01 AUGUST 2018
Hold It Right There
I Can Tell
How Far From God
Baby Please Don't Go > Don't Start Crying Now > I Got My Mojo Working
All Saint's Day
Have I Told You Lately
Sometimes We Cry
The New Symphony Sid
Days Like This
Jackie Wilson Said
Whenever God Shines His Light
The Party's Over
In The Afternoon
Think Twice Before You Go
Brown Eyed Girl
Paul Moore - bass
Paul Moran - keyboards, trumpet
Dave Keary - guitars
Mez Clough - drums
Dana Masters - vocals
Teena Lyle - vibraphone, percussion, vocals
It was a hot summer night with approx. 35�C/95�F by 8 p.m., but not the hottest - as we learned the next day in Schwetzingen.
The surroundings in the heart of Cologne directly at the famous cathedral for this sold out show were magnificent (only 3 concerts per year are allowed there).
It was great to meet well known faces from Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany before and after the show.
Despite the heat, Van and his band were in a great mood and delivered a very nice concert, although it had a quite normal setlist for an outdoor venue - stand outs for me were All Saint's Day, Magic Time and In The Afternoon.
Fun fact: At the nearby pubs you were forced to consume food and/or drinks for a minimum of 100 euros per person from 6 p.m. onwards.
This is a very nice sounding recording. Gloria was patched with a second source for the minutes after Van left the stage.
This one is uploaded to celebrate my 15 year anniversary on DIME.
(And for those of you who don't know, DIME was first made public in the Van Morrison fan community).