Beyond the Concerts: Best of 2018

2018 started pretty much the same way 2017 ended: With pain and physical therapy. But it got better much quicker than I had thought.

  1. Oh Barcelona

By the end of March I was actually able to leave for my first vacation to Barcelona. I still had to have the painmeds and anti-inflammatories with me, but I was able to walk around again. That’s where these pics were taken.


2. Bella Italia

I made use of my new found mobility by retreating to Ischia for a while in summer. Lot’s of reading and being lazy. I don’t think I ever needed a vacation as much as this one.


3. Baptism of fire in Stockholm

To fight my fear (and of course see another concert) is what took me back to Stockholm. I needed to wander these streets again to prove myself that I could do it now without pain.


4. Back to where the heart is: London

I was finally able to go back to London, even if I was still walking with a brace when I got there the first time in November, because I hard ruptured the capsule in my foot a couple of weeks before. This injury set back the physical therapy for my hip and will cause for a while longer, but what doesn’t kill you…

By the time for my second trip I wasn’t limping anymore and didn’t need crutches. Slow progress, but progress.




For the last ten years I have regularly been to concerts at least two or three times a year. At the end of 2016 I decided that 2017 would be my concert year. The experience of witnessing so many great concerts in one year inspired me to start this blog. It also serves as I diary for myself to help and remember the small things that happened during the shows, on and off stage. Please keep in mind that I am not a critic nor do I know a lot about music. This is just my opinion, nothing more and nothing less.