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November 03, 2006 - United Kingdom
Glasgow - SECC

Setlist

1) Gumboots
2) Boy In The Bubble
3) Outrageous
4) 50 Ways
5) Slip Slidin’ Away
6) You’re The One
7) Me and Julio
8) Train In The Distance
9) How can you live in the Northeast
10) Loves Me Like A Rock
11) That Was Your Mother
12) Duncan
13) Graceland
14) Father and Daughter
15) Cecilia
16) Only Living Boy in NY
17) Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes

Encore 1

1) Call me Al
2) Still Crazy
3) Mrs Robinson

Encore 2)

1) Wartime Prayers
2) Bridge Over Troubled Water.
3) Late in the Evening

Encore 3)

1) The Boxer
2) Homeward Bound



The band (not all members are present at all shows)

Vincent Nguini - Guitar
Bakithi Kumalo - Bass
Steve Gadd - Drums
Mark Stewart - Guitars, Cello, Saxophone, selfmade instruments
Robin diMaggio - Drums, percussion
Tony Cedras - Accordeon, Keyboard, Guitars
Andy Snitzer - Saxophone, Synthesizer
Harper Simon - Guitar
Adrian Simon - Keyboards




Fans who attended this show

 
John Odonnell





Review by:
Isabel

Paul Simon kicked off his UK tour and the concert at the SECC in Glasgow last night was incredible! Paul and his band were at their best. The crowd unfortunately did take an hour at least to get to their feet! I was told to sit down by an SECC usher early on so this didnt help any!!!!!
Despite this I loved every minute of it and hope Paul doesnt leave it too long before his next visit to Scotland.

Review by:
Debra

I was at the concert at the Secc, 6 Nov 2006. I was so awe struck by the sound of Mr. Simons music. Several times I found the bass and drums were in sync with my own heart beat, what a sound!!!! Thank you Mr. Simon, for your hard work, dedication and labour all of these years. What beautiful music you have given all of us and I thank you. From a fellow American, living in Scotland.

Review by:
Karen

Wow! What an awesome experience. I came away from this concert unable to speak in case I would cry. The shear quality from start to finish was amazing. Paul and his fantastic band (where did he find these incredible musicians?) played for over two hours without a break and covered a wide range of tracks from different points in his career. The only living boy in New York brought a tear to my eye, as it did others around me, and the up-beat numbers were just brilliant, especially Graceland.I would have liked my favourite America, but whos complaining! The Glasgow audience loved him - dont leave it so long to come back Paul! A special moment was when the audience sang along to The Boxer.It is now the following day and I still feel all emotional when I think about this concert. How often does that happen? Practically never! If you get the chance to see him on this tour, dont hesitate. You wont be disappointed.

Review by:
gordon

i was at the glasgow gig last night and have to agree totally with karen and fortunately, only living boy in ny is my favourite s&g song so i was teary-eyed singing my heart out with the wee man. the band were a bit crap with the first song, i think it was slip sliding away but from the second song till the 4th encore, it was sheer class peppered with some spine-tingling moments. the wee man seemed to be genuinely moved by the audience appreciation and there was a feeling of mutual admiration between himself the band and the audience. his voice is still spot on but he does struggle to get his mouth round some of the quickly sung songs like you can call me al. overall, superb! the best gig ive seen all year and will take some beating next year too!

Review by:
Alex Nairn

There is nothing I can say that hasnt been said before but I still want to say it. I was lucky enough to be in the front row and without doubt this is the best concert I have ever attended (and I attend dozens every year). The complexity of the melodies, the musicianship of the band and the trip through memory lane when he played songs we have known forever had me and the entire audience on their feet and demanding )and getting) 5 encores. I now wnat to see him again and again. Amazing!!

Review by:
Alex Nairn

There is nothing I can say that hasnt been said before but I still want to say it. I was lucky enough to be in the front row and without doubt this is the best concert I have ever attended (and I attend dozens every year). The complexity of the melodies, the musicianship of the band and the trip through memory lane when he played songs we have known forever had me and the entire audience on their feet and demanding )and getting) 5 encores. I now wnat to see him again and again. Amazing!!

Review by:
Ans

Meeting Paul Simon in Glasgow November 3, 2006.

When I found out Paul would give a concert tour in England my husband and I decided to go on a short vacation. We were able to buy very good tickets for the concert (second row mid front) and had very pleasant days in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
At the day of Pauls concert I went early to the SECC by myself, my husband went sightseeing, he likes Pauls music but is not a crazy fan like me who hangs out there hours before the concert. I was very lucky because there was one door open to the music hall and I heard the strumming of instruments. I walked in and there were some guys who where tuning up. I sat at the back and waited for about 40 minutes, then Paul and the band came out and started the sound check. I stood up and walked up to the 10th row, nobody stopped me and I sat down and listened to the whole sound check. They played 7 songs and rehearsed the instrumental part of Mrs. Robinson, Paul wanted to make some minor changes. It was great to see them play and deliberate with each other. When they were about to finish the sound check I stood up and walked further to the stage. And after they finished I asked Paul for an autograph, I told him that I flew in from the Netherlands for his concert. He asked my name and signed my Surprise booklet. Then I told him about the forum on the internet and how fans all over the world talk there with each other and that we made a scrapbook with birthday wishes for his 65th birthday which was given to him at a concert in the USA just before his birthday. He said he didnt see it and asked which show it was, I couldnt remember which show it was but that it was given to him by a backstage worker. He said he would look into it, he had to find out where it was, he said that he gets more presents and that he appreciated the gift, and repeated again that he would look into it. I thanked him for his time and his autograph and walked out very happy to find my husband. The concert was superb, I enjoyed every minute of it. I love it how Paul and the band keep changing the songs, to keep them fresh and give them new emotions in concert. I stood up early to dance and felt I was the only one, Paul pointed at me dancing during That was your mother when he sang the line of the Cajungirl, he recognized me from the sound check and looked at me several times during the concert. Later everybody around me stood up and danced and everyone had a great time. Paul and the band got several standing ovations and I could see that Paul was touched when he thanked the audience.

After the concert I got the set list from Vincent Nguini, at first nobody wanted to give anything, after a while the stage manager walked up the stage, I asked him for a set list, he said; you are the dancing girl from the second row, of course you can and he gave me the set list from Vincent. All in all a great adventure in Glasgow.