7th concert: Hamburg (DE)

After a long, long drive from Siegen to Hamburg, BUT a good rest in the hotel, it was time to go to the Logo. A club near the centre of Hamburg. It is one of the oldest music-clubs of Hamburg. It was a small stage, but the crew worked hard, and where able to get everything on the stage. The only thing I had to leave in the truck was my Gong-drum, that did not fit on stage.
The club was packed with almost 300 people, and was allmost sold-out. And it was HOT…. sooooooo hot inside. But because we where all on stage so close to each other, it made the playing so much fun and easyer.
I think it was one of the best gigs we did during this tour.
When we where ready, all our clothes where soaked with sweat. It was really hot, I drank more than 4,5 liters of water DURING the concert, and it still was not enough…
Afterwards we had a great time chatting with some fans. some people came from France, and where everywhere, the whole tour, exept for London. A nice couple from Groningen (sorry forgot your names), came on from Verviers, until the end of the tour. And so on.
Oh, in Rijssen, there was this guy from India, who came all the way just to see Neal perform…. wow.. respect!!

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I am drummer of the Dutch post-prog band Dilemma (http://www.dilemma.band) and drummer and founder of the progressive rock/metal band Affector (www.affectormusic.com). As a musician I made a name in the progressive rock scene as drummer, bandleader and tour manager of the progressive rock legend Neal Morse (Transatlantic / Flying Colors / ex-Spock’s Beard). With him and a lot of other acts, I toured the world and recorded many best-selling CD's. I own a music studio and label, where I record, produce and release my own music and other bands & artists. Next to being a musician, I am an entrepreneur since the age of 19. I started 4 businesses. My main company is Novae Popschool (www.popschool.eu). A modern music school with multiple locations throughout The Netherlands. As musician, producer, teacher, author and entrepreneur I work with a mission: "I help musicians create and develop their own musical singularity, through which they will have a more successful and more fulfilling life. It is my mission to contribute to a more socially, loving and caring society through the power of music and modern music education. Rock on!
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