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Annual pilgrimage to see Status Quo-update

Postby Ralf85 » 05 Dec 2017, 20:37

After years of having to trek on the tube all the way to the O2 to see them, this year they are playing at the Hammersmith Apollo. Originally it was supposed to be an acoustic set but after fan demand it's going back to an electric set. Daughter Jo and I are looking forward to this, as the Apollo has great acoustics unlike the O2 and it's just a 15 minute bus ride to get there. Keep on rockin'. :ok
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Re: Annual pilgrimage to see Status Quo-update

Postby Ralf85 » 09 Dec 2017, 00:13

What a great evening. In the true R&R stylie we stopped off for a burrito opposite the Apollo - delish. The superb acoustics at this small venue made the musical experience so much better than the O2 and the intimacy was so much better.

After 18 months with the band Richie Malone has settled in nicely. As well as playing Rick Parfitt's guitar role he has now joined in on vocals, even singing one of Rick's songs spot on. With Rhino and Andy covering other Rick songs and the drummer Leon joining in on vocals the band has proved that the band goes on. All smiles on the way home. Xmas would not be xmas for us without the Quo!
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Re: Annual pilgrimage to see Status Quo-update

Postby kit » 09 Dec 2017, 09:53

How is the same without Rick Parfitt, he was the mainstay of the band?
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Re: Annual pilgrimage to see Status Quo-update

Postby Ralf85 » 09 Dec 2017, 10:23

We thought we'd miss Rick too, particularly his voice but after seeing them three times since he dropped out we've got over the loss. The vocal arrangements have changed too with 4/5 part harmonies where once it was just the 2.
For me the mainstay of the band has always been Francis. He's been the lead singer on most songs live and also the mc. If he keeled over then the band would have to fold. In the meantime the Quo keep on rockin.
Always a joy to hear fans singing their songs outside and on the tube on the journey home. Brings a smile to so many faces.
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Re: Annual pilgrimage to see Status Quo-update

Postby terryvanman » 10 Dec 2017, 13:42

Back in the day my wife and I would always go to the last show [usually Wembley] of their annual tour. It kind of set you up to have a great Christmas. Hope they come to Malta before they get too old.
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Re: Annual pilgrimage to see Status Quo-update

Postby dapple » 10 Dec 2017, 15:48

Quo are playing at sunshine festival in 2018 its a great event
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Re: Annual pilgrimage to see Status Quo-update

Postby tea42 » 14 Dec 2017, 16:25

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