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My upcoming Newcastle Arena gigs... a kind-of diary thread

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Awesome stuff, and thank you for this thread, super interesting to see what goes into the prep for these sort of events.

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16 hours ago, DaveFry said:

Just curious about the samples... do they have to be destroyed after the gig ? 

No. The kids have been having fun triggering them on my laptop 😄

One thing I didn't realise about that song until I listened to it closely - the guitar riff comes after a straight four count from the start of the sample. I expected it to be more complicated than that.

Oh, and the marvellous jacket Trevor Horn wore at the gig (see above) was one he used to wear on the Yes Drama tour in 1980. He's in good shape.

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Wonderful stuff, so happy for you getting this gig again. You are modest to a fault, a great photographer and clearly an awesome bass player or they would not be asking you once never mind twice. 

I feel sorry for you that your view of the audience appears blocked by the dancing backing singer, but hopefully that's just camera angles and you had an unobstructed vista. 

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Great pics / write up / thread! Really enjoyed following the progress of the event, as well as your great contribution. Brilliant job sir, hope you'll be doing the same at the next one.

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20 minutes ago, stewblack said:

Wonderful stuff, so happy for you getting this gig again. You are modest to a fault, a great photographer and clearly an awesome bass player or they would not be asking you once never mind twice. 

I feel sorry for you that your view of the audience appears blocked by the dancing backing singer, but hopefully that's just camera angles and you had an unobstructed vista. 

Thank you 🙂

I did lodge an official protest when I saw the stage plan, but I was overruled. Drat.

Obligatory 'Sirens of Scotswood' snap, taken from my position of limited visibility:

 

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..it's worth mentioning that most of the pics are mine, but the official gig shots (obv) and a handful of the earlier rehearsal shots are by the official tog.

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25 minutes ago, Sandypjb said:

Superb thread - loved it. Gets my vote for thread of 2020 already. 😁

Agreed however it is a close run thing against the ‘Upright bass made from a wheelbarrow’ thread in the EUB and double bass section.

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Like many other BC'ers, I can only dream of playing in such a prestigeous gig, so thank you for sharing

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WOW, WOW and WOW again!! 

How the hell I missed this thread I don't know but I've just read it front to back. Absolutely brilliant, everything, blog, pics, details the whole lot! What a diary and what an experience, I knew you'd done some big gigs but for a local lad that has got to be the ultimate!

Very well done that man, simply awesome  ;)

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On 17/02/2020 at 12:00, wateroftyne said:

Day one in the rehearsal house. I’ve done my prep.. I hope.

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Ooft! I’m out!

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Thoroughly enjoyed the humour, fear, sweat and processes of this thread. Thank you....I’ve said hello on twitter too! 

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