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Vienna, Austria (Stadhalle)
author: Jody Hardy
date posted: September 16th, 1998

well we are now firmly esconsed in Berlin after a hair raising ride to the airport. We had to get there by midnight after the amazing (is there any other type with this band?) gig otherwise our plane would not be allowed to take off. Anyhow we lost the convoy so our driver proceeded to drive faster than the speed of sound only (and probably inevitably) to get stopped by the police who gave us a speeding ticket (happens all the time apparently).

Anyhow then we continued to speed along the autobahn (despite the ticket) and then got to the airport in time for the electronic gate onto the runway to start shutting. Our driver decided that he would make this and proceeded to put his foot down even more (it was going through the floor at this point) to try and get us through the gate before it closed completely.

To cut a long story short we were definitely not going to make it, but our driver did not realise this until we were at the gate whereupon he slammed on the brakes and we were nearly catapulted to the plane.

Great journey.

Going out for dinner tonight to a local restaurant - meant to be quite an experience.

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