When loading the car we all got soaked by rain and once
we hit the highway it turned out to be a lovely day.
Although delayed because of traffic jams we arrived
at Utrecht – at least we tried. And after a while
we succeeded finding the cathedral. Never get into a
dutch city by car, it’s horrible driving in there.
But enough of that. We were completely amazed by this
place. I mean, we`ve been playing in churches but this
was a cathedral, a really monstrous location. And so
was the sound! It was not too easy playing this concert
although our stagetime was unfamiliarly short –
but trying to catch up what Sonja was singing was a
challenge because we hardly heard her voice. I’m
the audience did, though... After the concert we parked
the car somewhere (god, those dutch parking-fees are
extremely high!) and went off to examine the city and
the gothic goings. After we had grabbed something to
eat we made a little walk through the inner city, aiming
at the location where Matt Howden had played his show.
Again we were too late to enjoy Matt’s performance
but at least we met him and had a nice chat for the
rest of the evening. Tired we tried to find our way
out of the city (took us ages again) to get to the hotel
which was a bit outside of Utrecht. Again: We succeeded
and each of us enjoyed the well-deserved close of the
The next morning we started early our way back home
and at noon we already were back! This is unusual because
mostly we return back home somewhen in the middle of
the night. I for myself didn’t do anything that
day anymore except enjoying the memories of this gig
and the festival.