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Sunday, July 12, 2015

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Backstage Pass from Oxfordshire, England ~ July 12, 2015 



Another wonderful show in the English countryside on the edge of the Cotswolds. What beautiful scenery we are surrounded by. Rogerís show tonight in Oxfordshire at the Cornbury Festival took place just 12 miles from where he spent his childhood and teenage years and wrote many of the songs that would go on to become classic hits. This event brought many families out for a day of not only great music, but fun. Children were all around with their faces painted and women had garland in their hair. Everyone enjoyed the variety of fine food that was available by the many vendors. Speaking of food, Roger even stopped in the kitchen to tell the chefs that his meal tonight was the best he has had so far on the tour. 

When Roger took the stage, he was very warmly greeted by the audience and he stated that it was good to be back in his home country. The crowd loved the show and the kids were dancing right along with their parents. We know the show ended abruptly. We had been contracted to do a 75 minute set but we were suddenly told it had to end at 60 minutes. Roger is sorry he did not get to play Give a Little Bit or Itís Raining Again for you but he does hope to return and play a longer set. In fact, after the show, Roger told me that it was quite emotional for him - not just that he was playing the area he grew up in but seeing all the English faces. He said that he realized how much he missed the English and said he wants to do more shows here. We will return to the UK next spring when Roger plays Albert Hall on April 29. We are very much looking forward to seeing you there! 

Shakti and Linda



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[ Posted by Catherine John and Daniel, July 12, 2015 15:09 ]
     Just got back. It was a great show and we could see that Roger was enjoying himself too. It was abrupt at the end and our son was looking forward to it's Raining Again but that's an excuse to see him again next time. It was a nice mix of singles but also fans favourites too. Thank you Roger.

[ Posted by maria, July 12, 2015 15:16 ]
     ..." I wish I was in England, I really miss ....your team"...:)

The best place on earth is home ...
Every place where you come is different, exceptional, unrepeatable but all are characterized by huge cordiality and familiarity. Too bad that Roger had to finish earlier.
But do you know what they would give in some countries even for an half hour?!...


[ Posted by john leigh, July 13, 2015 11:57 ]
     We were there!
A fantastic concert which connected emotionally with us [john and linda] to a very high degree
Hearing the opening bars of songs which were the musical fabric of our youth brought tears to our eyes on numerous occasions. Roger was delightful, and his band extremely talented.
A great pity it had to stop so suddenly. we've made up for it a few moments ago by buying tickets for the Albert Hall gig



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