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for you Dec - and anyone else interested

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charlie victor five wrote:
trying to put up the one of me and Natasha outside DM's with the sign visible.
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markand79, i always give 100%!
i was called a "Crazy Skanking Fool" after Skabour and i really couldn't argue. an accurate description!
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thanks quiethouse! i love the alteration to the sign!
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brilliant Tom! cheers mate!
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charlie victor five wrote:
markand79, i always give 100%!
i was called a "Crazy Skanking Fool" after Skabour and i really couldn't argue. an accurate description!


Laughing Laughing Laughing ..........wear it like a badge of honour mate!!
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Great 3 and half days in Amsterdam and to meet many of the ska family, friends and new faces. Specials were very tight musically. Same set and think they could have added something to mix it up for this tour. Mosh pit was heavy at times with some dickhead thought he was at the bouncy castle. Roddy loving it and great guitar plays and all on top form. Terry a little non plussed and no Ghost Town and back off to the hotel after. Got to Fred Perry bash late having gone around the block a few times and a few Magners in Murphys. Spoke with Roddy, Trevor and Neville and Trevor Evans wearing his fab Skabour T-shirt Smile. Not so good was Murphys advertising free food... Feck must have been one Edam cheese sandwich. Beer prices were not discounted. Paid nearly 10 squid for two brandies. Amsterdam prices were expensive but maybe tourist prices in London are the same.. had to shop around. See ya all in Brighton and Pre Gig. Must finish off Selecter The Made In Britain 12 inch today to get to print subject to approvals tomorrow. Nice looking sleeve and inner.
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The first concert
Smile Smile Smile
Finally the day(s) had come, I had ticket for both concerts at the Paradiso and I would meet the band and maybe even some forum members.

I couldnít come to Dan Murphyís, Ďcause I didnít know if I would have enough oxygen to last, although my trolley was packed. (For those who donít know, Iím a lung patient)
I also wanted to be early at the Paradiso, so I would have a (good) seat. The first evening I went alone, I had time of my life; I even had my own elevator and toilet. Cool

The first concert was good, but there were no surprises, it was almost like the live DVD.
On the audio cd of the concert you can hear in the beginning that Terryís voice isnít alright, but later on everything is back to normal. I didnít notice it at the concert, because I was just enjoying seeing the guys do their stuff.
Ghost Town sounded weird, a bit messy I think. Itís a song they havenít played much on stage, and it was more a Jerry Dammers song then a group thing, Am I quoting you right Sugaman?
Today I listened to Ghost Town on the cd and you can hear it hasnít got the same power as the other songs, they sing and play it with less confidence then all the other songs.

But anyway I enjoyed myself and I knew now had enough oxygen for the second concert.
Some low quality concert footage: http://youtu.be/ypxtYVVnEqU

Cool Smile Smile
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Teflon, great to meet you and your lovely lady again. a very pleasant afternoon going to Anne Franks Huis!
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The second concert
The next day, I had to rest, so I could make the next concert, again no possibility to meet forum members, still I had a short conversation with Sugarman on the phone. Cool

Everything was different. I was with friends, we had a perfect spot. And for the first time I could experience that no concert is the same, often times the second concert is better they say. There were more British fans, Terry wore a suit without wrinkles and Roddy had an even cooler outfit then the day before. Cool The dynamic between the guys was different. I think better.
Lynval didnít even do his parent/kids introduction for Message To You Rudy.
Everything was great, but, Nite Klub and Stupid Marriage stood out for me.
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
This is how I saw the end of the concert.
At the end Terry didnít came back, that was strange and I saw some looks on some facesÖ. Shocked
They had to decide what to do and they played Guns of Navarone, a nice surprise Terry still didnít come back and Neville had the task to do Youíre Wondering Now on his own, he did his best, singing and growling his way through it, but half way he said (I thought) to the audience Help me out here, my voice..blah, blah...because he was drowning. I forgot to buy an audio cd of that concert, so I canít listen to what is really said on stage.
The ending was a letdown, because youíre on a high and then it ends messy, but the incident was forgotten in a second, because I enjoyed the show and well things happen, this makes it interesting. Still it looked a bit unprofessional,Ö.. well you know creative people. Laughing
Then it was time to meet the band at the after party. I had my old records with me, so they could sign them.
I met a fan who had a photo album filled with faded photos and news clippings of the 1980 Veronica concert. He also had photos of Joe Jackson and Elvis Costello. He said he might have the Veronica concert on VHS, Cool well that was my sign to get his email address.
First I spoke to Roddy upstairs, it was a nice conversation, Cool and it wasnít that crowded, because the others were still downstairs. I didnít have a pen, in the end I lent a pen from Roddyís daughter. When Brad came upstairs, it was already crowded. I saw how surprised he looked seeing the faded pictures of the guy. Before I knew it Neville and Lynval had joined in and in short time I had all their autographs. Horace had gone early to his hotel and Terry as you know wasnít there.
Roddyís manager promised me a t shirt signed by all the members, thatís great isnít it? Cool Very Happy Cool Very Happy

On my way down I met Willo, we spoke, but very short. I was already outside but Sugaman was just in time to keep me from driving of in my electric scooter. We spoke for a while until it was really time to go. Finally I had met people from the forum. Later on I met Sugaman again at his hotel, before he had to leave. I tried to copy his audio cdís of the second concert, but in the end I didnít succeed, (not enough time to do it right Sugaman.)
It was nice meeting you both, although way to short. Very Happy

The Specials I thank you for a great time you have given me.

Concert footage of the 15th: http://youtu.be/0IlBIscBtOY
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The second concert
The next day, I had to rest, so I could make the next concert, again no possibility to meet forum members, still I had a short conversation with Sugarman on the phone. Cool

Everything was different. I was with friends, we had a perfect spot. And for the first time I could experience that no concert is the same, often times the second concert is better they say. There were more British fans, Terry wore a suit without wrinkles and Roddy had an even cooler outfit then the day before. Cool The dynamic between the guys was different. I think better.
Lynval didnít even do his parent/kids introduction for Message To You Rudy.
Everything was great, but, Nite Klub and Stupid Marriage stood out for me.
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
This is how I saw the end of the concert.
At the end Terry didnít came back, that was strange and I saw some looks on some facesÖ. Shocked
They had to decide what to do and they played Guns of Navarone, a nice surprise Terry still didnít come back and Neville had the task to do Youíre Wondering Now on his own, he did his best, singing and growling his way through it, but half way he said (I thought) to the audience Help me out here, my voice..blah, blah...because he was drowning. I forgot to buy an audio cd of that concert, so I canít listen to what is really said on stage.
The ending was a letdown, because youíre on a high and then it ends messy, but the incident was forgotten in a second, because I enjoyed the show and well things happen, this makes it interesting. Still it looked a bit unprofessional,Ö.. well you know creative people. Laughing
Then it was time to meet the band at the after party. I had my old records with me, so they could sign them.
I met a fan who had a photo album filled with faded photos and news clippings of the 1980 Veronica concert. He also had photos of Joe Jackson and Elvis Costello. He said he might have the Veronica concert on VHS, Cool well that was my sign to get his email address.
First I spoke to Roddy upstairs, it was a nice conversation, Cool and it wasnít that crowded, because the others were still downstairs. I didnít have a pen, in the end I lent a pen from Roddyís daughter. When Brad came upstairs, it was already crowded. I saw how surprised he looked seeing the faded pictures of the guy. Before I knew it Neville and Lynval had joined in and in short time I had all their autographs. Horace had gone early to his hotel and Terry as you know wasnít there.
Roddyís manager promised me a t shirt signed by all the members, thatís great isnít it? Cool Very Happy Cool Very Happy

On my way down I met Willo, we spoke, but very short. I was already outside but Sugaman was just in time to keep me from driving of in my electric scooter. We spoke for a while until it was really time to go. Finally I had met people from the forum. Later on I met Sugaman again at his hotel, before he had to leave. I tried to copy his audio cdís of the second concert, but in the end I didnít succeed, (not enough time to do it right Sugaman.)
It was nice meeting you both, although way to short. Very Happy

The Specials I thank you for a great time you have given me.

Concert footage of the 15th: http://youtu.be/0IlBIscBtOY



That's a great story of both nights I'm glad you enjoyed yourself I did to but the whole thing was very Tiring indeed I'm still recovering myself. I'm glad we met up a couple of times for chats we must do it again sometime. I hope that guy you met has the whole Veronica gig on VHS that would be nice to see, I only have the 20 minute TV broadcast. I hope you didn't get wet on your way home after I left on Saturday ? it rained heavy on the way to the airport. I sort you out with a copy of the 15th very soon. I met all the Specials except for terry but I did meet him in Dublin a few times before.

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Absolutely brilliant time was had! both nights were fantastic! Thursday was the best though!! great to meet friends old & new! see you in Coventry Sugarman! Laughing


Glad you made it home safe, see you and your mate in Cov next month Smile
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Hi Sugarman/Paul,

Oh no, it only rainded briefly, just before I arrived home. Sad

I hope the guy has more than the 20 minutes, of the Verionica festival who knows, but then he would have to know someone at the TV station, don't you think? We will see.

Thanks already for the cd.

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Sorry I didn't get to see you Bloblo
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Hi Tom

Thanks for the upload.
You can see their reactions looking at the side of the stage, but they manage to finish it of. Embarassed
Neville doesn't talk about Terry's voice but his own voice.
There must have been a big discussion about it in the band. Mad

I'm sorry Tom i haven't met you in Amsterdam, hopefully a next time somewhere else. Cool
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Love the last video TTN but I need to have words with Lynx anti-perspirant........ it can't cope with a specials concert! Cool
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That's Indiana and his Girlfriend two of the nicest people I've ever met Smile
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Great meeting you also Paul. Rachel is loving the girlfriend tag even after 22 years of marriage! See you in Cov next month. Laughing
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