Monday, August 28, 2006

The Final Days of the Tour

Friday morning we woke up early and checked out of our hotel in London and took a cab to Stanstead airport. There we boarded a plane to the Faroe Islands. It was a longer flight then one would expect. We finally arrived at around 6pm ish. Once we arrived, we ended up having to walk to our hotel (the car that picked us up was only big enough to carry our luggage and equipment.)...Doesn't that just seem to figure - so this trip seems to go :)

It's a good thing that our hotel was only about 500 feet from the airport.
Once checked in we had dinner and a shower and then headed to the venue.

The ride to the venue was only about an hour away. The most interesting part of yet another car ride, was that we were able to excursion through two tunnels under the ocean to finally end at the Faroe Island that we were to play on.

The scene we finally beheld was extremely cool! We were set up at the base of a mountain with a water fall actually going under the stage. Really, something to be seen to believe!
It is circustances like this that make such horriffic travelling situations worth the while - well that and all the hot young blonde chicks!!! tee hee (chelle wrote this :)

I wish I had given my camera to someone to take proper pictures of us rockin. I did take some photos during soundcheck. It was a great show! We didn't actually go on stage until about 2:ooam. Did I mention that it was a great show??!!
The crowd knew our songs and sang alone with surprising enthusiasm. Did I also mention that we are tired, sick, and tired, and sick, and that it was really a great show??!!! It really, truly was a wonderful show!!!

After that performance, we were driven back to the hotel by the airport, where we quickly slept two hours. We woke and headed to the airport at 6:30am. We got back on our final jet of the tour headed back to Heathrow airport.

Once we were back in Jolly Ol' England, we got back in another van and were driven to the site of the Greenbelt Festival another 2 hours away.

At this point we were definitely exhausted. We got to the venue an hour before we played. Even though we were all very tired, the show went well! We had a great turnout and the crowd once again, encouraged us to give it our all...and we did!

We had decided to do this tour from the beginning to encourage future bookings in Europe or other intresting places of travel - thus far, we have been invited to Festivals in both Scotland and Germany. Hopefully, we are able to continue our success in enjoying oneanother's company at the very least once a year and I get to bang the drums and feed my musical soul as well as the mouth's of my wonderful family....what better life could there be than to know that you have friends, family, music and travel in your life at all times!

All in all it was a great tour! I know that all involved had a great time. We look forward to a good long rest, but it won't be long until we are anxious to get back on stage again.

I will try to update this site with new info regarding bookings and record sales. Please check back often to keep up to date with the ongoings of Christian and Chelle Crowe as well as All Star United.

God Bless,

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Home Again!

I've just arrived home (well LAX) and I couldn't be happier.
I'll update the blog soon with photos from the last 2 days.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

It's not everyday that a wanna be mod gets his photo with Roger Daltry.

It's true! So, I love my Vespa, and I love Quadraphenia, but I never thought that I would be eating Butter Chicken and look over to the next table and see the lead singer of the Who sitting there eating the same meal. But tonight I did. It was awesome! Both the meal and the discovery.

Mr. Daltry was very nice and it turns out a huge fan of All Star United. He had been sitting there during dinner wishing he had the guts to get up and bother us for an autograph, but he was too afraid. I'm glad I had the guts to bother him...... ok, I'm just kidding.
We don't actually know if he is a fan of ASU, but I imagine he is, since I don't know that he isn't.

Ignorance is bliss.


I know, I know

I'm not neccessarily proud of it, but what am I going to say.... We are american consumers and we were bored. 

That's right, we fell into the trap of snakes on a plane today.  You know what though?  It's not as bad as Miami Vice.  So all in all not a bad way to spend 2 hours and 6 pounds.

Snakes on a Plane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Days Off in London

So how have we been spending our time off? By doing lots of nuthin. It's funny, we have had several opportunities to hang out in London in the past, so for the last few days we have being laying low at the hotel and seeing movies. The rest has been good. We were really quite tired from all the traveling and the shows from last week. It's starts up again tomorrow morning when we fly to the Faroe Islands for a show tomorrow night and then Greenbelt Festival on Saturday. Sunday morning we all start heading home.

Get this.... the other day Ian and I did laundry and when we returned to our room we had a little guest.

Unfortunately, his day had come. By the time we met him, he was already in mouse heaven. The hotel claimed that they had never seen anything like that before. Whatever?! Anyway, this hotel has just re-opened three months ago after being totally renovated, so the poor guy had prolly just gotten out of some vent where he had been hiding for quite some time.

The hotel is actually really nice. However, wouldn't you know it, the airconditioning just happens to broken this week. The funny thing is that we kinda chose this hotel for the fact that they had air conditioning. At least it is in walking distance to several shops, restaurants, a theatre (british spelling of theater), and the Queensway tub stop.

Yesterday Tyson (a friend of Ian's from Nashville) joined us to hangout and see England for the next few days. It is his first time here so we took him to do a bit of sight seeing.

We saw Big Ben, the London Eye, and someplace named after George Clinton's band Parliament.

We had a good time, even though the weather was kinda rainy (these photos are actually color, its just that dreary here (just kidding!)).

I took this picture especailly for Luke, and Jamye & Jono. It's the Texas Embassy. You'll probably want to visit this place when ever you are over hear. I think they can help you with any passport issues.

That's it for now. Tune in soon for the exciting conclusion of the ASU European Tour 06!

BTW. Ian pointed out that I mentioned playing to a Dutch crowd in Denmark, but it was actually a Danish crowd. My apologizes to the Danes.