|CONCERT REVIEW: Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam [02/06/2003] by Dirk Van Gils|
|Sunday, 13 August 2006|
The Heiniken Music Hall is always a great place to see a gig. It's big (+- 6,000 capacity) and there's a balcony and the floor slopes downward to a wide stage. Nice.
There was not a huge gaping space between Nick Cave and outstretched arms and it allow him to reach out and shake some hands. On the other hand, the moat was filled with either fewer security guards than normal, or it just looked like fewer because the stage was so wide. Otherwise no-one tried to get on the stage to huge Nick Cave!
Nick Cave was wearing a black suit. He to be in a good mood. In face the entire band seemed to be really into this one.
Me and my friends stood in front of the stage. Nick Cave started the show at 9 P.M. with the words “HELLO HELLO…” and then He played the intro of “it’s a wonderfull life” on piano. It’s a lovely beginning of the show!! After 2 old songs “red right hand” and “westcountry girl” he told the audience that Blixa Bargeld was no longer a part of the band. He said that he was his long life friend and he dedicated the next song to Blixa: “Hallelujah”!!
At the beginning of “bring it on” he said the Chris Baily is very famous in Holland and that he should earn a statu and that he’s a good friend of him. As on the record “nocturama” he playd this song as a duet with Chris Baily.
At the end of the set they played a rough version of “Henly Lee” (more a rockabilly version). The crowd kept shouting “nick cave” until he came back on the stage for singing “He wants you”. It’s a start of shorter set of 4 songs ended by the ship song.
The last song they played was an edited version of “babe I’m on fire”. Afterwards he saidt that he’s tired and a big THANK YOU to the audience.
It’s a wonderful life
He wants you
Babe I’m on fire ( a 10 minutes version to end the lovely show!!)