On 24 May 2015, Willem Bodhi played guitar and sang, as this cell phone photo shows.
This was an open air concert in the courtyard of the Jean Michelhof in Leiden; built in 1687 for housing elderly French-speaking refugees. The Jean Michelhof is a ‘hofje‘, a courtyard with almshouses around it. There are over thirty hofjes in Leiden. They used to be for elderly people. Today, mainly students and others live there.
This photo shows the Jean Michelhof when the courtyard is empty.
This is a video of Willem Bodhi playing to thousands of people at the Parkpop rock festival in 2014 in The Hague.
In the small Jean Michelhof courtyard, though it was jam-packed, of course far less people could listen. Still, things went well, as the weather was sunny.
One of the songs Willem sang was ‘Here comes the sun‘, originally by George Harrison; with its line ‘It’s all right’. It’s all right with me as well … as long as that sun is not Rupert Murdoch‘s Sun 🙂
This concert was part of a big series of concerts with various types of music in the hofjes of Leiden, on 23-25 May.
Earlier on 24 May, we had heard another concert, also packed, at the somewhat larger Pieter Loridanshof.