July 03, 2008 - Ireland
The band (not all members are present at all shows)
Vincent Nguini - Guitar
Fans who attended this show
Gary - Cork
Amazing, fantastic, start to finish, pity a lot of the crowd only stopped nattering when they recognised a song, but that stopped after sound of silence.
Paul Smon and the band gave a good show which was ruined by a terrible & low volume sound mix, hence the chattering crowd mentioned earlier. The sound of the band could not be heard above the audience most of the time. Just not good enough in this day and age, a possibly fantastic show ruined despite everyone on stage doing a great job!
Fantastic Concert - was a master class from start to finish. Thanks to Paul and all the band for a truly memorable nite.
Great man in a bad place sound was poor and the crowd were terribble felt like being at a bar everybody talking over the songs only to stop when one the reconised, saw him two years ago at the point it was much better than last night, felt a little let down in places
Paul was in wonderful voice all evening and the set list was a strong retrospective of his career, from S&G days right up to Surprise. It was clear that we were in the presence of a legend and the band were right on the money also. Downside was the venue of course, at times like being at a particularly high spirited and irksome Irish wedding. The bars were doing a roaring trade and this naturally contributed to the noisy and disrespectful crowd milling in and out of the Marquee, who only shut up when they recognised one of the oldies. At times the hum of brainless chatter was overwhelming - I sat in the stand facing the stage. In short, right performer wrong place. A big top afloat on a sea of alcohol. In the right venue this concert would have been historic. No fault of Paul Simon who manfully rose above it all.
Excellent concert, though the sound not great for the first 45 minutes..after that it was magic! Total set 2 hours 15 mins approx. Double encore as in Iceland. You can call me Al...euphoric! some performer, great band!
tucker waterford ireland
this is the 6th time that i have seen paul simon live.all i can say is the man is a legend,the best songwriter of the 20th century.i have been a huge fan of paul simon since the age of 10 29 yrs ago.the concert in cork was brilliant,but the setlist was poor to many slow songs which is why the audience were talking while he was playing.with so many songs under his belt he could of choosed alot more of his upbeat songs.all in all a great show please come back to play the new 02 areana soon.
Great Show, Paul was quite chatty, said it was great to back home in ireland and we were the best audience in europe then added that he says that all over the world. bit of a mix up with Mark Stewart at the start of Outrageous which didn´t sound as assertive as usual. asked someone in the audience to look after the pieces he needs for the guitar as there was nowhere on the mike to put them.
I had a great spot for this show, front centre! We had made a sign before the show asking for ´The Late Great Johnny Ace´ but when he saw it he just smiled and said sorry... After a couple of songs, Paul tried to hang his capo on the mic stand but it kept falling off so he asked me to hold onto it for him, but told me that I had to give it back!
What a fantastic concert - it was the 6th show I went to at the marquee this year and by far the best. The atmosphere was electric and at times the audience was a huge choir happily singing along with Paul. He really seemed to enjoy the night himself too.
Paul Simon is a better writer,singer,musician,entertainer,arranger,producer and most of all person than any of his contemporarys.This includes Dylan and all of the other lazy ´legends´ of the era. Let me explain.