Pinkpop, 31st May 2004.Report and photos by Anita Van Den Elsen
Of the 60, 000 tickets, there are sold only 35, 000 what was bad news for the orginasation but very relaxed for the visitors. The reason for people to stay away is the programme and I agree because the only reason that I am there is to see Starsailor.
Starsailor is playing at 20.15 in the 3fm (Dutch radio station) tent as headliner and they may be happy with that because at the time they where playing the weather was terribly bad.
It must be a big compliment for the guys that while Lenny Kravitz was playing at the main stage people are already waiting for them . . . at 20.00 start the tent to become full and at 20.15 come the guys on stage.
On James's face you could see he was in the mood for it, Baz I could not see because he was behind his keyboard, Ben has a smile from ear to ear and James Stelfox looked like he didn't feel very well.
After a few songs James was saying that he liked the pink hat and was asking himself what was under it . . . and came then on the idea to ask one from the crowd for Baz . . . the same time a lot of hats where landing on stage, he took one for himself like you can see on the pictures and one for Baz and they keep it on there head during the show.
James had a lot of fun while he was playing and talked a lot between the songs and even try to warn the people in Dutch to warn for a cold night and he didn't do it badly. After an hour they played their last song and after they left the stage the crowd was yelling whe want more but they didn't come back any more.
I think that Starsailor have afther this gig a lot of new Dutch fans because I heard that a lot of people where again suprised by them and by James voice, that was very good and special.
Thanks again Starsailor for a wonderful evening with a lot of goosebumps. Looking forward to see you at Halderen.
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