Magick24 June 2011 at 2:38amPosts: 56 (0 today)Status: offline
Oh gosh, Raven, I don't think that's a reason to not go! I was lucky to have front row seats, which helped a lot of course, but OMG it was still the best concert I've ever been to! I would go see Peter any chance I get.
I don't mind people singing along but I hate the ones who talk all the way through.
Why in the hell do they even go to a show?
Magick24 June 2011 at 9:15amPosts: 56 (0 today)Status: offline
rraven24 June 2011 at 2:55pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
Magick: I can't go because of money & health issues.
dilly24 June 2011 at 4:07pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
The Toronto show was fabulous. The first half was a bit solemn and moody, so if that's what was intended then job well done. Second half lit things up pretty good.
I love the way Toronto embraces PG, especially the interaction in Biko - some of the other Youtube videos of Biko on this particular tour indicate the folks either don't know the music or stopped caring. Not Toronto! On our feet, pumping the fists. It was as mesmerizing and enchanting as the first time I experienced it.
Outstanding performance - New Blood indeed.
flyguy24 June 2011 at 8:54pmPosts: 136 (0 today)Status: offline
he asked the crowd to stand did he not?
ladymon26 June 2011 at 2:04pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
I was at this concert (my 4th, maybe 5th PG concert). I loved it as much as all the others. I always come away from a Peter Gabriel concert feeling completely satisfied and rewarded for being a fan.
I have a daughter who is a ballet dancer. She once showed me the movie "The Company" directed by Robert Altman in which there is a scene of a ballet being performed at night in a park. The wind whips up and a storm overtakes the site. The pas de deux keeps going and is made all the more powerful by the weather. The weather becomes part of the performance.
During "Signal to Noise" I felt this sensation of being swallowed up by the music and mesmerized/in some sort of trance. The wind was whipping the trees behind the audience, there was fog. I felt the wind on my face (a much lighter wind due to the barriers of the amphitheatre). It evoked the images of that movie scene but I could literally feel it. It was transcendent.
Thank you Petey.
P.S. My husband and I have a friend in who now lives in New Zealand who introduced us to Peter Gabriel while at Queen's University over 25 years ago. He is a big fan. When we got there, I took a picture of the stage with my phone and sent it to him with a "guess where we are" teaser. He responded, from New Zealand, 5 minutes later. About an hour after that, Peter was talking about how mobile phones have changed the world and that you could communicate with someone on the other side of the planet instantly. I had a bit of a chill at that one.