Ive done Glasgow (numerous times), Norwich, Birmingham and even a tiny little theatre in Ayr the first time I saw the guys back in the late 90’s. Norwich back in 05/06 had a great atmosphere (due to the small size of the venue) and I’ve now lost track of how many time I’ve seen them is it the 11th or 12th?.
Anyway I didn’t think the Norwich experience could be topped for a hot crowd. I was wrong. The crowd last night was unbelievable. Multiple sing alongs (although I was singing everything) and an atmosphere and reaction for the crowd I could not believe I was experiencing. To say everyone was up for it would be an understatement. I all ended with the entire theatre up on their feet for RLH at the end.
I’d mention that the guys are now equalling the real thing from the special effects standpoint but they’d already started doing that last year.
There was minor downside in that some patrons decided to head out to the bar or bathroom during the post waters tracks (and as much as I personally hold most of it in the same regard as everything else) there was perhaps a little too much of this on this tour for some.
Musically? Do you have to ask? They hit the nail on the head as always and I loved the new version of Astronomy Domine, it really had a 1960s feel to it
An absolutely incredible show and surprisingly, considering the I’m well into double figures, the best I’ve seen them deliver yet.
Hey mate, Im off to see them tonight at Newcastle City Hall. Can you remember how long the show is. I have a late train to catch back to Sunderland and I would hate to have to miss the end of the show, cheers
Hi Marcus, as far as I can remember - by the time we got out of the Edinburgh gig - it was about 10.45pm (Hope that helps!!)
Well, as expected - the gig was amazing - I was dissapointed not to hear Arnold Layne, but pleased to hear an old favourite Us and Them - Thanks to Mr Screen for the set-list above. I must say, the three girls dance moves were great and to perfection!! And this was the first time I actually heard Lara and Emily doing their solo parts on Great Gig - fantastic!! and Lorelei was amazing as ever!! Also big respect goes to Mike for being brave enough to come on stage wearing the Kilt!! Well done!! All in all, a brilliant gig, however I don't know if I would go back to the Playhouse again, as I found the accoustics on some tracks seemed to "vibrate" or "echo" - It may have been our seat positions, or just the size of the venue, (Mr Screen - where were you sitting?? I was in line with Steve Mac, probably about 9 or 10 rows from the front) anyway, with that exception, a great night was had by all!! My sister hadn't seen you guys for a few years and was amazed with the difference. My fella Fran also brought his mate and this was his first time - totally hooked now, so he'll be back again!!
Sorry I don't have any photos to post guys - that was another thing ........ the staff in the Playhouse were "on you" within seconds of you lifting out your mobile phone/camera, so the couple of photos I did manage to take were a bit "blurry" grrrrrr.
Also picked up one of the flyers for next year's concerts - Dark Side of The Moon 40th Anniversary!! They'll be doing the whole album, plus other favourites!!! Woo hoo!!