“I think it has to be in the late '90s when I played at a huge rave directly on the German/Czech border. A friend of mine wanted to eat something, so we headed backstage and there were some old ladies cooking food. We had some mushrooms, which looked like champignons, but we became so sick within a few minutes, getting spots in our faces. Not good as we had a TV interview the next day.
“During the gig I was told that the promoter had disappeared with all the money and, within seconds, everybody, security included, started to steal whatever was possible to carry away. I left the venue and drove to the hotel which was in the Czech Republic, as it was closer then the nearest hotel in Germany.
"When I tried to drive over the border, the border control, who saw us with these mushroom pizza faces, told us to wait a few minutes on the side in the car, as they had problems with the computer. Around ten police men came and took us out of the car, putting us in jail.
“It came out that on Sunday morning at a SIXT rental hotline, a student who was working gave the police the information that my rental car should have been giving back the previous Friday, which was the day I actually rented the car! The guys thought that we wanted to take the car over the border to sell it. After six hours and a few mental conversations with the border control, finally somebody from SIXT corrected the mistake and we were released with a big pardon.”