14 September 2012, Angels, Candy, Close up, Concert, Dublin, entertainment, Ireland, Let me entertain you, Live, Music, People, Photo, photography, Picture, pictures, portrait, Robbie Williams, robbie williams concert, Singing, snapseed, Take the crown, The O2
Finally I made it to a Robbie Williams concert. It took a few years and well, Robbie, you’re not the same as you once were. Then again, no one in the audience was ;)
A bit older but still lovely! In about 2 seconds after appearing on stage the entire O2 was singing/ screaming along to ‘Let me entertain you’. Even after he left the stage everyone in the audience kept on singing (less screaming at this point) ‘Angels’. The night was amazing if only for the atmosphere in the audience. And face it, almost every song came with some good memories from amazing times over the last 10 years. One of my friends starting the night with a comment: ”I’m not a big fan, I don’t really listen to his music that much”. Every time I looked to my right she was singing along word to word though ;)
Apart from all the well known songs we heard two songs from the new album, ‘Take the Crown’. I have to admit I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first song, ‘Candy’ but I did like ‘Losers’.
Great concert and a great night!
Let Me Entertain You
Should I Stay or Should I Go? (The Clash cover)
Let Love Be Your Energy
Old Before I Die
The Road to Mandalay
She’s the One
Life Thru a Lens
Some dogs have Character. They are a bit special. This one is just weird, in a good way mom! I know that you’re reading this and I couldn’t dream of insulting your third child ;)
His name is puk and he smiles when you come home, he viciously attacks intruders, like the neighbor who comes by every day at the exact same time, and he butts in if we play a game. Yes he does! For the entire night he was sitting on someones lap, watching every move we made.
Does your dog do that?
The ticket said no professional camera’s and no detachable lenses. Uhoh.. I decided to take my chances and hide my camera in a scarf and raincoat (much needed..) While wearing my compact camera as a decoy around my neck, miling at the lady who was searching my bag: ”There is really no alcohol in there.” At least I didn’t lie.
The show looked and sounded amazing, I was a little disappointed by the fact that almost all of it were songs from the new album. I did hope for a bit more older songs. During the first song out in the rain we heard a snappy command for a raincoat but luckily she ignored the pouring rain later on.
There were plenty of costume changes, the lighting and the video’s shown in the back ground were amazing.
Even though I have a terrible cold and my jacket is still drying, I love the way the rain shows up in the pictures!
MDNA Tour: Dublin, Aviva Stadium Tuesday 24 July.
I am always a little mesmerized by people smoking. Don’t ask me why. I don’t smoke myself and it smells bad (unhealty, expensive bla bla bla.. I know ) These pictures are from a warm Sunday in spring. I was back home and there was a fair in my home town. That usually means that we will end up at our favorite bar having a few glasses of wine talking to nice people you don’t see often enough.
The girl in the pictures is my Cousin, Marlieke. I think she is a pretty smoker ;)
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On Friday night we went to see Paul Simon in the O2 here in Dublin. It took a little persuading from my side to get my boyfriend to join me. Have to admit, we certainly lowered the average age in the venue for the night.
Even though it was a very (maybe a little bit too much) calm night, audience and performance I enjoyed the concert. Below some photo’s and two video’s I took. They aren’t my best, but they are the best I could manage from way up the tribune with a zoom lens and a very high iso.
I guessed that zooming this much would make the handheld video’s a bit wobbly and it did but the sound is pretty good so I uploaded them anyway! The video was shot with my Canon EOS 500D.
Below the setlist as I found it on setlist.fm:
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On Sunday June 3rd Bavaria organized a Formula 1 demonstration in Dublin city center. There were several demonstrations but the popular attraction was of course Jenson Button in a formula 1 car. I have never seen this many men turn in to extremely happy, smiling boys by one car passing by (2 seconds..)
Some of the pictures I took yesterday!
One of my favourite destinations in India is Hampi. It is by far not the most spectacular place I’ve visited but it made quite an impression on me. I went there twice, once in spring it was absolutely dry and hot. The second time the rice fields were being harvested.
There are a lot of Unesco Herritage sites scattered around the town, and the landscape consist of seemingly random placed gigantic rocks. If you take 700 steps up a hill you get to a temple with the nicest priests and a bunch of monkey’s living up there. It is an amazing place to watch the sunset, and as we later learned even more beautiful when you’re invited by those priests for a sunrise yoga session!
When I flip through my photo’s of the place I mostly notice the beautiful and friendly people around….