Sunday, 5 August 2012
Yes, it really was this big and round, taken at Newmarket Racecourse last night when I went to see Van Morisson in concert. My son Michael made it happen for me and his lady Vicki to go and see His Old Grumpiness....and he didn't disappoint! He may not be the cuddliest, audience-engaging performer, but by gum can he still pull it off! He must have covered every one of his Golden Oldies, which many performers don't like to do, as they want to give their latest work the exposure. It was great, his set lasted 2 hours and he didn't leave the stage - talk about stamina. And he can still cut it with the voice, something which I fear me old Mucca Macca can say theses days. The sun shone - til the moon came out - and the rain held off. Brilliant! My photography skills let me down, sadly, though I do have more from Vicki's camera.
I did manage this one, however. We were really well placed quite close. (I think we inadvertantly came in the wrong gate and should really have been right at the back watching it on the screens, but though I kept flashing my ticket, they just waved us through. Probably thought OAP's need to get close enough to be able to see without their binocculars!)
So yes, great night, wish I hadn't danced so much I am paying for it this morning! Ah well, at least I've still got me own hips!
See you soon with the next proper post!