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  1. I saw all four shows. The whole week was a very mixed bag for me. I had lost my mother two months earlier and wasn't truly in the mood to travel and see Bruce. But I also felt that if anything could give me a boost to get me back on track and begin the healing process, that would be it. So I went with my best Bruce buddy @GreatDane and did have a great time, despite having my wallet stolen at the hostel we stayed in and getting way too sunburned while spending most of a day relaxing in Hyde Park... and having an anxiety attack in the middle of the first show.

    I remember very little of the shows themselves. The first one was probably the least impressive of all Bruce shows I have ever seen, which may have had more to do with my state of mind and my abysmal seat 200 miles from the stage right under the ceiling, than the show itself. The second one I don't remember at all. The third one was, I believe, the best of them all, with the "I Wanna Be With You" opener and "Meeting Across the River" into "Jungleland". The last one was good too, but I remember having expected more of a four-night-stand closing show.

    We spent some of the days standing outside Bruce's hotel and at no point meeting him, but meeting several of the band members, as well as tons of fans from all over Europe, including @Wild Billy. On one of the nights off (where Bruce wasn't playing) I went to see a weird bluegrass show with Steve Earle at some other venue. 

    It was a strange time for me. In retrospect, I don't think I was quite ready for it, but I don't regret going and enjoyed spending time with friends. The city of London I did not care for at all, and if I never go there again, which I haven't so far, I will be fine with that (sorry Londoners... nothing personal, I don't like big cities in general).

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  2. 37 minutes ago, AMIW said:

    did you notice that all the last update times across several forums were @judgebrown

    i'm just saying :lol:

    I personally think it's all Mikey's fault, but JudgeBrown is worth keeping an eye on too.

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  3. On 4/29/2020 at 7:24 PM, el sergio said:

    The Gothenburg 2012 Archival release marks the first official live appearance of Frankie.

    That's not entirely true. It was also played in Horsens, Denmark, in 2016. Those 2016 shows were all officially released. But the 2012 version was much better.

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  4. Better late than never... All entries were put in the hat and a winner of the For You book was finally found. Sorry it took so long. The winner has been contacted directly. I'm not sure if it's someone who is a member of the message board, so I won't post the name here, but it's a fan in Germany who got the answer of the quiz absolutely right: the state Bruce has never played in is Idaho... Shame on him for not playing a show in my wife's home state.

    Anyway, thank you to everybody who participated, and thank you to Lawrence Kirsch for giving a way a book. Now, he did not ask me to say this, but I can honestly say that the For You book would be a great addition to anybody's Bruce library. Find out more about it here.

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  5. Our friend Lawrence Kirsch aka Laser has been kind enough to donate a copy of the brand new edition of his book "For You" to one lucky Laker. For those of you who don't know it, the book "For You" was originally published in 2007. It's full of fan memories from the early 70's up to around 2006 plus hundreds of awesome photos.

    I can personally vouch for the quality of this publication and say that it will make a great addition to any fan's Bruce library.

    So head to this page and find out how to participate.

    The winner of the book will be drawn on March 1, so get right to it and make sure you enter in time.

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