Anyone who has visited Glasgow already knows that "People Make Glasgow". It's nearly impossible to order a round at the bar, without striking up a conversation with someone. Just reading the slogan you might think it's catchphrase to compensate for less than picturesque cityscape. On the contrary, the city has plenty of beautiful spots.
I already posted the companion piece to this article with snaps of Kazan, Samara and Moscow. You might have gotten the impression that we did a lot of sightseeing. In actual fact, the majority of the time was spent traveling and having a few drinks or at gig locations while having a few drinks. I happily present Juno 17 on tour in Russia.
See Venice and die, the saying goes. Yes, see Venice and die of old age waiting for your flight at the Marco Polo Airport is the origin of the phrase, I believe. The phrase is actually "See Naples and die", and the frustration of going through the Venice airport is a hefty but comparatively small price to pay for such a beautiful city.
The sun was shining for a week straight in San Francisco, which is nice for getting a tan but a bit monotonous in taking photos. The famous fog, called Karl, also didn't make an appearance unfortunately. But with the jet lag I was usually up early - rare for me - and was able to get some nice pictures at sunrise.
The lead singer of the band Juno 17 asked me to accompany them on a video shoot for their song "Echo und Licht" and take some behind the scenes pictures. Take photos during a music video shoot in an abandoned factory in Berlin? Don't mind if I do.
It's two days on and I am still absolutely gutted one of my favorite bands, Funeral for a Friend (FFAF), played their last shows ever here in Berlin. They put on two concerts back to back, and played one complete album each night, in addition to a number of their hits and fan favorites. I took some pictures, very carefully, at opportune moments when the moshing would subside, for brief moments.