Well, we made it. Arrived yesterday after a fairly uneventful journey, unless you count 9 hours of a screaming child as being worthy of note. Or Andy and Chris being asked if they were married when they both tried walking through border control together. Or the word "pancracker" (you probably had to be there for that to be funny).
Checked into the hotel, wandered next door to The Sheraton as they had a bar and had a bite to eat and a beer, and after we'd been awake for 24 hours, at which stage the world pancracker IS funny we figured that to be a sign that it was probably time to get some sleep.
7 hours later and we're eating breakfast, feeling far more alert and will soon get ready to drive the 200 miles to Austin for the first show, at Elysium tonight.