blog and a few pix to come soon. its almost 11am here and im about to head out to see the city. Cool thing is we are staying directly across from the venue for Wednesday’s show. cool huh. Today I want to see Red Square again and Lenin’s Tomb. Might head to Gorky Park too. Dont know. Just going to go to some places. So enough of this post. Thank God the hotel has WIFI lol
Here is one from yesterday when we got in…
Good Afternoon! Lunch time here!
it was emotional for all in the camp. Chants of Paul Gray’s name were so loud. Although an emotional return to the stage it was also full of energy. It was Slipknot back to their 1999 days. Yep, I just said circa 1999. The band returned with the 99 masks and red coveralls. As I had said before, it was in many ways a new beginning and an end. The tears flowed but they were tears of joy. It took more than you can imagine for the remaining eight to take the stage after a devastating loss. Donnie kicked fucking ass on bass. He nailed Paul’s work. He was not visible to the fans. There was a little bullshit about that but oh well. Paul’s mask and coveralls were visible. It was that feeling of having him still there onstage and he was. You could feel the energy and the hair standing up all over. He was truly there watching the guys and wishing them on a great show. For the next few shows and as well the Terra Vibe Park show in Malakassa (Athens) im speaking of here was/will be with Iron Maiden. The kings of metal. An honor itself to be in their presence.
Thats it for now. About to board our flight to Istanbul Turkey on our day off. Our show in Sofia Bulgaria was cancelled because Sonisphere altogether was cancelled there. So in place of that the band is doing a show at Columbiahalle in Berlin on 21st instead. I have plans to see my Godmother later tonight. She lives in Istanbul now. She teaches out there! Neato huh? lol. Kinda wish my friends Denis and Eva could come out but I know its probably hard for them to make it out. I got a few pics of the ruins on the way out before we headed to Malakassa. Ill post on here or another post later. I really got to get going and literally DOWN the fuck out of this coffee lol.
Since first getting the unique nine-ball tatt on the Tattoo the Earth Tour, I originally meant to have it done in black and filled in in red ink but never did have time to finish it with the tour workload so now after all these years and with Paul Gray in my thoughts, I got it colored in. The black will also get a facelift. Ill be looking to get the #2 in the same style as this with a memorial in memory feel very soon as well.
but for now, here is the tatt fresh with bandage and a new look
I fly to Athens tomorrow and im sad yet stoked for this upcoming month of shows. One because I love Europe, two because Slipknot is great band to tour with, three because I get to go to Moscow and St Petersburg and last……..to do a tour that is in honor, love and remembrance of Paul Gray #2. Im about to run out and get my 9-ball tatt touched up with some color. Ill post pics whenever I get a chance.
Take care friends!
You have to wait about 40 minutes into the segment before you see Corey but you do see some awesome tatts in the meantime. For those that are Slipknot fans, Corey fans and/or fans of Paul then you will enjoy this segment and im sure tear up. The design Corey has for the tatt is awesome. A great shot of Paul in his mask bearing the 2-ball logo number just offset from the mask in the upper area. The 2 was done in black with red fill. Tim did an awesome job on the tatt. He spoke with Corey about Paul and he remembered the things he loved about him. In the segment just a few minutes later his wife shows up.
With such detail in the tatt it does take quite long and the pain sets in for Corey. He states that he remembers Paul’s laugh and then begins to cry. Having known Paul I teared up as well. You really dont have to have known him or even been a fan to feel the sorrow at that moment. For those interested in this segment rather than seeing the entire episode or for those in other countries that cannot get TLC Channel and/or doesn’t air I wanted to provide a link from You Tube of a video someone posted about an hour ago.
Please enjoy the video and share in the rememberance of Paul Gray.
Rock on Paul……
still proud of my team…..