Please enjoy tonight's photographs sent from One-Eye's sidestage telephone,
telegraphic comments from his mobile device, and some additions from his excited
telephone call to Bristol as the band came off the platform at Amager Bio:
|The VIP Room||Raucous crowd of around 900|
|Toujours l'Amour||Remember how Chris Copping's left foot moved? So does Josh's!|
|Luskus Delph||Gary played the opening of Broken Barricades after this song|
|Shine on Brightly|
|An Old English Dream||Josh came into his own: never heard this big a response for this song|
|Something Following Me||Big applause after Josh's solo|
|Alpha||Gary gave me recognition before SFM and
Alpha. As Gary announces Alpha Geoff points and yells to me
Big applause for Geoff's solo: the whole band is groovin' – extended jam, massive applause.
|Interval||Crowd is clapping in time like an encore clap, and Procol haven't even moved off the stage – the set isn't even close to being done. What a crowd! Thomas Raa Olsen just came up and said hello: he's been helping run the merch tonight and will do so the next two gigs as well.|
|Conquistador||Mark's drumming the best I've heard from him: crowd is stomping feet. Everything seems to being hitting all cylinders tonight: the whole band is getting big cheers individually|
|In Held 'Twas in I||Mark singing the Ommmm; Geoff again mandolining/sitaring on guitar; Matt narrates second verse – his voice is very 'Reid' – timing slightly off, but that's ok. Pegg hitting bell. Josh has the carnival effect down. The crowd clapped loudly. The opening chord of Autumn shook the building. Mark playing a mouth-horn during the build-up to the guitar passage. Geoff and Matt mimicking in time beautifully. Josh has great distortion. Mark is powerful; Autumn is much appreciated. Grand Finale extremely powerful: Josh slight mix-up but great recovery during the final bars. Gary said we haven't played that last one much because we felt it's a bit too long, but we're gonna play it more. Crowd cheered!|
|Encores||Band has left the stage and the crowd is pumped to the max|
|A Salty Dog||Mark has made this song his own now, imho. Crucial bass lines played to a 't'! Massive stomping again. Gary: 'We thought we were finished; we didn't have anything else to play. Any requests?'|
|Repent Walpurgis||Josh plays the intro passage more staccato and the second passage full with distortion sound. Great ending passage rocking full-tilt like bombs exploding: so is the crowd through the multiple climaxes.|
|More Encores||I think the roof is gonna come down!|
|A Whiter Shade of Pale|| The crowd is singing loudly from the
opening 'We skipped ...': they don't call out for 'more' because they are
already singing so loudly! Josh much more relaxed in playing the song
tonight. The piano glissando ending.
What can I say? Gary was Gary at his best; same with Geoff; Mark is the Procol drummer now and Quite Rightly So – he mentioned it was a special night because it was BJ's birthday; Pegg was as steady as a Harum bassman should be; Josh met the challenges – and so did the many standing front-stage with their pot and hash! One of my favourite gigs because of the crowd and the room, although I am glad I was side-stage tonight!
Thanks, Allen ... done us proud tonight!
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