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Maastricht - the last gig at The Highlander, Maastricht


We are at The Highlander in Maastricht, about a 30 minute drive from the campsite. The band have their last gig of the tour here at 11pm. We arrived here at 4:30 for a soundcheck. Managing to sort out any potential issues within the first five minutes, the band proceeded to play a collection of colourful tunes and Beatles songs. The soundcheck quickly turned in to a casual jam. After the jamcheck, Callum and I had a wonder round the local surroundings. Nothing to report really. It's pretty sleepy round here. I wonder how that will impact on the gig. Although, we did stumble upon a rather marvellous shop called Sirius, about three minutes from the main square. A quaint little shop filled with an array of mystical narcotics and herbs. Highs, chills, aphrodisiacs, meditative potions; they had the lot! I didn't know what to do with myself. I ended up purchasing a herbal mixture under the name 'happy'...Well I'm sold on the name alone to be honest! The mixture contains white lettuce and catmint; both herbs that create a calm, relaxed effect. Apparently, cats also love it! Matilda will be thrilled! 

We completely lost time when we were at Sirius, chatting to Henry, the shop owner. What a lovely guy! We chatted about life, laughs, music and the likes. He was so friendly and had such a calm, inviting persona. If we had more time we would have definitely stayed longer to chat to him.

The meal we were served by the bar staff earlier was lovely! Sizzling hot roast chicken, potato salad, green beans in a garlic dressing and a tasty baguette. Tasty, and healthy! And free, my favourite price! The band are due on any time now but nothing has happened as of yet. Hopefully it won't be the same as last night. I'm sure it won't be. It's the last gig, so that alone makes it special. Cheers to our last night!

Posted by Jarmitage 13:20 Archived in Netherlands

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