Much anticipated Roxy Music “For Your Pleasure” gig at Newcastle with Sis.
We met at Carlisle station and got the train over. We were staying at a hotel in the city after the gig so could relax properly. After a nice dinner down at the quayside overlooking the Millenium Bridge, Baltic and the Sage we got to the venue in good time.
We already knew it was a retrospective of their earlier material and we weren’t disappointed. The concert was stylish, slick, sophisticated and stuffed full of the numbers that I was most hoping for – right from the start with Streetlife and throughout into the numbers from later albums. I was delighted with the whole thing especially Virginia Plain, The Strand, Amazona and Just Like you. Every aspect was very much of a Roxy Music style – the band on stage, the film on the backdrop and the stunning dancers. It was one big highroad to nostalgia.
The next morning we had breakfast at the Mal Maison – again at the quayside – before going into town for a wander around. Spotting a Toni & Guy salon I had the mad idea that they may be able to fit me in for a haircut and they could. So, Sis left me there at the girl Creche (unlike the man-creche i.e. PUB) and I have to say that it is the best haircut I have ever had. I love it.
we ate Greggs pasties on the platform at Newcastle station before our train and got home tired but having had a great time. Thanks to Hector for taking me to Carlisle and picking me up – sweet of him to offer.
This is the WORST film I have ever made – dreadful sound. But, we were at the back of the arena and it was done on an iPhone.