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Re: RAH

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:02 pm
by SusanneD
Just got back home from London (came over from Germany for a small vacation and only took the train in the afternoon)... The gig was amazing! Frank and the Souls were great, as usual, but so were Idlewild and Will Varley. I really liked the variety of the set, new songs but also the classics and also some older rarer ones. "Song for Eva Mae" for instance. I've never been to RAH before and boy, was I glad that I decided to cross the Channel for that show. The acoustic of this hall is breathtaking, at least I was very very impressed last night.

Re: RAH

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:09 pm
by Dottles
The gig last night was simply brilliant. Such an electric atmosphere.
I was in The Netherlands for the weekend but altered my plans to come back in time for the gig and added a night in London. So I did Cornwall - London - Amsterdam - Heerlen - Cologne - London - Cornwall this weekend lol. Worth every minute of traveling.

When I called to buy my ticket,I asked the chap on the phone at RAH to chose a seat for me. He asked if I was a big fan, I said yes, so I was in Stalls O, row 5, seat 134... practically on the stage. What an amazing view and probably as close as I could be without queuing for front row.

Great setlist and both Will Varney and Idlewild were very good supports.
Might stick my videos on You Tube, though they are a bit shaky from dancing!

I'm still smiling!

Re: RAH

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:36 pm
by Dottles
I did post the rather shaky videos ( I was dancing!) on You Tube and they were taken on my iphone camera which in video mode doesn't seem to like low light. They do capture something of the night though.
They are here if anyone wants to take a look and doesn't get sea sick...

Photosynthesis -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A376nQZszWw

Get Better -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIp0YrEa0k0

Re: RAH

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:58 pm
by blastman
Now back in work after my trip to Cecil Sharp House and the RAH. Despite a fraught trip over on the day of the Cecil Sharp talk/gig (a story for another post, maybe), I had a great time, parts of the RAH show were terrific, the rest of it was even better.

Evan, how did Eva react during her song, I'd say that was quite a moment!?

Re: RAH

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:13 pm
by Evan
blastman wrote: Evan, how did Eva react during her song, I'd say that was quite a moment!?
She was pretty pleased, although I am not sure she really understands the gravity of such things. He played it for her at 2000 Trees, and gave her a shout out at On Blackheath so she is perhaps even a little blasé about it all. She definitely knows that it is pretty cool to have an Uncle Frank, and undoubtedly adores him, but she doesn't really have any other frame of reference, so it's not such a big deal to her (I don't think). She loves him because he is Uncle Frank, and probably thinks all bands play the Albert Hall.

It was the laminate pass she was most impressed with. A visual sign of one-upmanship, which is very important to 4 year olds. She insisted on wearing it all the next day. I took her into town and she kept unzipping her jacket so everyone could see it.

Re: RAH

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:31 pm
by blastman
I agree with her, Uncle Franks are cool. I know mine was, even though he never played the RAH.

Great story about the laminate, I wonder if any fans spotted it the next day.....

Re: RAH

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:19 pm
by JerseyGirl
Evan wrote:
blastman wrote: Evan, how did Eva react during her song, I'd say that was quite a moment!?
She was pretty pleased, although I am not sure she really understands the gravity of such things. He played it for her at 2000 Trees, and gave her a shout out at On Blackheath so she is perhaps even a little blasé about it all. She definitely knows that it is pretty cool to have an Uncle Frank, and undoubtedly adores him, but she doesn't really have any other frame of reference, so it's not such a big deal to her (I don't think). She loves him because he is Uncle Frank, and probably thinks all bands play the Albert Hall.

It was the laminate pass she was most impressed with. A visual sign of one-upmanship, which is very important to 4 year olds. She insisted on wearing it all the next day. I took her into town and she kept unzipping her jacket so everyone could see it.
Great story and how adorable!

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:24 pm
by mankytoes
Great gig, the chilled section with Balthazar, Eva Mae and Journey of Magi was definitely the most memorable bit. I can see why Frank says he needs to limit the number of less known songs on the set lists, because I was up high and a lot of people around me clearly didn't know the songs, and weren't that into it, but I was so happy to hear them live. Balthazar is such a great song, I'm not someone who gets emotional much, but I got so goosebumpy at that one. What a venue too, pretty funny to hear Glory Hallelujah somewhere like that!

Re: RAH

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:43 pm
by SusanneD
Good Friday finally gave me enough free time to gather my thoughts about the gig in a blog post. I try to do this for most of the memorable events and RAH definitely was one of those. Thought I might just as well share it, if anyone is interested. It might not be the most coherent concert review/recap, but whatever... :)

http://www.beforewegetbored.com/2015/04 ... ll-london/