Yesterday evening I have been to The Night of Proms. It is almost an tradition for my Patrick and me to go there. It the fourth time in a row. But this year we went only to the event in Rotterdam. Some of the other years we also have been to the German edition of this event in Dortmund. What also was new that Patrick’s father did come along because he really liked some of the artists of the line-up.
The line-up was really good this year. Of course there was the choir Fine Fleur and the orchestra Il Novecento again. Without them no Night of the Proms….
The line-up was really great. As almost always John Miles was there. With songs as “Music was my first love” and “The show must go on” he made people almost tear down the building.
It was for the first time I saw Grace Jones live. And I really must I like it. This woman with her great voice and weird dresses really knows how make a show. I might not know much of her music, but surely I know “Strange, I have seen that face before”.
Although I am not a real big fan of Boy George, I have to say that he a very good performance her. Apart from his well known songs as “Do you really want to hurt me”, he sang “You were almost on my mind” truly in almost perfect way. Of course I knew the song, but took some time to realize it is a song from Elvis Presley.
Barry Hay… do I need to say more? As I already predicted to Patrick, he gave away a great performance of “Radar Love” (that was a easy one :P). “When the Lady smiles” brought back many good memories. It is amazing how long Barry Hay (and with him of course the Golden Earring) are playing their music. I can remember to have seen a live concert of them when I still went to school. And believe me, that is long time ago.
Charlie Siem, a violinist I never had heard from before, as entered the stage. But I liked what he did. A name to keep an eye on. A master on his violin.
And then the was of course John Fogerty of the so well known Cleedence Clearwater Revival. Well, lets keep it simple…. The complete hall exploded when he started to sing “Bad Moon Rising”. What a voice he has and how very well he can play the guitar.
All with all, a great show again. And I am happy I was there again. All this great music combined with the orchestra and choir…. and of the more the amazing light-show and special effects made it all it just perfect.
Next Saturday again to the Ahoy in Rotterdam… Jean Michel Jarre!!!