Post by Ernie Ball on Sept 27, 2018 14:26:30 GMT 2
Great and flawless gig! As mentioned before, the lightshow on this tour is really spectacular. A real treat for the eyes, especially during Pictures. One of the highlights of this evening, if you ask me. After the show I went to the stage to see if I could get my hands on a setlist. They were all gone, but I spotted something else. It was taped to the floor next to Joey's monitors and a roadie gave it to me. It turned out to be a piece of paper with some funny Dutch words written on it. You know, what Joey uses when he speaks to the crowd. I guess it's also handwritten by him? Quite the souvenir! I attached a picture of it.
Also made a few video's. Enjoy!
Last Edit: Sept 27, 2018 14:29:20 GMT 2 by Ernie Ball
PROUD TO BE A MAFKEES!!! Hahaha fantastic! Really enjoyed last night's gig. Excellent sound and lightning show. I know I am critical about their setlist and I still think that they can swap more songs than they're currently do. But when standing in the same room and the thunder starts it's all good. A lot of that has to do with the enthousiasm coming off the stage. Joey definately is one of the best frontman out there. What a charisma! Great turn out by the way! Really didn't expect such a big crowd on a wednesday evening. Can't wait for the next one
The Tilburg Show was great again! Europe never fails to deliver and tonight was another proof of that. I think Europe had a difficult crowd this night. Personally I felt a lot of visitors tonight came for the hits and the nostalgia of a 80's band than really being a Europe fan like I am. Even in front of the entrance I heard conversations between people that supports this feelings. Someone mentioned the song 'The Final Countdown' came from the Out of This World album and didn't knew the Final Countdown was actually the title of an album. I heard someone else mentioned how excited he was that Europe reunited after all these years and hoped they would record a new album. Really.....and then during the concert itself when I looked around I could really see people who didn't had a clue about the songs other than the old ones. And that is such a pitty because Europe deserves so much more than just the audience that comes for Carrie, Rock The Night or The Final Countdown only! They have a whole career after that and they actually recorded more albums after they reunited than before....But enough of that...Europe was on fire in Tilburg and they had a great set of songs with some incredible highlights. One of them was the beautiful 'Pictures' which is an amazing song on the record, but was even more amazing live! I think they screwed up 'Hole In My Pocket' a little since it was a bit off, but all the other songs where right on spot. Could have been me, but I think they did great on 'War of Kings', I really had somewhat of a 'wow'-factor after it! I always love it when Joey picks up a guitar himself as well, and tonight he took his beautiful white Gibson and played along with 'Ready Or Not'. Also we we're fortunate of being treated with a 'No Woman No Cry' mash up in 'Superstitious', which is something they don't do all the time. I only heard it on live recordings, but never during a live concert I actually been.....I can only say that I hope they will return soon because I can't allready wait for another opportunity to see Europe again! I took a lot of pictures this night. I took my Sony pocket camera with me, but realized I didn't charged it properly and so during Pictures it shut off. A lot of the other pictures I took with my Samsung S9+....it makes great pictures when the light is good. Can't handle a lot of red and blue though....but I think I managed to make some nice shots of which I would like to share a couple right here....I hope you like them.