Zurich, Switzerland 16 November, 2011
As expected, a top drawer gym at this resort hotel not to mention sauna, steam and a snow room! Don't ask, just go to Guy's diary, he'll no doubt have the photographic evidence.
Off to Hallenstadion, tonight's venue here in Zurich. We've played here before, remembering it from the catering area. A capacity 9,500 audience that was a 'listening' audience meaning they hung on every word and note until each song was finished before showing their very enthusiastic appreciation. A grand way to end our last night on the Continent.
It was farewell to our great bus drivers Dirk Franke and Carl Mackenzie as they dropped us at the airport after the show and we flew to London. We'll have two days off there then begin a three night run at the Hammersmith Odeon or the HMV Hammersmith Apollo as it's known now, the final shows of this tour. It was great being on the Legacy again, healing gin and tonics on hand.
I have no plans over the next couple of days with the exception of doing some preparation for an album project I'll be working on with Bo Ramsey back in Nashville the early part of December for the wonderful Iris Dement. Bo has sent some of the songs we'll be recording and I'll write charts as well as getting familiar with them. It's good being back in London again.
By the way, I want to tell you about a great fansite my friends Henk and Nadia Quintelier have posted. They've put a great deal of effort into it and the site has all kinds of things that my own site doesn't. If you're interested, check it out at: http://richardbennett-am012513.blogspot.com/