David Sanchez, 7 years after this concert.
Amersfoort - De Kelder - Marth 7th, 1997
In the beginning of 1998 I had the chance to visit for the very first time Europe.
From Germany to the Netherlands
I was really very excited. I never thought that I could see such amazing band which I was listening since the beggining of the 90's. But, hey, there was me in the train station, traveling to see them. It was the 6:00 am of march 7th, 1998.
I remember the trip was about 4 hours and finally I did arrive to Amersfoort around 10:00 am. I never saw the border between Germany and the Netherlands, since there are not usual controls, but I've found a little difference between the buildings in one and other country, so I did realise when I was already in the Netherlands. I remember I just had US$20 in my pocket, some breads, my walkman, my photo camera...and of course all the wishes to see them.
In "De Kelder", with the band
I asked her for a signature and I have got it! and Ronny gave me his signature too! :)
It was surprizing to see that many dutch people did not know that Clan of Xymox was a dutch band!! but I guess it happen sometimes, bands are not so famous in their own land and this was the case again. Only me and a girl to my side (her name is Simone - Simone, do you read me?) started to take photos like crazy! :)
The band started the concert with the incredible "Stranger"...The music, the so great sound and lights made me feel out of reality, it was really almost like an orgasmic sensation to see them!!!!. It was a little concert (about 50 - 70 persons), but for me was really impressing, specially because I did not expect to hear many of the old songs, also the new ones of "Hidden Faces" were so GREAT!!. The tracks I remember of that night are: Stranger, Out of the rain, Going round, Cry in the Wind, This world, Louise, Obsession, A day, Hypocrite, The story ends, Back door.
After the concert Ronny and the others members of the band stayed in the disco, and so everyone could talk them.
So this stuff is a little remember of the concert. I hope you like the photos so much as me. In the center of this homepage you can find the program of De Kelder (where is written something about the band, but in the dutch). It would be nice if any dutch would translate this to me! Thanks :). Hope you enjoy with the pictures and everything!!
I want to send my regards to the friendly people of "De Kelder", the beauty dutchs girls of there and special thanks to the DJ´s Henk and Carlos.
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