since im in a hotel in south london and unable it seems to get my hands on a beer ...
south bank centre gig was a hit with me
i havent even got the new record yet being vinyl only and ive purposely avoided listening to it online as i dont listen to music that way ordinarily and hopefully the vinyl edition will surface soon so ... obviously then the bavarian fruit bread material worked best for me as im a huge fan of that record and know it very well
i felt the support band were a little self indulgent and came off a bit of a structured jam band and i was dreading them overpowering the hope set ... which i found that they tended to do over four or five numbers
colm and hope were awesome though ... the numbers where they locked together into the acoustic guitar and vocal work were the highpoints for me ... that was what i was there for
yep she was a little truculent ? petulent ? it seemed like it was the little things that got to her ... house lights on during the encore and a song that may be went on too long in spite of her signalling to wrap it up
anyway what can i say ... i didnt take for granted that i would make it to the gig as it was very last minute for me with the craziness that has my life by the tail at the moment ... i was happy enough to be sat one row from the very back until the encore when i relocated to one row from the front
she truly has not changed in 20 years in spite of what i overheard a couple saying behind me ... shes still up there , a total goddess ... a really special night although a total crying shame there was no where to hang around with a drink for 45 minutes afterwards and reflect