Eindhoven gig most enjoyable. Lovely concert hall with excellent backstage facilities - very important after a few nights on the big bus. And after meeting with some nice people afterwards it was back on the aforementioned vehicule grande and, after some tricky maneuvering of the bus through crowds of convivial, colourfully dressed carnival revellers,we were off to the historic Belgian city of Gent. Venue was the old music hall/balhaus/theatre called the Vooruit, built in 1913.
Photo taken at sound check, but before then I had a chance to wander around the beautiful old town centre. Here's some snaps from there.
|The Port, Gent|
|Magritte was here|
|Josephine Baker was here|
|I was here|
|Jan van Eyck memorial|
|What a wonderful window|
|l-r: Simon (backline), Ton, Andy, JJ (monitors)|
We all had a good night at the Vooruit and enjoyed meeting some nice folks afterwards, including almost the entire Ducept family (Salut!).
|Thanks and goodnight Gent (photo: John Bollenberg)|
Back on the bus and rolling through the night to Deutschland, arriving in the morning of a most welcome day off and a night in a proper bed. Availed myself of the sauna and caught up on events in the Ukraine. Currently also reading Christopher Clark's fascinating book, "The Sleepwalkers - How Europe Went To War in 1914" and wondering what parallels we can draw from that.
Thursday, we move on to the Filderstadt Filharmonie, Stuttgart.
|and it's goodnight in Stuttgart....|