Mindset’s European winter tour
When Chris got in touch with us about posting about their upcoming European winter tour I’ve asked him if he was into the idea of doing a short tour report or something. Maybe include some pictures? He luckily quickly agreed. The result you can see below. A picture says more than a 1000 words right? Great photos.
Mindset’s first trip to Europe was truly an inspiring experience. We had some travel problems with airlines and half of us missed the first show in Helsinki. We also lost 4 bags of merch, a bass guitar, and Mike’s personal bag. Some of which we didn’t get back during the entire tour. However, every show was great. Every person who helped us out, fed us, sang along, or just came to a show we can not express how much it mean’t to us. In lieu of a ”tour diary”, I hope you can get a sense of the tour through these photos.
01 – Mike getting ready to cross the pond for the first time. The snow in Baltimore was problematic from the start.
02 – Waiting at BWI, we ended up being delayed for 7 hours. Fuck you American Airlines.
03 – Our plane! Wait… there is no crew to fly it.
04 – First night spent in an airport was in NYC. Luckily I grabbed this before heading to London.
05 – Welcome to London! We were not supposed to go to London. Why are we in London? No one answered our tweets to come hang out.
06 – Getting bored from spending two nights in airports.
07 – Sweden!
08 – ABBA greets us at the airport, our luggage does not.
09 – Kings of Stockholm. Ulf/Alex show us around town.
10 – Stockholm.
11 – Finally meet up with the rest of the dudes. This is Sunny aka hate5six, he’ll be on the whole tour.
12 – Let the right one in.
13 – Van #1
14 – Kalle, Aram, & Mike check out the new LP.
15 – Trocadero is an awesome Swedish soda.
16 – Lund.
17 – Gig is sold out!
18 – On the search for deodorant.
19 – Run into these clowns.
20 – Malmö for the night.
21 – Breakfast of champions, especially Ulf.
22 – Denmark.
23 – On the ferry to Germany.
24 – Top deck.
25 – They call him Ev.
26 – After a vicious attack from coffee gremlins, we need to stay together.
27 – Back to the van!
28 – First German gig.
29 – Hamburg.
30 – Hamburg II.
31 – Don’t mind if I do…
32 – Berlin.
33 – German gig vol. 2. & ACAB.
34 – It’s normal to spend 130 euros on pizza right?
35 – Ulf pizza master general.
36 – Surprise! A Bulgarian zine with photos of mine in it!
37 – Fireworks in Berlin on New Years Eve is one of the craziest things I have ever experienced. They do not fuck around.
38 – Edgeman documentation.
39 – Sunny trying to capture some of the action.
40 – Berlin Wall.
41 – Częstochowa, Poland.
42 – Częstochowa II.
43 – Częstochowa Crew.
44 – Poland is so fascinating.
45 – Ev in line for the best french fries in all of Poland.
46 – Train station.
47 – I think I see Swiz!!!
48 – Ok, Poland got scary.
49 – Dresden.
50 – ThugXLife hiding in the shadows.
51 – Holland.
52 – Bikes on Bikes on Bikes on Bikes.
53 – View of Hengelo from the top of the venue.
54 – Going to Control Records HQ. Belgium.
55 – Define ultimate? Beringen, Belgium.
56 – Coburg, Germany. Last show!
57 – The Varukers w/ Oxymoron! Murphy’s Law! Braindance! Some killer shows happened here.
58 – Traditional German food veganized for us. Don’t know what it was, but it was tasty.
59 – Heading home! Peace Europe.