I 've copied this from my post from the church studio gig, i have such wonderful memories of this gig. May 06
What an amazing experience.
Arrived at Church studio at 6pm to be 1st row, talking to tour crew who kept nipping out for a smoke(see England shirt thread in general).
The church is beautiful its enormous.
Anyway doors opened 7pm and we were treated to pickies and alcohol got carried away a little with the red wine.(never mind)
Martin Collins came on and introduced Dg who he said he was a fan off and had followed since early in his career.
DG came on and commented on How close we were there wasn't even a gap or stage we were all on the floor, i was stood 6ft away when he was on guitar and about 4ft from his piano.
Now much chat just got on with the singing, could actually see the set list taped on the floor in front of him - as followsHospital
Nos Da Cariad
LatelyI managed to get my 1st setlist along with his towel, bottle of water and my shirt signed.We also recieved a signed photograph as we left the building.
Afterwards just sat in the coffee shop over the road amazed.
Then walked up the Broadway for a kebab, chatting to one of his crew who was at the bus stop who i also seen in the hotel room the next day.
Forgot to mention that Rob was not there a different guy on bass who i was also talking to as i was leaving my hotel room could hearing him playing LISM earlier, told him he was really good on guitar he told me he was giong back to the church for rehearsals as they were off to Germany at Wkend. Trevor informed me that Robs wife just had baby thats why the other guy was playing.
Anyway gonna go now and get some rest,
Although this was an amazing experience, what dreams are made of, but it was over way to soon, i could have stayed there forever.
Other special gigs include;
My very first, wow i was so excited for this one at T in the park festival july 2001, not the best location for a gig ( 1 of 70, 000 people), i later learnt that up close and personal is best, but was i was finally watching David sing live, i was in heaven.
In Sept 01, my first real gig at the Manchester Appollo, wow i was second row, this rocked i was totally blown away. Manchester gigs are always special. My first meet and pic with Dg, sadly pic was too dark to see, still got the memories though.
So many more to mention - The apple store in London, just David his Giutar and Piano, First time i heard Shine live ( i cried)
Hull arena 06- first met Djk
Newcastle Arena Nov 02 as this was the first Close to home and first time front row.
Dublin Castle, beautiful setting with amazing friends.
Dublin 02 Dec 09 such an amazing gig, blew me away, finally got to see Dg at the point, front row too, again wonderful company.
The Academy Newcastle Close to home, wonderful company and my first dg pic what actually turned out, courtesy of Djk.
The Sage Gateshead,Dec 09 wow what a venue and again wonderful company, secretly hoping Dg takes his Lost and found tour here. The sound was amazing. Again all the more special as its close to home.
Bare bones tour Kilmarnock Scotland so special.
And last but certainly not Least Hamburg( my 25th gig- Now and always springs to mind, it blew me away) and Berlin, what an amazing experience, my first time in Germany and seeing Dg outside of Uk & Ireland, felt blessed to attend those gigs in the company of such wonderful friends, lovely tour of Berlin, beautiful but so cold, sadly the last time i seen Djk.
Sheffield, Oxford and i could i forget the Cambridge corn exchange, now that was some gig.
And how could i forget the wonderful weekend in Norfolk with dear friends and the Thetford forest gig, what a beautiful part of the Uk.
To be honest each and every one of the 27 gigs( definitely counting) and been so special to me.
This has definitely brought out my OCDG, i'm gonna go before some shoots me, lol
Sorry for waffling on so much but i could go on all night, so many memories, cant wait for this lost and found tour in the uk.
Gigs i would have loved to attend;
The point 99
The Boardwalk Sheffield 99.