Exlovers Tour Diary – Part 4

By on Sunday, 22nd 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. Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here and part 3 here. This is the final part (for now)

exlovers sideNorwich Arts Centre – 9/02/09

After a well deserved day off, we’re off to Norwich. The Arts Centre is in an old church and has all sorts of arty things such as…art…and a nice little café that we hang out in until we are kicked out for a writing class. We come armed with limited addition tour T Shirts that our friend James screen printed. Very nice and only 20 made. It has a massive stage and it feels like our biggest audience yet. Apart from not really being able to hear our vocals we play a pretty good set, with Pete dedicating a song to his older Bro Tom and his fiancé Becky, who came to see us.

Colchester Arts Centre – 10/02/09

Arrive early in Colchester hungry and ready for a fry up. Manage to find a very odd little greasy spoon with family pictures dating from the 80’s literally covering the walls. We spent a good hour in a charity shop where an old lady took pity on Pete and bought him two plastic horses for 50p. We get to the venue which is this massive old freezing church with a huge stained glass window behind the back stage curtain (wasted as a backdrop). The sound there is really good and the crowd is ace, including some shrieking 14 year olds at the front that really want us to know their there.

We all get a little bit excited by Joe from young husbands toy gun, (Laurel wins the dying comp).

Nottingham Bodega – 11/02/09

Iron & Wine. Nottingham seems to have this weird effect over us. We’ve played there twice, and both times it’s concluded with a drunken, sticky ending. Last time we were here, well, we can’t talk about it. Anyhow…after a gig plagued with sound difficulties and coughing fits, a night called “electric banana” began. After Chris was assaulted with a jam doughnut by some indie girl and had his boxers completely ripped off by Joe, a kidnapping to Emmy’s Travelodge and Chris and Joe comparing the size of their balls, we returned for a Jagermeister fuelled evening of debauchery.

exlovers in Liverpool

Liverpool Academy – 12/02/09

We set off bright and early so we have enough time to go to the Beatles museum. We arrived to find out it was way too expensive to go in, but the nice guy that greeted us said we could go in for a student discount, obviously it was meant to be. After a good hour and a half indulging in as much Beatles history as we could handle we headed to the venue. Pete and Simon carried on the Beatles nostalgia with a beer in the cavern club, both sat in silence staring at the stage and daydreaming, occasionally looking at each other and saying wow. After the show we wondered upstairs to behold what can only be described as the most confusing yet comfortingly masculine display of metal we had ever seen. Thanks Testament.

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