54 days abroad! We arrived in Santiago last Monday, at 6AM. We are staying at Andres Padilla (www.corvusdiscos.cl)’s place, in a very nice area of the city. Frankly, we have been way too busy this week to do any touristic things, all we did was party, get tattooed, visit a fantastic food market and a record store!
So far, our impression of Santiago is very very good. In fact, we feel right at home here! The people are very friendly, the city is clean and it’s very efficient (the metro system is so easy to use!) It kinda feels like Montreal a bit, except there are dogs everywhere haha… I love that!
So our first day in Santiago, our friend Matias (Condenados bassist) invited us to a welcome party. We ended up getting totally wasted with him and his friends:
The day after, totally hungover, we went to get tattooed at Daniel Desecrator’s home studio. He is an extremely talented Chilean illustrator/tattoo artist, and has done hundreds of logos, album covers, shirts and artwork for the metal scene. He is also the bassist and vocalist of black metal band Slaughtbbath. You can view his black art here: www.myspace.com/selfdesecrator
And we finished the week by visiting the La Vega, which is a giant and quite exciting market. I didn’t take too many photos because we were kind of in a hurry!
Yesterday we went to a really nice and totally underground metal shop called TEMPLO, owned by the COMMUNION guys. I will talk more about them and their evil doings later. Now, we are planning to rest for the weekend, with perhaps a nice barbecue… ahhh, life rules!