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Rotterdam - November 30th
author: big_pete
date posted: December 4th, 2009

I arrived in Rotterdam around midday, and the stage was already up and almost finished.

There's an imminent skiing holiday arranged for the crew - just before the Zurich shows, and most people were getting excited about that, so there was a little bit of a "groundhog day" feel to the crews daily tasks today.

The last shows I saw were in Barcelona, and they are for now staying unbeaten, Rotterdam was a very solid performance, and the little tweaks being added here and there are making the performances really special.

Christian is having fun with Policy Of Truth, and tonight Dave asked Martin "do you really want to ?" - then DM did Reggae, it was just for a few seconds, but it was hilarious.

The crowd weren't the most enthusiastic I have seen, but most in the standing section were dancing - some of the seated sections took a while to find their feet - but they got there in the end.

The band are on a roll now, the performance was faultless, the chemistry between them is creating some fantastic shows.

I got to see "Insight" tonight, fantastic piano, and beautiful backing vocals from Mr Gordeno, and Martin Vocals just breathtaking, sadly "Fly on the Windscreen" is being "rested" - I hope it comes back in the future it was a highlight for me.

In the attached photos you will see Video Chief Rob Wick aka "Wicksy" who felt his appearance would lighten up dull pictures of the Stage and Cameras being set up ready for the show, so he's appearing in 3 of the pictures today !!

The next time I see the band will be in Dublin - which by all accounts should be a belter of a show !!

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