Three weeks before the Closing Weekend in Ischgl, we spontaneously decided to travel to the mountains again, not so much for skiing – we had already done that this season – but because the one and only Mr. Robbie Williams was going to visit Ischgl and give a concert on Top of the Mountain. When Mr. Williams is calling we must go!
Party all over the place
Ischgl has a reputation when it comes to the Closing Weekend . Many famous artists like for example Elton John, Pink and Alicia Keys have already gone up in the Silvretta bahn to give a concert for 25,000 visitors at 2.200 meters. This time it was my mission to be there to see my favorite UK singer. So, we booked a hotel. We went there not entirely knowing what to expect. Our intention was to ski during the day and go for a relaxed drink afterwards. So we did. We arrived at the hotel, checked in, went off to the village, and decided to go to the famous apresski bar Trofana Alm. When we got there, I couldn’t believe my eyes. The streets and hotel balconies where packed with people dancing and singing. Music blared from the mega stalls and live bands played typical Austrian music. Great! What a party! With another 2 days to go before Mr. Robbie Williams was going to enter the village, Ischgl was already rocking like never before.
VIP view overlooking the slopes
The next day we went for a couple of runs, but around lunch time we were done with it. It was time to relax, sit down and enjoy a good meal. The Moutain VIP Club, is the exclusive place where you can have it all – including a first class view on the slopes and the stage where Mr. Williams was going to perform.
Delightful wines and tasty bites
Once we were down in the village, we decided to have a fine glass of wine first, before heading to the party zone again. One of the finest establishments in Ischgl is Plangger. This deli is known for its delicious food, but also serves the finest wines by the glass, which you can simply enjoy standing outside on the street. We had a nice glass of Tignanello (93 Parker points) a Tuscan wine of the house Antinori. Accompanied by delicious bread, olive oil and some slices of truffle salami. Very delightful.
We said goodbye to Plangger and went off again to party all night long. Only one night before the show, the streets were packed with even more party people and we heard that the Robster was already in the village. What if we accidentally ran into him at the party zone tonight….
Watch the opening of the show ‘Let me entertain you’ here.
Saturday 3 May at 13.00 hrs. sharp Mr.Williams entered the stage singing ‘ Let me Entertain You’. Oh yes, we and 25.000 other Robster fans were so ready and excited to be entertained! The show was great, he sang all his famous songs and kept on singing even when heavy snowfall occurred. Well done Mr. Williams! You and your band were the bomb and thanks to Ischgl for being such a great host! We will definitely be back next year.
Feeling on Top of the Mountain!
Mr. Williams and his Angels…..
Pictures Robbie Williams and Mountain VIP Club by Ischgl.com