September 27, 2006 - Canada
The band (not all members are present at all shows)
Vincent Nguini - Guitar
Fans who attended this show
I had second row almost centred seats for last nights show and it has to be the best concert I have ever been to. When we arrived the security at the door told us the show wouldn´t be starting until 8pm, and I think it started pretty much on time. After reading the reviews for the previous night´s show it sounds like there was a lot more energy at this show. Most of the crowd was on it´s feet before the end of the regular set and by the second encore many people had moved up closer to the stage and were dancing. I don´t think I have ever clapped so hard in my life. My personal highlights were ´Me and Julio´ because it has always been my favourite song and ´Call me Al´ because the energy in the building was so amazing. He didn´t talk much during the show, just to say that Vancouver was beautiful and he had gone biking in Stanley Park that morning; he also made a few jokes and seemed to be enjoying himself. We went outside after the show and he came out to sign autographs, unfortunately there were a lot of people, so I never got anything signed. It was truely awe-inspiring to see someone who I have admired for so long on stage.
I was there the same night and I have to agree - wonderful show, especially in such an intimate and and beautiful room. It´s where the Vancouver Symphony plays! A great opportunity to experience Simon and the amazing ensemble he plays with.