I've dug through the pictures and found a few.
Sadly the ones from the London show didn't come out very good, but I liked this one
Willie opened the show, as usual with 'Whisky River', followed quickly by 'Still Is Still Moving To Me', which made me think of an American friend, Linda Lee, who writes a brilliant blog about Willie. I sometimes think she knows what Willie is doing before he knows himself. You can read her blog at this link.
The show went on for over 90 minutes. Willie masterful as usual, slipping quickly through a selection of old favourites, and some new ones which we hadn't heard before. And, yes, I had to dry my eyes when he sang 'Blue Eyes Crying In Thge Rain', and I think the whole audience had a lump in their throats when he sang 'Always On My Mind'.
Brilliant show, best ever, well until we got to Langesund.
The Langesund show was in an outdoor venue called the Wrightegaarden.
Here's a view of the queue, the house is to the right.
The venue was soon alive with the sound of Willie & Family. There was even a large screen for close up scenes from the cameras which were all around. Hopefully there might be a video produced from the footage they shot.
Here's Willie giving Trigger some exercise.
The show was, as usual, perfect. The set was changed a little, and there was a special appearance from Kurt Nilsen who appeared on stage to present Willie with an award for the Triple Platinum success of Kurt's album, on which Willie duetted with him on the song 'Lost Highway'. Willie being the man he is, immediately launched into singing Lost Highway, which kinda surprised Kurt a bit since there had been no rehearsal. That just goes to show that age and experience beats youth and ambition every time. Willie sounded good,, and, well, Kurt tried his best. ;)
When we left the venue I took these pictures.
The first one is looking down on the back of the stage, and the second one is just a nice view of the harbour.
These pics were taken at 11pm. 24 hour daylight at this time of year, with the sun only setting for a few hours.
Onywye, yun's aa fir enoo.
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