Booked myself a short trip to Germany to play a few gigs around Dusseldorf! A few days before I flew I got a request on Facebook to come and play at a summer party at a Klinic near Dusseldorf! It was HOT so I deserved that cocktail!
Following this gig, we jumped in the car and headed for Haldern, to spend some time with Catja and her animals, and play the amazing Haldern Pop Bar that night. It's been something I've wanted to do for some time, so I was delighted to be invited to play there!
Up early the next morning to go meet the guys from MuxxTV for a session before I headed back to my friends Sabine and Thomas for a house concert. Given the gorgeous weather - we made it a Garden Concert!
Then one more show before I headed home - it was a busy weekend! My friend Jules came to pick me up and take me to where she lives. She'd told me she lived in a place with a great community vibe, where they had communal spaces, one of which I would play in. What I got far exceeded what I expected! Nestled in a national park, the old hotel/nursing home building is home to 100 residents, of all ages who live together, but independently. They opened their homes to me and came to see me play in their common room, where I even got Jules up to play violin with me, after which we all had a huge barbecue with lots of Sect (german bubbles!)
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