An absolutely excellent concert, glad I was in the National Concert Hall last night instead of at a football match in Poland
We were in the front row bathed in light from 26 par cans over our heads. We were seated about two metres from Hayley's feet most of the night with Timothy Evans on piano another few metres to our left. It would have been quite impolite to be using cameras as it certainly would have been distracting to orchestra members and probably to Hayley as well.
I brought a Sony camera with me which I was not familiar with for after concert photos but it just took a total dislike to the 2 AA rechargeable batteries I had brought with me. I prefer cameras that use 4 batteries as they are less likely to fall below that critical voltage.
Which means I got no photos except maybe a couple of part of the HWI group who were present, so I am hoping others can contribute on concert photos and reports.
Hayley stayed a LONG LONG time after the concert to chat with people and sign items and have photos taken and she still looked as fresh as a daisy after a very long day, must be the water.
" But you make me forget so very much.
I forget to pray for the Angels
and then the Angels forget to pray for us. " ......Leonard Cohen
Hi It was a fantastic night and great to meet some of you.
There were 3 encores Sonny, Amazing Grace and Never saw Blue and two standing ovations.
She was chatty and spoke about the football (enough about that) the rugby Ireland v's the All blacks on Saturday in Christchurch (any chance?) and she wished us good luck. HA HA.
Hayley looked amazing she wore a pale green empire waisted full length gown with a jewelled section on the waist. I think she had diamond drop earings but I didn't get a close look but they sparkled away!
She then changed into a red satin mid length dress with nude patent heels. Her ear rings were red for this part and caught the light as did her engagement ring!!
After the show she was signing for a long time. She was pleasant and lovely to everyone and she must have been so tired.
A really lovely evening and the only place to be on a very wet stormy evening.
Hello to everyone from Dublin! I will write a full review when I am back to Barcelona and probably, after I am done with the last exam on Tuesday. But, for now, I will just say, yesterday was one of the best and most memorable days in my life, thanks to Hayley and all the great people I met at the concert. It was so nice to finally meet some of you, and, for sure, it won't be the last time we meet.
Hi Paul, Natasha and Michal Many thanks for your concert updates. Hayley appears to have carried on from where she left off after the Paradiso tour when we had similar experiences and happy times.
It's great that two more members have seen Hayley live for the first time and I hope that is just the start for you. But I also hope that we get to hear of more concert dates since there is only one more this year (so far).
When I booked tickets for this concert, I was unaware it clashed with Ireland v Spain. I wasn't able to get any updates on my phone, but Hayley was at least able to update us on the first goal - to Spain.
My friend and I were up on the balcony. We had picked up a leaflet in the foyer, but I refused to look at it as it included the setlist for the concert. I'd rather not know what song is coming next. It spoils the surprise.
Hayley included a good mix of old and new. It was the first time I'd heard Hayley sing A Thousands Winds, Who Painted The Moon Black, My Heart Belongs To You (my favourite from the concert), and the tracks from Paradiso.
This was my seventh Hayley concert to date, and each time I've met at least one new HWI member. On this occasion it was my first time meeting Juliette, Michal, Peter and Natasha. It was nice to meet you all, and the familiar faces as well. I hope it's not two and a half years until next time...