02 Nov 2003 - Nicko and friends

On board jet from Barcelona to Madrid.
Time: 4:55pm.

Well, well, well,
Here we are on our way to Madrid.
Last nights show was pretty good I can tell you. The crowd were fantastic and there were a lot of you out there, about 10,000. BLOODY GREAT!!! We had a good gig, played fairly well considering the blazing hangover I was sporting. I wonder why?
It wasn’t anything to do with the night before? No I don’t think so!

Well, we hit the stage at 10pm and we had a great time. After the show, Bruce and myself stayed behind, the rest of the guys did a runner. I had a 30 minute massage as me back was giving me jip.
After that I went to meet the Prime Minister of Andorra, Marc and his son William and their friend Manuel. Really nice people. His son got him into Maiden and he loves the band. We have an open invitation to visit his part of the world. Oh yes, William and his mum had bought a drum kit for him a few years ago and William plays the bass guitar. Cool dad and son playing together. It reminded me of the band that Randy California and his dad formed named ‘Spirit’. Coollllllllll!!!!!!!!

Bruce and I left at a little before 1pm and made our way to the Cerveceria. Bruce’s mates from B.A were with us; John, Allan and Smithy. They came over just for the one show. I think that we will see them again in Glasgow. When we arrived at the bar, Gaddzy, Patrick, Tom, [Pat’s mate from the states], Harry, Davey and Geoff, Harry’s friend were all ready under full steam. We had a couple of beers and then Amadeus, the owner of the bar, arrived. We had a really nice chat and then he left to go to a night club. I said my farewells to the guys at a little before 2am and hit the sack. A great night was had and a very fond ‘Thank you’ to all our friends from the Tapas bar. We all look forward to seeing you all again very soon.

Well, I’m done for now. I’ll catch up with you all a little later.
We’re about 30 minutes out of Barcelona and I have a bit of catch-up to do on my ‘Forty Days of Purpose’ that I’m reading. I have to read a chapter a day and I don’t want to miss today.

Stay safe and well.
God bless you all.

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