I would like to write you so much about the concert, but I'm just not able to find the right words and formulations. I dont even know where to start.
I'll just describe the place first. The Prinzenbar is a bar with quite a nice atmosphere. A maximum 160 people can fit in, I was told. It was quite full yesterday, which I think disturbed John. He seemed very nervous, and when he came on stage, it seemed as if he wanted to just race off as soon as possible. The moment he got on stage, he immediatly started playing "Been Insane" almost forgetting to greet us. But after some time he calmed down and talked to us, joked around and laughed. Between his songs, he'd tell us little stories about the coming song. He also sang many songs by other interpreters which meant a lot to him many years ago, and still havent lost their meaning. These songs were from Joy Division, Iggy Pop, REM, David Bowie and Syd Barret. He sang some songs from "Niandra" and "Smile" as well as new ones from "To Record Only Water for Ten Days".
It was really nice. After he'd sung his last song, he almost ran off the stage. We continued clapping and cheering until he came back and played some more songs for us, we just didnt want to let him go! After he left the stage to get dressed, he shortly came back again and signed autographs for us fans and we made photos.
I was so impressed by him! He seems exactly what I always thought he is. It was the happiest day of my life.
We went straight ahead to the Prinzenbar, and my name was on the list. The gig was awesome. For more than one hour I was totally absorbed and enjoying his music and his being. It was such an intense experience! I stood right in front of John, I could have touched him if I reached out - that close.
I felt really humble being so close to him while he was singing and playing in a way that felt so good it scratched my soul.
I took such a good look at him that I could draw him easily and I'm gonna.
Nina and her mother were really enjoying themselves too and Nina's mum talked with John during the concert, I'm glad that they had the chance to attend the show. Afterwards he came back to talk with us. He's such an interesting person, I would like to know him better- that's how he leaves you, curious but fullfilled and happy.