I can only agree with Guy and Dennis - the guys were smoking. The energy they put into the show was just amazing! Given the lukewarm singalong in the Koninklijk Circus in 2005, I wasn't expecting much interaction with the the Brussels public, but holy cow, we were singing along from song two and didn't stop. It was great fun!
Not much banter, the boys took a roaring start and never looked back. My only grumble is that the high octane delivery made Silent House and Pour le Monde sound like rock anthems - but that was not such a bad thing after all .
The setlist was brilliant, thanks Guy for posting it. I'd changed bags and had nothing to write with - my memory is utterly unreliable.
Davey Lane is a fantastic musician and singer and he really added to the harmonies and the (solid) sound of the band. Mark was in great form and gave a rousing rendition of Born on the Bayou. Nick and Matt are a real powerhouse of a rhythm-section and they relentlessly pushed the band forward. And Neil, what can I say, he didn't give 100, not 200, but 500%. He sang at the top of his game, hitting all the high notes in that crystal clear voice of his. Wow, absolutely wonderful.
Was it perhaps the excellent cooking of the lady they dedicated Into Temptation to, or was it the prospect of a day off on Saturday, I don't know, but they were all in high spirits.
I'm still a bit dazed ... and very happy that I saw the show last night!