Welcome again to the story about when I travelled overland to India with a band, funding all our expenses with music. A journey that took 1 year and 8 months, through 32 countries!
Last time I took you to the top of the Caucasus mountains to the hidden villages of Ushguli.
This time we are still in Georgia, and back down in the Capital Tbilisi.
We start our tour at a flea market!
I love flea markets in other countries, it really shows the background of the place, and here in Georgia it is a wonderland of old Soviet Merchandise!
Jeff rocking the Soviet hats!
Matt and Sparrow checking out some more cool gear
Beautiful old instruments!
On our second visit to Tbilisi, we again stayed with our hospitable Latvian friends. And here James, a traveler we met in Greece and then met again here in Tbilisi, is catching a glimpse in the mirror.
Then we had a little walk around town and dreamt about squatting all the old empty buildings. I find them so beautiful and enchanting! They look so full of stories and mysteries!
I mean, all these houses are just empty! Aren't they pretty?
Then we were invited to play in a place called Pur Pur, so we went down to talk with the people and see the place
One of the amazing lamps in Pur Pur café!
Wow, this place was so beautiful! The nicest place we were invited to play so far! And the plan was to make a proper concert with entrance fee and everything! We were really excited about this, since we always played on the streets or in sleazy bars, going around with the hat. So this was really next level!
I made a flyer for our show..
And we told everybody to come to our concert..!
Until, suddenly the concert was canceled... And moved to another less fancy bar.. Well.. I don't remember the excuse they came up with, but I think the manager of the bar saw us on youtube and (maybe rightfully 😂) thought that this bunch of dirty loud hippies weren't really fit for the fancy place..! And well, we were a bunch of barefoot street travelers, so maybe he was right, and whatever, we had a great time in the other bar!
And a photographer we met took some great shots of us (looks like her website doesn't exist any longer, so can't quote the right source..)
No videos from this concert, but if you still hang on for a bit, you'll get a chance to hear us too!
But first a little look from the balcony..!
-- Because from the disappointment at Pur Pur Café, we quickly had a literal uprise!
We got invited to play at Aivani TV, which got filmed at a rooftop overlooking Tbilisi!
The band playing before us
View over Tbilisi from the rooftop
Aivani TV means Balcony TV, and it was great playing on a high rooftop balcony overlooking the Georgian capital!
Here you can see the two songs recorded at Aivani TV rooftop (intro in Georgian ;P):
Phew, that sounded pretty horrible, but it was fun!
I'll end this post with a few last pictures from Tbilisi before leaving this wonderful capital to the next chapter on the way towards India!
Thank you for joining in on another part of this long journey! One day we will get there!