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Report: Turnhout, Belgium, July 8, 2006 (1)
Ria from Belgium send in a pack of photos and some wonderful comments about the Turnhout gig we'd like to share with you:
In addition to the shot here, there are two more photos of Eamonn and Patsy from the soundcheck in our gallery.
The most recent concerts of the Dubliners in Belgium were in concert halls in Brussels or Antwerp, so this year's open air was a nice change!
Turnhout is a country town in the province of Antwerp, Belgium. The setting was picturesque: the central market place, boarded by the church in red brick on one side and plenty of pavement-cafés (terraces as we say in Belgium) on the other sides. What is so interesting about an open-air concert is the fact that you can see everything from the beginning: the arrival of the artists, the testing of the technical equipment etc. So, we not only saw them in their typical elegant shirts but also assisted at their rehearsal, Patsy and Eamonn in comfortable t-shirts. Time flew by and for the fans who were there very early, so as to be able stand in the first row, with every passing hour, the tension grew. At 20:30 the concert started with the Cluricauns, a folk-rock group originating of Turnhout.