Zurich, the city of light
As I write this I’m sat on the concrete steps next to the stage in Zurich. Today is our last day on the European continent. The sun has been shining in Zurich and I was really excited to meet the volunteers from Switzerland. These volunteers came from one of our partner organisation’s the Clean Clothes Campaign, who Oxfam works with in Switzerland, so it was great for me to hear about what Oxfam was doing with partners in other countries. Oxfam doesn’t have a huge presence in Switzerland but you Swiss people know how to welcome us and joined our campaign with open arms. Amazing!!
Now the campaigning has ended and I’m sat enjoying the show. My body is tingling as the band yells Para-para-paradise. Zurich yes you are!! The crowd is huge and everyone is wearing their wristbands making the arena glow with neon colours. As Chris shouts, “Show me your lights”, everyone screams back and the coloured lights wave in sync with the music as everyone is screaming the words. This is truly amazing!
60,000 people connecting with the band, Chris shouts “I feel like we are all one, we are all together.” They hit the chorus again and 60,000 people shout the words as Chris hands them the mic. What a beautiful end to a day with the people of Zurich! If you were at the gig I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. And for those who didn’t, start following us on twitter, @oxfamontour, as I tweet pictures of the gig!