So the music last night was amazing, which was expected… the hour before the music, not so much. Boyfriend is VERY German, meaning he is incredibly organized, good at planning and a bit of a worrier. All of things i am definitely not. Needless to say we are a good match and balance eachother out. So, yesterday I was feeling very prepared for our drive with my printed google maps driving directions right to the venue’s door. We left with ample time, so we would have a extra hour in case we got lost. Two things I do not think I would do without him, as I have a history of being notoriously late and pretty good at getting lost in a car. (on foot i have a great sense of direction, but somehow driving really mixes me up) Apparently the majority of Zurich is under construction so immediately my printed directions failed us :( after driving for a bit, i decided to turn on the data roaming on my phone which is SO expensive once you cross the border. Finally we were back on track with a little guidance from my faithful iphone and found parking and were there right on time. We found the street the venue (Schiffbau) was supposed to be on and the address i had for concert hall was an office building which was closed. fail. :( we turned the corner and found a theatre with the name Schiffbau “oh this must be it” we go to the ticket counter to make sure and the woman looks at us with that look of “you idiot” and said the place we were looking for was on the other side of the city and we could take a tram #4 there. Our hearts dropped a little, we marched down the hill to where the tram was and i googled the venue to find out where in the world (or Zurich) this place was. The website said, a short walk from the central train station. ” oh great we will get out at the station and walk.” so we did. i googled again and realized we were off the tram 4 stops early, a good 30+ min walk and by this time we were very late. Back on the tram once more and a bit more walking after an hour of hunting we finally found this giant concert hall named Schiffbau. Really? 2 places in the city with the same name? Well the music was incredible, we even got there with enough time to drink a beer and get a place in the very front of the hall.
I just love how humble a musician he is, or atleast he seems to be. Not really any commentary, just a hello, goodbye, thank you and beautiful music, pretty much exactly like the last two times i saw him in San Francisco.
The night turned out lovely- but i think we are finally going to break down and buy a GPS for the car and I am going to try not to think about the roaming charges on my phone i definitely will pay a hefty price for next month. It was worth it, and definitely an adventure which is what makes like interesting, right?