James Blunt live in Ischgl

James Blunt officially opened the Winter Season in Ischgl on Saturday night, 29 November 2014.

He played with support and introduced his latest album, Moon Landing, and even played a brand new number before crowdsurfing and then giving his band the night off to play his “sad songs”, as he put it.

Meanwhile, the audience who had flocked from their Ischgl apartments and neighbouring resorts who numbered around 17,000 took advantage of the free entry with their ski pass.

The atmosphere was warm and family orientated as they shuffled around and enjoyed Austrian refreshments from various bars which had been set up.  One or two holding up their phones to the old classics like You’re Beautiful and Carry me Home.

Not bad for 88 Euros which comprised a two-day ski pass and entry to the concert.  The snow wasn’t the best but the organisers had done a good job to provide coverage on Ischgl’s vast ski area of nearly 240 kilometres.

Highlights of the day are in the video below in English and German.