Tales from Fragment’s reunion tour – Day 8

Fragment, one of the most popular central European bluegrass bands ever, is celebrating their 30th anniversary by doing a reunion tour. Bass player and vocalist Jana Mougin is chronicling their tour for us at Bluegrass Today.

Day 8: November 30, Pezinok, Slovakia

Jana and Sammy MouginI woke up to another day of our tour in my cousin’s house in Roznava, where I had a chance to spend a few hours with my son. Sammy spent the whole time, while I was touring, with my family. They took great care of him and I can’t thank them enough. Even though I knew he was having a wonderful time, it was hard for me to say goodbye and leave him for two more days. The rest of the band picked me up on their way from Kosice and we continued traveling together to Pezinok, our banjo player Richard’s hometown.

The concert was held in the Cultural Center of this little town in the West of Slovakia, primarily known for winemaking. To our surprise, all the seats were sold out and we had to add a few chairs to accommodate all the fans who came to celebrate with us tonight.  “Candy Floss”, the band from Zvolen, opened for us and they were well received again.  They were easy to follow as the audience was very appreciative and happy. It reminded me of the release party of our album “Meant To Be” we played in this hall 10 years ago. The same atmosphere, the same familiar faces, maybe just a bit older now.

A special (and totally unexpected) surprise was a delicious cake we’ve received from one of our friends.  It was another great concert and I started to be a little sad that our tour was drawing to an end. One more show in Budapest, Hungary tomorrow and we’ll have to say goodbye.