Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ft Lauderdale show 1 (part 2)……

So at intermission i went up to find Ralph and Lori and bring them down to the two empty seats on the floor. They were outside smoking a cigarette and told me how bad the crowd were around the, They were not enjoying the show at all, everyone around them ere sat there with their arms folded and just not into the show much at all.i knew when they got down to the floor things would be totally different.

Once sat in their seats another girl had spotted the empty 3rd seat next to Ralph and Lori and made her way there too. She was from Belgium, had seen the show in Washington DC and had brought a picture of Dave K and herself that she was hoping to get signed by Dave after the show.

Ralph and Lori in their 2nd row seats.

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Everyone sat down as usual for Hey You and then started to stand during Is There Anybody Out There. By the time to hotel room set had finished coming down from the wall and Roger was sat in his chair the whole floor were back to standing up and cheering.

Hassan and Amin were on the rail again with Gary and Debbie next to them and me stood slight behind them, again it was fantastic to see the second half of the show with us all together in one place. Only thing that could have made it better was if Greg and Mike were there along with Maria and Jack but we could see the four  of them from where we were.

I know when i saw the dark side shows with Ralph that Bring The Boys Back Home is his favourite song, seeing this live on the Dark Side tour also gave it another dimension for me, I've never seen something as powerfully performed as it was them. Don't get me wrong, its still good now but i think the Dark Side version was a lot more powerful. I looked over at Ralph as i knew he would be enjoying it so much and seeing how much he was enjoying it and getting into it nearly brought a tear to my eye!!

Lori & Ralph during BTBBH

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Roger was in fine form for the In The Flesh track and playing the fascist character just great tonight. The machine gun was on hand when he needed it along with the gunfire sounds which had been missing at a couple of previous shows.

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I tied to position myself on the front rail for when Roger takes off his armband but he walked a bit further across the stage than he normally does and threw it a touch further into the crowd tonight so someone in the second or third row got to take it home tonight!

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The security were really strict on moving people back in preparation for the wall falling at the end of the show.  lot of people who didn't know about the wall falling down couldn't understand what was going on, they had been lent on the rail all night and then all of a sudden security was telling them to move back and sit down!

The wall got a great wobble on tonight and must have wobbled for a good 30 seconds before the first brick fell from the centre on the top row. The first 4 rows fells forward which was great and we all felt the wall wind as if fell past us all, the next 5 or 6 rows all fell backwards and that left only 2 or 3 rows to fall forward. To be honest i think the crew have really got the wall fall down to an art now and its away much more controlled than it was in the first 10 to 15 shows. its a shame but i guess that's what happens

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I get a bit embarrassed now when I'm stood along the rail for outside The Wall as usually  Jon C, harry, Marky, Robbie, Snowy and Dave all spot me stood there and laugh and smile however tonight as the all walked past each one of them pointed at me and smiled! At the last show Dave stood in front and posed with his banjo but i wasn't quick enough to take a pic, tonight i got him as he was waving though and laughed as he did.

Hassan, Myself and Amir on the rail end of show.       The after show glow!

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As we were walking through the parking lot i received a text from Hassan that said:

“Hey Si, if you see my car let me know, i cant remember where i parked it”

I replied with:

“hey i found your car with the keys in were driving it now”

his reply:

“please make sure you fill up the tank”

my reply:

“I just sold it for five grand”

His reply:

“Then who's freaking car am i driving and how much is it worth”

You kinda had to be there as the funny thing was when i got the first text i looked at the phone and though “ WTF i don't even know what Hassan's car looks like!!  Was great to see you guys last night and looking forward to seeing you at the bar tonight a bit earlier so we get a chance to chat before the show.

We all had a couple of drinks in the bar before we left for the drive back to the house and within a minute of us all getting in the house we were all tucked up in bed asleep! Its strange as i heard a lot of noise coming from Mikes room last night and noticed my tom-tom was in a different place to where i left it last night!  the words  “turn left” “make a u turn” “turn right” “take the ferry” were heard time after time, I've no idea what time Mike got to sleep but he was the only one with an English woman in his bed last night!!

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  1. Oh so you're the reason why Graham and Jon are laughing?! Too cute! But I'm sure they get a kick out of seeing you at the rail every night.

    Julie :)
    PS: my friend Nicole will be so happy to see lots of "Fascist Pink" pics; after four shows she's in love with Roger again!

  2. Hey Si, I LOVE the photos of Roger with the machine gun, I have one as my desktop wallpaper now!

  3. Si we are forever grateful for this night!