The Gent weekend will always be special to me.
It was a beautiful location, Architecturally, visually stunning and compact enough that you could walk everywhere you needed to go. This facilitated many opportunities for chance encounters with Cohenites along the way.... There seemed to be someone to talk to every 200m ! ..It was really great to meet so many familiar faces from far and wide and to spend some time with them, share stories and emotions and have a good laugh.
The concerts (Saturday and Sunday ) were a joy to be at and we were blessed with the weather. Our seats for Saturday were on the side so video opportunities were limited. but Sunday night was front row and I shall be uploading some gems in the next few days.
It was Maries birthday (along with jarkko's) on Sunday and I know for her, it was a very special weekend. She had a big smile on her face for the entire weekend....and if she's happy then I'm happy too.! A big thanks to Astrid (Tinkie)for arranging the very nice cakes for after the concert. ( I hope i'm not leaving anyone out) they were a nice touch in celebrating the dual birtyhdays.
A special BIG thanks to Maarten for all his hard work and organisational skills, his company and warm heart.
Defintiely one for my memoires...
The last song of the Sunday night concert. Heart with no Companion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WejyLiSWc_wFamous Blue Raincoat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hABe5rJMfjc
2008: Dublin x2 London Helsinki London RAH M'chester
2009: New York Weybridge Dublin x2 Belfast Lisbon Bratislava, B'celona Chicago L' Vegas, San Jose
2010: Zagreb Sligo x2 Berlin Gent x2 Florence Marseille Katowice Bratislava L' Vegasx2
2012 Gent x2 Amsterdam X2 Dublin x4 Verona Paris x2,Boston