Finally, Korigans' Tour Diary is online, a section completly dedicated to band's adventures. Here there's the report of the journey to Abruzzo, where Korigans and Staff spent three unforgettable days.
... good reading!
Rings the alarm... "But what time is it?????"... With half-opened eyes I look at the clock: 1.30 AM. Oh yeah... Vasto!
Confused and sleepy (I'm not the only one, 'cause my parents are sleepy too!), I wake up and I get ready with effort. The pillow is necessary to sleep on the van! The meeting point is Simon and Christy's home. The van in front of the garage is full of everything: instruments, lights and a milion of cables (for staff's happiness!).
Simon, Christy and Sefanengy's conditions arent' better than mine and we all seek a seat on the van.
Everything is ready... Let's go!!!
The rest of the band is already gone, someone first, someone after us.
Miky and Alex have decided to drive during the night, leaving at 23.30, while the singer and her family leave in the morning.
Full of sleep, when we just leave, we fall asleep after searching for the better position. The journey continues calmly to the first stop at the autogrill. It's about the 6.30 AM and a little chilly, we have breakfast.
Cappuccino and brioches it's the best!!! When the breakfast finished, we re-start, more awake (but not too much) and we decide to watch "End Of An Era" from Nightwish. Despite this, me and Stefanengy are the first that fall asleep on one's feet... ^^'
Near 9.30 AM we stop again, and then we leaves, watching "Lilo & Stitch" that follow us until we exit on VASTO NORD.
We waiting for Mome, that is here in holiday since te 22nd of July. Once he arrived, he takes us at Monteodorisio, town full of winding roads (for mine and Christy's joy!), where we stop in a bar and take something to drink.
"From now on, begins for Christy, the addiction to coffee...^^"
Near 12.00 AM, our Mome takes us at Bed & Breakfast where we accomodate in. It's named "Il Glicine" where hospitality of the owners Gianni and Iole, isn't missing. When we arrived we found Miky and Alex, here from the 4.30 AM, that relate their journey... Thanks to Mome they ate pizza (Miky) and bomboloni (Alex) in the bakery near the Bed & Breakfast, admired the dawn... a magnificent view.
Mine and Christy's chamber weren't too attractive: there were the murderer doll and the pink wardrobe liked a satanic duck that convinced us to go to sleep in the boys' room! ^^
At noon we go at the farm holidays "Il Silos" and, thanks to the super-hospitality of the owner Guerrino, we fit in immediatly.
After the grant eaten it begin to rain.
Come back to our chambers, me and Christy start reading books titled "Quindici" and relax ourselves! ^^
Instead, the others, arrange instruments and equipment for tomorrow concert.
Vasto, Chieti (Italy)
After an animated night, where we had fun in the same room, the awakening was unpleasant. We had breakfast (served us by Iole) on the balcony of Bed & Breakfast. We were entertain by a couple of turtles that were "mating" (We laugh a lot because of the male mating call). Someone spent breakfast-time shooting those turtles!
Then we went to Vasto Marina to enjoy the sea waiting for the forthcoming evening. After an half-hour spent in car, we arrived at the seaside.
The wind doesn't lack and there are many waves in the sea... It's a shame that we can't swimming. Demone, Stefanengy and Ale decide to arrange a competition of long jump, drawing some lines on the sand with their feet.
Instead, me and Simon go for a walk. Bad idea... going against the wind we can't hear each other and, with swimsuit, although it was sunny, there was a little cold... Eh eh eh!
At lunch we come back to Guerrino for another grandiose bust!
"PREPARATIONS FOR THE CONCERT"
In the afternoon, we go to the Casalanguida's ground, where the "beer festival" and the concert would be unfold.
Despite of the not promising weather, 'cause of stormy clouds, we empty the equipment from the van and set up the stage. After assemble drums and keyboards, Davide the sound technician, under the weather, congregate the staff and the Korigans to ordain instructions by storm.
The concert risked to be cancelled!!!
Worried, we continue our work, hoping for not feel a drop of rain. For minimize, me, Christy and Stefanengy shoot the staff, pass the camcorder, immortalizing those moments. At last, everything is set, the weather seems to be good and people begin to arrive.
Finally the big concert, our work wasn't invane!
Even if low temperature, audience stay there, but after the concert, Christy fells ill 'cause of cold. When she regains and after equipped ourselves with pullovers and covers, we celebrate with beer, arrosticini and hamburger a go-go!
But evening wasn't ended yet...
In fact, after dismantle everything and tidy up (it was 3.00 a.m.), Mome bring us at Vasto Marina to eat a huge brioches stuffed of Nutella! We come back to Gianni near 5.00 a.m..
Upset but very happy for sleeping, we waiting for the dawn listening to the concert recording. Then, it was 6.00 a.m. when we fall asleep. Despite of raccomandations from Alex, at 9.00 a.m. Mome sent him a sms. Everyone look at Alex with sleepily eyes.
Soon we fall asleep agan.
Vasto, Chieti (Italy)
"BARBECUE FOR BREAKFAST"
Wake up at noon (I think I've never sleep up to that time before!). Due to our faces, nobody was recovered from the night before. Considering time, we skip breakfast: barbecue is ready.
With furred tongue and sleepily eyes, we start eating lunch.
We spent the afternoon in our rooms to relax, while it was raining outdoor.
In the evening we go to "Arrosticino's party" at Valloni. Arrosticini's cost was prorated with quantity, and with not much euros you can eat a lot! Miky and Alex, after eating a lot of arrosticini, create the toothpick's cemetery on a slice of bread.
Moreover, Miky, thanks to his white eye lens, rivetted scared children that ask him if he was good or bad. ^^
Also after concert, Korigans makes recognize!
Coming back to the Bed & Breakfast we prepare to sleep. Another intense night: between Miky's purring ("Miky the Cat") and Stefanengy in stitches, we fall asleep a little late! But what's the matter? We're on holidays!!! Eh eh eh ^^
Our adventure brought to an end, and then, next morning we charged the van with our suitcases and got going toward Mantova.
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