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And then he walked along the edge of the Circle

This is the place where we will post your stories about the Green's Playhouse, The Glasgow Apollo and Satelitte City (The Wee Apollo). As it develops we will break the stories up into sections such as Myths, Gigs I missed, Meeting the Bands, Where are they now etc. No story too trivial and we will only edit out bad language!

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Comments on Peter Gabriel [reply]
 
what a gig ! ...what a venue !
Peter Gabriel entered via the Stalls and was lifted onto the stage by the fans, one of the best concerts I have ever seen, just when everyone was starting to leave and the roadies
had started dismantling their kit Peter came back
on stage an sang a brilliant rendition of "Here comes the flood" alone just with on the keyboard
himself ....superb ...my memories of the Apollo
will never fade
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That's one of my favourite concerts. The lights were amazing - first time I'd seen the little remote controlled Varilights. Music wasn't too bad either! I also remember Peter making a b*llocks of the Here Come The Flood encore, apologising and starting again from the start. [reply]
 
Saw him on his "Tour of China 1984" (I think) with the Mao's 'little red book' programme. Great gig and lightshow. One thing that sticks in my mind though was the way he spoiled "Humdrum" (one of my favourites) by making popping noises with his finger in his mouth all the way through it! The solo stuff with just him at the piano was fantastic. [reply]
 
Neil, is this the 1980 (Gabriel 3) gig your talking about? He did enter via the stalls carrying hand held spotlights with the rest of the band who then climbed up 3 step ladders onto the stage.
Gabriel came down through centre of venue. Brilliant entrance and fantastic gig.
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He sang the start of Waiting for the big one from the third box up on the right hand side.  Also he did play Slowburn and I Heard It Through The Grapevine! This was my first concert (and Gabriel's second solo) and still ranks as one of the best! [reply]
 
Seen him in 1983, last gig that I went to at the Apollo. Bassist Tony Levin was great. Played a weird bass called a stick. Gabriel crowd surfed on his back during the song 'Lay Your Hands On Me'
Great gig.
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My memory of the Sep '77 gig - his frst solo tour - isthat Gabriel did every track from the first album, unusual for performers even then. But Slowburn isn't on the set list ... ?

The lighting for Moribund the Burgermeister had Gabriel astride a frame of white spotlights shining up from below, emphasising the gutteral lines "I will find out."

Even on this first tour, Tony Levien was playing the bass stick, and sounded magnificent.  He also made some contribution to the barbership quartet on "Excuse Me." 

The "Back in NYC" encore was utterly electric. The man was and remains a genius.
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