Love Junkies on Tour: Part 1 Southern France

Rozz and Jimmy – It’s a funny old game…

Ah June, and the first part of our European Sojourn. Chateau De Massillan, near Uchaux, France the wedding of Victoria and Oliver. And did we mention meeting Jimmy Greaves to boot?

The Bride and Groom had seen us at a friend’s wedding at the Royal Chace in Enfield a few years ago and had decided that The Love Junkies, just had to be the band, no compromises. Olly’s dogged determination that we were the band for him and Victoria for their special day, lead to us being booked two years in advance.

So, the administrative and organisational rollercoaster of booking hotels, hire cars, train tickets, channel crossing, etc began. Although, it’s not quite as much work as we make out, there is another dimension to gigging overseas and we are happy once the paperwork is over and we can actually get on with playing and enjoying the opportunity.
Marcus and Rozz brought the gear through the channel tunnel whilst taking a few days holidays for their troubles. Chris and Dave came down on the Saturday via Eurostar, TGV and then hired a car from Avignon. Got some great downtime to explore and enjoy, especially around Orange itself which was marveeeeeellloous and had lots of culture and cool roman stuff, like.
We were really happy to do this one in the end and wouldn’t hesitate to get back to France. Even given the long haul. Good luck to Olly and Victoria. You are great people.

Funniest moment: The mayor pitching up to, er, complain about the noise from the Chateaux and receive his baksheesh.
Nicest moment: Meeting a real legend (Jimmy Greaves) and not being disappointed.

Stage at the Roman Ampitheatre, Orange. Note lack of Love Junkies equipment
The venue. Chateau De Massillan, near Uchaux, France
Rozz, Marcus & Chris at the Chateau
Rozz and Marcus, Coke ah…

Just booking in with the Agent, Chris, Orange

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