Tour Diary

Concert reports, set lists, reviews, photos and You Tube links. Fan meet-ups before and after the concerts.
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Tour Diary

Post by MEB » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:36 pm

thought you all might find this of interest
Toronto June 6th 2008, Vienna Sept. 24 & 25 2008, NYC May 16th & 17th 2009, Dublin July 23rd 2009, Belfast July 26th 2009...
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Re: Tour Diary

Post by Goldin » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:45 pm

Wow. This is a real treasure, it contrasts with very laconic and hipsterial ;-) Notes FTR.
Thank you!
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Tour Diary

Post by Inna » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:52 pm

MEB! This is indeed a treasure! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us. Very interesting and insightful and warm. This is a treat. Thank you so much.
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Re: Tour Diary

Post by jarkko » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:01 pm

The author of this most interesting and useful diary is Leif Bodnarchuk, the guitar technician and boffin.
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Re: Tour Diary

Post by musicmania » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:28 pm

MEB wrote:thought you all might find this of interest
Excellent find, thank you so much and thank you Jarkko for the additional information!!
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Re: Tour Diary

Post by BEATRIZ SALLES » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:31 am

Thank you for this. Amacing way to have a different point of vue of the tour.
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Re: Tour Diary

Post by SeventhSon » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:49 am

This is very interesting to read, thank you for the link. :)
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Re: Tour Diary

Post by bridger15 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:14 am

jarkko wrote:The author of this most interesting and useful diary is Leif Bodnarchuk, the guitar technician and boffin.
Oh Jarkko... "boffin" ...this is so funny and so apt. :D


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Re: Tour Diary

Post by martali » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:13 pm

The author of the diary wrote yesterday:
In the tour itinerary, under the personnel list, I am jobbed as a guitar technician and ‘boffin.’ At first, I was unsure how to receive that, but after looking up the word, I was happy with the title, and its etymology. ... ary-aug-18

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Re: Tour Diary

Post by B4real » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:54 am

Such an absorbing "behind the scenes" observation of the tour. The real world revealed of life on the road on a day to day basis.

....... I wonder if they need any extra help ..... I'm not a luthier but I can tune a violin :)
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Re: Tour Diary

Post by TipperaryAnn » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:21 pm

Thanks MEB - really enjoying this.
Delighted to see that a vegetarian/vegan diet is catered for on tour! (They are wise to have their own caterers :) )
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Re: Tour Diary

Post by holydove » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:18 pm

Thank you for the link - very interesting! So personal & imaginative, as well as informative & insightful.

I'm glad he said he had to look up the meaning of "boffin", because that's what I'm going to do now too. . .(never heard that word before!).
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Re: Tour Diary

Post by ken1asen » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:18 pm

Here is another fine diary. And if you go into the archive there is so much material.

See you at the concert in Copenhagen on saturday.
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Re: Tour Diary

Post by lizzytysh » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:51 am

Well, I'm glad I got into this diary early on, so I don't have to do a lot to catch up.
It's fun, as well as interesting, reading.
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Tour Diary

Post by regensburg » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:47 am

This tour diary is awesome, keep up the good work, I love it.
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