Early drive to Zurich. Stoked to be playing in Zurich tonight. Everyone was pretty wacked form the night before but still super super eager to be playing in Switzerland this evening. While driving on the Zurich ring highway two exits to go… the van died. Motor would run but the conversion of power to the wheels made some freaky sounds. No Power. We sat and waited for the local rescue service to show up. The police arrived first seeing as we we kind of in the middle of the highway, sitting still. The rescue service towed us to the Mercedes Benz garage, which by 16.15 was closed until Monday morning. So we waited for our Dutch road service people to arrange and figure out what would happen. In the meantime we were trying to figure out how to get ourselves and our backline gear to the venue a mere 5km away in the city center. All the van rental places were already closed until Sunday or Monday. By 5pm we found out that the venue had a van but it was being used as a shuttle for other artists so also a no go. Friends of friends of friends had a van but by this time we would not have been able to make the venue on time as it was an early show…. FUCK. We meandered around the corner to a hotel and checked in. The White Pearl (our van) was going to be flatbed trucked back to the Netherlands. Our road service had arranged for us to fly back to Amsterdam Sunday morning.
Pictures by Sely Friday 2009