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coping with the snow

coping with the snow - 30.11.2005

30.11.2005 - GOREFEST guitarist Boudewijn Bonebakker has posted the following report at the band's official website on how they coped with the recent snowstorm that ripped through their native Holland during rehearsals and effectively immobilized the country for a couple days:<br><br>&quot;When I rode my bike to the pick up point thought, what a lovely yellow the leaves of the beech trees have today. Yes, it was a bit windy and some rain drops made my jeans wet, but other than that I thought it was nice autumn weather. Me and Ed were being picked up at the railway station by Pieter (our sound guy) and his drum kit stuffed van.<br><br>Frank would be arriving later and JC came directly to the rehearsal studio by car. We set up our gear and the drum kit and rearranged the studio several times to make the cramped space workable. JC and I got in the car at half past three to pick up Frank. There were some snowflakes coming down and we thought that was kind of cute. When we got back with Frank we started working our bones through the immense set Ed had thought out for us. Every four songs or so we stopped to have a coffee break. Eventually, by 19:00, we'd managed to play most of the songs on the list. It was time to have yet another trip to the railway station to get home for the night. Little did we know. When we got out, Holland was white all of a sudden and because of that, traffic was completely congested. The trip that normally takes about 15 minutes was now taking us more than an hour. At the station I got on my bike only to be thrown off immediately by the wind. Ed tried several ready waiting trains only to find out that none of them would actually bring him home. JC and Frank had, considering the circumstances, a fairly easy ride only to reach a stand still several kilometers before home (it eventually took them a total of four hours to get there).<br><br>Next day everything seemed back to normal again. Ed had slept over at my place and after some nice coffee and warm rolls with cheese we got in the car a bit late to go to the rehearsal studio once again. At the studio we found JC and Frank completely frozen up in their car waiting for us, because we had the key to the studio in our possession. Some cursing and bickering later we picked up our guitars and drum sticks and got at it again.<br><br>The songs started to sound a bit better and we drank less coffee than the day before.<br><br>At night things went a bit smoother. Ed caught a train home and Frank anticipated his never getting home that night by sleeping over at JC's again.<br><br>Next day Ed called me on the phone to say that no trains were coming in or out of Rotterdam so he couldn't make it. Being the swell guy that I am I got in the car and drove the one and a half hour drive to his home and back. We got to the studio, made some coffee and waited for Frank and JC to drop in. They were some minutes behind us completely hung over from the night before. They went and watched Green Lizard play in Den Bosch. After a good rehearsal session where the smell of alcohol residue oozing out the pores of sweaty men infested the studio more and more, we all went our way with a fairly confident attitude towards the up coming club shows&#8230;<br><br>I haven't heard from them since so I'm guessing they all got home this time.&quot;<br><br>&quot;More <a href="http://www.nuclearblast.de/band_showa.php?artist=713"><u>GOREFEST</u></a>&quot;

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