Wow - what a last show! They were given a really good send off...a fitting end, and some quite emotional moments (in my opinion).
Needless to say, they sounded tight, strong, powerful and LOUD! It's fair to say Phil practically sang himself hoarse....he really went for it for the last show.
They got a standing ovation when they first walked on, before a note was even struck...and the audience remained standing until the end of their applause for TIOA.
Watching Phil air-drum from the back of stage while he watched Nic drumming on 2nd Home By The Sea was one such emotional moment for me. Again, during Firth of Fifth he sat proudly front of stage watching Nic whilst air-drumming along.
Fading Lights got me...the lyrics, as said on here previously, so poignant on the last night. The segue into Afterglow got me again, as did the applause and ovation at the end of Afterglow.
It was a great touch during the band intros to thank the crew, and backstage support, lighting, sound people etc....and it was good to see some of them doing "the walk" across the stage during I Can't Dance. Phil was visibly moved by the prolonged applause during the intros.
IKWIL was a highlight...the crowd were in good voice, and he had fun with it....we even had a 4 finger beat to clap along too.
Throwing It All Away (by no means a favourite of mine) was also poignant....the video screen images showing the band through the ages. I hadnt really noticed it on the previous show I saw (or maybe it just struck me more on the last show ever).
The ovation at the end of the show lasted forever...if they'd come back on for a 2nd encore it still wouldn't have been enough. Everyone on their feet, clapping, cheering, calling for more, with many visibly emotional.
By pure fluke, due to the rearranged dates etc, I was lucky to see the opening night of the tour in Birmingham and, tonight the last ever show...ever.
Its sad and emotional but they had a great send off.....the music and the memories live on.
Genesis...thank you...for everything!