As Linda and I leave the Customs Booth and head towards the transportation hub upon arriving at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, I hear resounding sounds emanating from a full orchestra supporting a passionate male voice singing “Cry Me a River.” The sounds are clearly not recorded let alone those of SIRI – who is starting to dominate the US airport landscape. This sound is live and full of life – it is also magnificent. The people in the large transportation hub/mall are jammed together surrounding the singer and orchestra and look mesmerized. Soon I am in the exact same state. The arrangement is faithful to (and as good) as Michael Buble’s stellar performance on the Crazy Love album.
After a third song Linda reminds me that we have a trip through the low countries to take. “Really? Can’t I just stay here and buy some Duty Free goods before we head back?” As a child of Rock and Roll who enjoys everything from Hip Hop to today’s Country there is nothing that knocks me off my socks more than someone singing something from the standard song book backed by a full band/orchestra. Wow!
Below the a pictorial of our trip to Amsterdam – The Netherlands, Delft – The Netherlands, and Bruge – Belgium.