Posts by kb1977

    Thank you for your message. It was a tough decision but it felt right when I had done it. I have happy memories of seeing him many times in the past so no complaints from me. I just feel for others who have not seen him before and are priced out of these concerts.

    I had two fantastic seats at the O2 in my basket but when I saw the prices I thought this has just got silly. The price per ticket plus whatever extra charges was way too much from my personal view. I remember when concert tickets were affordable and open to everyone. I know times change but for me it has just got too much. I genuinely hope the concerts are great and that everyone has a superb time. My decision is very personal and when he opens up with Watcher of the skies I might regret it!!!

    Maybe it is related to the proposed BBC release BBC4 has two Genesis related programmes in their really good Friday night music evenings. So next week there is Phil Collins at the BBC (9-10pm) followed by the Old Grey Whistle test Genesis special featuring the 1980 Lyceum concert (10-10.40pm).

    I have been playing this song so much lately. I have grown to like it very much. I know some fans would have liked to have seen it on the album (Invisible Touch). Great lyrics and the music builds so strongly. It is also one of my favourite singing performances from Phil from the 1980s.

    Yes agree it was so beautifully played and very different to previous live versions I had seen. When I first heard it on the Duke tour it felt like Phil was singing about the Duchess who was some fictional performer. On this tour it became a song about how he is now especially in this part:

    "It wasn't so easy now, all uphill, and not feeling so strong
    Yes times were hard"

    One of many highlights from these final concerts.

    If Peter had come upon stage and sung the encores it would have been a very special moment but it might have detracted from the celebration of the three man Genesis which has been in operation for many years. The limelight would have switched from Phil, Tony and Mike. Also I think Peter has not performed live since the Sting/Gabriel tour in 2016 so he pretty much seems to have retired from live performances so maybe he prefers to be in the background these days. I think it was lovely that he went to see them and I am sure they had a great post concert party.

    Nice to all the band including backing singers referenced on the Tee shirts. Phil, Mike and Tony show great respect to their support artists. This is not always the case. Phil gave them a lovely thanks last night during the show. He has always been willing to let them get the appreciation they deserve.

    100% agree. We were at the concert last night which was great but I was amazed at the number of people who seemed more interested in their drinking, eating and toilet breaks. I found it hugely disrespectful to the musicians on stage. People got up time after time during some of the most poignant moments of the show. I will not go to a gig of this size again or to the O2. We see lots of music at the De La Ware Pavillion in Bexhill including Steve Hackett a few months back and this was not an issue. Everyone seemed to be there to listen to the music rather than drink all night. Last night there were some huge fans like us around us who seemed just as frustrated as we were by the attitude of other people at the concert. A lady next to me said "it is just how people are now" after she had told two guys off for chatting throughout the first hour of the show and showing no interest in the band or their performance. I saw Genesis numerous times in the 80s and 90s and my memory is that everyone sat in their seats and gave the concert their full attention. I do not recall this drinking and eating culture.

    Just to say finally, despite this I had a great time. Genesis were brilliant and as it looks like this is it can I just say that they went out on a high. They were magnificent and Phil was a revelation. He was so much more engaged and enthusiastic compared to the 2007 tour.

    I totally understand why you had that reaction and I feel much the same. They have been a constant source of joy and comfort to me ever since I first heard their music coming from my brother's bedroom back in the mid 1970s. I am off to the London show next Thursday and I know this will be the last time I will see them live. I am not sure how I will react but I know it will be a deeply emotional night. I have lost both my mum and brother in the last six months and I think the end of Afterglow will be a very poignant moment. It will be the point I say goodbye to them as well as the band that provided the soundtrack to my life.

    This getting up and disturbing everyone is something I have noticed too especially in bigger venues. I have no issue if people need toilet breaks but the constant need to get drinks etc can be a pain. I saw Steve Hackett at Bexhill a much smaller intimate venue and I cannot remember anyone leaving their seats during his performance. In the videos from this Genesis tour I have been amazed to see people moving during some of the emotional highlights of the show. I guess not everyone attending is a big fan like we are!