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Ask the Band / Can't waite, see the band tonight
« Last post by Drummerman on April 17, 2014, 04:13:26 am »
Hi guys , waited such a long time to see the band! See you tonight in Antwerp!
Hey , you want to shoot the messanger that's fine but this article I found on Facebook that there's a possibl reunion of Lou Gramm and Mick Jones doing some NEW MATERIAL outside of Foreigner??? RELAX KELLY FANS the article did indicate that Mick is sensitive to how things are going with Kelly and Foreigner but if this is true ... that would be sooo awesome ... and it maybe INCLUDE some original members!! Again don't shoot the mesanger!!!! Someone alert Kelly he may want put some resumes and applications out!! JK!!! lOLOLOL
Concert Reviews / Portsmouth Guildhall - The Pompey Pack review
« Last post by pompeygirl on April 16, 2014, 09:13:09 am »
Wow! What a day this turned out to be! Being at Mick's induction to the Wall of Fame earlier that day only helped to raise the excitement and anticipation even further!
Babs and I couldn't have been located in a better place - front row left in front of Mick and Bruce. Although Jeff had a seat further back, he wasn't going to let that hold him back and managed to join us at the front for the main event of the evening! Also joining us were my daughter, Katherine and her boyfriend, James (he's a new fan now), Claudia, Helmut and several of my Pompey friends scattered around the audience.
It was most definitely a sold out show with a large number of Mick's family also in the audience. The hall was buzzing with anticipation - this was going to be a very special night. There had been a lot of local publicity about Mick's Portsmouth connections which seemed to heighten the excitement. The show here, at Portsmouth Guildhall, had been on my own personal wishlist for a long time.
FM kicked off the evening ten minutes early and wowed the audience with some great music. I was only familiar with a little of their work but definitely want to hear more. Europe were great too. Joey with his mic stand swinging and enthusiasm were infectious and their set included Carrie and The Final Countdown. At this point, Babs and I tested out the security and left our seats to rock out - all good, no sign of them!   :D  If only that had been the whole story! Jeff and the others came to join us in the front row, then security did appear and they were ushered back to their seats. That didn't last long - once everyone was on their feet the others made their way to the front of the aisles with no more trouble from the bouncers.
Then came the time we had all been waiting for - that very familiar introduction followed by the boys and Kelly bouncing on to the stage in his own unique way. The set started with DV, followed by HG and CAI. Tommy took to the keys for WFAGLY and then Kelly introduced 'the leader and founder of Foreigner - Mr Mick Jones', at which point the roof was lifted off the building. With Mick at the helm, looking really well, the band followed on with FLTFT, TWY, DWB and then, the moment we had hoped and waited for, Mick sang Starrider. So good to hear him sing this again and he was on great form. Then Jeff's favourite, Urgent, with Tommy performing his outstanding solo once again. Mick took time during proceedings to talk about being back 'home' and we were left in no doubt that this was a special time for him.
Urgent was followed by Michael and Chris' solos and finally JBH. Of course, that wasn't the end, as the band returned to the stage for LLWFH, IWTKWLI and HB. The encore seemed to last and last and the band were joined on stage for IWTK by the Portsmouth High School choir who looked to be loving every minute.
I know that it has been said before, but Foreigner are a incredible group of guys and musicians and you can't fail to have a fantastic time.  Special mention to Bruce who seamlessly fits in with Mick and Kelly who's energy has no boundaries. He did spend time amongst the audience balancing very precariously on the Guildhall's ageing seating and almost ending up in somebody's lap several times.
The time flew past but I can say without doubt that it was the most  fantastic day , spent with very special people and giving me some very treasured memories to last a lifetime.


Concert Reviews / Re: London Acoustic gig/concert 12/4/14
« Last post by pompeygirl on April 15, 2014, 03:56:33 pm »
Wow! I can tell by the way you write what a fantastic time you had, Mick!  I'm really looking forward to catching some acoustic shows in Germany later this year. 
Hey I did a painting of Lou Gramm AND gonna be giving it to him as a ***gift*** think Mick wouldn't mind if I do one of him SERIOUSLY no joking around!!! Unless Mininons who seem to OWN Mick won't allow my ***kind*** gesture!!
General Discussion / Re: Mick jones health.
« Last post by Starrider81 on April 14, 2014, 08:27:20 pm »
OH LORDY !!!! OH LORDY !!!! WHAT WILL U MINIONS DO IF MICK GETS A HEAD COLD OR BLISTER ON HIS FINGER??? LOLOLOL I just love reading these "health" reports of if Mick Jones is going to play or not!!! I'm telling you HE"S the only person that is holding the legend of Foreigner ALIVE right now!!!

Okay Mininons settle down lol It'll be okay!!

Concert Reviews / Re: London Acoustic gig/concert 12/4/14
« Last post by ekelly51 on April 14, 2014, 10:32:07 am »
Great review Mick. Thanks for sharing!!

Eunice ;D
Concert Reviews / Re: London Acoustic gig/concert 12/4/14
« Last post by Babs on April 13, 2014, 12:05:04 pm »
Great write-up, Mick! I know how it feels to go to a show for hours - even driving back afterwards. But with having had a great time with these awesome musicians makes up for all the time spent on highways.
Wow! They know you from FB ... shows how much they appreciate their fans and care about them. Ain't it wonderful.
Nick - Mick posted some videos on FB which are great! Check them out.
Thanks for taking your time for this review, very much appreciated  :)
Concert Reviews / Re: London Acoustic gig/concert 12/4/14
« Last post by mick2112 on April 13, 2014, 12:04:25 pm »
Cheers Nick,was certainly a 'goosebumps' kind of night for those there so i am glad i could get that feeling over.
On Blue and Chris they joined the band onstage after the first couple of songs and Blue had just the one set of keys with Chris having a stripped down version drum set which he played with hands so a kind of drum percussion but both fitted in really well and it was great to see them all involved and it sounded amazing and they both played a full part in the whole set after those first couple of initial songs!!
Concert Reviews / Re: London Acoustic gig/concert 12/4/14
« Last post by SoUrgent on April 13, 2014, 11:35:28 am »
Great review Mick! I got goosebumps reading it! That had to have been a thrilling moment when they said that they "recognized you from Facebook", haha! It goes to show that they read the board here, and Facebook, and really just are able to connect with their fans. That is really special.

I have seen Foreigner recordings on DVD etc. where it is completely acoustic with just Mick, Kelly, Tom, Jeff and Bruce. Interesting that they were able to incorporate Michael and Chris as well. How did that work? Was it Michael's full keyboard rig or just a single keyboard to highlight certain parts of the songs? Same for Chris? Was it his whole drum kit, or just certain aspects, again to highlight certain aspects of the songs?

Certainly was a special night and thanks for sharing!

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