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PostPosted: Fri July 20th, 2012, 09:54 GMT 
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From the grand piano being spotted on the Hop stage to the last show in a bullring, a lot has happened. Bob wraps up Europe 2012 this weekend and it won't be long before they take North America by storm...again. There is no doubt that Bob is back!

What were your memorable moments about this excellent European leg?


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PostPosted: Fri July 20th, 2012, 12:31 GMT 
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Only been to Lyon - but I can say that Bob was really happy that night, played great songs and rocked the piano.

On the bootleg side of this: I really loved Bad Mergentheim - and as people say: It was the best show so far in Europe (those who was there). And the Dresden one is pretty good aswell.


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PostPosted: Fri July 20th, 2012, 18:31 GMT 
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Uhh-humm..... no hat for extended parts of the German shows! :lol:
I saw his hair in all its glory, Ms Boston.

...and he played Visions 5 times in 12 shows. :shock: ....and I saw them all. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sat July 21st, 2012, 02:41 GMT 

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Agree as to Bad Mergentheim. Great performances throughout and, with this show,the band is really starting to feed off the piano riffs, often making everything new again. High water is an example and a highlight. Quincy Jones' impromptu, love-filled intro at Montreaux is a mentionable moment, I think.


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PostPosted: Sat July 21st, 2012, 02:54 GMT 
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Quincy Jones' impromptu, love-filled intro at Montreaux is a mentionable moment, I think.

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PostPosted: Sat July 21st, 2012, 08:33 GMT 
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Giada wrote:
gratefulpurple wrote:
Quincy Jones' impromptu, love-filled intro at Montreaux is a mentionable moment, I think.

:?:


He came out and said a few things at the start of the Montreux show. Actually, Stu was already on stage ready to start playing, then this introducer guy comes on and introduces QJ, who in turn shared just about anything he could remember about meeting Bob through the years, while poor Stu could go foreward or back. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat July 21st, 2012, 11:13 GMT 
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What about Dresden's 'I See You Got Your Brand New Bank Of Sand?'
Hi Joey!


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PostPosted: Sat July 21st, 2012, 11:17 GMT 
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Hello Mr Foot, how's it goin'?

Yeahhh, Watching The Pillbox Flow.... it was kind of amusing but not as much as the 2008 Summer On The Mountain incident (was it Chatillon? somewhere around there).

The new Can't Wait was a def highlight, and also of course for me, those five outings of Visions.


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PostPosted: Sat July 21st, 2012, 11:23 GMT 
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What about Stu's guitar noodling intro? I'm kinda liking them just arriving with no major to-do. How's the vibe on that after many shows in a row?


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PostPosted: Sat July 21st, 2012, 12:20 GMT 
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I'd take Stu's little solo over the Columbia Recording intro any day, so I'm happy with that.

You should have been at Lyon - all the traveling fans made up their minds to call out for Stu when showtime drew near. Everybody suddenly agreed to love Stu, and when he appeared onstage, everybody went, "Stuuu!" "STUUUU!!!" "We love you, Stu!!" It was hilarious, and went on throughout the show. Our little rockstar Charlie was royally pissed that Stu was stealing his thunder. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat July 21st, 2012, 15:43 GMT 
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Uhh-humm..... no hat for extended parts of the German shows! :lol:
I saw his hair in all its glory, Ms Boston.

That hurt! Beeatch. :P :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat July 21st, 2012, 15:45 GMT 
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C'mon.... I looked away for a few seconds to text you. :P


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PostPosted: Sat July 21st, 2012, 15:48 GMT 
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:lol:

Well, it wont' be long for me. Hopefully he won't be wearing sunglasses. :(


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PostPosted: Sat July 21st, 2012, 15:51 GMT 
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Did you see what I wrote on the other thread? My first words to Bob this tour: "Take off the fvcking sunglasses!" :P He did, after a few songs, and put on the hat instead. :|


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PostPosted: Sat July 21st, 2012, 16:28 GMT 
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Johanna Parker wrote:
Uhh-humm..... no hat for extended parts of the German shows! :lol:
I saw his hair in all its glory, Ms Boston.

...and he played Visions 5 times in 12 shows. :shock: ....and I saw them all. :mrgreen:


would it be possible for you to try to rank those visions performances? pretty strange he did NOT play it at Bilbao...


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PostPosted: Sat July 21st, 2012, 16:46 GMT 
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Other than the intimity of the Cap Roig version, no ranking from me. I was just happy each time.

PS: You find it strange he's not doing the expected? :mrgreen: He left out the museum / Mona Lisa bit, even.


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PostPosted: Sat July 21st, 2012, 16:51 GMT 
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hmm...well he's also not shy about doing the expected thing pretty regularly - masterpiece in italy - cold irons bound in chicago, etc.
it will be interesting to see if he does cold irons bound in chicago this fall as it is the first time it's been out of regular circulation in a few years...


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PostPosted: Sat July 21st, 2012, 17:26 GMT 

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meeting Tony backstage and chatting with him for about 20 minutes, and then with Charlie over a salad in "catering" has to be the best thing that ever happened to Loraine and me at any show ever. And we are sure Bob was in a loge (dressing room) within a few metres of us all the while. And then the show itself was the best ever! Big thanks to Ed Ward for getting us the passes!


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PostPosted: Sun July 22nd, 2012, 02:42 GMT 
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Wow, you have the best story by far! Make sure to give my regards to Ed Ward. :) (I have no idea who Mr. Ward is, but he must be a good person to know)


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PostPosted: Sun July 22nd, 2012, 07:10 GMT 
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Johanna Parker wrote:
I'd take Stu's little solo over the Columbia Recording intro any day, so I'm happy with that.

You should have been at Lyon - all the traveling fans made up their minds to call out for Stu when showtime drew near. Everybody suddenly agreed to love Stu, and when he appeared onstage, everybody went, "Stuuu!" "STUUUU!!!" "We love you, Stu!!" It was hilarious, and went on throughout the show. Our little rockstar Charlie was royally pissed that Stu was stealing his thunder. :lol:



My name is Stu, how do you do? :lol: ......funny moment in Lyon for sure!


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PostPosted: Sun July 22nd, 2012, 08:33 GMT 
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"Lemme hear you say, STUUUUUU....!" :mrgreen:
All of those normal people must have thought we were booing before it had even started. It definitely topped the barking people of Bad Mergentheim.


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PostPosted: Mon July 23rd, 2012, 10:46 GMT 
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Good to see Stu getting some attention.
Cool that the name that get confused with Boo to become a regular rumor generator.


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PostPosted: Thu August 2nd, 2012, 12:45 GMT 
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If my memories serves me well, The Wheel's On Fire is a lovely song to say good bye.
I was not there to listen to alive, but the recording shows to me a lovely version.
A HighLight to me.

Another one is "Simple Twist Of Fate" at Bilbao.

Like at Latin America tour... it's difficult to say because there is many of them.


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PostPosted: Sat August 4th, 2012, 02:23 GMT 
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I just finished reading the end of this thread. It's certainly one of the tour highlights for me!

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=70624&start=100


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PostPosted: Fri September 28th, 2012, 06:21 GMT 
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HW61 and , surprisingly Thunder on the Mountain, are great with the piano !


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