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« Thread started on: Sep 10th, 2013, 05:12am »

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Just had the darnedest thought. 31 years ago today I was in Hamburg for my first ever overseas gig with Genesis. I still remember it vividly - surprising given the ageing process but there you go! Were any other forum members at this gig?


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« Reply #1 on: Sep 10th, 2013, 05:22am »

Doh!


My brain has just woken up and realised this thread is in the wrong section - sorry folks!


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« Reply #2 on: Sep 10th, 2013, 11:42am »

I was there, taped it as well. Probably the last of the great Genesis tours IMHO. Then on to the NEC, Deeside, Marquee and the MK Bowl, good times.
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 10th, 2013, 12:06pm »

on Sep 10th, 2013, 05:22am, alanh wrote:
Doh!


My brain has just woken up and realised this thread is in the wrong section - sorry folks!


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Maybe some passing moderator can move this thread to the "You Might Recall- Historic Tours" board.
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 13th, 2013, 01:06am »

on Sep 10th, 2013, 12:06pm, Down And Out wrote:
Maybe some passing moderator can move this thread to the "You Might Recall- Historic Tours" board.

Seems not. undecided
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« Reply #5 on: Sep 14th, 2013, 04:53am »

on Sep 13th, 2013, 01:06am, Down And Out wrote:
Seems not. undecided

Wrong again. grin wink
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« Reply #6 on: Sep 16th, 2013, 04:45am »

Lol.



Seems like I'm the only person who was at this gig! wink
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« Reply #7 on: Sep 16th, 2013, 11:39am »

on Sep 16th, 2013, 04:45am, alanh wrote:
Lol.
Seems like I'm the only person who was at this gig! wink


You must have missed my post then Alan wink
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« Reply #8 on: Sep 17th, 2013, 04:47am »

Hi there


Methinks my brain is still in the Wilhelm Koch Stadion! wink



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« Reply #9 on: Sep 17th, 2013, 05:55am »

on Sep 17th, 2013, 04:47am, alanh wrote:
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Methinks my brain is still in the Wilhelm Koch Stadion! wink


I remember the security being a lot more relaxed than we were used to in the UK. We wandered into the stadium in the afternoon when they were still setting up, took a few photos and hung around for a while but nobody seemed to mind. In the evening I was searched on the way in and inevitably they found my recorder in my bag - it was a pretty big machine with a huge pair of mics, so not too easy to conceal - but they didn't seem at all bothered, just waved me through. I don't know what they were looking for, but it obviously wasn't recording gear.

It was the same on the previous tour in Cologne - although I got the recorder in without being searched that time there were several people openly videoing it, with big cameras and tripods, and right in front of the security. They'd have lasted about five minutes in the UK before being busted. Wonder what happened to that footage, it doesn't ever seem to have escaped into the trading world.
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« Reply #10 on: Sep 18th, 2013, 04:32am »

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I agree the security were so relaxed as to be almost comatose. I spent at least half of the gig hearing it in mono though thanks to someoen who whistled right down my lughole at one point! You can even hear it on the recording I have of the gig!

The '82 shows were among some of the best I ever saw the band perform and to have King Crimson on the same bill well that was something a BIT special.


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« Reply #11 on: Sep 18th, 2013, 1:28pm »

on Sep 18th, 2013, 04:32am, alanh wrote:
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You can even hear it on the recording I have of the gig!


That may be my recording then, I think there are only two sources in circulation, Andy Banks' and mine. As a (now retired) taper I used to hate getting in the middle of a really rowdy crowd, which would usually screw up any chances of getting a decent recording, but on this occasion - and also a few weeks later at the Marquee - I think it really adds to the atmosphere.
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« Reply #12 on: Sep 20th, 2013, 04:35am »

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If you were the guy with a big boom mic then it was definitely you. Funny old world innit! Every detail of that gig is still fresh in my mind. Mind you... 31 years ago today i was doing exactly the same thing in Birmingham! wink



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« Reply #13 on: Sep 20th, 2013, 5:40pm »

That was a great tour. I saw it at the NEC Birmingham . First time I saw Genesis was the year before but this was even better. They did Suppers Ready and had loads of pink revolving lights for Afterglow which blew me away. Brilliant.
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« Reply #14 on: Sep 23rd, 2013, 07:17am »

Hi there



I think most fans will agree that the 1982 tour was the last truly "classic" set from the band. I was lucky enough to see them five times on that tour and remember them all vividly - especially Hamburg, Deeside and of course, Milton Keynes!



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