London, UK - SOLD OUT!

Pain has been playing in UK a few times by now, but never as headline. I don't really know why this country has been left outside the rest of the european conquers where we have been doing that many times, but the requests from Painheads in UK surely demanded a try form our side. After the UK tour with Nightwish in November we announced a UK tour in February as headline act. You have asked us to come and we listened. So, this will be a very interesting trip to find out if you were right! :-)
I have found myself into very bad timing as usual. Having fever and a flu chasing me right now, so the early morning call to the airport in Stockholm was really tough this time as i hadn't really got that much sleep. After arriving in Heathrow we drove straight to the venue to start prepare for the show. After soundcheck we went to our hotel that was only 5 mins walk from the back entrance of  The Borderline, perfect distance (after being lost in the wrong streets a couple of times that is...). I could get some well needed rest and medication before going back to do the show.
When the show finally started it became pretty obvious straight away that we surely do have loads of Painheads around here in London. It was sold out and packed to the limit, great atmosphere and all good mood. Loud audience always drives the oveall energy in a show, and this was one of those shows for sure. Despite my rising fever and bad flu i got myself through the whole set without any major problems. Caughing and choking for air, feeling dizzy of course, but it all went fine. Thank you all Painheads of London!
After the show Jyrki 69 from the 69 Eyes visited us backstage for a while, then i took a walk back to the hotel, took two Nyquill and went straight to sleep. My fever was rising again and i needed to rest.
Now i am in our hotel waiting to get going. We have a 4 hour drive to Leeds today.
Arrived in Heathrow, trying to find our tourmanager/driver
Just arrived in the Borderline, but a bit too early and it was still closed :-(
Stage setup in The Borderline, soundcheck
The Borderline entrance is very nice with the walls all covered with frames
The Borderline Entrance
The view from my hotel window in Soho
This is what keeps me going right now, to keep my fever and flu away :-(

Posted by: lucho

hope you had a good birthday! greetings form argentina!

Svar: Thank you
Michael Bohlin

2013-02-17 @ 16:09:46

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