The reviews and comments have been great so far and are being read by many thousands each day – so thanks for going to the effort of sharing your thoughts with us. They are giving a real sense of the atmosphere and excitement shared by most in seeing Don McLean live. Clearly there are issues emerging relating to sound which I’m sure will be looked at by those concerned. It reminded me of an article from The Times from almost 34 years ago (October 16th 1973) in which the main concern seemed to be with bright television lights spoiling the show. Of course most here look back on that show and others of that era as the absolute best. So hopefully memories of the shows in Cardiff, Birmingham, and Manchester will reflect the magic of seeing and hearing Don and not be spoiled too much by any technical or acoustic issues that may have occurred. I made the Birmingham show and the place was on fire as the audience rose to sing and dance along to ‘American Pie’.
Here is that Times articles from 1973:
Don McLean – Albert Hall by Michael Wale Oct 16, 1973, pge 15. Copyright – The Times.