I saw the concert last night and it was a phenomenal gig. Almost 2.5 hours of Genesis magic.
The star of the show (or boy wonder as his dad called him) was Nic. An absolute monster behind the kit who held his own with a heavy booming drum sound. His drumming was particularly brilliant on Second Home by the Sea.
Tony, Mike and Daryl were as professional as ever and the backing singers topped up Phil's vocals nicely. As for Phil, his singing was good throughout, albeit without the power of old in some places - but we expected that. His vocals were especially impressive on No Son of Mine and Invisible Touch.
I did feel the setlist was a little too safe though. I think a rarity like Many too Many, Ripples, Undertow, Los Endos or the ending of Musical Box could and should've been thrown in rather than dusting off I can't Dance once again.
Surprised, but not disappointed, that Hold on My Heart and Jesus He Knows Me didn't make the cut.
As good as Duke's Intro is, I do agree that it should've been switched up and something like TTT or Mama should've opened up.
The only slight disappointment was the Fading Lights medley. By launching straight into Cinema Show, they robbed the song of its thought-provoking sadness and beauty. The heartfelt lyrics need time to be dwelt on rather than BANG Cinema Show.
Highlights: Second Home by the Sea, Duchess, Afterglow, Firth of Fifth, DWTMK