This is our photo diary from the SMETANA TOUR of the Tata Bojs. We had an incredibly hectic schedule, but the tour was so much fun. :-) Shows in Prague were sold out before we even got there, so they had to add extra afternoon concerts! We love that the album is called, Smetana! (Of course, we used to play his Trio)
Milan (lead singer of Tata Bojs) explained to us that Smetana in Czech means ‘cream’, so, the album, “Smetana” (Tata bojs & the Ahn Trio collaboration album) is sort of the ‘creme dela creme’ of Tata Bojs’ best & favorite songs from the past and present and also the ‘Toreadorska’ song the Tatas sing quotes Smetana’s ‘My Country’… Milan created this fountain and filled it with cream instead of water! (Milan is also considered one of the important artists in the Contemporary Art Scene in Prague)
Amazing audiences: We can get used to this & may expect this from ALL our concerts from now on! We felt so loved!
Did you know that on a Rock’n Roll Tour–absolutely everything on the stage is already set up perfectly before you get there? So, we’d show up to rehearse and everything on stage is all set for us, gosh, LOVE love that about the Rock’n Roll Tours!!
Guess what… she did NOT ask us to autograph. ONLY from the BOJS! :-)
Mardosa is missing in this photo, but after every concert, we signed CD’s and posters for a LONG TIME! (but, apparently, it’s OK to hold a beer while doing this…pretty cool, huh?)
Tatas created the stage like a room with lamps with the Cream Fountain as the center piece, for ‘chamber music’, since it was a sextet made up of a rock trio and the modern classical trio! We didn’t get the photo of it, but Lucia christened the Smetana CD by dipping it on the cream fountain at every show and threw it from the stage to a happy fan!
The only fifteen minutes where we got to actually walk outside! Walking to see Janacek’s House after we performed in Olomouc and on the way to Brno.
Janacek’s house was closed, but, we’re in front of it!
Milan is holding the Smetana album & Lucia’s holding the Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac album!
One of the TV Morning show taping, we tried very hard not to look tired, but we never got proper sleep!
Vlada, Maria, Milan, Mardosa, Lucia
Backstage, we always had a blast…being really really tired makes you a little bit brazen Czech!
Filmed all the time–during the whole tour.. this was at the photoshoot (we forgot to talk about which clothes to bring for the photoshoot, but, managed to match perfectly as if we planned!!! Maybe we’re all related. :-)
Angella, Milan, Mardosa, Lucia, Vlada, Maria – we were a happy bunch (wonder if that would change if we did a LONGER TOUR all the time!?)
Quick! It’s embarrassing to stand here!!!!! And then we ran!
Many funny photoshoots (this was our ‘concert dress’ for the Smetana tour!)
More TV interviews…minutes before we have to play! (Hey, we’re girls, we actually need some time to change!) But, some days, we had less than10 minutes before the show.
I like this photo, we had a hard time ‘unifying’ the look for the camera–much easier to play together!
You can see the Moravian Philharmonic Theater where we performed in Olomouc, another beautiful town.
That’s all for now. Check back soon for more photos from the road!!