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Old 1st October 2019, 11:57 AM
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I'm in Germany again.
Beginning of August we gathered here for the German Audi Freunde Annual Meet which has been reported in other threads.
This trip is for completely different reasons. I have a nephew from Glasgow who won Stars in Your Eyes in 2000 saying "Tonight Mathew, I am Freddie Mercury". Since then he has formed a group called "The Works" and they tour the World with a gig called "OneNightOfQueen". Try googling it, especially if you are into Queen. They are currentlt touring Germany.
I left home at 00:10 Monday morning, caught the 06:20 train off Folkestone. Went the usual route through France, Belgium and Holland into Germany but deviated slightly to visit a Model Railway shop in Kaarst near Dusseldorf. I had a new locomotive to collect.
I promised myself that I would drive like a responsible old man but I have to admit that I did manage to lose the plot and found myself burning up the miles like a mad octogenarian. I was only a little bit above 160mph, honest Dad.




Arrived in Kassel at 15:00, tired but safe.



Tonight they are in The Congress Halle in Kassel and tomorrow in The Gerry Weber Halle in Halle, Westphalia. I have a boatload of friends that are like extended family to me in the Bielefeld area. I have been friends with the Matriarch for 60 years. We are going enbloc to the gig there.

I stayed in Kassel last night and will be heading to Bielefeld after breakfast tomorrow. Bielefeld is the nearby large town to Halle. Today,my nephew, Gary, and I are having some quiet time together in Kassel and later enjoying the gig. Of course I will be watching and he will be "working" on stage.
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Old 1st October 2019, 01:24 PM
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Sounds like a great trip Ray, enjoy.
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Give our regards to Gary, Ray.

With the exception of Freddie himself (who I saw back in '86), I can honestly say Gary gives the best live Freddie experience I've ever seen

Hopefully we'll see him again on is next UK tour
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Let us know if Bielefeld exists or not when you get there (or not) I assume no one has won the prize for proving it doesn't yet?
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Let us know if Bielefeld exists or not when you get there (or not) I assume no one has won the prize for proving it doesn't yet?

Nice one MJ.
I only spent nine years there.
Yes, definitely exists. Even had five weeks in ICU there when I went down with pancreatitis a few years back.
Try Google maps, and not too far from Vera. Hope to see her on Friday.


Mark, I gave Gary your regards. Malcolm (keyboards) has met a girl and they've set up home in Colne.


John and Steve, I am enjoying it. Had most of the day with Gary and the gig last night was brill.


Today it is off to the "Bielefeld if it exists" and my German extended family. Seven of them will be at tonights gig.
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You never cease to amaze me Ray. I do hope I'm half as capable as you if I make it to your age!
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Also a photo from Kassel. This was taken during the sound/light checks before the gig. If anyone wants I can produce some shots taken during the concert.
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I'm in Germany again.
Beginning of August we gathered here for the German Audi Freunde Annual Meet which has been reported in other threads.
This trip is for completely different reasons. I have a nephew from Glasgow who won Stars in Your Eyes in 2000 saying "Tonight Mathew, I am Freddie Mercury". Since then he has formed a group called "The Works" and they tour the World with a gig called "OneNightOfQueen". Try googling it, especially if you are into Queen. They are currentlt touring Germany.
I left home at 00:10 Monday morning, caught the 06:20 train off Folkestone. Went the usual route through France, Belgium and Holland into Germany but deviated slightly to visit a Model Railway shop in Kaarst near Dusseldorf. I had a new locomotive to collect.
I promised myself that I would drive like a responsible old man but I have to admit that I did manage to lose the plot and found myself burning up the miles like a mad octogenarian. I was only a little bit above 160mph, honest Dad.




Arrived in Kassel at 15:00, tired but safe.



Tonight they are in The Congress Halle in Kassel and tomorrow in The Gerry Weber Halle in Halle, Westphalia. I have a boatload of friends that are like extended family to me in the Bielefeld area. I have been friends with the Matriarch for 60 years. We are going enbloc to the gig there.

I stayed in Kassel last night and will be heading to Bielefeld after breakfast tomorrow. Bielefeld is the nearby large town to Halle. Today,my nephew, Gary, and I are having some quiet time together in Kassel and later enjoying the gig. Of course I will be watching and he will be "working" on stage.
It would be rude not to exceed 160mph in Germany I'm liking the new 8 Ray I have not seen one in that colour do you think it's an exclusive colour?
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It would be rude not to exceed 160mph in Germany I'm liking the new 8 Ray I have not seen one in that colour do you think it's an exclusive colour?

I do not know of any other in this colour.
The attention it receives from Audi staff whenever I visit stealers in Germany or UK lends me to believe that it is at least very unusual.
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