Earth, Wind & Fire are from the time when bands smiled on their album cover: Last night, they brought a smile to my face.

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Wearing my fifteen year old cobalt blue glitter dress, I swayed my hips to “September” last night along with about 1,000 enthusiastic and festive Dutchmen: The place was Paradiso in Amsterdam, and the band was Earth, Wind & Fire.

Most band members had been replaced, except for the guitarist and songwriter Al Mckay. And although I would have liked more disco glitter, all twelve men could certainly play, sing and make synchronous “moves”, what a party!

As an extra touch, I had a song-loving Dutch lady behind me who knew all the lyrics, including solos consisting of “jaaaaiaa, jaaaa, duduuuu, duduuuuuua”; a true stereo experience!

To my left sat two Dutch aunties (everyone else in our row were standing). All of a sudden, more than halfway through the concert, the band apparently started playing the aunties’ favorites, because they jumped up and threw themselves into an avid dance, wildly flailing arms and hips, so I had to duck now and then.

Genuine enthusiasm, and lots of happy faces!

Wearing my fifteen year old cobalt blue glitter dress, I swayed my hips to “September” last night along with about 1,000 enthusiastic and festive Dutchmen: The place was in Amsterdam, and the band was Earth, Wind & Fire.

 

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I am a Danish writer, journalist, and communications specialist. After several years in The Netherlands, I am back in my home country, with one foot in London. I hold a M.Sc. in International Business Administration and Modern Languages, and I have brushed up my skills through studies at Webster University and London School of Journalism. I have worked with communications and business development most of my life. I do freelance work (English and Danish), and I write for pleasure. Most of my stories are about places and people I encounter on journeys around the world. I have an eye for cultural and social subtleties, and I am especially interested in travel, the environment, and the arts. Drop me a line if you want to hire me, or if you have a question or comment. And feel free to follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin' and Instagram.
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