I am every thankful for @riverdude2 for sorting me out for tickets for Hyde Park.
I already had holidays booked to USA when Hampden date was announced, so HRC was next best.
At that time a UK Bruce Tour was an annual occurrence, and sometimes even more regular than that, (05 D&D, 06 Seeger tours a and b, 07 and 08 Magic, and 09 WoaD).
i watched Glastonbury at home on the Saturday night, and flew down to a London on the Sunday morning. I thought he had put everything into Glasto, and would be pretty shot at HRC. Arrived as Gaslight Anthem, were doing ‘59 Sound with special guest, and got a great spot in the sun. Didn’t really think James Morrison met the description of Hard Rock Calling but was pleasant enough, and quite enjoyed DMB.
We shuffled forward a bit and found ourselves a couple of rows behind the attractive girl with the Greece flag, and enjoyed an amazing night. Vocals weren’t great on London Calling, but otherwise a near perfect performance, given the exertions the previous evening. Racing and Jungleland were standouts, also Brian Fallon delivered a great performance on No Surrender. Also my last show with The Big Man.
While, I was pretty much blown away, the GL reviews were pretty flat the day after. Maybe a bit over exposure at the time.
Great to have it captured initially on TV and Hard Rock Cafes, and then full show Blu-ray release