Did I mention about the football? I am sure I did, quite recently in fact. So, how did I find myself in yet another football stadium (home of Vitesse Arnhem)? Easy: the group I had to take had an extra ticket and asked if I wanted it. Well, it beats sitting in a cold bus or spending four hours at MacDonalds (the only other option really), so yes please!
I must say, I wasn't disappointed. For starters it was nice and warm inside and more importantly: no football fans screaming their heads off and stomping and beating drums. And when it got started... it got started! First some Belgians came on and then (in my mind anyway) the best part of all: Boy George! Yes, the singer in case you were wondering. And he was followed a while later by Grace Jones. Barry Hay (Golden Earring, a Dutch rock band famous in the US for Radar Love) and John Miles and last but definitely not least: Jon Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival).
Oh, did I forget to mention there was no football in sight? That's because it was the Night of the Proms! I knew there were some perks to my job. Although I don't know whether Grace Jones' bare back (from top to toe) is really that much of a perk...
Anyway, apart from a minor thing that makes me loose sleep that involved not seeing the steps I had to go down and falling headlong into the audience, I loved the evening, the music and I now understand why people go to concerts: It's brilliant!!!