We’re back in Montreal since a few days now… And I must admit that it feels a little strange. It’s somewhat hard to believe that we are already back from tour. Those 2 weeks went by way too fast!!! Waking up this morning, it almost felt as if it was time to pack before leaving. But what we all lived and experienced is still so real and alive that we can’t deny it really happened. We have met old and new friends everywhere we went, shared unique moments that will forever live within us with each and everyone of you.
Thinking back about this whole tour, we realize just how crazy it’s been for real. Though blogs were posted almost every day, there are things you have never heard of.
All those times shared around a table in a hotel lobby (or around a bed when a certain lobby happened to close!), discussing about the show that was just finished, about the people we met and talked with, about the moments shared on stage and off stage…
Moose’s beautiful hair – No matter what country he is in, he pays a lot of attention to it, making sure it shines and smells good. And it did smell good, everywhere we went. The guy actually receives more comments on his hair than any of the girls on tour with him do… lol!
All the time we spent in the vans, driving from one city to another, meeting on our way heavy traffic jams in London and Paris – Berlin, we loved you for your empty streets! Matt and YB were the only 2 driving, and they did one hell of a job. Not only driving on the other side, but also driving the usual side with the wheel on the other side. Our days were very long ones, and driving after a gig was always longer than expected… Matt and his co-drivers discovered on tour their love for dance music – the only one that would keep them awake. Jeff and Ben probably have bruises all over from hitting each other to stay awake. They ate an unbelievable amount of food – it kept them awake, they said. As for the rest of us… We enjoyed a little bit of sleep… 😉
As you already know, the shows have been very intense emotionally. And one thing that came back was the energy that the guys displayed on stage. I will definitely not forget the last show in Paris, when we hung Alex’s t-shirt on a pole in the dressing room, to find out a few minutes after that it dripped on the couch that was under it… and in a major way, so much I thought we had dropped a bottle of water. Jeff’s cap was the same, so were his guitar straps, to YB’s dismay every time he had to tune one between songs… lol!
Oh… and how could we forget our encounter with Nick Cave?
And what about that last night we spent in Paris? The 11 of us gathered under the Eiffel Tower, and raised our glass to those 2 wonderful weeks – to the people we met and moments we shared. We did the same on our very last night in London, a few hours before leaving… When we shared once more about those beautiful moments with tears in our eyes… Tears that were turned into laughter as Jeff threw our plate of bread and cheese to the floor… 😉
However, our best memories are none of the places we visited… But the moments we crafted with you all. This is what truly made a difference to us. And these are the best souvenirs we’re bringing back with us. They will forever last, and have forever left a mark is us, individually and collectively.
I never thought such a huge family could be so close together. But this is real. This is true. And this is better than anything I could have dreamed of…