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Fields of Eden 2005 - Linda's Tour Diary

Zutphen - 24th November

Our three days off have gone past in a blur, but that's only to be expected. Knowing that the funeral was today Chris and I felt strange and as though we were in the wrong place. Ann was very much on our minds but we still had a job to do.

The auditorium at Zetphen

The theatre in Zutphen is still under construction but it incorporates a beautiful old hall, which of course remains untouched by the other work that's going on, and that's where we played. It was cavernous and the audience seemed a bit lost sitting in what was probably once a society ballroom, but the sound and lighting guys (Mark and Marcel if I remember rightly) knew exactly what they were doing and made it seem a lot cosier.

Due to the construction work, the theatre had opted out of providing meals so I made a spaghetti bolognese and with Darrell's gas ring to heat it up on we had quite a banquet. This was the theatre where we first met Matt four years ago so we raised a glass to that - and then it was show time.

It was clear from the start that this was going to be a lovely gig - the feeling from the audience was really warm and I have to say that they lifted our spirits and made it easy for us on what could have been a very difficult evening.

We were warriors, we sang our hearts out and Zutphen sang theirs out too.

We did two encores, including Don't Stop Me for which Darrell joined us on stage and various members of the audience played the percussion - it probably wasn't the smoothest encore that we have ever given - but it was very spirited!!

Knowing that we had an early start the next day, we were not going to hang around too long at the end but we simply couldn't just leave. We talked to some lovely people afterwards and were glad that we had stayed, even though it meant less sleep.

It was nice to see quite a few friends tonight including Jet who made wonderful cups of cofee for us at soundcheck time, Harry who recorded the whole thing on video, and the Barnhoorn family (minus Little Barnhoorn)who are welcome any time.

Our audience in Zutphen
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