A very nice concert in Zaragoza, a town which seems to dislike the song "Rüdiger", every time MK is here playing that tune, something happens.
In 1996 while the band were playing Rüdiger, suddenly all the lights became on and MK had to ask to take these lights out several time.
In 2005, at the first minute of Rüdiger, the power went off. They try Rüdiger three times, the three times the power failed, nice, isn´t it?
The concert itself was great until that problems.
Mark Knopfler was playing really great, even he did a lot of mistakes in his guitar solos, he did his best with the feeling, in this tour i heard the betters SULTANS and TELEGRAPH ever!!!
Anyway i´ve to say that MK had very big problems with his voice and with his shoulders, every time he finished a song he took out the guitar making strange movements with his shoulders and arms, seems the accident remains on him.
Matt Rollings was faboulus, great at the piano, made TR very special that night, and was nice at the acordion. One funny thing was that at the start of "The mist covered mountains" it was supposed that a light had to focus on him, but seems that the light couldn´t find him, and he was moving throught the stage until be under the light, it was quite funny
Danny Cummings was quite funny also. This man is great, without rehearseals and without know the songs he took the drummer role very very good. Sometimes he made some errors, but were wuite funny, as everybody at the stage laughed with him, specially MK, who was joking with him all the concert.
The rest of the band were verygood as always, even this time you don´t miss Richad Bennet, i don´t know why but he´s not playing as good as always, in fact he´s not making too much, you don´t hear him except in songs like SULTANS...
The playe OE OE OE twice, the first after ROMEO AND JULIET, and the second after RÜDIGER FIRST TRY, the audience tried to help the band with the power off problem singing OE OE OE again, and Danny Cummings and Glenn Worf played very loud the drums and double bass to entertain the people while the crew tried to solve the problem.
After the problem all went very fast, no bises, all the songs together and without too time betwen songs, they were in hurry and they didn´t played BOOM LIKE THAT, a pitty.
Was nice to see MK again.
The setlist was as follow
why aye man
walk of life
what it is
saling to philadelphia
romeo and juliet
oe oe oe 1st time
sultans of swing
done with bonaparte
song for sonny liston
rüdiger 1st try
oe oe oe 2nd time
rüdiger 2nd try
rüdiger 3rd try
- gig suspended during 30 minutes due technical problems -
speedway at nazareth
brothers in arms
money for nothing
so far away
the mist covered mountains