Rad dudeski 69
I woke up an hour ago after one of the most amazing nights in my life.
Genesis played an awesome concert in front of dunno how many hundred thousands people (the owner of the Bed & breakfast where we're staying said the whole park was packed, even more than when Italy partied after winning the soccer World Cup last year!) and it was a fantastic night for everyone - band and audience.
The show was PERFECT.
Well, not 150% perfect from a performance point of view, but the atmosphere was indescribable and even the very few mistakes - well, there was just a big one, actually - have been a part of this event that no one will ever forget, and I hope that there'll be no edit when the DVD that's due to be released will immortalize this concert.
Just for the record, the major blooper I was talking about happened on Firth Of Fifth.
I assume Tony made a mistake and, while trying to patch things up, Phil made a mistake too and it all went out of time and I think they even stopped playing for a very split second.
The atmosphere was so great, anyway, that they looked at each other and laughed. If it was for me, I'd leave this "incident" on the DVD, maybe with a close up on Phil's and Tony's faces when it happens and a little comment about it among the bonuses.
I'll tell you more (WE'll tell you more) over the next days, but let me tell you that if you thought about coming and then you stayed home, you made a very big mistake!
The band was so impressed by the response of the audience and during the introduction to Domino Daryl even put his hands on his ears. Every moment when the audience is usually asked to participate was ten times louder than usual.
Saying it was just because of the craziness of the Italian fans wouldn't be correct, though.
There were people from all over the world and that made the even even bigger and, speaking personally, even more meaningful to me
My first and last Genesis show, and it has been an oustanding beautiful gig.
500.000 adoring people praising at their idols. I was near the stage, in the central zone, and I have enjoyed the whole gig. Perfect audience, perfect atmosphere, almost perfect concert too, except for that incredible mistake on Firth of Fifth; but, hey, they're humans like us!
I agree with Rad: I'd leave the mistake on the DVD, with a funny comment about it. It will give a great contribution to the genuinity of the recorded gig.
During Los Endos I was crying for joy: maybe Phil hasn't the speed of the great old days, but he playes everything with a great feeling and pathos, and the Drum Duet was simply outstanding. Thompson was a machine, incredible drummer. Daryl, Tony and Mike were perfect as always, expecially the first one (and except for the Firth of Fifth business ).
Amazing, amazing, amazing, the crowd was oceanic, every song has been welcomed with a huge involvment. I will remember this gig for all my whole life. Thank you Genesis, thank you Genesis fans. You made of yesterday an unforgettable day.
Well it was undoubtebly worth coming all this way what an amazing night,
It was so awesome,and to see the amount of people there,i dont think i have seen any thing quite like last night.I think maybe 500,00 people.
The music sounded wonderful,although some of my more knowledgeable friends will no doubt say about a few mistakes ! They are more up that sort of thing than me
But i know i will never forget last night,truly amazing,shed several tears also.!
But then after the concert.....Off we all went to find somewhere to eat and drink something we often do at some of these concerts..........So at 3.30am we left the pub after having a great evening with friends from all over the world.Brasil,Australia,Italy,Germany,Austria,and all over England.That finished a great night out.
So today some of us are back home.
But Genesis Thanks For The Memories
Hi there guys, here I go again, just the day after MY gig.
I obviously went to Circo Massimo in Rome for the free gig, rushed to the central front rows and managed to stand four people away from the stage.
This post will unfortunately talk about what I would expect from my band and what they still keep doing after 20 years, so please accept my criticism.
Unfortunately Genesis still feel their American market matters more than what their true fans would like them to play. I LOVE 'MAMA', I do like 'Domino' and 'Tonight Tonight Tonight' (I grew up with those songs as I was a teenager), 'No Son of Mine' is great, but what we do like is what Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford (and Steve) did from 1976 onto Abacab.
Genesis are stuck back in 1987, when I first saw them live, all they feel is that 'Invisible Touch', 'We Can't Dance' and everything from 1983 onwards is what people like, and they're wrong. That's the same mistake they made 20 years ago.
Peter fans wouldn't have liked this concert, I can understand them perfectly, but I wasn't requiring a Peter Gabriel-based setlist, I thought Genesis would come back knowing their best lies back in albums such as 'A Trick of the Tail', 'Wind and Wuthering', '...And Then There Were Three' and 'Duke', and also 'Abacab' compared to what they did later on.
I wasn't actually expecting them to dismiss the eighties, I'm too realistic, but I HOPED THERE WOULD BE MORE 'RIPPLES'!!!
'Behind the Lines-Duke's End' was such a great opener and 'Los Endos' a great finale, warmth and power and magic were all around, why not try with 'Eleventh Earl of Mar', 'Duchess', 'Burning Rope', 'Cul-de-Sac', 'Mad Man Moon', 'All in a Mouse's Night', 'Dance on a Volcano', 'Heathaze'
That's what makes them special to us, come on!
Why not pop-rock funny numbers like 'Misunderstanding' or 'Abacab', following the likes of 'Follow You Follow Me' or 'Turn it on Again'
They still believe everything happened commercially after 1983, as if Yes continued to play 90125 for the rest of their lives... and the sad thing is that Genesis really believe their fans and listeners want them to play 'their most famous songs from the '80s', and that's wrong.
As for the Gabriel songs it all went okay, 'I Know What I like' was well done, 'In the Cage' brought the magic back, let alone the 'Firth of Fifth' disaster... but all this PG revival is sadly part of the 'LET'S DO WHAT MADE US FAMOUS FOR' ideology. No.
That's not what makes Genesis to the majority of us fans, Yes KNOW IT (I must admit it) and keep playing numbers from every '70s album, Genesis seem never to have left the 'Invisible Touch' tour.
That was not the way to come back, I'm sorry.
I loved Phil's humour, the show was all right, but they all seemed a bit sad and tired, empty may I say...
The show was a bit coldish to me, I felt the old magic peep in at the very beginning and at the very end, although I sang throughout the gig no matter what, I was a bit disappointed, and if I had them in front of me I'd tell them 'QUIT THE EIGHTIES, APART FROM THE CATCHY TUNES THAT WE ALL KNOW, GET BACK TO YOUR GOLDEN AGE, WE WANT THIS!!!'
I didn't feel represented by my band.
'Ripples' was good, though. It made me wonder more than before instead of relieving me, I was wondering why, why don't you always do like this
We'll never have the old Genesis back, until Peter will say 'yes' and we'll have a whole show based on something magic, but even there Phil will decide to sing his own '80s stuff instead of his '70s material, I know. That's all...