The delusion is strong in this thread. Just waiting for someone to pick up on what Steve Hackett said about a reunion yesterday.
To be honest, I also got such an impression that after a break of about a year, Phil would go on a solo tour. He clearly emphasized that this is the last concert of ... Genesis. He didn't say it was his last concert in his life. I do not rule out surprises yet - but let Phil rest and improve his health for now. :)))))))))))))))))
indeed..buy a expensive ticket, spend half the show in the toilet and forget the other half !
When i said i would stay sober, i meant stay off any drink as at my age, the need to pee does arise, and don't want to miss any of the action!
No Son of Mine is placed perfectly in the middle of the set to allow a leisurely pee break
It was a great show. The sound had MUCH more oomph about it than the rather ‘polite’ impression you get from the YouTube clips etc. Very powerful. Band were really tight and it must have been one of Phil’s best performances of the tour. He fluffed a few lines, but not many, and his timing was better than it has been.
The crowd were really cheering them on, and at times (eg I Know What I Like, and TTT) they were almost louder than the band.
Highlights for me -
Second Home By The Sea
Firth of Fifth / IKWIL
Brilliant gig, far better than I was expecting. It was like they found an extra gear at times, perhaps because these are the final shows.
Can’t wait to go again tomorrow!
I'd go as far as to say that it was possibly a bit too loud and the sound was a bit washed out because of it. Absolutely never thought I'd say that about Genesis. Was very surprised at the booming bass and drums. Didn't really matter because most people knew the songs inside out.
Was really very impressed with Phil. The footage that emerged from the first few nights if the tour last year had me very worried. But I think he only missed one cue tonight and his voice was really strong. A completely different animal to when he started. Very impressed and relieved.
Forget all that old rubbish. I want Calling All Stations played in it's entirety, bookended by some Phil Collins solo stuff. Last chance and all that.
Another way to look at it is he's riding the coattails of the classic era of Genesis music. At this point it's fair to ask how many people would show up for Hackett shows if he was just doing his solo material in concert. I admit I'm a bit grumpy on the subject after Nad made that a**hole comment a couple of weeks back about which show people should choose to attend (Genesis or Hackett).
Barely anyone is the answer. Just like no-one if going to see ray Wilson who is someone else really miking the genesis back catalogue
11th, 12th and 13th October
SHOWS ARE POSTPONED
GENESIS live in London - The O2: The Last Domino? Tour
Feel free to post photos and reports here.
Shit, tonight? How did I miss this important info?
They let everyone who paid for the vip experience think they won the quiz btw
I actually like SHBTS speeded up a bit, but I respect everyone's opinion. I know you how you felt, as that is exactly how I felt with the 87 version of Abacab. Way too damn fast....
The best version they've done of that imo
genesis changing a setlist???...a rare sighting indeed, but maybe for the US leg
Was thinking that the final encore of Moonlight and Crawlers, could easily set up a helping hand for PG entering stage right?....Time will tell
And in the real world....
The O2 claim to be stricter so better not to take the chance.
Have seen a few mentions of him being in the tour programme now. What's the deal do we reckon? Is he first reserve, so to speak, should Darryl have to go back to see his wife ?
Even Chester used triggers back in the day. It's not anything new
I’m hoping that if he’s healthy and doing well that more dates could possibly be added for a second leg of the tour (as he did with he recent solo shows). Plus would they break even from a touring standpoint if they only did the shows that are on the books now
If you've seen the BBC interview there is no way you could possibly think he'd be ok to do more shows in 2022. I'm going to be surprised if he makes it to London.
I can understand anyone no longer being proud of stuff they created in their early twenties, regardless of how others may think of it. And I would much rather see a performance of songs where every member of the band is fully enthusiastic and into the song. If they are performing songs where at least one of them is very lukewarm, it will probably show.
On another note, my predicted setlist:
In the Wilderness
Me and Virgil
After the Ordeal
Since I Lost You
60s medley extended (without Turn It On Again)
I think the main point is that he seems much worse than he did just a year ago. I will be surprised if he manages to make it to London.