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Current page: Fields of Eden Tour Diary

Current page: Fields of Eden Tour Diary

Fields of Eden 2005 - Linda's Tour Diary

Beusichem - 1 November

We arrived at the theatre last night to find that it had completely sold out and could have done so - - that's a nice feeling both for us, and the theatre management.

It was a lovely old building, some parts dating back to the sixteen hundreds, so we felt quite at home (our own house was built in 1640).

Pieter, the Sound Man, and his t-shirt

The lighting man, Pieter, was certainly my kind of person as he was wearing a T-Shirt with the message: "I'm out of bed, and I'm dressed - what more do you want?" I have to get one!!

The sound man, whose name I cannot even pronounce, let alone spell (I'm sure Matt will help me out with that one and I'll let you know later) was there too, sporting a stunning rainbow scarf, so we were able to have a nice cup of coffee before getting on with the business of setting up.

Tinneke, the theatre director, took us to her own house for dinner; it was a lovely homely place with one of those kitchens that is warm and inviting and very obviously the hub of the household. Tinneke and her husband Gert made us a lovely meal of fresh mushroom soup, followed by beautifully cooked fresh fish (dorado) bought that morning - I don't know the English translation, if there is one, but it was very like succulent trout.

In the bar after the show

Fully replete we were ready to perform and set off back to the theatre. Jan Wijkmans was there and had already taken charge of CD sales, thank you Jan. Being president of 'The Friends' he certainly knows more about our albums than I do.

The concert was lovely, the audience joined in right from the start, and we had a lot of fun. I know that some probably didn't speak English very well but they were really patient through all the stories and seemed to enjoy the music. I hope so, anyway.

We had a drink in the bar at the end before setting off home and we'd like to say thank you to everyone for the hospitality and fun.

The sound man - whose name I cannot pronounce - took some great photos and he's going to let us have copies so watch this space...

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