Posted: 2004-12-10 07:23:10
(Poster at Paradiso)
The door was opened at 7:30 pm and so many people wanted to come in. I had a wonderful place on the right side two steps about the crowd and 10m from the stage. I didn't leave this place the whole show. The show started at 9:15 pm and they stopped playing at 0:45 am, so it was 3 1/2 hours wonderful music - so much power so much love. I was dancing the whole time and feeling great, singing all the songs I know - so at the end I had no voice anymore. I got tears in my eyes when Michael told about his father's death and they played "Never too late". After the last song Michael was with the audience, hugging and talking with all the people who wanted and they were many - also me. So this concert was my absolute most emotional exSpearience - I don't know if there could be any intensificaton.
Thank you Michael, thank you Spearhead, thank you Amsterdam.
You can watch and listen to it at fabchannel.com
Reviews of the Paradiso - Show
Here you can see pictures from the show. Almost all were taken from trisha and jsmn - formerly known as
Love from Paradiso, Amsterdam
Posted by Tulles (184.108.40.206) on June 30, 2003 at 16:45:12:
Sometimes you have the feeling you have been participating in something
beautiful, something uncommon. Tonight was such a night. More than three
hours of Spearhead & Michael Franti. Getting more fans each song, each
concert, each minute. The power of the lyrics combined with the brilliant
music. Or is it the other way around? The chemistry is there, that's what
matters. I can only say: check out www.fabchannel.com, where this concert
is being broadcasted.
GREAT, GREATER, GREATEST!!!!
Posted by Johan (220.127.116.11) on June 30, 2003 at 18:38:52:
Two amazing shows so far!! Munich and Amsterdam were awesome...I'm not going
to write a review now, cause I'm tired of 15 hours driving in two days and
sleeping 4 hours inbetween...:S anyway I met some lovely people, took great
pics and I have really good recordings of both shows!! Can't wait for the
extra acoustic show in Amsterdam tomorrow and after that Nijmegen!!! What a
great start of summer...sorry but I'm off to bed now...check
http://powertothepeaceful.tk soon for the pics etc...
PS: greetings to Jsmn
Re: GREAT, GREATER, GREATEST!!!!
Posted by marc (18.104.22.168) on July 01, 2003 at 10:03:33:
In Reply to: GREAT, GREATER, GREATEST!!!! posted by Johan on June 30, 2003 at 18:38:53:
Belgium represent @ Paradiso yesterday.
There was Johan, there was me and there was Veerle (with the baby in her
belly enjoying the show very much) ;-)
Thx for all the energy.
Unfortunately we had to leave after 3 hours in order to catch the last tram.
Guess I'll have to catch the last 30 minutes on fabchannel.com
rock da house (paradiso, amsterdam, june 30, 2003)
Posted by 'trisha (22.214.171.124) on July 01, 2003 at 01:04:27:
peace, y'all ;-) slowly entering the stratosphere again after an amazing
stroll with the spearits ('coz we don't stop, doo-be-doo-be-doo-wap!).
pics are forthcoming (took about a hundred, hope u didn't mind the
flashlight too much, my friends). anyway, for those of you that missed the
party: picture three and a half hours and smiling faces all around you.
lemme tell ya, michael: i really needed that hug afterwards, hehehe.
i'll post the url of the pics gallery here when it's online. and i'll
throw in a zipfile with *all* the pics on the side (for the phreaky people).
Posted by jsmn (126.96.36.199) on July 01, 2003 at 01:42:25:
i'm still recovering from the great gig in paradiso, amsterdam, last night.
it was awesome. thx so much for the inspiration.
Posted by Thomas aka el typo (188.8.131.52) on July 01, 2003 at 04:22:42:
Great show in Paradiso. Awesome, fucking great,...
I've seen a lot off artists but what I saw yesterday was, well, the best
I ever saw. Radioactive rules, cherri has a beautiful voice, respect respect respect respect.
I don't know what happened but it felt good.
Prophets and poets in Paradiso
Posted by Joerg Trumpfheller (184.108.40.206) on July 01, 2003 at 14:17:02:
It was so crazy,crazy,crazy ... breathing fresh air of spearit and
vibrations. After 15 years of knowing the music & words of Michael, I know
what it was last night at paradiso. Your are on a mission and I believe
almost all of u inside know this.
So come to Berlin in August you promised me for a wonder- and peaceful night.
Thanks Johann for meet u, thanks all the freaky people in the world.
posted by Judith on July 02, 2003 at 01:33:38:
already two days ago since I saw your show in Paradiso, but it is still
inside my head. Thanks for the wonderful evening! Unfortunately I couldn't
come to Nijmegen (no more tickets) and the performance yesterday afternoon,
so I hope you will soon get back to Holland for a concert (preferably to Utrecht!).
Please go on with your message, because we really need it here too in Holland; things have changed over the last two years and there's a unpleasent atmosphere in society now, is my opinion. You had better not be a muslim or even 'worse' a Moroccan, because they are all considered suspect now. What is going on in this country? I don't feel at home here anymore.
Re: paradiso live
Posted by Amy (220.127.116.11) on July 02, 2003 at 05:21:20:
In Reply to: paradiso live posted by Judith on July 02, 2003 at 01:33:38:
I too had the feeling of being part of a very special happening in Paradiso
two days ago. And let us now spread Michael's words throughout Holland,
because this athmospere we are in in this country isn't a peacefull one..
Michael and Spearhead, respect to all of you, keep doin' what you do, I love you!!!!
Love to y'all freaky people, xx. Amy
PS: watch 3,5 hours of great Spearitual music on www.fabchannel.com!!!
PARADISO 30 06 03
Posted by WaTi (18.104.22.168) on July 02, 2003 at 05:44:29:
Hai everyone!!.. I want to send my love to Michael Franti and all the members of the band! 30th of june 2003 is a day to remember, it was my first concert of them. I want to share with the world how i felt about this life time experience --> i had THE GREATEST concert-time ever!... It ROCKS because of several things: Michael Franti is a beautiful, intelligent and charming person as the lead singer of the band, members of the band are music genius and, the fans are soo warm and friendly, paradiso is a great place to feel the 'rythm' of a concert, i was there with my 3 indonesian sista's! My evening could not be better!!!
I really felt a member of the 'family afair'... I thank you Michael Franti and Spearhead!
I thank you also for the two kisses on my cheek!! hihihihii. Gonna check out your next visit in Holland!
Peace, love and craziness,