the left: Derrick Lee, Patrick Eggen, Björn Volle, Dave Lindsay (assistant
manager), Mike Ellis (manager), at one of our cultural excursions.
the castle. Note the sign up on the wall, we just had to take the picture
Crichton, relaxed, outside the pub, after the gig in Braunschweig. Unfortunately,
we couldn't convince him to take care of his malty needs that night.
Crichton showing Patrick Eggen and Derrick how a shampoo commercial is
Bus' -in the foreground: Björn Volle (left), and Jonatan, in the background:
Steve Billings and Georgianna Sasmore, on the road...
the left: Christophe Bocquet, Georgianna Sasmore, Jonatan and Peter Sasmore,
getting ready to go on stage, before the gig in Vacha.
Lindsay, asst tour manager, choosing his coat for the evening at the Vacha
Juan Dave, with a lady (?) he met in Vacha. (Love her glasses!)
the very same Dave, now in Füssen, the man is very photogenic (-:
Ian and Daryl arguing about how to get this piece of the wall on to the
stage this evening.
Negus re-living the fall of the Iron Curtain while detaching large parts
band and the Williams posing at the very same wall, Vacha, part of the
former Iron Curtain.
view of the band and the Williams.
Billings and the singer in Bedrökk, opener for Saga at some gigs.
having yet another cup of coffee, and Peter refreshing themselves after
band travelled in two cars, the crew in a bus, plus a semi-trailer for
the equipment. Apparently it's supposed to be a very interesting experience when Mr Ellis is
behind the wheel.
guy who handled the ADAT-equipment for recording some gigs being attacked
by giant butterflies, while Mr Ellis is hasting to his assistance.
same guy, doing the ancient Canadian 'get thee behind me, ye giant butterflies'-tribal-dance.
Ellis, protecting giant butterflies from Canadian tribal-dance.
Group photo with theWilliams, the band, and parts of the band's families.
Some of the famous trashcans used on stage.
Ian doing soundcheck.
Hmm, let's see, if I push this button, I'll be louder than everybody else,
then I'll be the star…
Daryl backstage before gig in Vacha.
Mike Sadler backstage after gig in Vacha.
Daryl backstage after gig in Vacha.
We found some balloons in the bus... (-:
At some club in Füssen, during a double day-off (cancelled gigs),
from the left Jim C, Jonatan and Derrick Lee, having a good time...
They had warm summer nights in Füssen...
So warm, that Fredrik Huss had to take a bath (-:
The "fest-zelt", at which Saga played in Bayreuth.
Jake, Ian's "guitar manager", preparing the guitars.
Preparation of the "balloon net" for the 20th Anniversary gig. The balloons
didn't come out by themselves, but that's another story...
Another view of the preparations for the 20th Anniversary gig. Note the
man trying to sell bread in the middle, business weren't very good at this
A nice 20th anniversary birthday cake (this is not the one that was eaten
John Wetton doing soundcheck.
Steve doing soundcheck.
Daryl in the bus, writing arrangements for the Asia-song "Only time will
tell", performed at the 20th anniversary gig.
Fredrik, Jonatan and Mr Billings behind the bar with the bartenders. Since
they weren't allowed to
close the bar until the last guest left, we stayed.... (-: I
don't think their boss should be told that they were drinking on duty)...
Steve and Daryl experiencing high-tech. German way of making PR for some
cigarette brand. To the left Nicole Negus.
Daryl and his disciples slammin' down them brewskies..
Saga had to book a congress-hall for their pressconference (maybe not...)
All pictures © 1997 Jonatan
Lindell and Fredrik Huss