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David Gilmour: Tonight is the end of an era.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Gassage, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. Gassage

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    I would admit I am his biggest fanboi going.

    The year long world tour has been simply amazing and due to the generosity of his bassist with thr guestlist, I've seen 12 of the shows from London to Nimes and Chantilly.

    Every single one has been epic, every single one has had moments, no, periods of pure unmatchable genius.

    Tonight is the last show of the tour and if rumours are to be believed, his last show ever. Well, the old dog is 70 odd and I cannot believe I am going once again tonight.

    3 hours, every lighting trick imaginable, soaring solos, 1955 Esquires, 1956 Gold Tops, the Black Strat, Hiwatts, a band tighter than a tourniquet, a bass player that's one of the all time greats, Chuck Leavell, Greg Phillanganes, wall to wall Floyd classics and of course, Comfortably Numb.

    If you didn't see him, then do get the live album (assuming there is one) as it will the the A to Z of rock guitar.

    I will blub tonight for sure.

    It's the end of a magnificent chapter in the story of music.

    Here's some pics-


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    Your title scared me
     
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    Great pic
     
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    One of the most tasteful guitarists in rock history in my opinion.
     
  5. Gassage

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    Indeed. How many players play one note and you just know who it is?

    Santana, May, Gilmour, Koss, SRV and David would be the ones I'd immediately get.
     
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    songtalk Friend of Leo's

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    Gilmour is hands down my favorite "classic rock guy"

    Love him immensely.

    He's basically the reason I can't quit stratty neck pickups and probably never will.
     
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    Glad you got to see him play live. He's just barely behind Mark Knopfler as my all-time favorite guitarist.
     
  8. Gassage

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    Oh yeah- add Mark Ker-nopfler to my list of 'one note and you know who it is' players
     
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    WOW!!! 12 Gilmour shows. I am sooooooo jealous

    sad to see him hanging it up, but it has been a great ride. i'm glad I got a chance to experience it
     
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    Wow. I felt privileged to see the final Pink Floyd concerts in Veteran's Stadium in Philly, but looks like this show may have topped that. Congratulations!
     
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    Great pics, thanks for the post.
     
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    Just an aside but I am pretty sure I would lose my lunch with the laser show. Ive gotten ill with strobe lights
     
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    Can you explain what you mean about the generosity of his bassist with the guest list?
     
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    I got to see them at the old Spectrum in Philly back in the late 70's. Gilmour wasn't a flashy player, but each note he played was intentional - and magical.

    In a plastic jar, somewhere, is that ticket stub from The Wall concert.
     
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    I did not see him solo - looks like I won't, either. Bummer.

    Looks like a great show, though!
     
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    I've seen a few legends, but I've never had a real chance to see him. This may be his last tour but I'm sure he'll keep popping up. In true gilmour style he will probably go away and come back like a storm at 85, if we are lucky. Dylan is still out there at 80.
     
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    I first saw them on the tour for Ummagumma, then for every sucsesive album tour after upto the last tour before the wall , they always played the gardens in vancouver not the colaseum a smaller venue and never with a back up band, the band had so much credability as musicians, and inovators, wow , I am glad DG got to retire and not burn out in a blaze of light!, good for him and I am really sad at the same time!

    Thanks for posting!
     
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    I never got a chance to see him. Is Stevie D. still the drummer? I met him when he was playing with David Crosby in CPR. Great drummer and nice dude.
     
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    I saw him three times with Pink Floyd in Holland in the post waters era. Glad to have seen him play live. A great period for me to look back at.
     
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