28.10.2014 Steve Hackett - Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex
Good to be back seeing Steve Hackett's Genesis tour a second time. This was as enjoyable as the first - maybe a little bit less because I didn't have the excitement of seeing it for the first time, or maybe a little bit more because I had a seat this time! Oh, and Nick Beggs from Kajagoogoo on bass! And Chapman Stick!
Once again I was ensconsed in the press seats which weren't very well taken up - from what I could tell, the rest of the 1,630-capacity venue was a sell out. That's an impressive number of people to get out to Southend for a gig, being as it is on the end of the world.
It was pretty much the same set as a year ago except this time he added three songs: Squonk, +Lilywhite Lilith and The Knife, one of my all-time favourites. He took out The Lamia, Shadow Of The Heirophant, Blood On The Rooftops and Ripples.
I didn't take any video this time round but the stage was well lit and I managed to get a couple of good photos despite being ten rows back.
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Last updated 30 December 2014 10:02
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