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Procol Harum at Basel, 18 June, 2005

'We got the cake' (1)


Dane, from the Z7 venue at Pratteln in Switzerland, show a cake to the crowd (Melanie Schweizer)

Gary Brooker examines the cake, which is iced with a Salty Dog motif (MS)

Voici le gateau ... made for GB by Heidi Widmer (not pictured) (RC from BtP)

Band with cake (Josh Phillips)

And here's a shot of Josh taking a picture somewhat like the one above (Jill McMahon)

Gary addressees the throng, in English and French (MS)






The crowd responds: right at the front, clapping, Heidi Widmer, who made the cake. (RC)

Here's Dane backstage moments before, contemplating cake and knife (RC)

The knife goes up ... (MS)

And plunges in ... the band plays on (Happy Birthday to You) (MS)

Close-up of GB cutting the birthday-cake (Andreas Havlik)



Needless to say, it's not his birthday at all
(MS)




The same scene from over the organist's shoulder (RC)

He turns to exhibit the 'Brooker 60' on his back ...  (MS)

... an AS Roma shirt specially given to him earlier by Stefano Ciccioriccio (RC)

 

Backstage, Gary Brooker gets to taste the cake at last ... 'Ooh, carrot cake: we like carrot-cake!' (RC)

 

Gary with the cakewright, Heidi Widmer Heidi helps Mark Brzezicki to some cake (RC)



Mark weighs in ...
(RC)


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