Wednesday Feb21 Gold Coast VINNIES DIVE BAR (Atsuko)


I woke up before 7:00 in the morning but got up a little later. I ate the rest of the fried chicken bento I brought home yesterday. I don’t have a gall bladder so I try not to eat too much at once, especially during the tour.



Paul picked us up at 11:00 a.m. and we went to the airport to pick up Naoko’s guitar and her luggages. After that, we dropped by the post office, then went to Paul’s house and a rental warehouse to pick up CDs, T-shirts, and other items. We went to a rental music store, loaded up the snare and cymbals, and drove to the Gold Coast. After about an hour’s drive, we arrived at the hotel.


The hotel has a view of the ocean and, as the name of the place suggests, Surfer’s Paradise!


I bought a sandwich at a nearby store and ate it at the hotel before heading to the venue.


Reunited with Greg, the soundman at the venue.



We did a sound check and Paul and we went out for sushi.


Today’s place is punk venue.

今回、ホバート以外のアデレイドまではリガージテイターのベン・エリー率いるMUNGO FUNGOとブリスベンのバンドTHE GLYCEREENSがサポートしてくれます。

This time, the band will tour to Adelaide except Hobart with Ben Ely from Regurgitators and MUNGO FUNGO, and the Brisbane band THE GLYCEREENS.


The first live concert of the year ended with a bang!

Live Photo : Bill Prendergast
Scenestr mag


I was surprised to see the person whom I have seen in Japan. Thank you for coming from far away.



Back to the hotel, I had a glass of wine and rice crackers which Naoko gave to me and went to bed.