While I managed to sell two of the four tickets I had, it turned out at the last minute that I was actually able to make the Paul SImon gig in Dublin last night and what a gig! So many songs played like you’ve never heard them and hats off for the version of Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes and Mrs Robinson at the close of the night.
On holidays as kids or anytime heading away in the car there were always three acts that would frequent the ole tape player in the car (upgraded to CD in the mid 90s) – Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), Paul Simon and Bruce Springsteen. Made it a mission then to go and see each of these acts in concert at some stage before they give up touring or retire from the music scene and last night made it two out of three having been able to catch Mark Knopfler pull off the gig of a lifetime last summer (2005) in The Point. Next Friday makes the trifecta as I’ve got tickets for Bruce Springsteen as he tours the Pete Seger sessions. Roll on next Friday!
But if you ever get the chance to catch Paul Simon – DO IT! Anyone catch the gig at all last night?