My thought on BST as a festival are the main stage is to small, made to look huge by having gigantic screens either side.It was also angled so the audience on far left facing the stage can't see it.It was set out much better when Livenation had the Hyde Park gigs.
My brother-in -law gave me his spare ticket so didn't pay to see this event.
This was my 6th time seeing Neil.Neil opened with Mansion On The Hill and i thought great you can hear it, last week at Stevie Wonder he was drowned out by the audience chanting turn the music up and there was mass walk out.
I'd give Neil 4 out of 5 for a 70+ guy in blazing hot sunshine,I've seen Neil play at Hammersmith and it was perfection from beginning to end, which is why i may be being over critical here, the guitar playing wasn't as slick as it has been in the past and i think he got muddled a couple of times and left some vocals out, i kept thing come on Neil.Nice little acoustic set then the real Neil shined.Thought he could have set Bob up with his cover of All Along The Watchtower though, which he does a great rendition of.
This was my 3rd time seeing Bob, he still looks every bit the part.
1st time i saw him he was still playing the songs as they are on record, 2nd time he was changing them to suit his voice, now he has also changed the music, the intros etc. he has a brilliant backing band that aren't being used to their full potential because they are playing to suit how he now sings.
I'd been checking SetlistFM over the last week to see what he's been playing and i had to check it this morning to see what he did play and i was there.Saying all that he still has stage presence and i still love him, but i'll be playing the records.The people around me were enjoying it.
My brother -in -law working on his bucket list purchased the tickets to see Bob and he said he enjoyed Neil but Bob, monotone.