The show was held at Manas Air Base, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
The troops needed and appreciated the entertainment
Pete's Place rocked all night!
After 30 hours in transit, arriving in Bishkek. Tired and hungry.
Walk in this area and they'll shoot and ask questions later
Posing in front of a Humvee
Base fire truck
Nikki wasting water with your tax dollars :)
Kristen in a fire suit
Who let the dogs out!
Police dog taking down Michael
Each band member took a turn with the police dogs
Kristen will be goin' down
And is happy to be alive
Drummer Scotty Reeves is brought down
The "Dog Pound"
The military base dining facility
Michael with Jennifer and the robot
Scott is in a protective suit strong enough to withstand exposives
Start of the show
The 1st show of the tour in underway
The show was a rager; the rest of the photos speak for themselves
Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan achieved independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union
Bishkek is an attractive city, especially in summer when its thousands of trees provide color and shade
Bishkek is a modern city with vast squares & crowded bazaars
The Kyrgyz speak both Russian (official language) and Kyrgyz (state language)
They are predominantly Sunni Muslims of the Hanafi sect
Bishkek is a city of wide boulevards and marble-faced public buildings
In 2002, the US obtained the right to use Manas as an air base for its operations in Afghanistan and Iraq
During the Soviet era the city was home to a large number of industrial plants
But most have been shut down or operate today on a much reduced scale
This show turned out to be the highlight of our Middle East tour of May 2007
There was a great exchange of energy on this night that cannot felt with photos alone
Steve Mead did a great job filling in on base for the entire tour
Rockin' the house
Near the end of the set
Welcome to the Jungle
A final number
1, 2, 3, 4, Goodnight!