|Danny Bowes (Thunder)|
Huge plus point was the addition of Thunder as special guests.
Fish was up first to a sparsely populated arena. He is a bit larger then when I last saw him! A solid performance - but when it's not your crowd it must be tough.
Thunder enjoyed a bit more success - although not in the technical department. Guitarist Ben Matthew's must have missed half the set with difficulties - much fiddling from the roadies with leads and amp connections - not good. On the other side, Luke Morley's acoustic guitar (in it's usual position attached to a pole) had to be supported by another roadie to stop it collapsing. Still a solid set even got the crowd interacting and hopefully the boys won a few new fans. Danny's cry at the end of "we'll see you soon" was a bit optimistic if you are not flying to Japan or going to Wolverhampton for their Christmas shows!
In the intermission I grabbed a quick chat with the Sweet's Andy Scott - we're seeing him next month, so I was able to tell him we're looking forward to it.
|Ian Hunter with a new Maltese Cross guitar|
Saturday Gigs bought the evening to a close and it's hard to believe that this won't be the last time we see the band, so all in all a decent send off. I think it was being filmed for DVD - hopefully the lighting will look better on that than it appeared for real!
Feast of Consequences
View from the Hill
Blind to the Beautiful
River of Pain
Low Life in High Places
The Devil Made Me Do It
Love Walked In
I Love You More Than Rock 'N' Roll
Mott The Hoople
Rock and Roll Queen
One of the Boys
The Moon Upstairs
Hymn for the Dudes
Born Late '58
Death May Be Your Santa Claus / You Really Got Me
Ballad of Mott the Hoople
Walkin' with a Mountain
When My Mind's Gone / No Wheels to Ride / The Journey
The Golden Age of Rock 'N' Roll
All the Way from Memphis
All the Young Dudes (with Joe Elliott)
Roll Away the Stone