End of the Indonesia tour!

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 by Mike Thaison

After the long buss ride from Kebumen back to Depok, the whole crew was pretty exhausted and pleased that it was time for a day off before the final two shows.
So finally we got at least one day on the tour we´re we could chill out by the hotel pool, do some shopping and and try out the nightlife. Which in a 88% muslim country is pretty interesting. We found some nightclubs, but no Jägermeister!!!? (So we’ve got to go back and maybe make a Jägermeister promotion tour!?)


Anyhow, next stop was Bekasi. This one really put us to the test. Imagine yourself in asian tropical climate. Then shove 300+ people into a tight venue. Then squeeze yourself furthest into that room and try to play a pretty energetic metal show…like a sauna rollercoaster.
But super psyched karate mosh crowd! Sooo good times!


Last show was also very special.
That day we had lunch with the promotor. And he told us that unfortunately the asshole booker for the last show had taken the money he got up front from different bands and acts to arrange the show and disappeared!
Lucky for us there was an opportunity to do a show anyway. Turned out there was a ”open mic”-sorta gig for metal bands on the other side of Jakarta. So since we really wanted to do a last show, we went there.
Of course the venue was tiny, hot, smoke-filled with crappy equipment and filled up with hardcore kids! It was awesome!!! Just a total rage as always!


And that was it!Before flying home we had dinner with the whole crew and even got to see some special karaoke talent from some of the members!

It was a fucking blast! 
Very exhausting travel, diarrhea lifestyle, rice, rice, rice and no clean water to be found.
But it was all worth it the minute we stepped into every venue and saw the crowds!


Who made this possible: EKTK, Jägermeister, Loudly loud!!!!!! SUPERMEGATHX!!!
Special thanks: Bewok, Zein, Erwan, Latif, Vijay and all the rest of Edisan music! And of course Dying distortion!

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