Reuniting with the 'Rats

Holed up in our hotel, we had plenty of time to get excited for the reason we came to Phoenix - to catch a Dune Rats gig! Within minutes of arriving at the venue we had been spotted by Danny, who remembered us from Berlin. Our quick chat was followed by a very energetic and pretty exhilarating set, featuring a lot of crowd surfing by Sack. We stayed on to watch Fidlar, the headlining act, and chat to the Dune Rats crew.

We were surprised and very humbled that they all remembered us, and spent the rest of the evening having some great chats. After some bear hug farewells and Sack being told his hair “smells like the ocean,” we finished up our evening with a massive McDonald’s feast and passing out on bed. Epic.

Land of the Cactus

We were constantly amazed by the dramatically and often abruptly changing landscapes in America, and the drive into Phoenix was no different. Although at times tedious, we soon saw our first giant cactus, at which Sack couldn’t help but exclaim, “They are real!”

From then on, it was hard to tell whether we saw more cacti or wind turbines. We soon discovered why when we arrived in Phoenix in the midst of an insane dust storm, followed by hours of torrential rain. We were very glad to be staying in a hotel!