Halle 622, Zürich, November 2, 2018
Guess it all started with the fact that i decided to change my plans last minute and instead of a night with a friend, i bought that ticket just three days before the concert, last minute like, and arranged for my friend to come to another concert with me on another day.
My day off was then planned to be an over 2,5h train ride to and 2,5h fro for having a lunch with friends in the west. Deal was, I’d be able to catch the last possible train back to be able to go home and change and then to the venue. From lunch, my friends and I made it after a short hike and a great lunch even to an earlier train… lucky enough, because due to some train breaking down on my line, I had to change exceptionally. one wrong change later and i nearly went back to square 1. some whining and arriving in the end later than expected at destination. I had to decide whether I’d go directly to the venue and whether to spend my well earned beer on putting the backpack in storage or whether there was time to go home. i ended up sacrificing the pint and made it just to the last song of the opening act, I can’t say anything about the guy and his music from that one song though… sorry… swiss railway and some confused passenger were the cause!
As i had just arrived, when many went for the beer break, i managed quite easily to squeeze through the crowd. I found myself a spot amongst the younger fans nearly upfront and had a good view onto the stage. John Butler and his band, no longer the Trio, came up and off we went into a long and happy guitar night. He started off with a tune on one of my favourite guitars, the Weissenborn. My mood was lifted and while he changed guitars to banjo to other guitars and back to the lovely W! I enjoyed the music and craftsmanship with all the good vibes throughout. At a certain moment, I even was thinking that this was surely going to be he ultimate cure for my upcoming cold… it was a concert i’m very happy to have been to and have already replayed the album several times, if ever you need a good moment, John Butler will do you good.