Tony Penultimate

Festspiele - the gig!

And so farewell to the curious Dorfhotel with its wholesome atmosphere and jolly German families enjoying the countryside as we move on to Kiel for our second gig. The show last night was good and, unusually for us we were supporting German singer/trumpet hunk Till Brönner and his Orchestra (no, me neither) which meant our set consisted of one straight through 75 minute romp and that meant we were all done by 7.30 (or beer o’clock).

Getting ready to walk to the gig

It rained intermittently during the gig, but his seemed to bother the audience not a jot - as the beaming promoter said afterwards, in Germany there is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing!

 We arrive at the Schloss

 From the back of the stage looking up to the schloss

 Behind the stage the view down into the gardens

Claudia, the presenter, chats to Viola ahead of our interview

Before the gig we had various publicity tasks - Jonty did an interview in German for a newspaper, Will, Richie and Ben met a group of enthusiastic ukulele students, while Hester, Dave and I did an interview with a local tv station.

 Plenty of golf carts to get around the grounds in style


And once again we were surprised at the end of the show by the charming German habit of being presented with flowers which we can never give to our loved ones as we are always on the move.


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