Kerkrade, Holland - 30 November 2004

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

Location: Parkstad Theater
, The Rubettes featuring Alan Williams

Photos by: Katrin Wagner, Christel Müller

photo © by Katrin Wagner
The stage before the show

photo © by Katrin Wagner
The stage before the show

photo © by Katrin Wagner
SAILOR on stage

Phil and Peter

photo © by Katrin Wagner
Rob and Phil at the Nickelodeon

photo © by Katrin Wagner
The audience during "The Old Nickelodeon Sound"

Rob and Peter during "La Cumbia"

photo © by Katrin Wagner

photo © by Katrin Wagner

photo © by Katrin Wagner

photo © by Katrin Wagner
The Full Monty

photo © by Katrin Wagner
The Full Monty

photo © by Katrin Wagner
The Full Monty

The end of the show

The songs that SAILOR played in Kerkrade:

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"

A concert review by Katrin Wagner:

Day 1 of our trip to Holland... Click here for Day 2 - Etten-Leur and Day 3 - Roermond.
I leave my hometown Kassel at 10 am in order to pick up Christel in Duisburg. I arrive there at 1 pm and a little later we continue our drive to Holland together.
Today SAILOR are going to perform in Kerkrade which is quite close to Duisburg, but SAILOR and The Rubettes
are staying at the same hotel for the whole tour, and as we also want to stay there it means that we drive to the concert first and can only check in at the hotel in the night after the show and another long drive.
Kerkrade itself is quite easy to find, but the "Parkstad Theater" isn't, so that we get lost again and again. The strangest thing of all is a sign on one of the main roads saying "Welcome to Kerkrade", quickly followed by a sign saying "You are leaving Kerkrade", followed by a sign saying "Kerkrade Centre"...! A text message from Rob comes in the right moment to finally save us and helps us to find the way to the venue. SAILOR haven't arrived yet, but we briefly talk to the tour promoter and get our tickets. Then we wait at the entrance hall of the nice little theatre. The audience will be seated today, but there won't be numbered seats, so that we try to decide to which side we should go. Strangely the sign on top of the stairs pointing to the right says "left" and the sign pointing to the left says "right"!?
We can finally go into the theatre itself at about 7.30 pm, and Christel and I get good seats on the left (the real left!) side of the stage right in front of the Nickelodeon.
The show starts a little later with a marvellous performance of SAILOR. We are surprised by the sound quality in the theatre, because the sound is more than good! SAILOR have changed their set: now they don't play "Give Me Shakespeare" any more, but "One Drink Too Many" and "Panama" instead. They also have the chance to talk a little more between the songs, so that we get the chance to hear some funny stories during the show. Peter tells the audience about getting lost on the way to the venue in Kerkrade and seeing signs saying "Welcome to Kerkrade", quickly followed by "You are leaving Kerkrade", followed by "Kerkrade Centre"...! Does that remind us of something?! We can't help but agree...
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" and at the end the people finally get to their feet during "La Cumbia", the shortened "Latino Medley" and the notorious "Full Monty".
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. There Christel and I also meet Michelle Serpell who is joining SAILOR for the last couple of shows.
After a quick talk we have to leave the venue again in order to drive to SAILOR's hotel near Utrecht, as it will probably be a two hour drive for us until we can finally check in and get to our hotel room (and the bar ;-)). Outside we notice that my poor old car is frozen, so we have to scratch the ice off the windows before we can drive. While we do that we meet the SAILORs again, as they now get to their cars themselves in order to drive back to the hotel - Peter and Rob drive with Peter's car and Grant, Michelle and Phil are there with Grant's car. Meanwhile Grant starts to joke about where the German car with the license plate from Kassel might come from.
Christel and I leave with Peter and Rob far ahead of us and Grant, Michelle and Phil a few minutes behind us and reach the foggy motorway a little later. Fortunately the fog disappears after a while, but instead a honking grey car overtakes mine somewhere near Eindhoven... Grant. As we are not really sure about the correct way back to the hotel near Utrecht we decide to follow him for the rest of the way which makes things a lot easier.
We reach the hotel at about midnight and thank Grant for being our guide on the motorway. Afterwards Christel and I check in and have a quick look at our nice room, before we meet all the SAILORs and Michelle again at the bar...
To be continued...
Katrin Wagner, 05 December 2004

Concert Photos    

© copyright by