Hi Jim ...........I was at this gig on the earlier part of the tour ......Bob stood stage right , played a keyboard all night , no guitar , then occasionally would appear centre-stage , howling away on his harmonica , with a stance that was reminicent to Jimmy Cagney .......Actually it was quite endearing
.....The band rocked like crazy , with guitarist Charlie Sexton (80's - BIG hair ) really letting rip with some awesome riffs and solo's ...It was the heaviest I've ever seen him !
But a pal saw him last month (cannot remember where , as he travels all over the world with his wife to see Bob ) .....Bob sat the whole evening at a Grand Piano !!!!! Apparently it was wonderful
Bart , I wouldn't go too this gig expecting Knopfler to play much Dire Straiits .....it's a very folky band , with accordians , fiddles etc.......My audience seemed quite bored ....90 minutes of unknown introspective stuff ......He did play Brothers In Arms near the end of the set , but even it was played sooooo slowly that it was hardly worth the effort .....
Sorry to be so negative .....But hey ,that's just the way I am