Etten-Leur, Holland - 01 December 2004

Golden Classics 30th anniversary Holland tour
with SAILOR and The Rubettes
featuring Alan Williams
20 November - 02 December 2004

Location: De Nobelar
, The Rubettes featuring Alan Williams

Photos by: Katrin Wagner, Christel Müller, Lucienne from

photo © by Katrin Wagner
Rob and Phil at the Nickelodeon

photo © by Katrin Wagner

photo © by Katrin Wagner

Rob and Phil at the Nickelodeon

Grant and Peter during "Josephine Baker"

photo © by Katrin Wagner

Rob and Phil at the Nickelodeon

photo © by Christel Müller
Rob and Peter during "La Cumbia"


photo © by Katrin Wagner
Rob, Grant and Peter during the "Full Monty"

photo © by Katrin Wagner
The end of the show

The end of the show

photo © by Katrin Wagner
SAILOR after the show

The songs that SAILOR played in Etten-Leur:

A Glass Of Champagne
One Drink Too Many
Blame It On The Soft Spot
Josephine Baker
Vera From Veracruz
The Old Nickelodeon Sound
Traffic Jam
Karma Chameleon
La Cumbia
Girls Girls Girls
Latino Medley
Champagne Reprise

"Grant's moment" - drum solo
The "Full Monty"

SAILOR together with Lucienne and Anita from
(who also did a great job at the merchandise table every night!)

A concert review by Katrin Wagner:

Day 2 of our trip to Holland... Click here for Day 1 - Kerkrade and Day 3 - Roermond.
Day 2 starts just like day 1 has ended - with SAILOR, but this time in the breakfast room. Rob has to leave early to pick up his girlfriend Anna and Peter's friend Steve at the airport in Amsterdam. The rest of us enjoys a bit of spare time.
At midday Christel and I go to the hotel restaurant in order to have a good meal before the second concert and the second long night. A little later we are joined by Grant and Michelle, and about another hour later we are joined by Phil and Peter.
It's 4.30 pm when we get ready to leave the hotel to drive to Etten-Leur. Grant, Michelle and Phil are already on their way, but we meet Rob, Anna, Peter and Steve at the lobby as we are about to leave. They are ahead of us on the motorway for a while, but as there is a lot of traffic we lose them somewhere on the way.
In spite of this, Christel and I don't have any problems in finding Etten-Leur, and this time it's also a lot easier to find the venue "De Nobelar". We are a little bit worried because we don't have tickets yet. There will be numbered seats, so we think that we won't be able to get to the front today. But as we reach the box office we are told that most of the seats are taken, but it is still possible to get to row A in front of the stage. We look at each other in surprise, but then quickly decide to take the two middle seats in this row.
The audience has to wait at the entrance hall of the theatre until the doors are opened. There we briefly meet Rob again who tells us to watch out for a little new surprise / change during the show. ("Can you spot the change in the set?"...)
Inside the theatre we finally understand why the seats in the front row has still been available: an additional row of seats has been placed in front of row 1. Marvellous!
The show starts with SAILOR at 8.15 pm and is as good as the last one. The sound is very good again, and again everyone in the audience knows the lyrics of songs like "Sailor" and "Traffic Jam", they all wave their arms in the air during "The Old Nickelodeon Sound". At the end the people finally get to their feet again during "La Cumbia", "Girls Girls Girls", the "Latino Medley" and the notorious "Full Monty". And yes... we do spot the little change in the "Full Monty"! The middle part has now been changed and improved, which makes the whole performance even better and easier to understand what's going on at the end for people who haven't seen it yet.
Peter, Rob, Phil and Grant leave the stage after a great 60 min show and come to the entrance hall of the theatre some minutes later to meet and greet the audience, sign autographs and sell merchandise. In the meantime Christel and I take some photos and also talk to the boys.
Afterwards Christel and I go back to the theatre in order to watch a part of The Rubettes show. They are very good - as usual - too, but unfortunately we have to leave the theatre again after about half an hour to drive back to the hotel near Utrecht.
We reach the hotel at about midnight again, quickly followed by the SAILORs. Then we meet all the SAILORs and Michelle, Anna and Steve again at the bar...
Katrin Wagner, 09 December 2004

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