Ticket secured I found a great little hotel by the Arena and 5 days in Italy was planned!.
Prior to the evening I popped into the Arena to see it, in its beautiful glory in the daylight... stunning venue a roman treat... with beautiful views both inside & out across Verona.
George's Symphonica Tour started at 9pm complete with a full orchestra and as the sun set in Verona the Opera came alive with hundreds of fans waiting for the start of the show... how excited was I to arrive and find that I had a front row seat!
2.My Baby Just Cares For Me (Nina Simone cover)
3.Kissing A Fool
5.Let Her Down Easy
8.You Have Been Loved
9.Roxanne (The Police cover)
10.Brother Can You Spare A Dime
13.John & Elvis Are Dead
14.Wild Is The Wind (David Bowie cover)
15.Where I Hope You Are (new song dedicated to George's ex boyfriend Kenny)
18.Love Is A Losing Game (Amy Winehouse cover) (dedicated to Amy Winehouse)
21.A Different Corner
22.Feeling Good (Nina Simone cover)
23.Amazing Play Video
26.I Remember You Play Video
27.Free Play Video
I've seen George several times over the past 25 years and I can honestly say this was the best I have seen him. He made me laugh, gave me goose bumps and mad me cry in the space of 3 hours. The set is simple, the orchestra is fantastic and George was quite phenomenal... at times its just him on a stool singing with very little accompaniment, doing what he does best.Its great to see him back at the top of his game, and looking like he is enjoying it!
An amazing evening, in a stunning setting... a perfect evening
so looking forward to the Royal Albert Hall next month!
(songs highlighted in red link to you tube clips)