I found a quiet place to eat my selfmade salad after the bad experiences to get vegetarian food in France. Then it was time for the TGV to Lyon.
I arrived at 4.30 pm in my hotel, so I was eight hours on the road.
After a short break and the first beer of the day I start a small sightseeing tour.
I walked over the biggest place of Europe, " la place Bellecour" and went by the funicular to the Basilique " Notre Dame de Fourviere" with the golden statue of the Virgin Mary. Wonderful building.
And wonderful view over the illuminated Lyon,a city with an old town on a hill, two rivers and a peninsula, very special city!!!
Then it was time to go to the hall "Toni Garnier". I like this hall, strange big building.
It was a great concert from the first note.
Yes, France, you can do and I was so happy that there will be three more concerts for me in France next week.
I met many friendly and celebrating fans.
Sometimes I enjoy it to travel alone, because then I could disappear in the masses, I'm only a drop in an ocean, I be able to forget my problems, I only exist with the music. It is like a recurrent meditation, I love it when it is always the same, no set changings, and when Dave perform his own little play of movements, hecklings and dances.
"Again and again".....yes it's a kind of strangelove, but it makes me happy.
In Lyon I liked every song, even Martin's songs.
After " Shake the disease", Dave came back on stage and the crowd didn't sing the typical " ohoho" like everytime after Martin's songs and he builded up in front of the first row and encouraged them to sing it. He said: " Come on, you can do that" , and he did this so long until they sing and then the whole audience did it!!!! Great job!!!!
Very happily I went back to my hotel for a few hours sleep.
In the next morning it rained. Not nice, but with my wonderful umbrella I made a short sightseeing tour to the two antic amphitheatres on another hill of Lyon.
Then it was time to go back to Paris by train.
The break in Paris I used to visit the " Galeries Lafayette" , a big magasin where I bought every time when I'm in Paris mustard, chocolate and some other stuff.
Took the Thalys back to Cologne and spent a nice evening with my kids.
And now, sorry my dears, I'm in hurry, have to go to Antwerp, will be concert number 40 of this tour, yeahhhhhh!