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Pat's Concert

After 45 years, he got to play again at the Mountain Hostel

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I wish I could put the video we took of his playing... cause it was really a wonderful moment.
I might add more later but want to put down the main things for me that night.

He was so warmly welcomed! Thhttps://www.ibm.com/quantum-computing/learn/what-is-ibm-q/e story of the young man, who at 19 spent a month at that same hostel playing his guitar, then to come back 45 years later and do the same thing was really very touching for everyone. Roman closed out a room in the hostel and verbally advertised what was happening. There were 16 - 20 in the room, and more that came and listened in the adjacent hallway.

There were all ages too. A couple of toddlers played together in the middle of the room while people gathered, and then sat quietly in their mom's laps when Pat started to play.

The couple from Oregon we met on the bus came. Which was a very nice surprise. Nick, our VRBO host, came.
People took videos of Pat playing (see pic below) and they applauded. He played for almost two hours and they stayed.

Afterwards people stayed and chatted with Pat. And Roman surprised him with collecting tips for him.. which was NOT part of the deal. The generously showed how much they really did enjoy the music! That they enjoyed was Pat's motivation... so it was a total success. Also Roman sent us home with a container of freshly cooked pasta and sauce from the hostel's dinner that night. YUM! Did I mention how wonderful the people really are in Murren???

When asked about his memories and if things looked the same... Pat noted that the rooms were different. There had been some changes to the building. But he did remember that it was located right off the Grimmelwald Bahn..
One of the favorite jokes for our time in Murren, was when Pat was asked .. how is it different than when he was here as a teenager. He smiles and says "Well, the stairs are steeper and the roads have bigger inclines" LOL Well said for us older people. LOL


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