July 17, 2012 - Belgium
The band (not all members are present at all shows)
Vincent Nguini - Guitar
Fans who attended this show
First, we were disappointed about our seats, so far the stage, regarding the past years (everytime, we were on the first front row...). But, we decided to enjoy the concert anyway ; Paul and the band join the stage in a great mood. Set-list was the same as in London, except Jimmy Cliff wasn´t there. After Dazzling Blue/50 ways, Paul talked to say he was happy to be there cause it is the place he met his wife. In the room, except the 3 first rows in the ground and some hard fans on the balconee (as us) the ambiance was quiet (too quiet, imo) and really grew with the appearance of LBM and musicians of the original show of Graceland. I have to admit it was a great great great moment! All the crowd enjoy solo moments of LBM, Hugh Masakela and Thandiswa Mazwai. After their performances, the show returns to Paul and, as in the first part, it was great, so great. One more time, he moved all songs with new rythms, new works. There was a little problem with the sound (like last year) but I´ve forgot now !
I had no time to post this before. The concert in Forest National has been a huge success. The venue was full. A lot of fans from everywhere in the country. What a huge performance from everybody. It was an authentic gala, with the several parts, the different patterns of musicians.