I went to the Llangollen Eistedfodd last evening to see Van Morrison.
90 minutes, a bit jazzy a set for my taste but still v. good though his diction is getting so that maybe we need subtitles these days.
Not one word between songs, 2 “thank you’s” and not even any introduction of the band members. It’s very odd, but that’s Van I guess.
90 minites, on the dot … but then we actually got an encore !! (& it was Brown Eyed Girl). He commonly doesn’t bother.
He was in a fine mood last night … positively laughing with his band whilst singing ‘Broken Record’.
I was concerned as there was a persistent 5% of the audience constantly getting up, going out & back with pints, chatting, moving seats … even front rowers.
I was waiting for a rant. But no reaction.
It’s a great, but strange, venue. In a beautiful setting, it’s a huge permanent marquee & at this time of year the concert played in full daylight. We left at 9.40pm & it was still light when we got home !