rraven14 August 2010 at 3:52pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
Which means less than one month to the 2nd half of the New Blood tour. Tick-tock.
Ela15 August 2010 at 6:05pmPosts: 1334 (0 today)Status: offline
Rraven, any words of wisdom about traveling in Germany? My daughter Erin and I will be flying to Munich and traveling by train to Heidelberg, to see Peter in Mannheim. I know you flew to Berlin back in March, and I guess back to Berlin for the Leipzig show. Laura
rraven16 August 2010 at 5:06pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
I've never been to Mannheim, but if the people are half as nice as they were to a total stranger in Berlin, you'll be able to get around. It would be best to get a German phrase book or print out some common German expressions. Signs will be in German, but I think in Munich airport signs are in German and English. Trains are much more comfortable and much more reliable in Europe than in America.
I fly from Philadelphia to Munich and then get a connecting flight to Leipzig. Fun, Fun.
That's all I can think of at the moment. =
Ela19 August 2010 at 1:55amPosts: 1334 (0 today)Status: offline
Thanks for the info. I'm hopeful that there will be enough English speaking people around to help us out from time to time. I will have a book, with some helpful German phrases, but I don't imagine I'm going to have too many phrases memorized. We'll be in Munich during Oktoberfest so I'm sure there will be lots of travelers from all over the world there. Once we're in the Mannheim area Erika will be with us alot of the time, so that will be tremendously helpful. Your trip is less than a month away!! My tickets for the Mannheim show arrived by delivery this past Monday morning. I'm doing the VIP Soundcheck in Verona, but in Mannheim I ordered regular tix in a section near Erika's. It feels great to have an actual ticket in hand for that show, since as you know the ticket for the sound check will have to wait until the day of the show.
Thanks Rena. Laura
rraven19 August 2010 at 3:10pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
The folks I met in Berlin seemed quite tolerant of body language as a form of communication. If you can find an Internet cafe near your hotel/B & B/wherever, jot down a few confusing signs in the area and do a quick Babelfish translation.
I fly out on Sept 11 and I'm this far from being stone cold broke and had a migraine hit me at 4:30 this morning (gone now.) I'm not entirely sure booking this Leipzig trip would have been an act that King Solomon would have approved of.
But I loved the 2 shows I saw and how their differnces and wonder if the show will evolve some more.
raelovo20 August 2010 at 8:53pmPosts: 1742 (0 today)Status: offline
If I could help you !
Living at the French border (Strasbourg), currently speaking german.
Just posted on Ela's thread, sorry Laura, thought you were german !
If I make it to Mannheim, ok for the gathering!
Melrose26 August 2010 at 6:38pmPosts: 15 (0 today)Status: offline
I got tickets for the Leipzig concert for my birthday yesterday!!!! Over the moon!
Was at Berlin concert earlier this year and just HAD to fit in another concert. happy happy happy
rraven26 August 2010 at 8:27pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
Happy birthday, Melrose.
kikoissa27 August 2010 at 5:02amPosts: 3 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm planning fly from Brazil to see PG in europe. I'd like to meet some PG fans over there. Do you know if will it be there any gathering in Mannhein?
Melrose27 August 2010 at 2:00pmPosts: 15 (0 today)Status: offline
Thank you Rraven!
Ela27 August 2010 at 2:46pmPosts: 1334 (0 today)Status: offline
Happy Birthday Melrose!
rraven31 August 2010 at 3:09amPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
I hope PG shows up to Leipzig.
Ela6 September 2010 at 3:45amPosts: 1334 (0 today)Status: offline
When do you fly over? It's coming up quickly! The Verona show is only 3 weeks away! Leipzig is just over a week away.
rraven6 September 2010 at 6:42pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
I fly out of Philadelphia International on September 11.
Ela7 September 2010 at 1:10amPosts: 1334 (0 today)Status: offline
What do you plan to do before the show? Are you going to see some sights around the area?
rraven7 September 2010 at 5:09pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
Well, I will probably have a migraine due to jet lag when I arrive, so tht takes care of 12 Sept and posible 13 Sept. I had planned on doing some sight-seeing because Bach worked in Leipzig ages ago and someone on the forum mentioned an art exhibition.
In July my health turned for the worse (possibly endometriosis, but of course, no one is sure) and so I lost my sight seeing money to medical bills, bloodtests, ultrasound, that sort of crap.
So now I'm hoping I can find an Intenet cafe for entertainment, go to wherever I can walk to and will take along an empty notebook and try to do some first drafts of articles for clients.
Not unless PG has any plans for me, that is - but that never seems to materialize.
Ela11 September 2010 at 2:41pmPosts: 1334 (0 today)Status: offline