Sunday, September 20, 2009
Peter and The Test Tube Babies @ Melkweg on 21 November 2009.
Great start to the day today, had a response from an email that I sent to Peter and The Test Tube Babies.
Yesterday I looked on the internet for gigs we could go to when I am up and about in the wheelchair once more.
Saw a brilliant gig in The Melkweg on 21/11 with Peter and The Test Tube Babies and 6 other punk bands.
Peter and The Test Tube Babies have been around for 31 years and is a brilliant band.
Sadly the gig was already sold out, so I found the band’s website and sent them an email last night.
Got an email from Peter himself this morning which was a wonderful surprise and totally unexpected by both of us.
The response I got from Peter was wonderful, he will see if he can advise us how to get in and I can buy cd’s via him.
I am very touched by his response and so was Richie, who had not expected me to hear anything from Peter or the band.
I got quite tearful and choked up with emotion at the idea of a good punk evening in The Melkweg to celebrate my return to mobility.
Going to see Peter and The Test Tube Babies would be a great way to celebrate being mobile once again after more than a year in bed.
Here is the mail I sent:
Hello Peter and The Test Tube Babies,
Overjoyed to see you are playing at the Melkweg in November and then devasted to see it is sold out already.
Not a surprise as you are popular, but very upsetting for my partner, Richie and I, as we really fancied seeing you.
I have been in bed for over a year now with a pressure sore that is only healing now, I will be getting my wheelchair adapted in mid to end of October so was looking for a good gig to go to.
I know you have no say over ticket sales and allocation but just wanted to mail you in case you had any advice how we might still get tickets.
I am desperate to get out of bed and rolling around town and a good gig like yours would do me good.
What a wonderful man Peter is, so pleased he took the time to mail me, his mail has made my day, it has shown him to be a real punk darling.
Today is a good day, have had a nice visit from an old dear friend Malte and phone calls from two other dear friends.
One an ex colleague from a company I worked at in 2003 and the other a friend who moved out of Amsterdam in 1990, real nice to hear from both of them.
I am enjoying today, the weather was great until just after 4 pm this afternoon when the sun went away and now it is slowly moving towards twilight at 17.43.
The neighbourhood children are enjoying playing football outside and I am enjoying hearing them.
Hope today is a good day for everyone