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March 18, Year of VIII.
A message to the children of extremes from Philip---
From the very beginning, ‘till the well-oiled end of the American leg of the tour, supporting our latest offering ‘Over the Under’, from my viewpoint, ‘An Evening with Down’ was an absolute unique success, and a tremendous wake-up call for the disenchanted music fans out there.
I cannot remember 1 bad show. There wasn’t 1 uneventful audience. It’s that fucking simple.
I’ve been thinking, and I figure that I ought to blog you awesome folks more often, because every crowd, at every show, in every town, had it’s own vibe and life, and personality!!! There were always memorable characters in the audience that would stick out in my memory every show. Christ! I need to address you fuckers via the Down-NOLA.com web site, because you deserve to be recognized!
When we play live, and the lights are up, I mean it when I tell you that I can really see all of you standing in the crowd! (I strain my weary old eyes to see all the people way in the back or on the sides, but I do see you!). As for the masses I can lay my eyes on, face-to-face…I can truly feel, and feed from your energy! I stare directly into your eyes and see your addictive fire, and it’s hard to put into words the spiritual surge it sends through me! All of your voices singing every song, night after night is the only true payoff!!! I take it to heart. When we walk out on stage, and spend that designated, intimate night with our most loyal horde, that’s notoriously jamming side-by-side with us, in a floor-quaking frenzy…
It’s the ONLY realistic reward! It’s all about the music! Our music is your music, so in turn, it’s all about you!
As I’ve stated many times before… without you, we’d be nothing.
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