Vitoria - Club Hell Dorado

Club Hell Dorado Vitoria

The journey from Madrid to Vitoria was no sweat with Miguel at the wheel driving at break neck speeds. This foray into the Basque region was full of the sites of fields, a few castle remains and jagged mountain peaks. Ledge described the countryside as Colorado like. After a quick jaunt through the tight streets of the old city of Vitoria, busses squeezing past us in the tight streets. After a quick stop at the hotel, it was on to Hell Dorado.

Hell Dorado is a private club located in the city of Vitoria in the Basque region of Spain were members pay a monthly fee but no cover charge to get into shows. It is definitely a rock club.
After the mandatory backline gear juggling and sound check, Gorka and boys took us to a late (and i do mean late) dinner. Totally amazing. After the long day of travel we all were staved and left completely crammed full o’ pork, these great olive oil potatoes, asparagus egg dish, prosutto and salad. I am not much of a coffee drinker but it is so good in Spain you just can’t pass it up. Then it was back to Hell Doradao.

Local boys Soul Gastapo opened the show. Really great band. Their bass player had a bad ass Orange Bass head.

The Mono Men took the stage around 1am and again I had gear trouble. After the first song everything stopped for me. After a couple of song wrestling with the Marshall and having to sing Right Now sans-guitar, with help form the guys from the great Soul Gestapo I swapped out amps and cables and my head and got stuff up and running again.
We tore through our set with wreckless abandon. This was certainly an Estrus and Mono Men educated crowd. On many of the songs I heard the lyrics coming back to us sung by the crowd. Especially with Gypsy Woman, a crowd favorite. We wrapped things up with Rumble and a very memorable version fo Jack the Ripper.

From the Hell Dorado show - Powerage Woman:


From the Hell Dorado show - Remind Me:


I was amazed with what DJ was playing after the show. The liquor flowed freely to the sounds of Dead Moon, Lyres, and Sonics. Thanks to everyone at Club Hell Dorado!
Adios Vitoria!

11 Comments

  1. Sorry dudes and dudette…. I didn’t say goodnite, but it seems YOU guys got me totally drunk, and I woke up at 7am in my car in front of the Hell Dorado !

    Was hella fun meeting again Dave and meeting for the first time you all guys and Miss Beckie.

    See you next time, or see you in Bellingham !

    ROCKin!

    L.

  2. I was want to thank you for giving me the chance to seee one of my all time favorite bands when I did never expect to. This has certainly been one ofmy best shows ever,and I have been quite to a few… After two days i´m still singing songs…
    I only feel sorry you guys came in a date where everybody is on vacation and you couln´t get the crowd that you would have in a normal situation; but again, this is a great oportunity to do this again and better! Let´s hope so…
    Thanks!

  3. Muy bueno ese peazo concierto, sois cojonudos.

    ROCKIN !!

    am 18. 04. 2006 um 08:12 Uhr by cojonudo
  4. YO LEDGE I HAVNT SEEN YOU ROCK OUT LIKE THIS EVER I THOUGHT YOU WERE EXTREME ON YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE BUT DAMN IM IMPRESSED I HOPE YOU HAVE SOME CRAZY STORIES FOR ME WHEN YOU GET BACK AND I HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GREAT TIME ROCKIN OUT AND PISSIN LIQUOR

    iF YOU HAVE ANY MORE SHOWS COMIN UP YOU GOTTA JUMP AROUND A LITTLE AND GET YOUR SELF NOTICED OR NONE OF THOSE SPANIARDS ARE GONNA REMEMBER THE ONE AND ONLY LEDGE MORRISETTE

    ROCK ON BROTHA

    am 18. 04. 2006 um 19:36 Uhr by Jordan Morrisette Ledge's Nephew
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