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Peter Gabriel – the O2 in London

Last night Pete and I were in London to watch Peter Gabriel at the O2. The main reason for the concert was to play his album ‘So’ in its entrirety.

Before that, there was a collection of other music, which started with 4 songs with the house lights up, which my Pete didn’t like at all. The idea was that the acoustic arrangements and approach were slightly rough and that fancy lights weren’t required. It sort-of worked, but was a bit odd. The performance was excellent throughout, though 2 long obscure songs (Secret World and The Family and the Fishing Net) were rather heavy going.

We had great seats…

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This spooky image is a shadow of the arm on the chair:

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The setlist:

OBUT
Come Talk to Me
Shock the Monkey
Family Snapshot
Digging in the Dirt
Secret World
The Family and the Fishing Net
No Self Control
Solsbury Hill
Why Don’t You Show Yourself
Red Rain
Sledgehammer
Don’t Give Up
That Voice Again
Mercy Street
Big Time
We Do What We’re Told (Milgram’s 37)
This Is the Picture (Excellent Birds)
In Your Eyes
The Tower That Ate People
Biko

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