@ Andrew Kirk

An 'unconscious' stream of thoughts, ideas and comments - not too serious!! Music and sport are my main passions so they feature heavily.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Guitar Heaven

I am currently in Melbourne for work and was offered a ticket to the Mark Knopfler http://www.mark-knopfler.com gig last. Now, like most people my age we all grew up with a bit of Sultans of Swing and Brothers in Arms etc so I thought it would be a chance to recapture a bit of youth. The crowd ranged from 8 to 68 and Rod Laver Arena was packed. There was no support band and Mark and the boys sauntered on stage at about 8.15. The first couple of songs were pretty ordinary due to the sound system being all over the place and I thought we were going to be in for a very long night. But all of a sudden it came together and the place rocked. There is no doubt he is a genius guitarist, playing a wide variety of styles. The old classics got the place a jumping with walking frames banging against the seats. He performed four encores and left the crowd wanting more - ending on a truly amazing rendition of Wild Theme. Am seriously thinking about trying to see him again...


  • At 11:32 am, Blogger Rob said…

    I had no idea he was even in the country! Hell of a difference from the days when he'd jet in with Dire Straits...


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