Welcome to my Kill to Get Crimson 2008 tour blog!

My name is Isaac, 30 years old from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. I have set this blog up for the purpose of documenting the journey I am taking following Mark Knopfler’s Kill to Get Crimson tour in North America, in the summer of 2008.

The North American leg of the tour, as well as my journey, begins June 24th in Morrison, Colorado and ends on July 31st in Miami Beach, Florida.

Even though I intend to write on a daily basis, publishing the stories onto the server would be tricky. After all, we’re talking about vast distances which will be primarily crossed by driving, and there is no way for me to predict the availability of Internet connection throughout the way.

So… make yourself at home and feel free to drop a comment.



Saturday, July 26, 2008

Streets of Philadelphia

This Bruce Springsteen’s song from 1993 has always been one of my favourites, and even prompted me to buy his Greatest Hits CD two years later.

So today I found myself walking the streets of Philadelphia. It is a wonderful city, and I will definitely come back here to explore more. As the hotel is located next to City Hall, exploring the downtown area is very easy. I walked up Market Street, then just took a turn and let myself get lost. I ended up walking through Antique Row (Pine Street).

I stepped into Starbucks and got their iced “Passion Tea”, which lived up to its name and built up immense passion within me to throw the darn thing away as it gave “repulsive” a whole new meaning.

I then continued getting lost and got the urge for some espresso. I noticed this tiny place called “Spruce Street Espresso”. They don’t have a website but here are some pictures:


The cappuccino was amazing. Very recommended.

Jeroen and I agreed to meet in the lobby on 4:00pm sharp, so we can catch a Philly Cheese Steak before we take the bus to the venue, so right after the cappuccino I started walking back to the hotel. I caught this nice view in Broad Street:


It’s 4:00pm now, so time to get dressed and get some late lunch before the show.


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