On Friday Feb 26th. 2010, we went to Maastricht to say goodbye to mayor Gerd Leers, who resigned as a mayor of that city. After having waited for 1,5 hours, we said goodbye to him and his wife, thanking them on behalf of the world wide André Rieu fans, for everything he did to make the Vrijthof concerts possible and a yearly tradition. He asked us to return his regards to all the world wide André Rieu fans. Below the video with an impression of that afternoon/evening.

Mr. Leers joined the Mastreechter Staar choir in singing the Maastricht anthem.

We shot André's emotional farewell speech from the main screen, on a cold and very windy Market Square. Therefore our excuses for the quality of this video. Additional footage was "borrowed" from the political program "Nova", as broadcast on Feb 27th. 2010 on Dutch TV.

Town hall, Maastricht.

Painted by Jane Worthington 2005.

(Read the comments of the Andre Rieu fans around the

world in our guest book)

Farewell to mayor Gerd Leers

of Maastricht.

Running time: 8.5 Minutes