Monday, October 29, 2007

Marc Almond in Paradiso

Marc Almond at Union Chapel, London

This is where we were two years ago, wandering around the countryside just outside the charming town of Axum in northern Ethiopia, with views across the battlefields towards Eritrea in the distance.

Quite a difference to a grey and wet late October day in the office here in Holland. It was a bit lighter this morning when I left the housse to catch the train but now, with a few minutes to go stuill in the office, it is already starting to get dark. Cars pass by outside with their lights on and it will be pitch black by the time I get home.

We normally will not have the central heating switched on before November, but we are a few days early this year.

But that aside, we had a great weekend last weekend, the highlight being the Marc Almond concert in Paradiso, his first since he was here with Soft Cell, about five years ago.... and it is three years since his near-fatal motorbike accident. We went to the concert with a number of friends and met a number of other friends there at the concert, all bound by a liking for and respect for Marc Almond. Just like in London, it was funny to see people one had almost forgotten about, faces from concerts of many years back.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

this reminds me of the 80's, and brings me back nice memories, I enjoy Marc Almond's music! You sure had great time at the concert!

30 October, 2007 09:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey guys, was great seeing you once again at the venue, where the "gay super fan gang" headed off five years ago ;-) Big hug, Hanko

12 November, 2007 10:50  

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