The Opera de Monte Carlo boasts the amazing Salle Garnier - a striking venue. There was no question about starting today’s road diary with a picture of it.
The area is, as everyone knows, pretty distinctive, with a lot of yachts here.
Over at soundcheck, all my pics are of the venue, not our guys! I’m not sure these painted bacchanalian characters are ready to dance to Larks Tongues in Aspic!
Backstage, mixed reactions to Roberts signifying the whimsical nature of the key of tonight’s opening music. (Or showing them the new dance step we’ll be doing to The ConstruKCtion of Light!)
Intermission - we have 15 minutes backstage to have some refreshments, or, as pictured, to stare at the large screen video of the empty stage
Day two here… another show, of course, but I couldn’t resist more pictures of this venue
Here’s a detail I think they could have done without. I don’t know the significance, but I wouldn’t want to look to the side in a dark concert and see this thing on the wall next to me. (Especially a Crimson concert!) My sympathy to those who sat near it.
Next, we travel to Spain for shows in Madrid and Barcelona.