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Discussion in 'Meet and Greet' started by Alex, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. Alex

    Alex Member Grayhead

    Hi all,
    Just discovered this forum and was excited.

    I'm Welsh, a family guy and have a multitude of interests and passions.

    Hoping to share my mind ramblings, photos etc with you all.

    I was at the gig in Bristol on Tuesday night. Just wondering, and this is only a hunch, but Marcel, were you in the front row seat 16 possibly?? :)
     
  2. Rena

    Rena Admin Staff Member

    Hi Alex,

    a warm welcome. We are looking forward to seeing you on here.

    Welsh? Were you the one David spoke Welsh to?

    And I think that might have been Marcel's seat. If not - he was nearby :)

    Best, Rena
     
  3. Alex

    Alex Member Grayhead

    Hi Rena. Yeah. He asked if anyone was from Solva or Tynewydd, which are where he was brought up as you probably know, Tynewydd means
    'New House'. I also managed to get a set list print off. The guy sat behind me even managed to get David's towel! My wife and I were in seat 17 & 18 A.


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  4. Alex

    Alex Member Grayhead

    I saw him in the burswood casino, Perth a few years back and we also communicated in Welsh as he introduced Nos Da Cariad coincidentally.


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  5. Rena

    Rena Admin Staff Member

    That's real nice Alex. I only recognized he spoke Welsh but if course had no idea what he was saying. Do you remember what it was?
     
  6. Alex

    Alex Member Grayhead

    David's Instagram feed mentioned the 'heckler' of sorts. I might have missed some of what that man was saying maybe, however, we saw him after the show, outside the pub that was near colston, and he was a bit worse for wear, however, I do believe he had some of disability. Not sure if it contributed or was associated to his mental welfare or not, but it did get slightly tedious during those moments between songs. I don't recall him saying anything derogatory, apart from 'come on David', which came across like he was trying to encourage him to 'get on with it' maybe, resulting in the 'f@&£ o#%' that David have him. He then jokingly said, "he's probably related to me", probably "uncle bill". He also made a political quip referring to the heckler as probably running for UKIP next year, resulting, I believe in some of the audience mistakingly thinking he was pro UKIP as some cheered (in error!)


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  7. Alex

    Alex Member Grayhead

    The major Welsh reference was "Tynewydd", a village in Pembrokeshire. Not far from me in the grand scheme of things.


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  8. Alex

    Alex Member Grayhead

    Well if that was Marcel's seat - we were sat right next to him. I saw you get the set list at the end Rena. "Hi!"


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  9. Alex

    Alex Member Grayhead

    Was it you who also asked for the plectrum? The roadie/engineer was amused!


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  10. Rena

    Rena Admin Staff Member

    David was trying to be polite with the guy as he even said you are a good chap (or something like that) but got a bit unnerved when he would not leave as he said he would and kept on shouting. He came around as being quite drunk. I think David like everyone else did not realize him being mentally disabled or unstable otherwise he would have never used the f word.
     
  11. Alex

    Alex Member Grayhead

    Totally agree, he was quite funny and handled it perfectly, but like I said, his was just a (drunken) observation made by myself. He could have so drunk he came across like that in appearance. I tried to catch what the lady who was with him, who I understand was his daughter was trying to say, but she had no hope as the audience were rip-roaring laughing!


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  12. Rena

    Rena Admin Staff Member

    No, that wasn't me who asked for the plectrum. I just asked for a setlist to post it on here :)
     
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  13. Alex

    Alex Member Grayhead

    I purchased the tour book, which is a great read. Wish I purchased the jumper and t shirt. Will whatever they have left be sold online you think, like in the past post-tour?


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  14. Rena

    Rena Admin Staff Member

    For some strange reason people like that happen to be at David's gigs every so often. Their shout outs at David are funny once but not throughout the show. I had the 'pleasure' of having someone like that next to me at the St Emmanuel Centre concert earlier this year. He, like most of them, loved David to bits so it's not bad intention just quite a distraction to the rest of the audience.
     
  15. Rena

    Rena Admin Staff Member

    Chances are good the tour merch will be sold online afterwards.
     
  16. Alex

    Alex Member Grayhead

    I hope so.

    Hopefully not at the same rate as the concession stall pricing that the venues charge the fans. As much as
    I understand that it's an integral part of any artists touring revenue stream,
    I find that the representative vendors sure make a big chunk of the profit pie their own.


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  17. Rena

    Rena Admin Staff Member

    Actually I thought the pricing was fairly reasonable compared to other artists. And for a decent t-shirt I pay much more in any given shop.
     
  18. Alex

    Alex Member Grayhead

    I had a friend who was selling tour merch in Cardiff last month for a well known metal band, and the company's cut of all clothing was 50%. Shame it doesn't all go to the artist. Pirates aaarrrr! Where are the Mutineers when we need them!


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  19. Marcel

    Marcel Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Alex and welcome on board !

    I had to look it up was in seat 19, which probably means I was just left of you and your wife was sitting next to me I think ?

    I did notice you guys having a good time, and so did I :rolleyes:

    I had to laugh about David's comments on saying the heckler was probably family :p

    Great night, then again... Bournemouth was even better !

    Cheers,

    Marcel.
     
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