Foire aux Vins d'Alsace
The next band to play was Barclay James Harvest. This band has been split in two and this was the version with the original members Les Holroyd and Mel Pritchard.
Sandra and I were not very impressed by the music BJH performed. After taking some pictures and saying thanks and goodbye to Mick, Bernie, Trevor, Phil and Lee, we left Colmar for a dark ride to the camping in Wattwiller.
Next day in the newspaper a big article and a nice picture of Bernie.
Short translating of the article in the Derniere Nouvelles d'Alsace:
Mick Box, du rock en boîte
More than 7000 people sat down yesterday evening for the concert of Barclay James Harvest, but the first part was for the hardrockmen of fifties of Uriah Heep.
It is one of those concert where the public first looks to the guitarplayer and than to the singer. In this casre the guitarplayer is Mick Box, the charismatic leader of Uriah Heep. It's true, his four mates also have a seventy look, they miss something from their pants and shirts.
Mick Box is visible happy being on stage. To find back al those fans, who are shared together behind the securityfench. They've been in quarantaine for months. He, has always gives a lot of energy in his solos without a bad piece. He's happy to find his fans together and sends them well known signals. Some fans have the same hairdress like him.
Uriah Heep was founded in 1969 in England and tours still through Europe. The last time in Pattern in Switzerland. The five grey men in their fifties make a good show without much surprises. A heavy kind of rockmusic with the choirs on the right place.
The lights are insignificant. The revolverholster shines nostalgically through the spotlights. The fans are happy. The have seen what they wanted to see. The others also.
We stayed for another nine days in the Vosges, walked a lot and visit some other places like Strassbourg.
Don't forget to sign my guestbook :0)