Support for TEN YEARS AFTER in Chenée, Belgium - 28.11.2009


From  Keith Christmas 14 December 2009 at 14:35


It was a fantastic experience supporting Ten Years After in Liege and well worth the 800 mile round trip in the car! The band were very welcoming, as were all the supporters, friends, organisers and stage crew.

There is a moment when any support act steps out into the lights, looks out at the crowd and makes a snap judgement on what the next 20 minutes is going to be like. As I looked down at all the smiling, friendly faces, I knew it was going to be all right!

The 20 minutes flew by, the crowd were great, the sound was excellent and it was “warm up the crowd” - job done!

Then it was the other great bit to being a support act, watching the band from side stage. Joe Gooch was a great front man and the band still rocked like they did in 1971 when, as a young man, I supported them on a 20-date tour of the UK. They rocked the roof off the hall and the crowd went wild!

Afterwards I was there at the back of the hall with Joe, Leo, Ric and Chick, signing CDs and talking to the crowd. A lot of friends were made that night and we arrived back in the UK the next day tired but very happy.

Long live Rock!!



















Photos by Brigitte Scholz