Colin and Rod, plus guest bassist David Bedford flew to Leipzig in Germany where they were met by their friends from Hannover, Wolfgang and Andrea, Alfred and Ilona, and were driven to the fantastic Beatles Museum in the town of Halle. There they enjoyed an interview and Q & A session with an enthusiastic group of Beatles fans, before driving off to Cottbus where they were due to appear at the Town Festival next day.
The whole town was in festive mood as only German towns can do it. There were fairgrounds, beer tents and food stalls filling the streets around the town centre. We were due to play mid afternoon on an open air stage as part of the day’s entertainment, which started with a fabulous brass band and continued with singers and a gymnastic display. Something for everyone! It was a very hot afternoon and the sun was shining directly on to us on the stage, so after playing a one hour set to an audience who were mostly sitting in the shade, except for a lively group in front of us, we were delighted to be able to get outside of a couple of large glasses of nice cool beer. Afterwards David and Rod were persuaded so sing some more songs for a group of friends in a much shadier place, nonetheless accompanied by a couple more beers. Our thanks go to Marko for organising this great gig for us .