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PostSubject: Road Update from Benny! July 9th   Road Update from Benny! July 9th Icon_minitimeThu Jul 09, 2009 10:16 am

Hey Everyone.
I
had a few minutes of operational wireless (a rarity these days) and
figured I'd tarnish all your good standings with society by making you
read my words.

We're now nearly 6 weeks into this two month
tour, and amazingly enough, spirits are still high and we're only
halfway delirious and having manic Taco Bell cravings just a couple
times a day. Even though I write you from Spain (not Mexican food, I
know). There is something about those pasty re-fried beans I just
can't get out of my head. And seriously, could anything but an
American corporation put sour cream and guacamole into a caulking gun
to serve you? I leave you that to ponder.

Collectively we've
had some incredible shows, some decent ones, have had the opportunity
to see a lot of amazing new places and meet a ton of people. Some
incredible, some decent. Scandinavia in the summer is bad-ass, but
good luck sleeping in the sunlight. Nothing really terrible has
happened, and I'm thankful for that. It's our first time ever on a
bus, and with the exception of waking up with the spins for a week and
constantly being sandwiched with other people. It's a pretty good
deal. Definitely a new experience from the usual Sprinter van over
here, and Bob Gnarly (the van) in the states. I like having cold
cheese and somewhere to piss all the time. Speaking of the bathroom, I
think I'm sold on the baday toilet, seems weird I know. But I'm pretty
sure it beats shoving crumpled wads of paper up your ass. Just me.

We
just recently did the Hurricane and Southside festivals in Germany. We
played the same stage as our Jersey brethren Bouncing Souls and
Dillinger Escape Plan on both days. It was a little slice of home and
I forgot where I was for a couple days. Partly due to McDermott. That
was a major highlight. Now we're in Bilbao, Spain. After this I'm
going to check out the Guggenheim, a monstrosity that certainly seems
worth seeing. Then we head to the festival to play and later tonight,
see Depeche Mode. Then about a week more of shows, all festivals, and
we head to Japan. It's everyones first time and am really looking
forward to something that new. All this touring sometimes leaves you a
tad desensetized, and I'm stoked to be hit with culture shock once
again.

As usual, thanks for all the support.
We wouldn't be doing any of this shit if you didn't listen.

Cheers!
Benny.
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nice one cheers for posting! always good to know what's going on! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Road Update from Benny! July 9th   Road Update from Benny! July 9th Icon_minitimeThu Jul 09, 2009 1:53 pm

Haha, very cool. Bidet FTW!
Hope they enjoy Japan. It's a fun place to go.
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oh taco bell...used to love that place. but they really dont have many vegetarian options. glad they are enjoying the tour and the bidet toilets, haha
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If you want to leave a comment on the blog, the original is here: blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=34699066&blogId=499324783

And that's one reason I love Benny, he tells it how it is.
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tdawg wrote:
Haha, very cool. Bidet FTW!
Hope they enjoy Japan. It's a fun place to go.

Indeed I loved Japan funny yet extremely interesting. I ended up eating raw octopus on that trip. I was a rubbish vegetarian on that trip but I wasnt given much choice with my limited Japanese.

Anyway good to here it how it is.
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Yeah, I'm not a fan of octopus. My mom is Japanese, so I grew up with Japanese food and love it, but not everything takes my fancy.
And though you were goin vegetarion, did you get to try any donburi bowls? (Katsu-don, Gyu-don, etc)
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Yup I did actually some beef variety couldn't tell you names everything was done on visuals. Those tiny models of the meals on the menus at the front of some places where very useful if there where no other visual ques.
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Yeah, the plastic food was awesome! Great food everywhere, just expensive though Sad
Where exactly did you go in japan?
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Tokyo for about a week and a bit but did stuff outside of the city to like getting stuck in a typhoon while up a mountain. Im hoping to go back though. Iran is my next goal or it was until the recent troubles so dont know when I will get there now. Its a shame as its a real interesting place.

Anyway ermm yeah Benny...
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On of the best things about touring must be getting to see loads of amazing places at the record companies expense. It's good that even though the band is getting bigger they're still blogging!!
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