Quiet in here.
I just saw that Andreea has been defending Lleyton on twitter.
I see what you're saying and I think you've said similar in the past. I speak a Germanic language as my first language too, although I'd say, from what I know, that English is much farther away from German than Dutch is. When I was in high school, I took Spanish and German (and French, of course) and found Spanish much, much easier than German. I thought at the time it was because Spanish is so similar to French. The German-English connection meant little to me in terms of rules and understanding. In fact, I found the rules of German kind of... annoying, I guess.
Needless to say, I remember almost nothing of German, not too much of a surprise since I only took it for two years.
Edit: And I generally like rules.
Hmm...odd. Maybe it's just me then but German grammar makes a whole lot more sense to me or maybe it's just that Dutch is indeed closer to German than English to German.
Anyway, my holiday has started well with a brilliant, brilliant concert of Bruce Springsteen
Boy, that man has a LOT of energy. The man clearly loves to perform. He looked like he was having a blast on stage and it translated into the crowd having a blast as well. What a party, that was.
Also in that festival:
: a Belgian band but I missed their performance.
: her voice is no longer strong enough for the high and low notes.
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite:
Blues guitarists. They were brilliant but they would have come over better in the evening instead of in the middle of the day.
: he was a bit miffed that the crowd didn't adore him as much as he seemed to think he should be adored. I have to admit that Santana is fantastic but listening to it in the middle of the day in scorching heat for over an hour of the same sort of music is a bit much. I was reminded of a concert I once saw of Gary Moore (another guitar legend) and I enjoyed Moore's concert a whole lot more, I must say.
I liked them. The singer has a very good voice and he was in a good mood. I was surprised to see just how many hits they have already.
But lots and lots and lots of people were either drunk or high or both at the end of the day. I mean LOTS of people. I hope most of them went home by public transport.
Right, I'm off to go pack for my trip to England.