1 september 2002
Umsonst & Draussen Festival
– Vlotho – Vlaardingen 780km
home 9:15am with Nienke for our trip to Vlotho, arrived 1:15pm.
Parked the car at the park/camping place. When we came
into the area we’re a little shocked, it was a Punk/Rock
festival !? Never seen that strange folks with weard
“haircuts” and “clothes” before. So we left the area
because Mungo Jerry Bluesband was planned at 8:00pm, and the music
was not we’re looking for, time enough so we visit Herford
‘till 6:30. Because we’re invited by Michael Pohl, we take the “artist entrée” and parked our car
backstage, this time no problems with the security. The band
arrived just a few minuts later including Juergen Keuneke.
I think Ray was very proud to his band because he introduced
them four times on stage.
And the gig is filmed with 5 digital cameras.
During the gig I looked back into the audience and surpriced
almost all “punkers” were replaced by, let’s say “normal
people” except some very very drunk boring guys hanging on the
stage who troubled the security.
A review in not a review when I tell nothing about the show,
well that’s easy enough; FANTASTIC !! Great musicians with
brilliant harp playing from Achim, smooth guitar playing by
Michael and Ray lead the band the way Ray only can do, and
ofcourse great drums from Klaus Otto and brilliant bass from
After a nice chat backstage with the bandmembers (they signed
the festival poster) and Juergen we left 11:15pm and arrived
very tired but satisfied our home 2:50am.
When you get the change to visit a gig of Mungo Jerry Bluesband,
GO THERE !! It’s highly recommended!!