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Playing for the king in Holland

On the 5th of October 2016 Will Sophie and Susan performed with their band Music from the Well at the Cruise Terminal of Rotterdam for the 400th anniversary of the Royal Vopak N.V..
Being there, they had never seen a puppet show like this before. Passports had to be shown to enter … (er .. théy hired them?) Military units everywhere … An atmosphere of tension … because “the king” could enter at any moment.

A few minutes before the band had to start playing, someone from the organization came up to them and whispered to Susan, “Start playing as soon as the king comes in.” He pointed to the curtains directly across from her, which was about 50 meters in front of her. “Okay, she thought.” … “What a strange sensation …” she thought. “She had to sing for Willem-Alexander the King and his entourage in a moment and she should be nervous now.”
However, when the king entered, she felt … nothing.


The band played their program and Susan just looked at the masks of the crowd… people dressed in suits and the most beautiful dresses … champagne, wine, caviar, tight faces. In the undertow, she felt the thrill of the guests who were only occupied with one thing and that was “meeting the King!”.
Why did no one see themselves?
She found it extremely fascinating how quickly a person can lose himself in adoration. How man wants to caress the ego by saying “I have seen, touched, greeted him or her!” … “I matter because I was with him or her.”