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(This was originally an email to Amarok, the Mike Oldfield mailing list. Sent 4 days after September 4, 1998, and the world premiere of Tubular Bells 3, at Horse Guards Parade.)
Yes, I know, you've already heard all you need to know about the concert... But I have a few scattered thoughts...
One thing I haven't heard much talk about. I thought it was quite fascinating to watch Robin Smith (conductor of TB2, and now TB3, also playing keyboards). He conducted in a quite casual way: a bit here and there, but most of the time just playing things I couldn't really hear on the keyboard (maybe complementing chords of the others?), rocking along and looking quite relaxed and happy. And if it comes to that: I think he's quite cute, but Obi doesn't agree?
Am I the only one who thinks the bass player was not only tough looking, but a bit arrogant looking?
It was great being at the concert with friends from all sorts of places. We were 9 Danes, who went to London together. I also met lots of other people, I mostly know by mail or email. It was quite good. And it's fun seeing my own name mentioned by other people who were there. I have witnesses: I've been to the MO concert! So with that in mind: Chris K., Sunjammer with friends, Paul Ha., Chris D., David P., Simon L., Ralf, Stefan N., Jens L. and probably others, I can't remember right now - good seeing you there! (If you have the picture taken at the DS convention: I'm the one on the right with the ponytail, at that moment getting a signature from Tom Newman!)
And yes, I can prove I was there. Apart from the picture mentioned above, there was also a picture (384 KB) taken from the stage. This smaller version of it shows me, Ian and Obi. I'm the one on the left, in white, pink and blue.
If you were there, you remember getting wet. That the rain started less than an hour before the concert was to start, and continued - actually kept going for 24 hours. It was rather wet and cold to sit there. But the concert ended with some wonderful extras - and by that time I was dancing and jumping up and down, and had forgotten all about being cold.
And final proof: my ticket.
BTW, if I am infringing any copyright by hosting a copy of any of these pictures, please let me know. I don't remember the source of these pictures anymore.
Created: 30 June, 2001 - Last changed: 20 May, 2008 - Comments (0)