Posted by Frans Verweij
If you no longer live in The Hague, you are going to miss it in some way. You want to go back to it every year, also to see what new buildings haven been added now, but in my case to take a breath of fresh air at Scheveningen. So we did,
on that now actually quite special day. I simply parked the car in a street near where I was born, and therefore know the way flawlessly, to avoid the also then exceptionally high parking rates. Of course we walked to the Kurhaus, because that is quite a crowd
puller and to enjoy the ambiance of the many terraces on the Gevers Deynootplein. In the middle of the square was a kind of music chapel in which a band played, I said to my travel companion "that sounds familiar"! Curious we walked on and I actually saw Rick
van der Linden behind a battery of keys and Max Werner behind the drum set. Hey I thought that's strange, what is Max doing with Rick together. Anyway, we stood there for quite some time, because all those old classics sounded fine. You should know that I
have always been a fan of Ekseption, for me it was certainly one of the influences that gave me my present love for symphonic and progressive music. (The others were Radio Caroline and Moonlight Records in the Wagenstraat, by the way). How did I get to share
this with you you will ask. Well, a CD of Ekseption has been released with a live recording, although for German TV from 1993, but precisely in the line-up that I saw on stage there. Perhaps the show in Scheveningen was a warm up for their tour in Germany.
By the way, this CD is the only live album released by Ekseption to my knowledge. But at least it's one.