So today, Sunday, was the third & last day of Bardentreffen .
Because on the day before on that festival I had drank a lot today I felt really tired to go there anymore Sunday allowed to keep long time in bad & looking out my window I noticed that it was all grey & rainy & much colder than the day before.
Definetly I was not interested to go there anymore staying in my warm cozy & snug rooms seemed to me a much better alternative.
But then Richard called me while being already there he said in about half an hour someone called Richard Thompson would start to play there. - Oohm who is Richard Thompson? - he said: he was formerly with 'Fairport Convention' oh yes I knew that legendary band & Richard Thompson is a really good guitarist -
so I decided against my need for resting, relaxing & comfort & went out in the ugly grey rainy weather, armed with my famous yellow raincoat from Disneyland Paris -
when finally I arrived there I heard wonderfull guitar playing was ready for a splendid concert but just after the song, when I arrived the concert was already done at least he played one song in addition -
It must have been a great concert, that I had missed..
well at least I meat Richard, Veronica & another befriended couple there - & Richard told me, that the next 'maybe good concert would be some time later on the market place a salsa band from Cuba (see program) so I went with them but since it was about 45 minutes before that started, they wanted to go to dine there somewhere which was not in my interest, - I saw an interesting blues band on small place on our way to market place & told them, that I preferred to stay here & we would join again later for that Cuba band.
Some time later sitting alone on a long 'beergarden' bench, covered in my yellow raincoat against the permanently slight rain waiting for my friends to arrive, waiting for the band to start drinking on a mug of beer trying to not care for the air getting colder & colder darkgrey & black slow moving clouds above us, giving you the feeling that it was night already hours before dawn -
Hm I didn't feel that comfortable could I still enjoy such a concert? - then the music started my friends on the other hand didn't arrive it's hard to meet each other in such a crowd most people around seemed to enjoy the music it got rhythm to make me move, but it wasn't the kind of music which really could get me all this salsa & straight latino rhythms are not my kind of music- I just sense it as dancehall music to make the salsa chicks dance & move their feet to the music & shake their hips it was nice, but not the music I'd sacrifice the rest of the evening in this unconvenient wheather, while I had every 10 minutes to go to cover myself, my bag & even my mug of beer with my 'haute couture mickey mouse style raincoat'.
I thought I'll finish my beer (which was already my 3rd this evening & then go home there are better things to do than sit here in the wet & the cold with music, which doesn't go to my heart..
But while still sitting there I did my favourite job I do while being in the public I observe people -
while the band began to play a saw a couple starting to dance in front of me they looked a little bit contoversial she was apparently Latin South American he apparently German, looking like a student I esteemed her age as about 40 or 50 his age about hmm 30 maybe? - she really could dance latino style like she was born with it, while he tried to make somehow similar movements but they danced really affective to each other & I could see by their reactions, that they were in love with each other. He was the one who adored her while she deeply enjoyed it to be adored & appreciated by her young gentle lover.
& short before the concert started, there was this young man standing besides me, talking into his cell phone to find & meet his girl friend, who was on the same place but of course lost within the crowds I heard him telling his position he said: I'm near the podest with the Albrecht Duerer exhibition - yes that was an about 50 meter long & 10 meter bride kind of stage on the side of the market place, whereon a lot of people stood to get better sight to the stage - I'm close to some benches & close to that big blue parasol - she didn't see him yet - he continued repeating these instructions, which in my minds eye seemed a bit poor he didn't use words like left or right or north & south etc. - he only saw that single blue parasol in front of us, but wasn't he aware, that there were a lot of other parasols & benches on other places on this location & that the stage on which she was standing also had another side with also benches & parasols aside? - he could have described, that he was standing on the side closer to the concert stage etc. - I really thought about giving him some advice to tell his whereabouts of course she still wasn't able to find or see him by this description - next thing he told her was I'm holding up my blue rucksack in the air! - which he did but this didn't help, because even an orange rucksack wouldn't have drawn her attention, if she was not close & exactly looking in his direction -
While all his vague descriptions were in vain he focused to an easier to find appointment place so he finally suggested to her to meet at the big portal right in the center of that exhibition stage behind us yeah he really climbed that stage & went there while my curious looks followed his every move I really wanted to see them united there I saw him arrive there, but couldn't see another person meeting him he somehow melted with the crowds behind & I'll never know whether they got now united or not. -
Probably they're still phoning with each other by cell phone for eternities, describing their positions with these unprecise descriptions, without ever finding each other or maybe she lives in a parellel world, where everything looks exactly the same, but with the difference of that blue parasol & her friend with that blue rucksack - & yes we all know what blue stands for it's the blue screen as background of fiction movies..
well so I went early home this evening, because the whether was all too uncomfortable, all rainy, black & blue.