This was a two and a half week tour. We met in Copenhagen, I flew in and Ray drove down. The shows took us to Wendland and the old border between West and East Germany where differences still remain, to Flensburg in Schleswig-Holstein, the farthest north and close to the Danish border, to Lower Saxony, near the border with both North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany and Holland, then up to the coast near Rostock in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and down east to south-east of Berlin and a church from 1450 in the state of Brandenburg. Germany is indeed a big country, the land area is half as big again as the UK.
Ray’s music is very well received here. Audiences numbers varied with many saying people are still not comfortable going to indoor venues. The exception being in the Klostergarten of Bad Doberan where the indoor show was part of their weekend festival and they had to bring extra chairs into the packed hall. The outdoor concerts were very well attended – both in the vineyard in Bad Bentheim where Ray premiered a new song and outside the church in Altlandsberg.