAY this is the cheesy bit and you can click away if you are not in the mood for sentimental stuff. For all you other lovebirds: We recorded a new album, in between tour, with close to no time to write new material with each other! Still, we managed to record a bunch of songs that make me really really proud. Also we somehow managed to convince a producer (from Brooklyn NY!!!) who was crazy enough to work with us. He had actual gold chains hanging around his neck, that's how cool he was.
And that, my friends, leaves me to a hopeful 2018. But before I take off to a fancy schmancy New Years Eve Party in Madeira Portugal (that's where I am at the moment if my everyday instagram stories haven't already told you so), I wanna tell you all that we are really thankful for your support throughout this year. We hope you continue to come to our shows, buy our merch, take selfies with us, write us instagram messages about what our songs mean to you, … because that is the fuel that keeps us going (and our broken hearts of course). WE LOVE YOU LOTS! Will cheers to you tonight at midnight, Gurrscouts! xxxxx