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Brilliant!!! I’m stuck in bed with a broken ankle after an accident with my motorbike. But I don’t want to focus too much on what I can’t do so I might as well make use of the situation and make part 2 of creating “Baba Yaga” into one of the coolest Bandbus/Nightliner.
It’s always fun to share updates about the whole process. These days it feels a little frustrating that I can’t work on the bus because of just one, really silly, accident. Oh well, I could better make the best of it and forget about the things I can’t do right now.
If you haven’t seen part 1 yet, go to https://youtu.be/qwcNI6MOIpM
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I had been waiting for weeks until the weather would be sunny again. Not particularly for the bus but to sell my motorbike which has been parked in the garage for almost a year without being used. Because it would be a waste it being sat there not being used, and I could use the money very well too, to put in the bus, I decided to sell it but I needed some dry weather to make some pictures of it.
So, I drove off towards the dyke keeping the Waddensea wet and our house dry. One turn to the right, waited for some bicycles crossing the junction, 400m from home, on the edge of our village, drove off again and before I could blink my eyes, my rear-wheel slipped and I fell on the road. Driving not even 5km/h, really?!?!?!
Turns out I actually broke my ankle and went straight of to the O.R. for some surgery ending up with a metal plate and five screws. BIG disappointment! Besides having broken my ankle and that it hurts, it also means a delay of at least 6 to 8 weeks because I won’t be able to work on the bus.
Perhaps I’ll have to start creating part 2 of “How to create a tourbus” to put on YouTube. Have you seen part 1 already?
A lot of people are really curious: “How did that work, getting such a bus from abroad?” Of course there are a lot more questions which have come past. This and many more I hope to show you all on YouTube.
A performance with Vannstein in Martigny, Switzerland got me started, thinking about going to gigs far away, that it had to be possible to do it in a more comfortable way. To be all crammed together in a small van while you have to drive such a long way was absolutely not pleasant. When we later had to play in the south of France, that van was not quite something I was looking forward to.
But this show with Vannstein, The Ultimate Rammstein Tribute in Switzerland was really fun to do. Also getting up the next morning, opening the curtains of the hotel room and having a mountain view you normally see on TV, was amazing. Yes, I hadn’t seen it when we arrived in the dark at night. The phone call from the promoter when we were already on our way home that we were by far the best band (yes, the sound was also mentioned) was very cool to hear.
By the way, Baba Yaga is also starting to look a bit more like how she will be. I will be posting another minor update soon