Vertigo Leg 1: 2005, US

Sep
26
1997

Thessaloniki show - Dockside culture

26 September 1997
Thessaloniki show - Dockside culture
Thessaloniki show - Dockside culture. Everyone joins in and truck driver have the shortest post show drive ever.

The town of Thessaloniki in Greece is having a cultural festival and today's PopMart show is part of it. The venue was on the docks, with a row of huge industrial cranes making a fabulous additional backdrop behind the stage. The gig was sold out and absolutely jammed, so the city had decided to up video screens in parks and squares around the town to relay the gig to the people who couldn't get in.

The truck drivers made me laugh. They've spent the past week driving through war zones to get from Italy to Sarajevo then out and around to the middle of Greece. From here the trucks are going by ferry to Israel, and the ferry leaves from this very dock, so they were talking about the grueling 500 yard drive they were facing tonight. They certainly deserve the break.

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