A Mark In Time

Mark Knopfler Discussion => Down The Road Wherever EU & NA tour => Topic started by: vr46mk on August 23, 2019, 07:03:55 pm

Title: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: vr46mk on August 23, 2019, 07:03:55 pm
I thought we could talk and maybe discuss the obvious mistakes/greenies made by the guys so far on stage. This is not a thread intended to criticize them, rather a thread to name some funny moments from this tour. Ok I'll start:

*Bordeaux, they are supposed to play NDT, but Ianto starts with the CBC drum intro, realising this after a while and immidiately adapts to the NDT drumming

*Corned Beef City again. Think it was either Córdoba/Lisbon.. during final verse, instead of singing "don't ask questions, when there's nothing in the bank", Mark sings:
"got to keep it going, cuz there's nothing on his bank"

*Alesund, MFN. Most of you have probably heard this fail already during the start of Mark's guitar playing. They edited this out in the soundboard recording...

Keep them coming  :lol
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: dmg on August 23, 2019, 08:30:32 pm
This could be a long thread!  :lol
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: dustyvalentino on August 23, 2019, 08:54:10 pm
MK sang the final verse of Speedway twice at RAH 1.
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: rmarques821 on August 24, 2019, 01:13:19 am
"Merci bien!"

While playing in...Milan!  :smack ;D
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 13, 2021, 05:35:30 am

*Bordeaux, they are supposed to play NDT, but Ianto starts with the CBC drum intro, realising this after a while and immidiately adapts to the NDT drumming



Classic - great recording to have!!!
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: cannibals on August 13, 2021, 10:15:51 am
In Antwerp they played BIA. Something went wrong with his guitar when he wanted to start the song after the intro. MK looked to the side at someone from his crew. After a few seconds his guitarsound came up just at the time i believe the band was starting the intro again. Perhaps it is on youtube somewhere….
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: cannibals on August 13, 2021, 10:56:33 am
https://youtu.be/lBR45OJKmks
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: quizzaciously on August 13, 2021, 11:20:28 am
https://youtu.be/lBR45OJKmks

Funny that something like that could happen in a world where even amps are now digital!
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Robson on August 13, 2021, 01:24:47 pm
I'm looking for a concert where Mark forgot his headphones  :)
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 13, 2021, 02:16:20 pm
Not DTRW Tour but Ive forgetten the concert but there is a brief moment power is cut to MKs Strat during Sultans....If looks could kill!!!
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Robson on August 13, 2021, 03:37:22 pm
I have not seen that.
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: dmg on August 13, 2021, 04:51:54 pm
There have been a couple of power cuts in Spain:

Badalona 2001 during Bonaparte and the audience start to sing along!

Zaragoza 2005 during Rudiger and no, it wasn't me who flicked the switch!   ;D
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 13, 2021, 06:55:44 pm
There have been a couple of power cuts in Spain:

Badalona 2001 during Bonaparte and the audience start to sing along!

Zaragoza 2005 during Rudiger and no, it wasn't me who flicked the switch!   ;D

Ooh well done that man..
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 13, 2021, 07:05:31 pm
https://youtu.be/qzh06OnVqBc

2m45....
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: rmarques821 on August 13, 2021, 07:32:54 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m0tie-cBSc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m0tie-cBSc)

4:35. Completely misses the note and starts smiling like crazy
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 13, 2021, 08:06:39 pm
Oh dear!!!
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Love Expresso on August 13, 2021, 08:58:37 pm
https://youtu.be/qzh06OnVqBc

2m45....

Mark acts astonishingly unprofessional here. The true professionals are the ones behind him. This performance was destroyed by his behaviour, not by the technical mistake. But he's human after all. I often wonder if he does those heavy mistakes on Sultans by purpose.  ;D

LE
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 14, 2021, 12:15:16 am
Fair play to MK though, he was in the middle of a 'lick' and to suddenly lose the sound obviously was a shock but indeed his professionalism showed by 'carrying on'

It took him a few bars to gain confidence that the sound wasn't going to suddenly disappear again!!!
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Kris-b on August 14, 2021, 12:06:46 pm
During Why Aye Man at the MSG: Germany is chemical free, the german beer is alright with me
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 14, 2021, 01:07:00 pm
During Why Aye Man at the MSG: Germany is chemical free, the german beer is alright with me

Hahaha!
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: qjamesfloyd on August 15, 2021, 11:05:26 am
No gig is ever perfect, no matter what anyone says, these people are human not robots, every musician has made mistakes, It's no big deal. I prefer to focus on the positive, not the negative.
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Robson on August 15, 2021, 11:11:16 am
Exactly !
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 15, 2021, 08:58:10 pm
No gig is ever perfect, no matter what anyone says, these people are human not robots, every musician has made mistakes, It's no big deal. I prefer to focus on the positive, not the negative.

Oooh I'm not sure about that, I've certainly been to some damn good, perfect in fact MK concerts! 2013 tour especially....Bridport was pretty perfect too!!😉
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: TheTimeWasWrong on August 16, 2021, 08:56:52 am
I'm looking for a concert where Mark forgot his headphones  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5GyOsQ695U
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: TheTimeWasWrong on August 16, 2021, 09:00:06 am
I remember this video from 2010:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B3iNv53OpE

And I also remember the wrong capo on Richard's guitar during BIA, I think it was 2005 Amsterdam or Rotterdam ;D
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 16, 2021, 09:57:21 am
I remember this video from 2010:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B3iNv53OpE

And I also remember the wrong capo on Richard's guitar during BIA, I think it was 2005 Amsterdam or Rotterdam ;D

Oh dear! It was all going so brilliantly too!!
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 16, 2021, 09:59:21 am
I'm looking for a concert where Mark forgot his headphones  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5GyOsQ695U

Love the 'sorry' to the crowd....nothing to be sorry for in my books!
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Robson on August 16, 2021, 11:03:34 am
I'm looking for a concert where Mark forgot his headphones  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5GyOsQ695U

That's what I meant :) Thanks TheTimeWasWrong :)
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 16, 2021, 11:06:25 am
I'm looking for a concert where Mark forgot his headphones  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5GyOsQ695U

That's what I meant :) Thanks TheTimeWasWrong :)

Very good find...
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: KnopfleRick on August 16, 2021, 09:39:49 pm
In my opinion Mark handled these situations very well, kept his coolness, laughed about it and carried on with the show. Great man!
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 16, 2021, 10:25:18 pm
In my opinion Mark handled these situations very well, kept his coolness, laughed about it and carried on with the show. Great man!

Exactly, MK is MK!
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: MagicElliott on August 30, 2021, 09:40:56 pm
https://youtu.be/qzh06OnVqBc

2m45....

I think Ian has problems there as well. Shortly after MK’s sound comes back, you can see Ian signalling.

I know not everyone likes him or his style but to carry on playing the drum part one handed (presumably with no sound) while looking so relaxed is quite something.
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 31, 2021, 12:05:18 am
Well spotted..... :clap
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: qjamesfloyd on August 31, 2021, 01:22:15 pm
Nick Mason lost his drum stick when performing One of These Days on Live at Pompeii and recovered really well and quickly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw1643T0RD0

It happens at 4:43
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Robson on August 31, 2021, 01:32:56 pm
What happened here?

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DqsxFclkJlIw&ved=2ahUKEwjyj4_ok9vyAhWJ2qQKHQzsA7MQwqsBegQIBRAF&usg=AOvVaw1fFvFCnE0QR_CZyIB69D_2&cshid=1630409415557
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on August 31, 2021, 06:31:11 pm
Nick Mason lost his drum stick when performing One of These Days on Live at Pompeii and recovered really well and quickly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw1643T0RD0

It happens at 4:43

 :o
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Rivers Of Rain on September 03, 2021, 09:09:38 pm
Nick Mason lost his drum stick when performing One of These Days on Live at Pompeii and recovered really well and quickly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw1643T0RD0

It happens at 4:43

I remember when I first watched Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii being surprised that the footage on One Of These Days focused almost entirely on Nick Mason's drumming. Was this a deliberate decision? I remember reading that the footage of the other members had been lost, hence why Mason dominates that section of the film, but I'm not sure if this is true or not. Nonetheless, watching him not break a sweat and recover despite the mistake is a memorable moment.
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: qjamesfloyd on September 04, 2021, 09:24:53 am
Yes, that's true, that is the reason it's Nick's time to shine.
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 04, 2021, 09:50:43 am
On the Pink Floyd 'Gaff' theme, I watched the 'Live in Venice' 1989 film last night and came across a beauty with DG totally missing the Start of 'Wish you were here' followed by a wry smile!!
It's at 1min20...

https://youtu.be/V49LCO9Oioc
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: qjamesfloyd on September 04, 2021, 03:50:20 pm
He is human after all :clap
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 05, 2021, 10:10:41 am
He is human afte all :clap

So it seems!!!
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: PensaGhost on September 06, 2021, 03:31:59 pm
On the Pink Floyd 'Gaff' theme, I watched the 'Live in Venice' 1989 film last night and came across a beauty with DG totally missing the Start of 'Wish you were here' followed by a wry smile!!
It's at 1min20...

https://youtu.be/V49LCO9Oioc

very minor, in Knebworth 90 he played the wrong chord during Run Like Hell, it was edited in the official release, if you have the radio show the mistake is there
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 07, 2021, 04:19:43 pm
And there's me thinking along with qjamesfloyd that DG was perfect - again he is human after all!!! :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on September 09, 2021, 02:01:36 pm
Don't forget the 2019 show at Bordeaux where Ianto storms in with the start of 'Corned Beef City' and has to slow down as it's actually 'Nobody does that' they are about to play!!!!
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: TheTimeWasWrong on October 06, 2021, 09:39:53 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSxl01w6lp0&t=510

At the start of WII (8:30), there's something wrong, I guess with the gain/volume of his guitar.
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on October 18, 2021, 08:28:28 am
Most deffo a Volume issue!!
Title: Re: Funny moments/mistakes by Mark and the band during the tour
Post by: Robson on October 18, 2021, 12:08:23 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSxl01w6lp0&t=510

At the start of WII (8:30), there's something wrong, I guess with the gain/volume of his guitar.

Up! Up! :)