Quello che non ti aspetti è che mentre sorseggi la tua unica birra della serata, ché fino a due minuti prima eri impeganto a sudare e dimenarti sulle note di Morticiachair, si avvicini a te, proprio a te e alla tua compagnia uno strano tipo che risponde al nome di Tom Barman. E praticamente ti intervisti, lui a te.
Tom - Hi guys! What's happened here tonight? All the people were standing here on the balcony like they were watching some experimental music feature... (mimando la posa a braccia conserte e la faccia enigmatica di chi scruta intesamente senza capire a cosa assiste) ...and me, uh, I was sweating after the second song! (accennando un paio di accordi in air guitar)
Guys - Tom, maybe they're just some of the more lazy people of Florence!
Tom - Haha, lazy people. I remember we were here in Italy and we played in a very big venue in Rome (Apheus, ndb) with huge pillars where you had to move your head to see the stage. Everyone was seated but after five minutes they all stood up and danced like shit! Great night!
Guys - Tom we would like to ask you something a bit silly... How did you come to choose Martina Stella for the Eternal Woman video?! Do you know she's originally from Florence?
Tom - Yes, I know. Choosing Martina Stella came about through a series of funny coincidences! We were searching for an italian girl to play that character in the video. While I was looking through Vanity Fair I saw that blonde girl that was in London for a big fucking movie. Then we discovered that she also played in Ultimo Bacio, in the movie soundtrack of which there is a song of ours (Serpentine, ndb). So I said "Ok, she's the right one!". We contacted her and she was really good during the making of.
But... what's going on tonight? Is there anything to do in this city!?
Guys - Well, we're actually from Siena...
Tom- Siena! It sounds like a nice city, we should come and play there.
Guys - Uhm, maybe it's too small for a dEUS gig...
Tom - It isn't a problem, we could always draw people from the neighboring areas... so let's do something!
Guys - But we were ready to drive back home, Tom!?!
Tom - Are you crazy guys!? Stay here, we're having a party downstairs, follow me...
Per la precisone: I dEUS offrono cordialità, panini, birra Peroni e Spaten, se ne fottono dei propietari del locale (che provano a cacciare il gruppo e noi a loro modo, più o meno cortese) e amano il loro pubblico. Che ossequiosamente ricambia. Quando si dice amore corrisposto.
Ad un certo punto l'atmosfera si è fatta talmente confidenziale che qualcuno ha avuto il coraggio di andare da Pawlovski, chitarrista poseur per eccellenza, proponendogli una quantomeno oscura somiglianza con Cristiano Godano. Son cose.