|Marillion, Port Zelande, 2015|
I have (at last) finished editing all of the Marillion photos from the weekends, at least, the evening concerts. I still have many of the support acts, most of the fan photos, the Sunday afternoon Swap The Band and quiz sessions from PZ and Montreal, and a load of others to work on... please be patient a little longer, it all takes a while (and I will update this post to a link to them as I finish editing).
I'm picking out a few of my personal favourites here, from each of the nine shows. Click on any of the photos to go to that evening's gallery. And, if you see another that you like, feel free to use the "Share" button to share on social media (no copy-paste, please!). Just be kind enough to tag @alisontoon and @marillion when you share! (@marilliononline and @alisontoon on Twitter).
|Marillion, Friday, Port Zelande|
|The Invisible Man, Marillion, Saturday, Port Zelande|
When did you say the DVD will be out???
|Marillion, Sunday, Port Zelande|
|Marillion, Friday, Wolverhampton|
|Ocean Cloud, Marillion, Saturday, Wolvehampton|
|Sunday, Marillion, Wolverhampton|
|Friday, Marillion, Montreal|
|Saturday, Marillion, Montreal|
(Pull yourself together woman. Not here.)
|Sunday, Marillion, Montreal|
You ever watch the movie, The Last Samurai (the only good movie with Tom Cruise)? At the end, Ken Watanabe's character, Katsumoto, who had been searching all his life for the perfect cherry blossom, sees the blossom falling, and finally realises: "Perfect... they are all, perfect". That's how these weekends were for me. Every moment, perfect. Gaza, Sympathy, oh darnit can we do it again please?????
If I go back through the photos again tomorrow, I'll choose nine different ones, because they'll each bring back another memory.
If you were there--I hope they do that for you, too. If you were not: I hope they share something of the music you missed. Go to http://marillion.com, and take a listen. And if you're on this side of the pond--North America--look out next year for a Marillion gig near you. If you see a tent outside, or a gypsy caravan, that'll be me, Alison.
(And if you enjoy these photos and those of the others who were shooting the weekends, check out the book, A Million Photo Flashes, which contains the work of seven photographers, yours-truly included, and the words of the band. There are copies available, while they last, on http://marillion.com)