|Sunday, May 26, 2013
London, England ~ May 25, 2013 ~ Reflection by Toni, Jim, Marie, and Tony
From the get-go we knew the normally very posh and reserved Royal Albert Hall was going to see a show and an audience unlike any others. Roger walked out on stage and immediately gave everyone permission to laugh, cry, sing, and hug our neighbors if we so desired (even if we didn't know them). And that's exactly what happened. 'Keep Calm & Carry On' was not the English way last night.
Roger shared his stories with us, telling us how music would just flow from his heart, and he had no idea that the feelings within him could form songs that would go out and touch the lives of so many people. The audience hangs on every word. He is a joy to listen to whether he's singing or talking to us. He shares what is in his heart and soul.
Roger and the band were spot on perfection with their performance, and the acoustics in the Hall were amazing. The pure emotions running through the building were electric. People were on the edge of their seats for every song. The die-hard fans from all over the world showed their love for Roger by waving large red heart-shaped balloons with the words "I Love You" on them. Roger reached out to take one, held it to his chest, then placed it on his piano. At the end of the show he held the balloon up to the audience to show us those words - "I Love You" was his message back to us.
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Hey Rodge we made a trip to london saturday may25 , from Amsterdam to go thru memory lane , I also visited your band way back in Holland Amsterdam and Rotterdam , but dont want to think back how long ago that was, we all had wet eyes within the first 10 minutes what a great evening , thanks a lot and hope to see you in Amsterdam as well soon,
Frits de groot
Yesterday in Toulouse July 2nd, that was a great show.
So much memories for me.
Thank you Roger to continue to write and sing so many beautiful songs.
And your French is good. I didn't know your recent songs and I love them too.