Playing Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, steeped in musical history.
Original home of the Grand Ole Opry, it’s a national historic landmark, and operates as kind of a museum in the day, with tours throughout.
I enjoyed the irony of people taking their picture on the famous stage, but flanked by our large posters forbidding photograpy
At intermission, a quick birthday celebration for Jeremy, right off stage.
A phenomenon we’re quite used to, and maybe unique to Crimson shows, is the dip in applause when I raise my camera. Before the show each night, the audience hears Robert asking not to take photos “until Tony picks up his camera” at the end. Then, when the last piece is done, there’s plenty of applause until everyone sees my camera… here’s an excerpt of the last picture, and… who’s clapping?
Just wanted to share that. After a bit, the applause resumes, and all is good. And, I do try to get a couple of quick shots before the cellphones come up, to show the audience without them.
Good fun tonight.
Tomorrow we’ll head to Atlanta for the last U.S. show of the tour.