John Solo -
Hamburg - 30th January
would like to write you so much about the concert, but im just
not able to find the right words and formulations. I dont even
know where to start.
I'll just describe the place first. The Prinzenbar is a bar with
nice atmosphere. A Maximum 160 people can fit in, I was told.
It was quite full yesterday, which I think disturbed John. He
seemed very nervous, and when he came on stage, it seemed as if
he wanted to just race off as soon as
possible. The moment he got on stage, he immediatly started playing
"Been Insane" almost forgetting to greet us.
But after some time he calmed down and talked to us, joked around
and laughed. Between his songs, he'd tell us little stories about
the coming song. He also sang many songs by other interpreters
which meant a lot to him many years ago, and still havent lost
their meaning. These songs were from Joy Division,Iggy
Pop,REM,David Bowie and Syd Barret. He
sang some songs from "Niandra" and "Smile
from" as well as new ones from "To Record Only
Water for Ten Days".
It was really nice. After he'd sung his last song, he almost ran
off the stage. We continued clapping and cheering until he came
back and played some more songs for us- we just didnt want to
let him go!
After he left the stage to get dressed , he shortly came back
and signed autographs for us fans and we made photos.
I was so impressed by him! He seems exactly what I always thought
he is. It was the happiest day of my life.
Thats why I also have to give you another great gigantic hug for
it possible for me (and my mum) to go to this very special concert.
Hmm, well I dont know what else to say about the gig yesterday,
rest was just pure emotions.
PS:Did you know that John had already spent a week in Hamburg?
I didn't know
he liked Hamburg so much.