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Hamburg, Germany
author: Nichelle
date posted: Friday, September 7, 2001

The Berlin shows were amazing and probably the best crowds we have had so far. They were singing so loud to the songs that you could barely hear David!

The venue was so very beautiful and had a great deal of history behind it. It is in the middle of the woods and Hitler used to make speeches there at the heighth of his glory. And the way you walk to the stage is through this underground tunnel that constantly curves toward the stage. Hitler used to walk through the same walls, so when you make your way down it, you get this eery feeling - it is rather creepy. The reason why the tunnel is curved, I was told, is because tat way, no one could hide behind anything and make a straight shot at Hitler. With it curving, his guards could see ahead and make sure he was safe. Crazy!

The venue is also amazing because instead of the audience going straight back, the venue goes steeply up a hill (you can see from the pictures). That way, from the stage, you can see ALL the people rather than just the ones in the front half. So during "Never Let Me Down Again," I cannot even tell you how great it looked. That song is always incredible, but with that setup, it looked amazing.

Today is a day off and the wonderful Anne Berning invited me on a sightseeing tour of Berlin. Let me tell you - she definitely can go into that business if her music career does not work out! She know Berlin amazingly well, so we had a great time and got to see a lot of pretty sights. We then went to the zoo and then home for a quiet night.

Off to Hamburg tomorrow.

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