Whew .... been a long three weeks. Started in Manchester, through Scotland, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Germany, France, Italy, ended back in London. Pretty much only one day off not counting travel days.
After having done the October shows, I was able to relax a little more on this run and have more fun on stage because I was more comfortable in the 'utility' position.
The best indicator for me is that the show pretty much fly's by. No sooner do I walk on stage and the next thing I know we're 2/3rd's of the way through the set list.
I was more than a little surprised at the amount of fan's coming up to me outside the venues telling me that the last time they saw TR or myself was in ....... ahem ...... 1977 - 78?
I don't feel 30 years older. At least not today.
The picture above is from Milan.... The Domo. It was my first time in Italy. Somehow, in all the years of touring, I never managed to get there. Happy to say I finally did and even though my hotel room was the size of a postage stamp (I broke the window when I put my key in the door), I didn't mind at all because I was IN ITALY! Now... I've grown up on Pizza but let me tell you, I had a Pizza in Milan that was by far the best Pizza I've ever had.
And Paris? The last time I was in Paris had to be 10 years ago .... I didn't think much about it then but this time was somehow different. It was so cool being there. My only regret was not having more time in those two places. Maybe it's time to think about relocating.
I'm not sure when the next time I'm going to be over this way but I'd love it if it was sooner rather than later.
Thanks to all the Fans who came to the shows. It was good to see all of you again. ML up next.