by BevB66x » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:56 am
I thought that last night's concert was so much better. Don't get me wrong, Scarborough was good, but there were a few things that weren't quite right - the venue itself, the moat, very small audience. John is an artist who very much relies on feedback from his audience, and that was one of the things that was missing, for me anyway, in Scarborough.
Glasgow was worlds apart. The seating was much nearer to the stage - and no dratted moat! He had his family on the front row, and pulled them into the show on several occasions, including getting Greg up to sing "Empty Chairs At Empty Tables" - it was as much a surprise for Greg as for everyone else! John spoke throughout in Scottish - which is always a bonus!
The audience was a bit more of a challenge though - several times people just wandered up to the stage and tried to get John's attention. They were mostly very swiftly dealt with by security. And lots of them had had WAY too much to drink. We saw one young chap get arrested at the gates after the concert for being D&D. Outside the gates, a car almost identical to John's was waiting, and when Mark drove out, the other car started up and followed him. Someone admitted on Twitter that it was their mother and her friend. John replied to the Tweet and seemed OK about it, but it did creep me out slightly.
Anyway, mustn't grumble, John was back to his 110% effort last night, which was really good to see. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, as did my friends. Hopefully John can now get a bit of rest before the biggie tomorrow, for which he's been nominated by the London Evening Standard as one of this weekend's hot tickets!
Have just heard the Blackpool is cancelled - OH NOOOOO!!!! I expect that John is really disappointed. Still, that means I can lie in bed a bit longer, and work out how to get back to London in one hit, today.