We felt honored to welcome 75 André Rieu fans, consisting of 13 nationalities to the Center of the Universe. They came from all across the world. The group was smaller than other years, because of the ticket disaster for which no one was able to purchase concert tickets for the first weekend. Most of the hardcore fans had to change to the second weekend and Ruud and Ineke had to buy first weekend tickets from the ticket mediation service of their own website! (www.andrerieumovies.com). We’ll have a party now with 75 fans and the majority came again from the UK! For the first time we had a new nationality which we never had before: welcome Bernadette Yaghi from Lebanon!
Françoise cooked our 3 course dinner on the Stiphout ship for 10 years in a row, and we always loved the food. She had never attended an André concert before, so we treated her and her collegue Mario to an André Rieu concert from our hotel room.