‘La Dolca Vita’ is the phrase that springs to mine we I reflect on our latest run through Italy , the country that we have had a long love affair with …in fact it seems like a marriage that gets stronger and stronger with time and the relationship between us never seems to fade…I felt that these have been the most well received show’s in Italy since my time back with the band..with particularly amazing nights in Rome, Verona and Lucca. We’ve also had great shows in Istanbul, Thessaloniki and the Exit festival in Serbia seemed to see the band reaching new heights.
It’s been also very pleasing to witness the success of ‘A Diamond In The Mind.’ The idea for which came about in the dressing room one night at the beginning of the U.K tour when Nick said “I’d really like to have this show preserved on film..it’s just so great at the moment”..so hat’s off to Gavin Elder for stepping up to the plate with very little notice and pulling off something which I think re-defines the boundaries of concert film footage.
Anyway..I have a ‘real’ day off today..no show, no travel and no phoners!!! So I am going to absorb myself in the view that is beckoning me over the beautiful city of Florence …all in glorious summer sunshine.
Oh yeah…Olympics here we come!