Night Visions & Echoes World Tour Part-2

Dear Comrades,

Greetings. Hope this finds you in good health.

The first leg of the world tour was a disaster. It took me from space centres in Kazakhastan to markets of Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan and from nuclear power plants of Siberia to the zoos of India. I should have taken heed of the warning from space when a meteor crashed on the 5th of February 2013 in Chelyabinsk, Russia.... close to Ural Mountains just as I was about to embark on my historic trip. What resulted was a series of unfortunate incidents- from technical mishap to teenybop hysteria. Uzbekistan was the only place I got to play something and I am grateful to the Uzbek public for granting permission to play there even though I was mentally unstable.

I really wanted to play in India but no organiser responded. I was even going to join the CPI (M)- Communist Party of India (Marxist)- just to play a gig there. Mind you- I am NOT a Communist. In fact, I am not into politics. Actually, I am more into space research and interplanetary joy rides. But I thought if I joined the Marxist party, I could create a political rally by appearing in a moving open truck (like a procession) and play all the songs I intended to play. That way, I wouldn't need to play in a concert hall. A large part of the public would get to hear and see me that way. I get publicity and they get to see a free show. But alas! That didn't happen. What did happen was that I was put in a zoo in Bombay for observation due to mistaken identity. I somehow managed to escape from there in a couple of days. I travelled to different places... visited the school in Panchgani where Freddie Mercury (from Queen) studied and Dadar Parsi Colony where he used to live with his cousins and relatives. That was one of the highlights of my visit.

UK has been very kind to me so far. I feel at home here although very few people actually listen to my songs or what I am singing about. As a result, I am making arrangements for my forthcoming European tour. Yes!


With flying kisses,
Soviet Space Bat



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