Cock ups (lack of)

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A thing just aooured to me; having been at 75% of the tour dates :? and listened to Bristol a couple of times, I can’t seem to find any cock ups, forgotten lyrics, or songs starting wrong.

Have I missed something?

Sure the voice was low in the mix sometimes but as far as basic togetherness goes this appeared spot on. Has Dylan made that much difference?
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to be honest I think most of the mistakes were due to Von, who seems as rehearsed and fired up as the rest of the band this time around. Maybe the new songs sparked a renewed enthusiasm in him for the band, or Sisters Creative Time doubled as rehearsals. He did bungle the words a bit on the 2019 tour.

The quibble aside that the words to But Genevieve either seem to slip Von's mind or not exist, they really are playing together great. Maybe the music's been polished as well, with a touch more quiet-loud dynamics and the live keyboards.
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I seem to remember there being a couple of instances in Manchester where Von missed his queues (Marian and Dr Jeep iirc?), but that's been a thing for a couple of years.

Some of the newer ones seemed to have less stable lyrics, but musically they've always felt pretty tight, with Chris or post-Chris.
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But yeah, as Swinnow says, let's not tempt fate :lol:
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Definitely a few cases of forgotten / missed lyrics by Von in Bristol, not that I’m complaining
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I do remember Von slightly messing up the second verse of NTTC at one of the shows, but don't remember which. Otherwise you're right, this was a bunch of tight, clean performances!
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mh wrote:I do remember Von slightly messing up the second verse of NTTC at one of the shows, but don't remember which. Otherwise you're right, this was a bunch of tight, clean performances!
Yes... Reminded me of a radio season I heard somewhere from before the lyrics to NTTC were fully formed... but yeah, all good in my book. Still buzzing from Bristol.
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That's a shame - there's not much to complain about. :lol:
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