Charley took her Uncle P and I to the show last night as well.
This was one of the most enjoyable aussie shows that I can recall seeing. Strange as it may seem though, this was not for the usual reasons. Yes, the set list certainly hit the spot as far as I was concerned, and the level of dedication and professionalism by the band was just as high as always. Perhaps it was because I was in a really good mood (being there with my son and granddaughter as I was) and looking forward to getting back into the 'Floyd Zone' again after a 2 month break since the Warsaw show, but it was several unconnected events that probably accounted for the huge smile on my face!
Like Great Gig. A fabulous rendition given by all 3 ladies! Stupendous, and by the way, they looked really glamourous last night!! The set list I've mentioned - perfect for me. The humour when Colin began Fletcher and a kind of 'squeak' came out. A quick, discreet cough away from the mic and then business as usual. What a moment for that to happen - centre stage, spotlight on you, and no place to hide! I'm really pleased that Colin has taken on more of the vocals in the last year or so, just like the old days in fact. He was particularly good on Fletcher and Sheep. The running repairs made to one of Steve Macs guitars - carried out I must say very competently by the guitar tech (who I Iater discovered would have paid generously at the time for a handy allan key) The obviously genuine, happy and relaxed ambience amongst the band both during and after the show. They are clearly very comfortable with eachother. The very happy moment when it was discovered that one of guests was enjoying a birthday, and Emily, Lara and Lorelei gave an impromptu rendition of 'Happy Birthday' to her. I could go on......it was just live music at it's very best (warts and all). A fantastic night.
Here's the set list courtesy of Mike the Sax;
In The Flesh
Take It Back
Set The Controls
What Do You Want From Me
Us and Them