Learn English with English, baby!

Join for FREE!


Beren's World

View all entries from Beren's World >


United States

May 19, 2009


Hello Englishbaby! Sorry for the infrequent updates (as in zero), but the whirlwind schedule of touring and lack of a traditional qwerty keyboard has taken its toll. I apologize for the brevity and lack of coherency as well as mispellings of French citites in the last blog. However, we are now in Italy and qwerty is everywhere! Last night we played in Bologna...a cool collective squat type place with a big pot of pasta.

Since quite a lot has happened since my first post, I will backtrack a little. The show in Paris was sold out, and we played with a rad band called Frustration. Definitely check them out! I thought we played decently. We have been playing big venues and it has taken a while to get used to being on a giant stage. However, after a few initial bumps, we finished the set and played an encore. I also took it as an opportunity to stage dive. The crowd sent me to the back of the room and out the door. My apologies to anyone who got hit with sweat; we have been playing longer sets and it gets pretty hot. 

We played a few shows along the way to where we currently find ourselves in Italy, the most notable being the show in Poitiers, where Lars ended up getting dropped on the ground after being lifted up by the crowd. He fell. Hard. During the confusion that ensued (we were playing our last song of the encore), it was unclear as to what had exactly happened. I expected him to pop back up onstage and finish the song, having not seen the impact. It looked like your classic stage dive collapse where the whole crowd and crowd surfer end up on the ground in a somewhat gentle manner, but this was not the case. Apparently he fell straight back on his head after being dropped pretty from pretty high up! Blood was pooled on the ground and an overnight hospital stay was in order. Luckily he was fine, and we played a show the next night! A true rock and roll soldier! He actually played better than the rest of the band, and for that, I salute him. 

Tonight, we play Torino, and I am sure more chaos will ensue. 

The above photo of me is by a nice person from Strasbourg. Here's one of Lars. This is a few days before he hit his head.


More entries: Winter (44), Keeping Well (2), Happy holidaze!! (3), Back at English, baby! (7), Eurotrip Wrap-up, Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinger... (3), Rock Boat Sweden (1), Italy and Spain (1), Paris to Bologna with a stop in Poitiers. (2), Paris? (5)

View all entries from Beren's World >

12:15 PM May 27 2009



This sounds wonderful. Beren must be having a amazing time!Cool

03:18 PM May 26 2009



It sounds so cool! I wish I can travel to Europe and meet up with Beren. Good Luck Beren!!