What can I add to this all? Not much! I absolutely agree with everyone.
I wasn't sure what it would be like in such a big venue, comparing to the others in Europe they went to. So I hoped they would start with Private Universe and they did! Rocking from the start that is. And then right after this everyone singing with FSIOD. After the Cologne gig Neil said he was looking forward to Brussels, to playing in an arena-type venue, and I'm starting to think it's because of the singalongs. He asked to sing Heaven That I'm Making with him, and let us try a few times until he felt we got it. And I still like the smaller venues, but I must admit that it was incredible and impressive to hear so many people sing together.
Again, I was thinking they would do Not The Girl (and it was on the setlist) as Nick had his electric bass ready, but then someone requested (shouting) a song for Paul. Nick pointed out to this guy, turned to Neil and said "Neil, this gentleman wants to hear a song for Paul, let's do a song for Paul". And that was Italian Plastic. Neil dedicated it to Paul, said he wrote the song and they all miss him.
And you were right Sweenie, it was great that we could all stand up and run to the stage. It makes a difference! Thank you Neil for that.
BTW The train strikes weren't a problem on Friday, not for Piglet, Mel25 and me anyway but thank you all for your concern.
Suzanne, I'm crossing my fingers that there will be no strikes on Sunday, or maybe no Paris for me.