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Out of necessity, I guess, the lighting wasn't particularly fantastic, but it was adequate, and after all, it was the music we were there for. It's strange to think that Robert's amazing compositions have been around long enough to actually gain from fresh insight and re-arrangements, and I wonder if the physical placing of him effectively behind the mew young blood was significant. Whatever, it all worked beautifully.
I was a little concerned when Nick laid Max's guitar down on the stage, oooh! so easy to forget and step on an instrument! Come on guys, I know times is tough, but buy the lad a guitar stand!
The Blackstar amps seem to be an inspired choice, i'm greatly in favour of anything which frees up the mind of a performer by reducing the number of boxes at his feet, allowing him to concentrate on his fingers and his soul.
All in all, an amazing experience. A lot of bands are reforming these days and just re-hashing their back catalogue. The Enid are, as always looking forward, pushing the envelope, and even though they reward us with old favourites, they are re-made in such a way as to involve us all again.
I hope that the Band come back to Scotland again next year, and if I can be of any help in marketing up here, just let me know.