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If you are reading this and you happened to be in that crowd I thank you
17.07.2012 14:53
If you are reading this and you happened to be in that crowd I thank you

OK comrades. I don't have much time. Long time? Just can't seem to keep up during festival season. Too much going on. Here goes anyway . . .

So let's go back to what seems a lifetime ago now to the south of France. Can't remember the actual town/city I was in but it was beautiful. Blistering sunshine. Might have actually got a little bit sunburned!! Always a good look eh?

So the gig was going really, really, well, it was actually shaping up to be one of the greatest when right at the end of the 4th song . . . DREAM ON I believe . . . BANG the power went!! Stage in full darkness . . . total silence!! It took 20 minutes to get things up and running again and by that time the moment had passed so to speak. Shame, it really was gonna be a good 'un. Still the mighty Franz Ferdinand were on next (yes you cheeky fuckers they ACTUALLY ARE still going!). So I'm sure they brought proceedings to an adequate close.

Next up was Berne in Switzerland. Truly stunning city. I kid you not it has a river running through it and the water is BLUE...ACTUALLY FUCKING BLUE!!!!!!!!?????? Unbelievable. Bought a lovely pair of shoes too. The festival is a good 'un. Done it many times. Up the top of a mountain. I was on first though . . . FIRST!!!! The actual first person onstage was me!!! Last time I played there I HEADLINED it!! Fame is a cruel mistress comrades. It was like playing at breakfast. Bizarre. We did great though. Enjoyed it.

So, after that I think we drove back to France, to Lyon to be exact. I remember on the drive there we watched that film PULP FICTION. My other guitarist - who's name escapes me now - had never seen it . . . NEVER SEEN PULP FICTION??????? Like..fuck me!!! Unbelievable.

Lyon was great. Pissed down the minute we got there. It was warm rain though. The wind got blowing in such a way that by the time we took the stage it was raining onstage . . . raining onstage? Another first. The gig was a blinder though. Really, really good.

So . . . then . . . on to Benicassim. If you've never been to Beni' then you really should try and get there. If only for the weather. Beautiful. It was my 100th show as a solo artist thing and I have to say it was definitely the best gig of the tour no question, but I tell you this, it might well have been one of the best shows I've ever done, EVER. It was that good. If you are reading this and you happened to be in that crowd I thank you. You were immense. Truly special. You made it a great, great night. IZ'FUCKIN RIGHT!!!

 

I was on before the Stone Roses again. They also smashed it. Crushed it even. We partied hard. Seen the sun rise. A magical, magical night.

 

You currently find me in Edinburgh. Playing at the castle tonight. Then 8 days off!!!

 

I'm looking forward to some of that.

 

ONWARDS.

 

GD.



COMMENTS

30.05.13 11:33
I remember this special time in Argeles-sur-mer, near Perpignan, in the south of France (that's the name you're looking for !). I was at your concert with my boyfriend, he carried me on his shoulders, and if I don't fool myself, you might have looked my way, smiling at me throughout the song "Whatever". It was a hightime of my life. I've grown up with Oasis, and now I move along with the High Flying Birds. Thank you for this magical moment, and if I've imagined it, please don't tell me !
17.09.12 05:24
How tha @#$*! could you not know the name of your guitarist?
12.09.12 09:24
I was there at Benicassim. Right at the front. Getting my ribcage crushed. Unbelievably worth it... Thank you. You are a God Noel Gallagher. No other word to describe you.
21.08.12 16:11
The town whas Argeles sur mer. I whas on the first rank, blond hair a noel gallagher tshirt and singing all the gig. Really scary moment when the music stopped and the light turned off. First and best gig! See you the 6 september in the beatles city.
13.08.12 18:24
You basically gave me my music education. I was hit by What's the Story, Morning Glory when I was 12, and haven't stopped listening to your music ever since. I don't know if you're planning on coming to the Middle East, but if there's one thing we currently need, it's good music, come to Beirut, I swear it's not as dangerous as it sounds :-)
12.08.12 21:51
If you ever read thus Noel (which is not likely I understand being a rock star and all...) but I would like to tell you that you are a bloody amazing man. I've seen and heard so much music in my 16 years on the planet, and yours is one that really inspires me to follow in the footsteps of many and to devote my life to music... As I said before, even if you don't read this I would like to let you know how you have helped me choose my life path... Even if it is a damn tough one for someone like me (with no current fame at all... Damn...) you make some amazing music, and are a brilliantly talented musician, and one day I would love to meet you, buy you a beer (maybe...) and shake yer hand. Anyways. Chow!
12.08.12 21:51
If you ever read thus Noel (which is not likely I understand being a rock star and all...) but I would like to tell you that you are a bloody amazing man. I've seen and heard so much music in my 16 years on the planet, and yours is one that really inspires me to follow in the footsteps of many and to devote my life to music... As I said before, even if you don't read this I would like to let you know how you have helped me choose my life path... Even if it is a damn tough one for someone like me (with no current fame at all... Damn...) you make some amazing music, and are a brilliantly talented musician, and one day I would love to meet you, buy you a beer (maybe...) and shake yer hand. Anyways. Chow!
31.07.12 22:58
I was there at beni. And it was truly awesome. I met some mad Noel fans. Some Doris had cast no shadow lyrics taroo'd on her arm. Now I love Noel, as much as the next man. But f@ck me that's devotion.... Top top night. Noel, followed by the roses. Doesnt get much better then that. Amazing.
26.07.12 01:56
Beni was THE best moment of my life, don't look back in anger was just too much! everyone around me pretty much had tears in their eyes screaming their hearts out!
25.07.12 16:30
Noel's concerts border on being a religious experience........having said that , I'm feeling a bit deflated about him saying Benicassim being the BEST concert so far coz he also said that about Sydney. We sang our fricking hearts out for u NOEL......How can u??

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