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Pavement Tour Diary: Memories of Europe (a Prelude to Pitchfork)

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July 2nd GDYNIA, PLOPENER FESTIVAL
July 4th ROSKILDE, DKROSKILDE FESTIVAL
July 6th NIJMEGEN, NLDOORNROOSJE
July 8th LIEGE, BELES ARDENTES

Food in Poland is very good, but it is also heavy. (It was the best borscht I've ever had, and the server was dressed like a princess.)

Roskilde in Denmark is the third best festival on earth and was the best show Pavement has played so far. (Best festival, you ask? All Tomorrows Parties. Almost all of them. Second best? Primavera in Barcelona.)

Yara Castanho is a bad ass.

Mark Ibold becomes a father while onstage in Nijmegen while the Dutch go on to the World Cup.

Grace Jones is a bad ass.

Cypress Hill was (surprisingly) great.

Coffee Collective in Copenhagen: one of the best rosters anywhere
  • Coffee Collective in Copenhagen: one of the best rosters anywhere

The best borscht Ive ever had
  • The best borscht I've ever had

Noerrebro Bryghus in Copenhagen
  • Noerrebro Bryghus in Copenhagen

Malkmus didnt even get one of these.
  • Malkmus didn't even get one of these.

Grace Jones: first outfit
  • Grace Jones

Grace Jones: second outfit
  • Grace Jones: second outfit

Third outfit: sorceress pole dancer
  • Third outfit: sorceress pole dancer

Fourth outfit: golden mane
  • Fourth outfit: golden mane

Fifth outfit: top hat and tails
  • Fifth outfit: top hat and tails

Sixth outfit: LOOK AT THAT HAT!
  • Sixth outfit: LOOK AT THAT HAT!

Seventh outfit: techno from the retro future?
  • Seventh outfit: techno from the retro future?

Eighth outfit: she came out in a diamond bowler hat and . . .
  • "Eighth outfit: she came out in a diamond bowler hat and . . .

. . . THEN A LASER SHOT DOWN AND BOUNCED OFF HER HEAD AND COVERED EVERYONE IN RAINBOWS!
  • . . . THEN A LASER SHOT DOWN AND BOUNCED OFF HER HEAD AND COVERED EVERYONE IN RAINBOWS!

Ninth outfit: she hula-hooped for the entire song.
  • Ninth outfit: she hula-hooped for the entire song.

Tenth outfit: what the--
  • Tenth outfit: what the—

The festival was on an abandoned airstrip in the middle of nowhere.
  • The festival was on an abandoned airstrip in the middle of nowhere.

Spiral Stairs networking with the Polish art community
  • Spiral Stairs networking with the Polish art community

Spiral Stairs onstage with Broken Social Scene
  • Spiral Stairs onstage with Broken Social Scene

It sure smelled real on the side of the stage.

Jeremy also posts on Twitter and is probably on the road right now. . . .

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