I just came home from the Leverkusen Jazztage - and I saw Bela Fleck & The Flecktones!!! This might not be something special for you US citizens, but I've been waiting for this almost 10 years. I talked briefly to Jeff Coffin just before the gig (I got him to listen to the Leningrad Cowboys and buy their tour poster ). After an AMAZING gig I talked to the rest of the guys and got autographs. Futureman was really fun to talk to, so were Bela and Victor. Bela was surrounded by people and a little busy, but Victor had some time to talk, although he almost appeared a little shy. But some of the nicest people I've ever met, especially Jeff. They played mostly new stuff, even a song written by Jeff, called Sherpa(?), which will appear on the next record according to Futureman. The audience was great too, the 'tones got standing ovations and got called for TWO encores! This was the best concert I've been to in some time, thanks a lot guys, and visit Germany again soon!