The 1984 Cologne Peace Concert1Eight thousand peace-lovers attended our first Peace Concert in Cologne, Germany. Since then, the number has practically doubled. In the Czech Republic we had 15,000, in Canada there were 14,000 [later 19,000], and in Japan, 12,000 came. But the thrill, ecstasy and excitement that I felt in Cologne has not been repeated.
I will never, never forget the thrilling experience I had in Cologne! It seems it will never be repeated. I was full of joy and excitement. It was such a new adventure — new, new, new! In so many ways it will remain unparalleled. That experience I will never, never forget, the Cologne experience.
WSI 10. 5 November 1997, New York↩