Monday: Melbourne to Kabul and setting up the festival sound system…

I got up at 8:30am and was picked up by Jase at 9am. Considering the night I had before (I saw TOOL at rod laver arena and had about 2 hours sleep) I think I did pretty well. We had a couple of pints at the Irish pub at Melbourne airport to loosen up.

These photos are all from my phone, and there’s some video links below too, the internet is pretty slow here in Kabul so I probably wont upload many videos. BBC, MTV and Al Jazeera are all here covering the festival anyway.


This was full of vodka, we found it somewhere between Melbourne and Dubai… Jase gave the glass skull to his brother, Travis, when we arrived in Kabul.


Airline of Afghanistan, we flew in this plane from Dubai. This part of the journey is all rather vague, I remember inexplainably waking up in a seat at the back of the plane.


These are the mountains outside and around Kabul, there was heaps of snow further south…


This guy was on a billboard at Kabul airport ^.

And then this was driving through Kabul at 7am —> Video on YouTube


Here is the festival poster: The festival runs on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday…


This is the street outside Jackie Chan House where I will stay tonight with the festival organisers, apparently tomorrow I’ll be staying at a guesthouse with the other musicians.


We set up these speakers and heaps more… That’s Travis in the middle who runs the whole she-bang and on the right is Jase who I came over with from Melbourne.

Here’s a video of the stage almost ready —> Video on Youtube

I’m exhausted but just had the best dinner of a million different hot indian style curries.

Sorry if this was brief, I just flew for 30 hours, arrived in Kabul at 7am and then immediately set up the audio for a 4 day festival… Must sleep NOW!!

Post 2: Day 2 and 3 of the festival…



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