Exlovers Tour Diary – Part 2

By on Friday, 20th February 2009 at 4:00 pm

We recently spoke to exlovers about their new single amongst other things. This month sees them tour the UK with Emmy The Great and who else but TGTF have been given exclusive access to the tour?? errr.. nobody that’s who. We follow exlovers in the form of a tour diary to see first hand the tour experience. This is part two, we brought you part one yesterday, and part 3 will be along tomorrow.

Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach – 03/02/09

The road to Cardiff is surprisingly easy and we get there in good time. We do learn a few things when we arrive in Cardiff.

1. Welsh is a real language! It’s on signs and everything.
2. There’s no way in hell we’re getting back to London for our day off tomorrow. This predicament will surely leave those who didn’t pack all their clothes feeling slightly fermented by the end of the week.
3. You should never order the chicken burger as part of the beer and burger deal at weatherspoon’s. It’s shit.

‘Young husband’ play a great set tonight but not many people have turned up early. It’s filled up by the time we’re on though and we play a really good show, although the technical hitches seem to be following us around. As has weatherspoon’s. I think the fact you can get a San Miguel for 99p has sent everyone over the edge of an embarrassing precipice of drunkenness. Apart from Pete who is still ill and now has a chest infection. Such a sickly boy! We offend everyone we talk to before Simon loads us all into the van and then manhandles us all into our Travelodge for sleep.

exlovers snow

Gloucester Guildhall – 05/02/09

We were right. There was no way we could get back to London for the day off so we take Pete to the doctor for antibiotics and go to Laurel’s mum’s house to eat nice food and watch Everton beat Liverpool in the cup (which sparks Simon into singing some unrepeatable footie chants in the company of Laurels’ mother!). The next morning we set off for Gloucester. We go down well tonight after playing a good show and sell all our cd’s, which means we can eat some food for a few days! I think also on the way to Gloucester there was the first case of minor shoplifting, with somebody stealing some chilli beef bites. Horrible.

Illness is taking a stronger grip now with Brooke being struck down with flu and the weather is only going to get worse. What the hell’s it going to be like in Aberdeen?! Vitamins and lemsip are the order of the day in a misguided effort to steer ourselves away from our cold and flu maladies. Apart from Chris, who seems to be joyfully impervious to any kind of ailments, including ever being anything less than blind happy. Off to Cheltenham for Travelodge goodness and as the rest of us relax with a bag of chocolate and ‘harry potter and the order of the phoenix’, Chris ends up with emmy’s band for laughing gas and an embarrassing pass out. It’s also snowing very heavily.

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