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By Ritch | December 12, 2009

Fucking hell!

I’m just coming up to the grand young age of thirty twelve, I’ve been playing drums for most of my life. Have been in bands for most of the time I’ve been playing drums, and have been drinking for most of the time I’ve been in bands playing drums.

So why is it that until the show that we just played in Helsinki, I’d never had a Jägerbomb whilst on stage?

Those of you who’ve never tried one, I suggest you do so at some point over the festive season, or sooner, and those of you who have tried one, will know exactly what I’m on about.

I mean, it’s not that I wasn’t having a great gig already. In fact it started off great and just kept getting better, but then I heard (what I can’t imagine is a very common sound at a gig in Finland) A vaguely familiar sounding Welsh bloke at the front shouting “Ritchie, fancy a Jägerbomb?”

Be rude not to now wouldn’t it.

So there we are, one song later and not one, but two of these cheeky little thirst quenchers turn up.

Egged on by the whole crowed I manage to down both drinks in the space of a few seconds and then it’s head down straight back into the set for a few more Wildheart classics.

Now I’m not sure if the combination of Jägermeister, intense physical exertion and Redbull is all that clever an idea, but I have to say that immediately after consuming said drinks I began to play the best I’ve ever played, the band was the tightest we’d ever been, the songs were the best songs I’d ever heard, the crowed sounded like angels, and the lights………good god the lights……..And at that point I realize that Scotty is pointing a mic in my face and I’m singing The Duck Song.

Damn! How the hell did that happen?

Thanx Steve, you bastard!

20 Responses to “Jägerbomb”

  1. Lewis Says:
    December 12th, 2009 at 13:27

    Good man! Jagerbombs are definitely the way forward. Haha! Glad it worked out well for you.

  2. Mark Says:
    December 12th, 2009 at 13:31

    It was a great night and gig and a joy to hear your lovely vocal tones 😉

  3. Keet Bugrows Says:
    December 12th, 2009 at 15:37

    Or you were to bombed to care 😛

  4. oz Says:
    December 12th, 2009 at 17:52

    Like said, I know exactly what you’re on about. Cheers!

    btw. One of the best shows I’ve been to. I’m so glad I got to be there. Arigatou gozaimasu.

  5. Jyrki Says:
    December 12th, 2009 at 18:13

    It was indeed a fan-tas-tic show, and The Duck Song just crowned it the best show evah!

  6. Kris Says:
    December 12th, 2009 at 18:41

    You Rock.

  7. Mark Says:
    December 12th, 2009 at 18:41

    And make sure you guys come back to your second home real soon!!

  8. tjk Says:
    December 12th, 2009 at 21:17

    what are the ingrediants to a jagerbomb – ive got a bottle coming for christmas and want to make the most of it!!

  9. Cheryl Says:
    December 12th, 2009 at 22:02

    Ritchie, I’m impressed. Jagerstuff still going strong! Never tried one – perhaps next week? x

  10. SJ Wildheart Says:
    December 13th, 2009 at 03:15

    Awsome man, I’ll get 3 sent to you in Leeds next week.

  11. Jon Says:
    December 13th, 2009 at 04:47

    tjk – It’s a shot of Jägermeister dropped into a glass of Red Bull: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%A4gerbomb

    One of those drinks that seems like a good idea at the time….

  12. Dazza Says:
    December 13th, 2009 at 10:11

    You are proof that all drummers are insane

    I recommend jagermonster. The same but better!

  13. Steve Says:
    December 13th, 2009 at 12:29

    Ritch. the pleasure was all mine! It was good to chat again on Friday afternoon (all be it in far too familiar surroundings for me!) and I hope you had a great gig last night in Joensuu- the weather not too cold for you is it?

    Hope to get you a re-fill next time you’re over. Take care.

  14. tjk Says:
    December 13th, 2009 at 19:12

    jon – cheers mate ill have one for you!

  15. Krisu Says:
    December 14th, 2009 at 14:15

    Just like Jyrki said, the Duck Song crowned the great show!

    Unlimited appreciation and thanks to the Wildhearts for making this the best year in my life!

  16. Omar iz Kool Says:
    December 16th, 2009 at 11:10

    You are a hollywood monster. Enjoy the lights Richie.


  17. Marjorie Says:
    December 24th, 2009 at 11:26

    It was probably spiked with something else

  18. Steve Says:
    December 31st, 2009 at 18:32

    Marjorie I can guarantee it wasn’t spiked- I bought them. The initial plan was to challenge Ritch to see who could finish 1st (he beat me the last time), but the security wouldn’t let me drink one, so Ritch had a bonus one. Ginger got a Fisu.

  19. Baz Bayliss Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 22:50

    Dude…its Baz from Radio Moscow here!!

    Let me know when your in the Midland….be great to hook up!

    Great to see your still doing what you do best bud!

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