A very punky country where BR are really well known. During a concert in a disco in the town of Oiartzun (near Donostia), during the Recipe for Hate tour, the floor where the crowd was standing gave in during the first or second song and dozens of people fell to the basement of the venue. Many people had to be taken to hospital but there were no fatalities. When on 4.4.1998 they played the Basque Country (Donostia) for the first time since the incident (different, bigger venue), they started the show with Recipe For Hate and Greg said "we'll start with the same song as the last time" with a cynical grin. When on 10.11.1998 NOFX played Donosti, Fat Mike started off the gig by saying "shit, it's the same place as the last time. Why don't we get venues where the floor collapses?".
Greg was interviewed in the Basque music newspaper El Tubo and was asked about his awareness of the separatist movement in the Basque Country. He replied "yes, I heard some of you are Spanish, some are French, and some just want to be yourselves".
Dream of Unity got to the list of hits of Euskadi Gaztea (the biggest radio station in the country) even before the single was released (over The Offspring, Foo Fighters and Spice Girls). A walk made it to number 4 and even It's Reciprocal (which didn't have a single or a promo) made it to their hits list. Hear It was number 24 in mid March 1998 (one month before No Substance was released!!!) and by late March it had climbed to number 9.
In 1998 they were about to play in the disco Young Play in Hernani but the band wanted 4 million pesetas to play there and in the end it didn't happen. They did play at the Polideportivo Anoeta in Donostia, were Greg started the show by saying "hola vascos" and then he said "we?re gonna start with the same song as the last time" (the last time was the accident in Oiartzun).