The Golden Earring - A night of good old rock 'n roll
Several months ago my Dad turned 57 and in search for a birthday present we ended up with a concert ticket for The Golden Earring. My dad, who has always been into music for many years and probably infected me with that virus, has always enjoyed watching bands live onstage, like he always says “There’s nothing better than watching a band live onstage”. So this is how it happened my sister, my dad and I travelled to Tilburg to watch The Golden Earring onstage in the 013.
The Golden Earring has always been one of the bands in Holland that are a bit legendary. The main reason behind this is probably that during the seventies they had some international success in The United States and not many bands can say that.
Arriving at the scene around 8 ‘o clock we rushed our selves into an already crowded venue, bought some beer coins and sought out a nice place for us. The support act was Patricia Vonne a lady from The States that is a big fan of The Earring and find it a great privilege to be the support act. The Texas lady, who recently released a new album, has a typical singer songwriter style which she mixes with a bit country and rock ‘n roll. Patricia Vonne knows her way around the stage but the response from the audience is a bit lame. Although she gives all she got with all her passion and her heart she failed to reach the audience.
Eventually, after several beers and half an hour of waiting, The Golden Earring got their aged asses onstage to serve us one hour and a half of good old rock ‘n roll. After starting up with two new songs to loosen up the audience and a small speech of how goddamn happy they were to be back here they got on to the good old part. Almost every hit single they have ever had passed the set and the atmosphere was immediately great. With ‘Another 45 Miles’ till ‘Radar Love’ till ‘The Devil Made Me Do It’ makes The Golden Earring a nice trip down memory lane. Of course there’s more than just the songs; between several songs great solos has been given away by the musicians, in which they show they still rock as hell. After the encore the night ended much later then we expected. After finishing our beers, buying a shirt and running into the bassist of The Golden Earring we were heading home with the adrenaline still in our bodies.