WOW - WOW -WOW! what a fantastic show! Unlike any show I have been to before. I have only seen Neil play solo once - I went to Auckland for a black tie - charity fundraiser 18 months or so ago. At that concert there was lots of chatter and interaction with the crowd.
Last nights show was very tightly controlled - no photos allowed. As soon as a flash went off, the usher's would "pounce" and say "no photo's".
It was a smallish venue with seats going up from the centre, so everyone had a great view (no matter how tall the person in front was). It was a bit like being in church - everyone was speaking in hushed tones. Once Neil came out of course, there was lots of cheering and clapping. Right through every song there was absolute silence.....right to the very last guitar strum! You could have heard a pin drop!
Neil was in fine voice - just beautiful! He sang a great set - there was a couple I had not heard before...but the hard-core fans seemed to know them.
The lighting was very minimal...and often there was just one spotlight on Neil. You could not see the faces of anyone in the crowd - 90% of the time. I was in the middle of the front row....and because the thing I could hear or see (most of the time) was Neil.....it kind of felt like a private gig in my lounge room! His voice was so wonderful, it was really nice to close my eyes and listen to every word he sang and sometimes I could hear the breaths in between!
I feel so lucky to have been in the audience and can't wait for tonights show.