Mallet28 July 2009 at 1:25pmPosts: 276 (0 today)Status: offline
Still recovering from a superb weekend topped off by a superb set on Saturday night. Loved Washing of the water, San Jacinto and really enjoyed hearing Games without frontiers live again. I choked back a tear when Melanie and Dad ended Come talk to me!
Thanks to Marc and Maggie for their wonderful hospitality and good to meet MW, DT, Ian R, Chris, Sesmo, WH again and Duddy and Karen for the first time. If i have missed anyone sorry but i was a little vacant as usual!
It was all over far too quickly!
Magic Wookie28 July 2009 at 1:34pmPosts: 268 (0 today)Status: offline
It was over too quickly
only approx 359 sleeps to go.
Duddy28 July 2009 at 1:47pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Ditto about meeting all you folks, and I must thank Marc and family too for their v warm welcome and hospitality. Must get myself a funny hat for next time. Magic W, I shall remember your rapt expression during Peter's set, though I must admit I was mainly looking at the stage! A treat to meet you and Mrs W, please give her our best wishes. Not sure I can cope with the daily countdown, might just explode! No Self Control. . . btw loved that. :-]
ynotchris28 July 2009 at 7:07pmPosts: 18 (0 today)Status: offline
The Hatton hospitality was outstanding ?all weekend not just Saturday afternoon! Marc, Maggie & Alex, you certainly know how to ?do? Womad in style! Thank you!
Great to renew some old acquaintances and to make some new ones!
Tim (Mallet) ? hey mate ? I know you posted ?If I have missed anyone sorry but I was a little vacant as usual? ? but how could you forget to mention Ivor!
warm heart28 July 2009 at 11:06pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
My daughter and I had a lovely time at Womad this year, PG was really great. It was a treat to meet some other fans thanks to the warm hospitality of Angel 17 and family.
Good to see you Tim and Chris too.
Thanks for the Avatar Ynotchris!!!
sesmo29 July 2009 at 11:10pmPosts: 1493 (0 today)Status: offline
Hello fellow WOMAD Lunatics!
First of all a huge thanks to Marc and Maggie for the hospitality on Saturday afternoon.
You certainly do WOMAD in style. I can safely say the area of your camp was larger than our semi bungalow, that includes a chunk of garden as well!!
It was a blast to meet folks old and new again Desert Traveller, Magic Wookie, Mallet, Duddy and sister, Karen, Ian, Marc and Maggie, and Ynotchris, I apologise for forgetting other names, I have an excellent forgettery!
It made the concert that much more special bieng amongst Lunatics, light sticks (blue stars) and all. Even though I was stood behind someone even taller than MW, (must take the chainsaw next time)!
We were at the front left for Youssou when I noticed Peter arrive and go back stage just before the concert started, but alas no duette. Fantastic gig though, despite the rain.
DT we came home via Glastonbury today, the "Magic Hat" you wore in the Siam Bar after the gig would have gone down a storm!
We got back from a rainy Malmesbury about two hours ago.
We, . . . er I . . . had to do my usual de-tour via Box for a meal and a pint in the Queens before driving down to the mill. Things are looking very busy in the rehearsal room behind WOMAD HQ, I think I saw Angie and David as I strolled in the rain round to the river, but alas no Peter. Could hear drums bieng played but couldn't make anything else out.
A fantastic weekend to remember, rounded off for me seeing Gary Numan from the front row at Salisbury on Monday, then having a relaxing days fishing yesterday.
Now for some dry socks!!
Magic Wookie29 July 2009 at 11:23pmPosts: 268 (0 today)Status: offline
Peter didn't go back stage during Youssou's performance.
He watched it from the crowd and left during NEW AFRICA.
I know as he was standing a short distance from Mrs Wookie and myself.
sesmo29 July 2009 at 11:50pmPosts: 1493 (0 today)Status: offline
Wow! He must have come back out and sneaked past without me noticing.
Where were you MW, we were standing at the front just inside the speakers on the left as you look at the stage.
There was quite a crowd inside the barrier watching.
I got chatting to a nice Indian lady, I know her from somewhere, but I can't quite put my finger on it? Singer, actress, or TV?
In a way Im glad it was raining, I dont mind admitting I was crying. Especially the song he played that was about the positive and not the negative side of Africa. (Dont know the name of it). Ive never seen Youssou in concert before,and would recommend anyone out there to see him if you can, great show, very lively, and very entertaining, fantastic voice.
I get the feeling if the stage had'nt been so wet the dancing and acrabatics would have been alot more energetic. It was funny to see the dancer start off wearing wellies, then ditch them for bare feet!!
(Nearly typed bear feet, now that would have been funny).
Magic Wookie30 July 2009 at 1:23amPosts: 268 (0 today)Status: offline
We were outside the speakers on the left, probably a little further out than you.
The song that made you cry was called NEW AFRICA, and that was a very powerful rendition of it.
I've seen Youssou live several times and he just gets better and better.
raelovo30 July 2009 at 8:47amPosts: 1742 (0 today)Status: offline
Thanks for your reports !
Next year I must have a campervan ticket in time !
angel730 July 2009 at 12:29pmPosts: 37 (0 today)Status: offline
Many thanks for your kind comments re our little get-together. It was great to meet you all and it just goes to show - you meet the nicest people, (usually!) at a PG gig.
Got back late Monday, still drying kit out!!
.untill the next one!! (next year?)
Marc, Maggie and Alex
I missed the first 2 numbers of Youssou but caught them on the Radio 3 I player together with New Africa. Like Sesmo never seen him live but was astounded by the performance, a real highlight.
VERY wet travelling home Sunday, as magic hat in boot. Sesmo, you must check the 'allow private messages' box in edit details or I can't ask you if you still have a job.
Best Regards to all I met over the weekend, it was a good one.
Gabbleratchet7 August 2009 at 4:44pmPosts: 139 (0 today)Status: offline
Sounds like you guys had a good time, I thought of you all as I sat sipping wine outside my tent with Mrs Gabbleratchet on a very warm Burgundy night.
Sorry not to have been there - maybe next time.