Rainer Gast writes to 'Beyond the Pale' (August 2010): 'I'm Rainer Gast and a member of Michael Ackermann´s fan club Whaling Stories, although I'm a Gary Brooker and Procol Harum fan since 1967. My friend Gerd and me visited the Procol gig in Äänekoski. We met Gary at the lake before the soundcheck started. My friend and a local female journalist shot some photos. In the evening I shot some photos too (attached)'.
Gary Brooker meets and greets by the lake
Commander with telephone
Fans with Gary Brooker
Gary Brooker meets Rainer
Gary does his spot for Finnish television
Geoff, Geoff, Matt and Josh on stage at the Kettle Jazz Festival
Gary and Geoff on stage at the Kettle Jazz Festival
Rainer and Gerd
Rainer and Gerd in the crowd ... nice hat, nice shirt!
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