I've got to be honest, in these Covid times I've been watching a few gigs online but I've never really considered joining a virtual tour, that was until I saw the Beatles in Hamburg advertised by David Bedford & Richard Porter.
I've been to Hamburg twice, in 1989 to see Paul McCartney at the Sportshalle, Hamburg and in 2006 for the Hamburg Sound - Beatles, Beat & Grosse Freiheit.
We should have been there for a third time in March 2020 for the first Hamburg Beatles Festival but understandably it was cancelled due to Covid 19.
I was intrigued what the virtual tour would take in, so, me and the Mrs sat down to watch the two hour tour on Sunday night.
The presentation started with a history of Hamburg and its comparisons to Liverpool and New York.
My favourite Beatles year is 1961, it must have been awesome to see the Beatles in Hamburg where they played up to 8 hours a day.
It wasn't long before we were in the thick of the Grosse Freiheit and the clubs the Beatles played after being driven to 'West Germany' by Allan Williams in his van.
The Beatles in Hamburg was presented by David and Richard through a number of pictures and some nice colour film of the Grosse Freiheit featuring the clubs and places associated with the Beatles in Hamburg including the Bambi Kino, the Indra, the Kaiserkeller, the Top Ten Club, the famous Star Club, the Reeperbahn, the Redlight district and the local Polize Station.
It also highlighted the people who entered the Beatles lives during their stays in Hamburg with tributes to Tony Sheridan, Astrid Kercherr, Roy Young and of course Stuart Sutcliffe died there aged 21 years old.
Thanks to the presentation of David & Richard the 2hrs was totally entertaining and it actually over ran by 30 minutes that included a live chat to end this virtual tour that was definitely one to join.