December 7, 1997
submitted by Kate Barrett
Alright I've got a confession to make - although I have always enjoyed
Harry's music, I've never been what you would call an avid fan - until
now that is ! I'm from England but am living and working in Paris for
a year as part of my uni course. Anyway, I happened to find out that
Harry was playing in Paris and set about trying to get a ticket.
After a lot of hard work I managed to get the very last ticket that
was left, the day before the concert!
I was amazed to find out when I got there that my seat was on the
eighth row and as the theatre was only very small I had a wonderful
view. As soon as Harry walked on the stage and started to sing I was
enthralled. I fell in love with this man's voice there and then! I
could not believe that one person could have so much talent and what
made it all the more amazing was the fact that he genuinely seemed to
really be enjoying himself and in love with his music. To see someone
perform with such a passion was a real pleasure.
At one point Harry even had a go at talking in french to tell the
crowd that Paris was one of his favourite cities, and said that he
never really concentrated on french lessons at school as he was always
thinking about music!
Throughout the whole concert I was constantly in a daze at just how
amazing his performance was. Highlights had to be the beautiful "To
See You" and my favourite off the album, the wonderful "Learn to
Love". But as always the best was saved till last for the encore when
Harry sang "It Had to Be You". An absolute classic!
I'm sure you will all be pleased to know that the whole performance
was recorded, so hopefully there will be a video out some time in the
near future! I certainly hope so as it was a night that I will never
forget and it would be wonderful to relive the whole experience again!
Having seen Harry live, I am now a fan for life and will certainly be
first in line for tickets when he next comes to France or England!
To sum up the night, there is only really one word that can describe
it ... MAGICAL!