The days have passed when the iron curtain used to keep international artists away. The nineties have passed, when the music scene in Hungary was still struggling to find its feet. Now there are great mid-sized venues in Budapest(one on a boat, incidentally), a lively art scene, and an atmosphere that's historic but still has a kind of freshness to it that's unique.(I interviewed Rusty Anderson, Paul McCartney's guitarist, a few years back, and he said Budapest was one of the highlights of their European tour.)
So why not have a Crowded House concert in Budapest? We are great "concert tourists" around here. We go to and fro between Vienna, Bratislava and Prague for gigs, so I'm sure many fans would make the trip to see the band. And why should Crowded House deny themselves the opportunity to experience a whole new region? It's time for a change. C'mon guys, give it a try!