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Aug 15, 2007

Maastricht Flashbacks

Maastricht Flashbacks
(From an email to Sonja and Laurie)

I was sitting here watching Jay Leno (boring) and Maastricht started going through my mind and I was sorta' day dreaming about it. (or night dreaming).

I started thinking about the Sunday night concert ... even though it rained the first half, Sunday night was SPECIAL! ~ Watching the first half of the concert from my room with Laurie and Sonja ~ André starting to conduct the orchestra with his bow and then stopping, shaking his bow and head no, turning around and basically telling 10,000 people to shut up and he wasn't going to play until they did!! He looked 10 feet tall at that moment!!
(we think some people were shouting at other people that wouldn't close their umbrella's)
Going down into the concert for the encores and Sonja and I finding Betty and then sitting our bottoms down in those Cold Wet seats next to her ... then moving down front more and having to sit down AGAIN in wet seats with already cold wet bottoms and laughing about it as we did it!! (There were scattered empty seats from some that had left because of the pouring rain in the first half)
Betty going up to the stage for the FIRST TIME EVER with us for the encores and remembering her face just glowing as she was standing there in front of André singing and clapping! THEN getting to meet Mirusia and Carmen after the concert and getting our pictures taken with them!! ...... So much Fun!!

But what prompted me to write this email to Laurie and Sonja was, I had forgotten and suddenly remembered, what happened to Laurie that night ....... It was getting close to the part in the program when André played Bolero and the Encores would start right after that. We all decided we were going to go down to the concert and up to the stage. Laurie left the room and as she left, Sonja and I thought we heard her say she was going to the concert. (Andre's music was VERY loud in my room) So a few minutes later we too left and went down to the concert for the encores.

Laurie joined up with us again at the stage during the encores. She said, "I went back to the room and you two were gone!" We said, "we thought you said you were going to the concert". She said, "no, I said I was going to get my Concert Scarf!!" Here's where it got worse ... when Laurie got back to the room and we were gone she couldn't get in, she remembered her concert ticket was in the room!! So she had to do some fast talking to a few people at the ticket gates to get in without a ticket!!

We all laughed about it and Laurie talked her way into the concert so all was well .......

All those fun special memories, and THAT was on the night it rained!!!
Can't wait for next year!! :)

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