May 20, Hannover
Not many photos from the last two shows, and getting online time has been a bit harder than usual.
There are more photos on the who's on tour page now, and I'm preparing a much needed index of the tour pages, and
a gallery page of my favorite shots.
Some random notes:
Onstage during much of the show I walk around quite a bit on my area of the round stage.
That's because I'm aware that I am blocking some people's view of Peter (who is across stage from me.) So, taking my cue from
referees in boxing matches, I try to keep on the move so that I'm not blocking the same people's view all the time.
Though our concerts have taken us all over Europe, there are some people who are at almost all the shows. They usually stand
near the front of the audience, so the band is quite aware of them - even feel we know them, even though the encounters are
only during the show (unless we bump into each other somewhere in the city before the show.)
There are more an more signs appearing in the audience - usually during Games Without Frontiers, with names from that song,
or words, or other phrases of Peter's. I'd like to get photos of them, of course, but to get them all, I'd need a flash and that function isn't working
on my camera right now.
There's a cold going around the band and crew now (called a lurgy, which I guess is an expression from England for it.)
With close bus living for the crew, and close dressing room and van time for the band, these things usually travel around
pretty quickly. Hopefully it won't get Peter and Mel too badly, and affect their singing. But we've already seen lots of the crew
looking pretty dragged out.
Starting in mid-June, we will be doing outdoor festival shows. The first of these, in Bregenz, Austria, has quite an amazing
stage. From what I'm told, they build a new, spectacular looking stage every few years, rising out of the water. The promotors
kindly sent me a photo (or rendering - I can't tell) of the stage, and a second one, with Peter's band superimposed on the stage, to
show pretty exactly how it'll look. I've put the photos on a page,
and on June 12, we'll actually be there!