Although the title might suspect otherwise, the weather here in Amsterdam is amazing. It’s spring, but it pretty much feels like summer. Smiling faces everywhere, the parks are full with people having drinks and picnics and all bars have their terraces overwhelmed with people looking for refreshments.
I’m strolling down the streets and pass Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdams former commodity exchange. It’s now used as a venue for conferences and exhibitions.
I was there a few weeks back, for an exhibition that really got me. I knew he was a legend, I knew he’d made so many great songs, taught so many how to play and just didn’t want to stop while on the stage. But seeing everything from so close, his instruments, his outfits, his handwritten lyrics, with live performances everywhere and so much information about the man really amazed me.
Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as Prince, was found dead two years ago today in his home at Paisley Park Studios at the age of 57.
I’m strolling down the streets with the sun on my skin, it’s spring in the city, but it kind of feels like summer! But in my head I sing these lyrics:
Sometimes it snows in April
Sometimes I feel so bad
Sometimes I wish that life was never ending
And all good things, they say, never last
My Name Is Prince, the official exhibition will be in Amsterdam until June 8, 2018.