Yes it's the morning after, and the ringing in my ears has stopped, but I'm still a little dizzy after last night.
I had stalls tickets which, although a way back from the stage, still gave an awesome view. Yeah, started with Anything Can Happen and Won't Give In, and then moved into 'classic' territory. Let me give you a full set:
Anything Can Happen
Won't Give In
Four Seasons... (with the now obligatory singalong)
Suffer Never (what happened to Neil's guitar in this one? He seemed to be fiddling with his amp for ages.)
Persuasion and then the comment about having the Grand Piano and an impromptu rendition of what I think was Beethoven
Part of Me, Part of You and then another comment about how great the Grand was, and that it would be Elton songs all night, followed by another song - was this by Elton???
There Goes God (awesome!)
Lizzy - you're right. It was at this point that someone shouted "Can we stand up!". Neil replied "Of course you can f***ing stand up - this is the Hammersmith Apollo, it's tradition!"
Only Talking Sense
It's Only Natural
Nothing Wrong With You
How Will You Go
Weather With You (by this point the entire audience were on their feet - including everyone in the Circle)
I See Red (almost fainted)
I Got You (almost died!)
I arrived in time to catch the end of Missy Higgins' set, which was quite impressive. Minnie was very impressive, considering I found her studio stuff quite bland. At the end of her set she confessed her undying love for the Finns, and then looked very embarrased. And so she should - they're both married.
And the Finns were amazing and awesome and fantastic and blew me away. They'd better come back next year! On stage they were fantastic; they played off each other and the rest of the band and were full of those witty quips for which they have become known. My particular favourite was Neil saying: "It's great to be here on a Friday night - Guy Fawkes night, in fact... Blowing up the Houses of Parliament, sounds like a good Friday night to me, especially at the moment."
I've uploaded a few pics and videos from last night - go to http://hollingberg.cjb.net
and click where it says Finn Brothers 05/11.