Procol Harum • Bergamo, Italy
A preview, 23 July 2010
BtP gets a glimpse of the
blueprints for the gig
Procol don't have to play lying down
... the canopy winds up to a suitable height
The chairs are going
Primitive life-form receives
inspiration from contemplating meaning of dark monolith
This is the public entrance to the
Palace where Procol Harum will play ... opposite No 29 Via Tasso, and quite easy
Nice how the arches in the Union Chapel-influenced poster tally with
the architecture of the concert venue
The lorry arrives with cables,
to provide an electrical supply to the courtyard
No seats over this large grille
... will it be standing-room?
Are they statues? Or Procol
fans who have been waiting quite a while for this gig?
Hoary old hippies ...
People letting it all hang
Obviously anticipating some heavy weather, given
Off their heads already
Some fans have come across the water
Others have been waiting overnight
Some have got themselves into a bit of
A few squares
'She comes in colours'
Long shot of the gig
We guess the seat-numbers won't be relevant
The power arrives
The inside view
The bar across the street ... maybe easier to spot
than the Palace itself. Is it run by Geordies?
Later on Friday night (after the ice-storm, but
still under skies flickering with
lightning) the Jazz Workshop Orchestra
warms up the stage for Procol Harum
Procol dates in 2010