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xx Re: 31 years ago today
« Reply #30 on: Oct 1st, 2013, 4:47pm »

The German bier was the cause of my problems smiley
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« Reply #31 on: Oct 5th, 2013, 06:19am »

hi there


German bier never causes me any problems wink


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« Reply #32 on: Aug 7th, 2017, 08:39am »

I have strong memories of the 1982 tour, despite only going to 1 gig, the Shepton Mallet Showering Pavilion in September. I was 17 and travelled from London to the English rural westcountry with a friend and my girlfriend, we didn't have the faintest idea what we were doing or about making the proper arrangements. There were no London gigs announced at first, so we thought we had to get along to the next nearest one, which we decided was this one. It didn't occur to us that London dates would subsequently be announced separately, which is what happened.

It took us ages to find this venue, a big concrete shed in the middle of a field, used for agricultural shows. There were still bits of straw and mud on the floor. This is the interior, it was all standing for the Genesis gig:

http://www.bathandwestshowground.com/media/11-300x300.jpg

After the gig, despite my protestations, my friends insisted we didn't bother with a cab and we should walk back to Bath. How we didn't know it was about 15 miles away, I have no idea. On the narrow country lanes we had to dive out of the way of the equipment trucks and the band's jaguar as they sped past.

I think I'm with Alan regarding this tour being the last 'classic' set. You had a good mix of the new and old, including the whole of Supper's Ready, for the final time on a tour including the Six Of The Best show. I still recall thinking how odd it was that SR was so early in the set, and the jarring contrast as it drew to a close, followed immediately by Misunderstanding!

Here's a question about this tour. Setlist FM, which as a wiki is of course subject to errors, lists a single performance of Horizons just before Supper's Ready at a show in Canada, August 1982 on that tour. If true, it was the first since 1974 and the final performance of it ever by Genesis. But I don't believe it was played. can anyone shed any light?

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xx Re: 31 years ago today
« Reply #33 on: Aug 7th, 2017, 3:45pm »

on Aug 7th, 2017, 08:39am, Backdrifter wrote:
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Here's a question about this tour. Setlist FM, which as a wiki is of course subject to errors, lists a single performance of Horizons just before Supper's Ready at a show in Canada, August 1982 on that tour. If true, it was the first since 1974 and the final performance of it ever by Genesis. But I don't believe it was played. can anyone shed any light?



They played two dates in Canada on that tour.
The first night was in Toronto. I was there and it was definitely not played.
The following night they played Montreal.
I wasn't there but there is an audience recording of that show and the setlist is identical to the night before.


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« Reply #34 on: Aug 8th, 2017, 02:50am »

I just checked back, it's CNE Grandstand, Toronto, 28 August 1982, so your post confirms the Setlist FM listing is incorrect - thanks.
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« Reply #35 on: Aug 8th, 2017, 2:27pm »

Went to Brussels in 82, Mead Gould Promotions coach trip, cost a very reasonable 39 quid! Coach there and back (literally straight after the gig), ferry and ticket included. Great trip, was 18 at the time just left school.

There were rumours on the ferry they were playing Supper's Ready - didn't dare believe it until we saw it.

Great tour, went to Brussels, Deeside, Leeds, Hammy Odeon x 2 and Milton Keynes.......
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