Mermaid Theatre competition

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED (01/03/06)

The following will each receive a pair of tickets to see David on Tuesday night at the Mermaid Theatre in Blackfriars, London:

Ray Aird, Richard Allen, Carlos Arias, William Armstrong, Chris Bacon, Dave Beaman, Nick Bowker, Carolyn and David Briggs, Tom Byars, Vince Cater, Helen and Paul Chatfield, Julian Collins, Karen Dale, Jonathan Dancey, Martin Davenport, Dominic de Vere, Liam Downey, Stephen Dutton, Nick Fine, Kieran Fleck, Andrew Gall, Gavin Gardiner, David Gaylor, David Gray, Alex Guildford, David Haddock, both James Hamiltons (!), Stephen Harcourt, Jacob Harders, Gary Hembling, Mike Holifield, Paul Hunt, Gary and Melissa Hurley, Titus Jennings, Paul Johnson, Adam Kahan, Adrian Kavanagh, David Kenyon, Dave Keyte, Jeremy King, Baptiste Lelong, Keith Lester, John Mann, Derwin McFarland, Gary McGann, Lewis McInnes, Neil McOnie, Jack Nicholson, Nick Page, Mike Parker, Ian Pearson, Matt Pearson, Linsey Pithers, Kevan Porter, Neil Pudney, Damian Radcliff, Mark Reed, Mark Richards, Jack Rodgers, Chris Royle, Adrian Saunders, Martin Sharkey, Andy Shaw, Matty Shaw, Robert Simmons, Lyndsey Sinclair, John Slinn, Don Thompson, Malcolm Veal, Royston Vince, Tom Weiss, Mark Wellington, Emma Wheeler, Ken Wherrell and Kevin Wright.

If you said that you’ll take your Dad or your daughter, then please make sure that you do!

Commiserations to anyone not listed. A lot of consideration has gone into deciding the competition winners, and although blog regulars were given priority, if you have already made it clear that you shall be attending several shows, then it seems fairer to allow those who were not so lucky in obtaining tickets the opportunity to see David on this occasion.

Any entries submitted after midnight last night did not count. Sorry, but there have to be some rules and that was the cut-off point. It didn’t stop more than 50 hopeful entries coming in today, though…

Confirmation e-mails will follow tomorrow, but all the details you need to know are included below.

Congratulations once again.


We’ve got a real treat for our most loyal UK bloggers.

Thought you’d missed out on the chance to attend the Mermaid Theatre gig on 7 March? Well, have no fear, you will be going to the ball! Well, maybe.

We’ve got some tickets to give away. All you need to do is turn up.

First of all, we’ve got BBC Radio 2’s list of winners. We’ll post them here, so winners will not be allowed to enter our competition. (If you try, we will catch you!)

So, if you can get to the Mermaid Theatre in Blackfriars in London on Tuesday 7 March, let us know. We’ve already got a shortlist of people we’d like to contact first with the offer of two tickets (based on their loyalty to the site since Day One), but we won’t contact anyone unless they enter. You need to be in it to win it, as they say. So, please let us know that you’re interested and you might just get an e-mail from us tomorrow.

If you don’t get an e-mail, please don’t write to ask us why not!

The gig will be at the following address, so please check out travel arrangements and accommodation first. Tickets are non refundable and we want everyone who has a ticket to attend. There will be a crowd of just 600, so please only express your interest if you are sure that you can attend.

Mermaid Theatre, Puddledock, Blackfriars, London, EC4V 3DB

As we anticipate a load of newcomers who will be posting here for the first time ever, just to get a chance to blag some free tickets (the scoundrels), then you lot will have to work especially hard to prove your worth to our little community before we hand over anything. Blog regulars get priority and, when our allocation of tickets has gone, the competition ends.

We’re not posing a question that anyone could find the answer to with a little help from any old internet search engine. You need to write, using exactly 30 words, just why we should give you a ticket. If we like your answer, then you’ve got yourself a pair of tickets.

Any tickets found shamelessly whored on eBay will immediately be invalidated, so do not bother bidding on any such auctions. As has been the case with the Royal Albert Hall tickets, we know which ticket has been given to whom, and we will be keeping an eye on eBay to make sure that no one tries to cash in on this offer.

Furthermore, both ticket holders will need to show photographic ID and evidence of name/address, all of which will be checked at the door and must match what we already know, so these tickets simply cannot be resold.

So get writing, remembering to include a cheery "Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!" (very important, that) before setting out your grounds for inclusion, and you will be considered.

Please include your full postal address, too. Don’t worry, this will only be visible to us for cross-referencing purposes, and will not be made public in any way. If we do not have your address, you will not be allowed into the theatre. Simple.

So get your thinking caps on. The more imaginative your reasons, the better.

Be quick and good luck!

We apologise that this competition is open to UK residents only. These are BBC terms, which we abide by. The same terms and conditions as the BBC’s contest will apply. My decision is final. One entry per person only.

By the way, we are logging your IP addresses, so try as you might, you won’t fool us!

Author: FEd

Features Editor of David Gilmour’s official blog, The Blog (‘Features’ previously being its rather naff title), affectionately – or lazily – shortened to ‘FEd’.

342 thoughts on “Mermaid Theatre competition”

  1. The following people each win a pair of tickets to the show, courtesy of BBC Radio 2, and therefore are not allowed to enter our competition:

    Sharon Andrews, Kerry Arkinson, David Balm, Craig Barrett, Arthur Blears, Joshua Borrett, Rob Bousfield, Juliette Brickley, David Bull, Phil Butler, Kerry Coghill, Helen Collings, Colin Cox, Graham Cox, Lawrence Dent, Jane Dickenson, Joan Doherty, Paul Donaghey, Stephen Eames, Jennifer Eden, Dave Erskine, Jan Fenner, Lesley Ann France, M L Francis, Adrian Godfrey, Mr Gough, Chris Gray, Mike Gribble, Phil Hardy, Steve Hardy, Janet Hawkins, Alvaro Herrera, Daniel Hickman, Stephen John, Sue Jones, Christine Kemper, Bill Kwik, Dave Lambert, Colin Lang, Janet Latham, Ian Macdonald, Laura McGrath, Angus McNicholl, David Michalovich, Jackie Miller, Ken Mills, Liz Nimmo, Tim Norton, Christopher O’Kane, Stan Olds, Lynn Orme, Carol Pitts, Mark Randall, Joe Roberts, Judith Robson, Peter Ryan, Sarah Scriven, Andrew Seager, Trevor Simms, Colin Smith, Steve Smith, Florice Steel, Peter Sturley, Colin Taylor, Paul Thomas, Jon Paul Thompson, Nick Tungatt, Malcolm Watts, Sally Webb, Alan Wheeler, Bill Whitmore, Robert Wiggins, Michael Williams, David Woulds and John Wray.

    Congratulations to you all!

  2. I can’t see an address to submit my thirty words to – so here’s my thirty words.

    “I’ve loved David’s work since I was fourteen, write for a Floyd website, waste far too much time listening to him, and will love you forever if I can go…”

    I think thats thirty words anyway. Really I’d like 300 words, but that’s just being greedy.

    [Thanks, Mark. The entries are to be posted here, so you’re alright. But please remember that we need your full postal address. It won’t be revealed on the site, but we do need it to track entries and to stop cheating. So please post again with your address, otherwise I can’t enter you in the competition. Thanks and good luck! – Features Editor]

  3. Oh, I could have said that I deserved a ticket because I’m a fan for more than 30 years, and so, that the truth…but I’m not living in UK, and like for Live 8, even if I’m ready to jump in a plane and be on time at the Mermaid, I don’t live in UK so no tickets for me.

    Do you know it’s unfair ?

    [They’re not our rules, Genevieve. Sorry! – Features Editor]

  4. Yes please i’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week.

    Because we missed out twice for London tickets and did not win the BBC competion the Features Editor will be our friend for life if you send us your e-mail !

    [Excellent! Good luck! – Features Editor]

  5. Great to see David and Rick working together!

    Does Rick play any other instruments besides the keyboards?

    [Just Hammond organ and backing vocals, Stephen. – Features Editor]

  6. Canadian fan desperate, willing to cross Ocean for a piece of the Island dream. my dream and children’s dream as for sleepless nights breast feeding listening to Dark Side Of The Moon.

  7. PLEASE,PLEASE PLEASE CAN I HAVE A TICKET FOR THIS CONCERT. ALTHOUGH I HAVNT POSTED MUCH I HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE DAY ONE. DAVIDS GUITAR PLAYING MOVES ME LIKE NO OTHER AND I LOVE WHAT IVE HEARD OF THE NEW ALBUM.

    [Of course you can, Neil, but you’ve got to follow the rules to the letter. Cheesy exclamation to start with, then your 30-word rationale, then your full postal address. Good luck! – Features Editor]

  8. Hello!

    I’m flummoxed at every turn! I couldn’t afford tickets for the shows, I didn’t win the Radio 2 tickets, and now I haven’t been here enough to get tickets! I’m doomed!

    I’ll have to console myself with the CD on Monday!

    Good luck to David and the guys…..

    [Of course you can enter, Jon. Have a go. Priority goes to the regulars, but if you’re not a regular, then you have to say why, in exactly 30 words, you ought to get tickets. The best entries win a pair of tickets, regardless of how long they’ve been posting… So good luck! – Features Editor]

  9. Like Mark I loved David’s work since I was fourteen, but no tickets for me because I’m living abroad….

  10. HA! Sorry I didn’t realise that I had to write something to get them!!!

    Ah well, bang goes yet another chance….!

    If I fell in a bucket of boobs I’d come up sucking my own thumb!

  11. Caption competition:

    David: THIS note first and THEN that one!

    Rick: I know! I have been playing this song for years! This was psychadelic improvising!

  12. Hey congrats to the winners. I’m not in the UK so I’m out, however if you’d like to throw some backstage passes at me for the April 13 show in Chicago, then please let me know. I’d be happy to accept them. I’d love to explain to you in 30 words why I “deserve them” but my keyboard is not cooperating with me today, and keys are sticking. However, if you’d like to call me I would be happy to plead my case.

    See you in Chicago,

    Elizabeth

  13. Hello everyone,

    I would like to say OAI promotional campaign is very human, because fans get news first and straight from the sure source. I like the idea with clips and EPK.

    Excelent service

    Bast wishes
    Tomasz

  14. In my long teaching career, I have advocated International Education between students. I have always included CDs of David’s atmospheric guitar playing as a British cultural experience in many countries.

    [Your entries don’t count unless you follow the rules! I can overlook the lack of the correct cheesy exclamation, but we do need an address. – Features Editor]

  15. Yes please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    DEPRESSED having to wait even longer for my Pulse DVD, DEVASTATED missing out on RAH tickets & now DESTROYED that you are not playing at the Hampton Court Festival. AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH!

  16. IVE JUST SENT YOU AN E-MAIL REQUESTING TICKETS FOR THE CONCERT ON MARCH 7TH BUT FORGOT TO SAY I WOULD GIVE MY RIGHT ARM FOR TICKETS TO BE AT THE MERMAID THEATER NEXT WEEK PLUS MORE IMPORTANTLY MY ADDRESS IS….

    ONCE AGAIN PLEASE, I DID POST A LETTER ON THE FORUM WHEN THE COMPETITION WAS ANNOUNCED SAYING THAT I WOULD BE GLUED TO RADIO 2 IN HOPE OF WINNING TICKETS AND THE EDITOR WISHED ME LUCK, LET ME BE LUCKY.

    [Good luck, Neil! – Features Editor]

  17. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    As I said in a previous blog entry (no newbie here!) it is my birthday on the 7th March (34 gulp!) and it would beat having the usual family meal!

    [Sounds like a good reason to me. If you win, we might have to ask for your birth certificate at the door… We really do need an address, though! – Features Editor]

  18. Yes please i’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week.

    Life long fan of course, isn’t everyone?. The very small venue will be so intimate and exciting. I would give the left arm and the legs as well for this!

  19. please! I`d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    … and you can have my dad`s right arm too as he will be coming with me, since he was the one to introduce me to Floyd 25 ish years ago.

    30 words there you go, and just becuase I havent posted here doesn`t mean I haven`t been checking David`s website every day! I ain`t no newcomer to this site!!!

  20. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the mermaid theatre next week ! In fact I’d also give my left arm and perhaps a leg too… as long as I have my ears to listen to Davids expressive playing I will very happy.

    [You forgot your postal address, Gavin. Please let us know. It won’t be posted, but we need it for our records. Thanks!- Features Editor]

  21. Yes please i’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week.

    Because I’ve had the unadulterated joy of seeing David’s live solo performances in 1984 and 2001, and have been in screaming agonies about being unable to get to this tour!

  22. WOW! This is really some special fan site!!! Geez, thanks to Mr. Gilmour and the Crew (most notably our Features Editor) for this wonderful gesture!!! I mean, though I’m in the US, this giveaway is truly unique and special and, as a fan, is something I really appreciate.

    I can’t complain, I got my tickets to April 5th thanks to this site!!! Way to go!!!

  23. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    As I stated in a previous blog entry (no newbie here!) it is my birthday on the 7th March (34 – gulp!) and it would beat having the usual family meal!

    This time I’ll attach my address – d’oh!

    [Thanks, Chris! Good luck! – Features Editor]

  24. “I’ve been mad for f***ing years, absolutely years, been over the edge for yonks” – winning tickets for the Mermaid on the 7th might help me with my own Dark Side!

    The above insanity is my feeble attempt to plead for a ticket! ( Im not really quite that mad – I actually think listening to Pink Floyd / Dave Gilmour has kept me sane!)

  25. Where in the heck are the fellows practicing? Everyone appears to be in sweaters and jackets. Phil Manzanera has on a scarf, for goodness sakes! I understand oil prices are high, but good grief, invest in a good space heater or something!

    Keep up the good work!

    -Walt L.

  26. of course…

    (though I should point out that with all the efforts you have made to stop Ebay scalpers and have a fair ticketing system that will make me love you forever anyway. Oh, I’m probably grovelling and should stop now before I embarass myself.)

    Mark.

  27. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    At the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy premiere, I politely shouted “Please tour Mr. Gilmour”. Now you are and although I cannot take the credit I would like a ticket.

  28. yes please i’d give my right arm to be at the mermaid theatre next week,to see david gilmour and band playing live and up close would be just magnifique.

    [And your postal address is…? – Features Editor]

  29. YES PLEASE, ID GIVE MY RIGHT ARM TO BE AT THE MERMAID THEATER NEXT WEEK.-

    THIS IS GETTING REALLY CONFUSING, JUST SEEN MY FIRST POST HAVING JUST SENT YOU ANOTHER WITH MY ADDRESS. HOPE THIS ONE WORKS 3RD TIME LUCKY.

    P.S I HOPE YOU DID MEEN IT WHEN YOU SAID I COULD HAVE A TICKET ED

    [You’ll just have to wait and see, Neil! Your entry is good, so you’ve nothing to worry about. – Features Editor]

  30. First time I saw Pink Floyd it cost me a quid. Fight excessive ticket prices and give me an even cheaper one! Wish I could be there.

  31. Wow! what a fantastic competition.

    I wont be able to enter as Im not a Uk resident although I am a Uk citizen.

    It never ceases to amaze me the kind thought and effort that goes into every aspect of this site.

    Thank you David,everyone involved in the album tour and site and of course the long suffering,idefatigable Fed!

  32. would definitely be interested!

    good luck to everybody – only a few days to go!!!!!!!

  33. I seem to be missing out on on seeing a pure genious at work. Been waiting many years to see him again.

    This must surely be my last desperate opportunity.

  34. hi,

    there aren’t many chances in life to see great musicians, always seem too late to get on board. might need my arm to follow the scales of my musical leader.

    good luck with on the 6th with the album and happy birthday!

  35. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!I want the tickets as I have been a fan for 30 years but my son wants to go he is only six but also a fan for 30 years.

  36. Sorry this is second submission cos i over excitedly piled straight in. Here are 30 words:

    Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week! But I’m not that fussed because Mr. Gilmour is a pretty average player really isn’t he.

    (As you see, I am taking the ironic route)

  37. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    There won’t be any fishy tails just very glued ears. I just need to be “On An Island” Listening to the GILs-ome-MOUR.

    [Don’t forget to tell us your address, Dave! – Features Editor]

  38. ***** VERY, VERY, VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE! *****

    Just to remind everyone how to enter:

    1. Start your post with “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    2. Write 30 words explaining why you should get a pair of free tickets to this gig.

    3. Write your name and postal address. This will not be posted anywhere, but we need it for our records (to check that you are a UK resident, to monitor any prospective eBay sales, to allow this data to be checked at the door when you enter the Mermaid Theatre with your matching ID, etc.)

    If you don’t use this format, then your entry will not count! Now that the entries are flying in thick and fast, I won’t be repeating this to individuals, so please follow the rules!

  39. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    There won’t be any fishy tails just very glued ears. I just need to be “On An Island” Listening to the GILs-ome-MOUR.

    [Thanks, Dave! – Features Editor]

  40. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    I’m a dedicated gilmour fan, he’s not only affected my guitar style but my life.

  41. Yes please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    I would like to surprise my dad with two tickets. He has been a Floyd fan from the beginning and has never saw them live or any of the members.

    Although I haven’t posted much since it started (only a few at the beginning) I have no doubt been visiting the site and blog at least a few times a day and I enjoy it all 🙂 Fingers crossed. Oh and I’ll have no trouble getting down to London by the way lol

    Thanks a lot for this competition and the all the blogs 😀

    All the best.
    Andy.

  42. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    Being there to see DG, would be a very happy day for me. A tone even god could not pull off; although I guess ill have to wait, to see.

    30 words, ‘av it!’. lol.

    Mike Parker

    [Bonus points for rhyming, I reckon… – Features Editor]

  43. Hey!!! Just wanted to say congrats to all the people listed at the top as having won tickets!!! What an awesome deal! David is pulling all the stops to promote his new album!

    Now I live in California so I can’t participate in the newest competition, but just for fun…

    “Yes, Please! I’d give my [wife’s] right arm to be at the mermaid next week! I’d give her left arm, her kidneys, her liver (honest, she doesn’t drink THAT much… well at least not THAT often), her heart, her lungs, her gall bladder (anyone REALLY want THAT???). Heck you can have all of her (she said she may fall asleep at the April 20th show- the nerve! And I believe her- after all… she fell asleep at the Who!).

    Tim

  44. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week! It’s my birthday on tuesday & it’d make me smile inside & outside my face!

  45. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    Except perhaps I wouldn’t, because my love of Mr Gilmour’s work has just inspired me to learn guitar. I’m only seventeen, but David’s work has changed my life. Shine on.

  46. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!!

    I’m 53, never got the hang of posting, but the sounds of Dave’s incredible guitar music has punctuated my life. To lose myself in it live? THAT would be heaven!

  47. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    However, I am not a UK resident, so I don’t qualify. But don’t cry for me, I’ve got tickets to Radio City.

    Can I do a Captain Caption?

    DG: See, THIS is middle-C.
    RW: Ohhh… Is that like Hi-C, the drink the astronauts took to the moon?
    DG: No, you’re thinking of Tang.

    (Just playing with ya Rick!)

  48. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    Oh my what a dream it would be to see David next week a truly wonderful show I’m sure it will be! Hopefully some good luck will ‘shine on’ me!

    I’ve very much enjoyed David’s website since its launch. Thank you.

    Best wishes

    Adrian

  49. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    It’s my birthday on the 15th March, to go and see this gig would be amazing! What a fantastic chance to see DG play at such a small venue!!

  50. This would give me the opportunity to take my wife to see the greatest musician ever and finally convert her to all things Pink.

  51. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!” .David and Rick, Loved your music since 73 aged 13, through Childhood’s end now in parenthood as much as ever. What an great anniversary present for me and the wife!

  52. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    My sole intention is to see Gilmour live
    Condition grounded but determined to try
    Can’t keep my eyes from my inbox tonight
    Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

    Please!

    [Very good. I like that one. – Features Editor]

  53. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    “At the dimming of the day, when we are both comfortably numb, my wife and I will be two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl wishing we were there.”

  54. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    I would happily be reduced to just a brain in a vat and a pair of ears !!I have been a Gilmour fan for 20 years and never seen him !

    Thanks !

    P.S. What time would it be ?

    [I’ll find out for you, Martin. Good question. – Features Editor]

  55. Dear FEd, David et al,

    Gasp! NOOO – I’m away in Holland next Tuesday, but my flight gets back into London at 6pm. Whilst I would probably give my right arm to go to the Mermaid next Tuesday if lucky enough to be chosen, I can’t be 100% sure that I could make it there on time, given the nature of aircraft delays and the joys of the M1. I could do it on the motorbike, but riding against the clock to race to the Mermaid I run the risk of giving so much more than just my right arm…

    So, unless the recording is anytime from 8pm onwards, I’ll have to say thanks, but no thanks this time (wow, it hurts me to say that).

    Just in case it is a late recording:

    “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week”

    30 words reason:

    I have always loved David’s music, more than words can express, and would just be so grateful to experience David’s performance in a small, intimate venue with other like minds.

    Best,

    N

    [I’m holding onto your competition entry until I can confirm a start time for you, OK? We don’t want you giving more than your right arm… – Features Editor]

  56. p.s. I’d still give my right arm, but my lovely girlfriend has just suggested that I move my flight to an earlier one – which right now I’d give my left arm to do… 🙂 Will investigate, but is there any chance you could give an indication as to the timing of the recording?

    Many thanks (and apols for being a pain)

    N

    [You’re not a pain, mate. Just found out that doors open at 6:30pm, there is a bar, the show starts at 7:30pm, there will be a break in the middle and you’re looking at about an hour and a half of music in total, so you’ll all be thrown out at about 10:30pm. Any good for you, Nickster? Do let us know. – Features Editor]

  57. Dear FEd,

    What exactly are you going to do with all of those right arms? There must be some way to work this idea into a new Monty Python skit! I am an American and not eligible to enter but since i’ve been lurking since day one of this site, I thought I’d try to write up a response anyway.

    Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    I’m a drummer nicknamed Stevie D. and my first band was named “Spectrum” like Mr. DiStanislao’s. I had appendicitis the same week as Nick Mason. Mere coincidence? I think not!!

    Good luck to all in the UK on this competition! I am going to the second night at Radio City Music Hall!! I could not believe my good luck in buying seats from ticketmaster.

    This blog feature has been excellent. The buildup to this album release has been great and I get more excited everytime I revisit the site. Top notch!!

    Docdrebz

    [Don’t say it too loudly, but I’m thinking of flogging a few right arms on eBay… – Features Editor]

  58. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    “I’ve loved David’s work since I was fourteen, write for a Floyd website, waste far too much time listening to him, and will love you forever if I can go…”

    (this may seem repetitive, but I want to ensure I get everything word and letter perfect).

  59. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week because I can wear my 1984 About Face Tour Sweatshirt once more, before I’ve totally outgrown it! I was 18 at the time and bit slimmer than I am now.

  60. Not learning to play guitar, so have a right, and potentially left, arm spare. Too young to see the last PF tour, but big PF fan and solo fan e.g. love ‘About Face’ album. Can I have 2 tickets for me and my bro so we can see David make a ‘Splash’ at the Mermaid?

    [You didn’t use the ‘P’ word, and you left out your address… But you’re offering two arms, eh? Do let us know your address, Damian. – Features Editor]

  61. Being only 19 I’ve been in the unfortunate state of “unbornness” (or Unconsciousness) during the time of David’s fine productiveness meaning that I’ve never had the oppurtunity of seeing the great man himself live. By granting this poor soul an oppurtunity one would be eternally grateful so here is an attempt in 30 words to give a good reason:

    “When that Fat Old Sun in the Sky is falling, I’ll be at the Mermaid when the day is dawning, waiting for the summer evening when the birds are calling”

    Just 30 words.

    Thank You.
    Ag

  62. yes please i`d give my right arm to be at the mermaid theatre next week!

    cause i`m a massive gilmour fan and would stop the wife from moaning if i could take her.

    by the way features ed, i`m having trouble getting the daily media vid`s to play.are they switched off at a certain time as i don`t normally get on the site till evening time?

    [Not that I know of, Adrian. Sorry to hear that. Is anyone else having this problem? – Features Editor]

  63. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    From a First Class Blagger,
    To a newbie blogger,
    I Yearn to see DG,
    The sound will be bombastic,
    The apprehension Fantastic,
    Float those tickets my way,
    Before I sail away!!

    Thanks

  64. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week! It will be hoopy, and infinitely better than going to the bl**dy PTA meeting.

  65. Yes please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    Because…Echoes: 18’14 Shine On: 3’55 Biding My Time: 2’19 Wish You Were Here: 0’59 Murder: 1’53 High Hopes: 5’16 Saucerful Of Secrets (live): 10’42 Fat Old Sun: 3’20 Breathe: 1’16 Dogs: 13’26…are the greatest times of my life!

  66. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week”

    Having been so excited I somewhat missed some of the details like my address so this my second post.

    I’d give my left arm as well!

  67. Yes please i’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week, and probably my left arm and leg

    I think me and my dad deserve two tickets because for one I was to young to witness David Gilmour in concert and he is my hero, and two my Dad missed the chance to witness the division Bell tour at earls court due to a collapsed lung 🙁

    ps keep up the fantastic work with the site FED

  68. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week! Seems ‘armless’ enough – and for a chance of seeing the grat man himself show what a right (and left) arm can do -let his fans Take a Breath and Smile!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  69. Sorry, poor manners aside, I also realised I didn’t get the format right either and my entry was also too long – so let’s try this instead!

    “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    “Don’t need it for anything else. Well, actually I do, but worth it to see David. What next? Tickets only after a Faustian Pact with the Devil? Also worth it!”

    Saying pretty please with extra please on top!

  70. The mind does boggle as to where all these right arms are going, even livers, gall bladders the lot..

    Unless theres secretly a new floyd album coming out and Storm has decided to go for a 21st century Picasso style for it. he he.

    Everybody seems to have a birthday soon too. Is my 21st on the 20th, getting an american strat, took me ages to decide what colour to go for, went for chrome red with a maple neck in the end. :D.

    Wish everyone the best of luck. You’re always doing fun things on here. Ah thats a point..

    Will this website continue after the album release, maybe with less blogs but still be alive and kicking?

    Mike

  71. “Yes please i’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week.”

    Over the years I have travelled from Jeddah and Miami for the weekend to see Pink Floyd, stopped revising in the middle of my exams to see “The Wall”. PLEASE

  72. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    Remember the awful music in the nineties? I was 12 and at boarding school, and the only thing that got me through (and since) was my mum’s copy of DSOTM. I’ve never seen Dave live…

  73. To listen to On An Island we must:

    “… stir the fire, and close the shutter fast,
    Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,
    And, while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn
    Throws up a steamy column, and the cups,
    That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,
    So let us welcome peaceful evening in”

    Cowper’s verses (l784)

    I’ve been Gilmour’s fan since 1972. Although never seen him, it will be a great honor to seeing Sir Gilmour playing in Brazil, indeed.

    God Bless You All,
    Dilson Santa Fé. :0)

  74. Wow… you lucky, lucky **stards!

    Makes me want to emigrate back to the UK… no it doesn’t

  75. Ah another thing, while you’re hovering about Mr Features Editor, wouldn’t it be cool to have a chat room on this site? Then we could keep you busy 25 hours a day :D.

    Mike

    [God, no! Only joking. – Features Editor]

  76. I too am quite a young fan and have been too young for any gigs so far. I have bought tickets to the RAH to treat my wife, but would also love to be able to repay my well deserving best-man with a Gilmour gig.

  77. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    in a week I couldn’t hope to reach the dark side of the moon, but with a new moon, with a momentary lapse of reason I might hope to win!

  78. Hi all, I think this is great! Everyone has DG fever. I have tix for the Massey Hall show and I’ve been looking forward to the show for weeks now. By reading these really pumps me up some more. Can’t wait to see David, Rick, Guy, Dick and the rest of the band perform. By the way, if there are any Toronto contests, this is my entry…

    [Sorry, Nick. This is still the BBC Radio 2 contest. We just got a batch of tickets to offer our loyal bloggers. – Features Editor]

  79. Yes please I would like to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week?

    How dare you play this game on those of us who have tried and failed elsewhere – I won’t join in and grovel ………yes I will, please send tickets immediatly to……..!

  80. I’m doomed!! David doesn’t like to be called Dave!! And that’s what I just called him!!

    oh well, I’m getting the hang of posting now. (I don’t HAVE to put my full name in…doh!)

    Good luck everyone!

  81. Fedmeister…

    It’s a shame this competition couldn’t be open to fans who don’t have tickets. They deserve the opportunity more than someone who has bought a ticket already…

    Maybe a bit late to throw this one out but we should remember the true fans who couldn’t get a ticket.

    Just a thought…

    [O, ye of little faith! I already have a list of people that I’ve been looking out for. If they pipe up with something tonight, then two golden tickets are theirs. And before anyone grumbles about favouritism, it’s a list of people who have missed out on tickets elsewhere. – Features Editor]

  82. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week! In fact I actually gave mine to Mr Gilmour last week as his was worn out from all the practicing. I need to take a friend to help me clap.

  83. I’d love to go! I’m too young to have seen Floyd, and I’m a MASSIVE Gilmour fan! I’d really appreaciate the chance to see him play while I still can!

  84. If I can manage to travel to Berlin to see your old mate Rog perform the Wall, then I can certainly manage to travel to the Mermaid on the 7th!

    Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

  85. I would love to see David play Live,
    Without this I will not survive,
    Since the beginning in sixty seven
    I have been in music heaven
    So Please, Please, Please

    Richard

    [The laddy reckons himself a poet! – Features Editor]

  86. Good luck to every one in the competition, Im not going to enter i need to save my voice for May. Yippee!.Cant stop smiling.

  87. It’d be nice going to a gig where no-one asks “What’s that old g*t doing here?” 44 and past it? No, DG is 60 and still leads the way.

  88. Hi Folks, “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!” I missed the last two songs at Live8 thanks to British Rail refusing to put on extra trains. Give them a chance to get me to the Mermaid on time!

    Thanks, Iain and Sam

  89. I would love the tickets so that I can throw my undies to David – and we know it’s not the done thing to do that at the Royal Albert Hall.

    L Burton

  90. ***** VERY, VERY, VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE! AGAIN! *****

    Just another reminder so that you know how to correctly enter this competition:

    1. Start your post with “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    2. Write 30 words explaining why you should get a pair of free tickets to this gig.

    3. Write your name and postal address. This will not be made public, so don’t worry about that, but we do need it for our records (not least so that we can check your ID against something solid at the door, should you be one of our lucky winners).

    Please use this format. If you don’t, then your entry will not count! As you can see, entries are flying in, and many people are leaving out their addresses. I won’t be repeating the rules to individuals, so please take heed of this message and include all the required information.

    Thanks a lot and good luck!

  91. “Yes, Please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    I’m just a nurse, with an empty purse,
    No money, one honey, and a ticketless curse,
    Gilmour’s the man
    To be there is my plan
    Life without Dave – NOTHINGS WORSE????!!!!

    Pleeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaase!!!!!

  92. Not for myself – though I’d love to go – but for a faraway friend who is the biggest Gilmour fan ever and who’s having a a dreadful run of bad luck and a horribly rough time at home just now. He hasn’t got access to the internet at the moment and missed out on the original ticket sales.
    I managed to get one choir ticket yesterday, which I’ll sacrifice to him if I’m not successful with this, but it’d give him such a huge lift to be able to see Gilmour’s face rather than just his bum 🙂

    Sometimes, good people just deserve to have something nice happen to them in amongst all the bad stuff.

  93. Caption Competition:

    DG… how many times do I have to tell you? The on/off switch is here.

    or

    DG… Right click on the desktop, select properties then desktop and get rid of that picture of Roger…

  94. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    College of Commerce, Free Trade Hall,
    Opera House, Bath and that’s not all.
    Earl’s Court, Wembley, Knebworth & Festival Hall
    I’d love to see David at the Mermaid, please call!

    (or email!!)

  95. Oh no!! Just made the classic ‘Dave’ not ‘David’ rookie bloggers mistake!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOO SORRY!!!!!

  96. Fedmeister

    [O, ye of little faith! I already have a list of people that I’ve been looking out for. If they pipe up with something tonight, then two golden tickets are theirs. And before anyone grumbles about favouritism, it’s a list of people who have missed out on tickets elsewhere. – Features Editor]

    Well done… It just wasn’t clear in the original text… thanks for that… 🙂

    [Great minds think alike, mate. – Features Editor]

  97. I was there in ’94 for the huge pulse tour, and it would be great to see another side of David this year. PS i can’t afford ebay prices (sob).

  98. well am not ganna win a ticket! i ave’nt won nowt in me life so good luck to them whom succeed and enjoy what will be a tremendous show.anth

  99. To Guy Pratt

    I’m sure you weren’t singing “Oh for the Wings of a Dove” with electrodes attached to your undercrackers…

    And I’m sure you are taking the Caption Competition in the way it is intended 🙂

  100. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    I’d also give my right boll**k too if it helped because, sometimes, the quiet ones who only post occasionally, patiently watching, waiting and listening, can also be most profoundly deserving!

    Ooh err!

  101. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    The first gig I went to with my then girlfriend was Floyd 1988. Great Gig was played before the walking up the isle bit at our wedding in 2000. We are big fans….but so is everyone esle!

  102. Have been lurking around here since before Christmas; only post occasionally. I’m just a bit shy is all…

    “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    Not very good at witty, will sincere do instead? Love David’s music more than any other. Always have, always will. Two tickets would make my Dad and I very happy…

    Cheers FEd…

  103. “Yes , please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week”.

    I am neither a scoundrel or a bounder, but a loyal Floyd fan of over thirty years who believes he deserves consideration because of his devotion to all things Gilmour.

    Jeremy King

  104. Yes, Please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week…..

    I would TAKE A BREATH, THEN I would CLOSE MY EYES and SMILE. I would be ON AN ISLAND with THE BLUE and RED SKY AT NIGHT. THIS IS HEAVEN.

  105. I WANT TO SEE DAVID AT THE MERMAID ON THE 7th PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,
    PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,
    PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,

  106. Yes please! I`d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre

    In a bar in Spain I had just said goodbye to my first true girlfriend. “Wish you were here” started playing. 1975 or 2006 the love of music never dies

  107. I AM in UK, but I’ve only ever won a Jungle Book LP in a competition. Saw David 22 years ago, and Floyd a million times, one more time please…..

  108. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    Because I’m left handed

  109. Hey just because we havent posted before doesnt mean we arent loyal fans.

    I find it hard to believe anyone could be a bigger gilmour fan than me. Being 19 years old i dont earn alot, but I did manage to get priority tickets for his show in Glasgow and also the first show of The Royal Albert Hall, and it wont be cheap going to London………it will be well worth it though, very contest with these 2 shows, and counting down the days!

    He is without a doubt the greatest guitarist (and one of the best vocalists) ever.

    This is why i spend so much time in my room with my strat trying to play like gilmour when i could be out With friends.

    Kris

  110. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    “FEd & David, only you,
    can stop me feeling really blue,
    I entered the contest to win a ticket,
    43 tries, but, they failed to pick it!”
    Need 1 ticket!

    (30 words)

    I was so depserate to win just 1 ticket, I emailed 43 of my friends and asked them to enter offering to share the tickets with them if we won, but not one of us came close – : (

    FEd, I’ll do anything to win – ANYTHING YOU ASK!! Just make my dream come true.

    love

    Vicky

  111. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!” I’m just crazy about Mermaids! I can’t get enough of those fishy ladies! But, whats involved in this Mermaid show, and is this Gilmour fellow some form of Mermaid wrangler???

  112. Kelly

    Don’t worry , your post was cool (err, or is that hoopy?) Let’s hope Mr Features Editor is as sweet and gentle as he sounds…not grovelling, honest!

  113. Wow! A veritable “Left Armed Army” is what we’re left with at the end of today. More handicapped parking will be needed obviously, and “Heads Up”, these folks are definitely gonna need our help at the concession stand on the set break. 🙂

    Yes, I remember my heart coming thru my chest on December 20th trying to get thru to Ticketmaster!! My laptop computer keyboard is still recovering, and I know just how fortunate I am to be counted among those who will be “going to church” in L.A. on April 19th, & 20th.

    If California is going to be sewpt out to sea, it’s gonna have to wait till David leaves the runway at LAX on the 21st!!

    tom from san diego

  114. yes, please! i’d give my right arm to be at the mermaid theatre next week!

    and here’s why:

    i can’t wait until may because that’s miiiiiiles away. i’m not even trying to make this rhyme. see? it must be fate. might as well hand over the tickets now!

  115. F. Ed., you have truly outdone yourself! (yourselves?)

    i have a ticket for april 5 and am not greedy, but it’s just beyond spiffy that you have done up this little contest. watching out for loyal bloggers! requiring a cheesy salutation! i just had to tell you – i’m completely charmed. i’ve never had a pre-concert, pre-CD-release experience like this before. leave it to David Gilmour and friends to do something both unique and generous.

    i especially like the twisted image of the ever-growing pile of arms, legs, etc. – be forewarned, though: eBay does NOT deal in secondhand or used limbs and organs. it’s been tried, and they shut it down after only a few thousand dollars were bid, for a kidney or something, i forget just what organ it was…

    you are truly a fine bunch of people; i’m proud to say i regularly blog in your general direction.

    :O) laurie

    [Bless you for that, laurie. If you ever need a spare arm, just give me a shout. – Features Editor]

  116. A few quotes…

    Firstly one for Rudders, my entry:

    “yes, you really do have a nice organ” 🙂

    Secondly, this gem from DG himself, from the EPK

    “Almost always the lyrics come after, and is hopefully inspired by, some feeling that’s created by the music”

    If that had been 30 words it would have been my entry to the Mermaid competition – perfectly says why I love DG’s music. And let me tell you, that’s SOME feeling 🙂

    This impending album is now like Christmas Eve to the power of 10… I hope my karma is in credit because hearing OAI, any/all of it on Tuesday would be the most unbelievable way to hear it for the first time.

    Right…I gotta get back to work…I can’t get this out of my mind…I’m too excited 🙂

    N

    [Don’t forget to let us know if you want to be considered for a pair of tickets, nickster. In case you missed it, all the times and a few other details are tagged on at the end of your last post. – Features Editor]

  117. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    I have never seen PF or DG live! No luck with again this time. It would be out of the blue! let the pigs fly one more time.

  118. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    I often feel when David finishes a vocal, on a Floyd or solo song, he then starts singing through his guitar. I’d very much like to experience that sensation live.

  119. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    My wife got a crick in her neck last time we saw you play. we were so far back, the fans heads got in the way! So please DG pay!!

  120. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    Because…Hang on, I will be, and not much use without it..

    Cheers
    Guy

  121. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week! But…. (And I really can’t believe I’m saying this) I’ve already got 2 fantastic pre-sale tickets to see David in Glasgow; I had my shot in the Radio 2 competition but now, think it’s only fair someone without any tickets should have the chance to go. (God, that was hard to type!)

    Good luck to you all!

    Just got to try and force myself to press the ‘Post’ button…………

  122. I would give a lot for this: – creativity, magic, music that is a tapestry to, many peoples lives and one night with David’s music would be a treat to behold so please….

  123. Ever since I saw David play ‘Hushabye Mountain’ on his ‘In Concert’ dvd I have vowed to see him live at some point in my life,and I intend to.

  124. Nickster

    Good one… made me laugh

    “Firstly one for Rudders, my entry:

    “yes, you really do have a nice organ” :)”

  125. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    Ok, so I’m David Gilmour nuts! I feel pride I frequent from Cambridge, I feel the music, I may be 23 but this will be my pinnacle of musical experiences!

  126. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    It’s my Dad’s 50th this month, being the poverty stricken student, I can’t afford to give him the present I would like, so please help out and make his year!

  127. Heh, heh – nice one Guy!

    You’ll probably have the best view of all. Why don’t you take the night off, i’ll be more than happy to play- I’m surei’ll muddle through! ; )

    FEd, I think it’s going to be another late night sifting through all these entries.

    [Tell me about it, Vicky! I think we’ll be able to close the competition at midnight at this rate. – Features Editor]

  128. Fedmeister

    Do new posts appear at the bottom of the list or by time posted?

    The number of posts seems to change occassionally but there doesn’t seem to be any logic to how the new posts appear…

    Ta chuck…

    [You’re alright, la. Everything is time stamped, so the most recent posts do appear at the bottom. I have to approve them first, so even though it might take an hour – or hours! – before they appear, they will always be stamped with whatever the time was when the blogger sent their comment for approval. – Features Editor]

  129. Caption for pic.

    David: Rick, I can’t seem to hear any sound out of your keyboard.

    Rick: Me niether.

    David: Ah, the power switch. Lets just turn that on here…might help.

    Haha, just kidding Rick, we know you’re the man on the keys.

  130. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!! please uncle Dave! don’t go to Sanremo Italian Festival! you’re a legend! Sanremo Festival it’s a very bad show! by a great “Floydian fan”!

  131. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    I missed trying for tickets for the Festival Hall gig back in 2002 because of problems with a little bit of cardiac tissue so an arm would be a trivial loss.

    It would be so enjoyable, actually being there, rather than to have to wait for the DVD.

  132. “In Gilmour We Trust
    It’s more than “Young Lust”!
    This BLOG is on Fire!
    As David won’t retire
    So hurry up Quick…
    To see David, Guy, and Rick
    To the “Island” we depart
    This tour’s about to start!!”

  133. Yes please! I’ld give my right arm to be at the Mermaid theatre next week!

    I’ve grown up with Davids voice as my older sisters always played p/floyd when I was a teenager,(I’m 47!) To see his face live would make my life terrific!

  134. Sorry for sounding so impatient but when will we find out who as won these once in a life time tickets?

    cheerz

    [Tomorrow night, Vince. – Features Editor]

  135. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    But please add a spell cheker to this wunderful web suyt to get rid of all the spolling mistooks that are maid as they reely doo get on muy toots!

    Apologies to non-Brits – I don’t mean you…

    Not eligible but just in case…

  136. So sorry, I forgot to include my address with my post!!

    I so hope I haven’t messed up my chances!!

    [You’re alright, John. All present and correct. Good luck! – Features Editor]

  137. Dear FEd,

    Yeeeeehah! I’ve managed to get the flights changed – thanks to online booking. Gotta love the Machine when it works for you 🙂 I’m now arriving back in Blighty at 3pm, giving me ample time to make it to the Mermaid for 6.30pm when doors open….so, please put my name/entry back in the hat…

    Many thanks,

    N

    [Consider yourself well and truly considered. Good luck! – Features Editor]

  138. Rolling Stone magazine can go to hell. After there 2 star review of “On An Island” I have decided to cancel my subscription. That was the last straw. Those people have no clue what good music is. From what I have heard so far, I give the album 5 stars out of 4. By the way, who the hell are the Arctic Monkeys? It sounds like the UK has there own Nirvana now. See you in Chicago David.

    Dan

  139. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    It’s probably the only way we will get to see Dave and Rick on stage this year.

    It’s, Us and Them.

    Love Roger Waters and Nick Mason

  140. Guy- Hold on to both arms-We need you!!!!! Great to see you are a man with a sense of humor-Can’t wait to see you on APril 5ht at Radio City- Fun contest F. Ed-Thanks

  141. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week and that would of course ruin my sex life. But seriously I missed seeing David in 1984 at the Odeon in Birmingahm becasue I was told the concert was cancelled. I have been traumatised ever since and this represents a ideal oportunity to start my recovery to full menatl health. I would dearly like David to play time has told me by Nick Drake. Best Wishes – Matty

  142. “Yes,please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    Since “Childhoods End” a “Spanish Piece” in “Any Colour You Like” under the “Fat Old Sun” would send us “Round and Around” until “Comfortably Numb” before “Coming Back To Life”.

  143. LOL Guy! You lucky b*stard! 🙂

    Now, some serious and unpleasant stuff to bring up in here…

    I’m sorry if i’m slightly going off topic, but it seems that the Milan Teatro will be half empty on 24th.

    Couse, i’m not the only one who still hasnt recieved my paid tickets for that show…and the clock is ticking. 24 days.

    And we still dont know a thing. They (TicketOne) took the money, said that they are gonna contact us, but still nothing.

    That includes a guy from Brasil, another guy from Croatia and a guy from Israel that have been practiclly robbed by them.

    I dont know if you folks can do something about it, but if you can, please, do it.

    *slowly slitting my wrists in the background while im reading about the people who have tickets in their hands*

  144. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    I live in Cambridge but happen to be french,’am here when David plays France and in France when he plays London : that sucks, BUT ‘am here next week, pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase!????

  145. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    David’s music has been a part of my life since I was 11 (in 1975!) – it always takes me back to those wonderous times, hearing it keeps me young forever.

  146. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the mermaid theatre next week!” Here I am marooned on an island with no mermaids, building boats for other people to escape in.Please send this castaway a ticket shaped raft,(inside a birthday card)

  147. ”Yes please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week! I have missed out on all the UK concerts, your my last chance…think of my poor wife and chidren, think what hell they are going to have to endure…

    …Cue Voilins…better still fender strat.

  148. Yes please, I’d give my right arm to be at the mermaid theatre next week:- (only metaphorically speaking)

    David Gilmour has been an inspiration to me (and my guitar playing). He taught me that emotion and feeling count for more than warp-speed and showboating! Please can we go!

    (By the way – I’m the guitarist in the family, not my fella!)

  149. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    I want to go and see Dave Gilmour as his music is thrillingly soul filling. I wish I had posted here before but living on an island makes it hard…

  150. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    Because…Hang on, I will be, and not much use without it..

    Cheers
    Guy

    If you did you’d be as much use as a one-legged man in an a*se kicking competition…

    enough of the body-part jokes! 🙂

  151. oh no, just read my blog posting and i put my usual log in name as adrian1kavanagh,instead of just adrian kavanagh, anyway i still would give my right arm to see david perform, hope you realise it is me features ed?

    and i managed to get the media player to work in the end, i found a bit of patience cured the problem.

    many thanks.
    adrian

    [No problem, Adrian. – Features Editor]

  152. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    (second attemp as only just read rules)

    I missed David in 1984 with much regret, lets make the past history and forge ahead with joy toward a world one in which we are united in Gilmour magic.

  153. yes please i’d give my right arm to be at the mermaid theatre next week…

    …because a great artist’s gift is to express what you yourself cannot, and big david’s music has reached out to touch and heal so many people, mostly total strangers. Unbelievable.

  154. Fedmeister

    [Tell me about it, Vicky! I think we’ll be able to close the competition at midnight at this rate. – Features Editor]

    As I’m not eligible I’d be pleased to help! 🙂

    [Bless you, Rudders. I really do think we’ll close the competition at midnight UK time, though. We must be close to reaching our ticket limit by now. – Features Editor]

  155. Fedmeister

    Maybe if people stopped posting pointless comments it would free you up to get on with your job…

    Hmmm… what do you think? 😎

  156. I’m so sorry I live in the USA and can’t go to the Mermaid…..if I lived in the UK and didn’t get a ticket I’d still go just to see 600 one armed people!!! A photo of it all might make a great album cover! Or just seeing everyone inside waving one arm back in forth, or nobody clapping after David’s songs!!! Or they’ll be clapping with each other. Nothing like 600 people High-Fiving each other to applaud.

    Sorry I’m going overboard, but pretty soon I’ll be on an Island (when my pre-ordered CD gets here). I’m just jealous I can’t go.

  157. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    I represent Davids Pakistani fans, I am a student from Pakistan, resident of London and Dave its the only chance for me to witness your class! I really deserve Dave.

  158. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week! To see David on the island that is the stage and be a wave in the deep blue sea that surrounds it with emotions soaring on every note he plays.”

  159. guy pratt and his posting!!!

    very good mate!

    you had better be there, we`re all looking forward to it.

    thanks guy and best of luck with the tour!

  160. Dear Mr. Gilmour,

    I had the pleasure of seeing you with Pink Floyd at the Rosemont Horizon back in 1987. Would you please consider openning up your solo with Echoes.

    I know this isn’t the Floyd, but you are playing Floyd songs, Please….

    PS: I heard the cut on the radio and I can not wait to hear the new album. You are a guitar legend and my personal favorite….Good to see you back on Tour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  161. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    Because, firstly managed to get nick mason to dedicate his book to the worlds greatest pink floyd fan, and then secondly speak total gibberish to an awaiting tv camera crew.

  162. Wheeeee! Excellent game plan, Features Ed/Edwina and David’s crew. Not that I’m in any position to fly to the UK and see the show, but I approve of the way you’re handling things 100%.

    And that gives me hope that perhaps something similarly fun and marvelous will be lined up for SERIOUS U.S. fans once David hits our shores. Don’t forget about us! We’ve been here since day one as well; we’ve rang up radio stations requesting OAI, pre-ordered the album, paid out the wazoo for tickets (well, I did at least) and put up with all sorts of wacky post-editing with panache.

    Now then, Ed/Edwina dear – what news have you of a possible MTV/VH1 OAI video yet? Any?

    xo
    Deborah

    [None as yet, but I haven’t forgotten about you… or your grumbles about being edited. – Features Editor]

  163. yes please, i’d give my right arm to be at the mermaid theatre next week, because i love Dave Gilmore and the Floyd and i’m getting married next month and boy what a wedding pressy before going on my honeymoon, could be better than sex.

  164. Lyndsey… “thrillingly soul filling”

    Try saying that after a few bottles of Mackeson…

    🙂

  165. I’ve got a father named David Gill and if I won two sacred tickets to see Sir David I’d gladly give my girlfriend to the homeless!!! after the gig though!

  166. “Yes,please!I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    The searing sound of stretching strings
    Creating hope and friendship from within
    The voice that haunts and cuts to the bone
    I humbly wait,will the gods let me in?

  167. Grr… I find it annoying there isn’t a way of winning two tickets together as I am unable to get there on my own… plus I’m young and scared of going on my own… !!!

    Good luck to those who enter anyway!

    [This is for two tickets, Darren. We’re offering a pair of tickets to each person who wins. – Features Editor]

  168. [Bless you, Rudders. I really do think we’ll close the competition at midnight UK time, though. We must be close to reaching our ticket limit by now. – Features Editor]

    FEd, it almost seems to imply from this statement, that everybody who answered this comment today has gotten a ticket???????

    [tries to breathe, and calm down, puts head between knees, fails miserably as is too excited if this is true!!!!!!]

    [Sssshhhh. Don’t say it too loudly. Not everyone, but almost everyone. And remember that our regulars get special treatment, especially the nice ones who haven’t had much luck with tickets to the other UK shows. Bearing in mind that it’s a pair of tickets per person, we have already had far more than 75 entries. A lot of people will still be disappointed, so it’s probably wise to call it a day at midnight. We’ll announce the winners tomorrow. Think you can hold out until then? – Features Editor]

  169. Fedmeister

    [Bless you, Rudders. I really do think we’ll close the competition at midnight UK time, though. We must be close to reaching our ticket limit by now. – Features Editor]

    You really should put the Countdown music on the website at 30 seconds before mid-night!

    Now that Twice Nightly Whiteley has passed on is the show still running?

    [I think so. I think Des Lynam does it now. – Features Editor]

  170. OK, in my haste to get my paws on a ticket, I did it all wrong. Take 2………

    Yes please! I’d give my right arm (for my friend) to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week because after doing him a favour like that, he’d be happy to give me a hand if I needed one. He deserves it cos he’s pretty handy and quite ‘armless really.

    Sorry 😉

  171. Would proberly give more than my right arm ( if legal ) I saw Floyd perform the Wall at Earls Court in 1980 when I was 18. Would really Love to see David at closer range.

    I have only ever won a box of Christmas crackers before, and that was in February.

    Geoff

  172. ***** YET ANOTHER VERY, VERY, VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE! *****

    People are still forgetting to include their addresses…

    We need to know where you live. This data will not be posted anywhere, nor will it be used for any sinister purposes. We need it to have some hard facts, so that we can check you are who you say you are when you show us your ID (when asked to present it at the door when you enter the Mermaid Theatre, should you be one of our lucky winners).

    No address means that your competition entry will not count!

    I can’t possibly remind everyone individually, so please remember to tell us your address!

  173. Caption Competition:

    DG – Hey… these chips with gravy are nice!

    Or

    RW – No!… I ordered the Keema Naan you ordered the Plain one!

    Or

    RW – *ollocks! they’ve forgotten the rice again

    Hope this brings a smile to your late night Fedmeister…

  174. Yeah how cool is it to see Guy posting here. Im sure it would make everyones day is David himself dropped by and gave us a post, come on David…………..

  175. Pigs on the Wing wrote:

    it’d give him such a huge lift to be able to see Gilmour’s face rather than just his bum

    (well, both views are quite good in my book)

    If I gave both arms and legs to see David, I would still report it as being “only a flesh wound.”

    And Guy – you’re disqualified from entering the contest – I mean, really! 😉

    xo
    Deborah (You Know My Name; Look Up the IP Address)

  176. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    Think of all the additional benefits, such as no more washing-up (hurray!), a pair of gloves would last you twice as long and using your left hand feels MIGHTY fine!

  177. Hi Folks,

    “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    My daughter was a bump in her Mum’s tummy when she heard the 1994 concert. She adores Dave Gilmour. Please let me take her to see a living legend live!

  178. Yes,please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    You choose a rhyme but perhaps not mine, so consider my reason it will be DG you are pleasin
    I to am called DG but who wants to see me?

  179. Now thats an awesome post, he he..

    “.. if I won two sacred tickets to see Sir David I’d gladly give my girlfriend to the homeless!!! after the gig though!”

    nice one matt

  180. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    In ’87 at Wembley, I was too stoned to remember. In ’94 at Earls Court, I watched in wonder. In ’06 at The Mermaid, a new musical era will begin.

    CJD

  181. “yes, please ! I’d give my right arm to be at The Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    Cause even though I live “On An Island” I’ve een “Learning To Fly” up through the sky with “High Hopes” of a ticket that would make me “Lost For Words”

    please note that even though I live in Northern Ireland (still part of the U.K.) I’ve checked my Easy Jet flights and I am 1000% percent commited to jump on that plane next Tuesday.

  182. Yes,please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week !

    Also included with the arm is my sailing boat with which I hoped one day to reach my own Island. But a fair exchange for a ticket please to Nirvana!

    Best Wishes for all the Concerts

  183. “Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    I’ve already got tickets for the RAH and will be travelling from Dublin so I guess I won’t be eligible, however,

    Aer Lingus, Ryanair and BMI
    All from Dublin to London fly
    Features Ed say the word please let me know
    So I‘ll book my ticket for this special show

    Great idea to reward those not lucky enough to have been able to get tickets. I have seen David live in Dublin’s National Stadium in 1984, and have seen him lead Floyd in London and Paris on the 1988 and 1994 tours so I can’t complain!

    Great site! Keep up the good work ….

    and just in case ….

    Was that really Guy Pratt posting? Hope the rehearsals are going well…..

  184. This is an awesome thing you’re doing Mr./Ms. Features Editor. I hope all that get tickets use them. Also when will we see the first Newsletter, & please don’t forget us Loyalists across the pond! I sure wish I lived in a different time zone.

  185. Whoops … all this excitment makes the brain a bit spongy … now how are we all expected to sleep tonight???

    Dave.

  186. “Yes please!I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!”

    DG:Wish You Were Here In The Flesh so Run Like Hell to The Great Gig In The Sky make Time, no Money required and we’ll Have A Cigar.

    Thanks for the invitation, David,we’ll see you there.

  187. Yes Please I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid next week.

    If invited by you good people I would want to “Take a Breath”,”Close my Eyes ” listen to the DG sound and then I’D “smile” right until “near The End.”

    fingers crossed .(i missed the manchester priority ticket as I was away from the computer for that one crucial day even though you kindly gave me the orportunity to buy tickets before general release)

  188. I really am having a bad day!

    I`m sorry guy I wanted to say “you and your arm had better be there”

    I can only Blame work and the kids for making me so tired!!!!

  189. Hola DG fans,

    First off congrats to everyone that won and good luck to those trying. Funny how people pay attention after the Fed Ed makes it clearer. But then again I saw some without the cheesy greeting. I always have fun reading. I love the caption competition I think it makes for a good laugh.

    Thanks for brightening my sick day.

    Renee B.
    Fontana, Ca USA

  190. Although the evening promises to be absolutely amazing, after this competition the Mexican Wave could be a little lopsided! Shouldn’t be to hard to spot the Radio 2 winners though – they’ll be the ones with a beer in both hands…!

  191. Yes, please! I’d give my right arm to be at the Mermaid Theatre next week!

    I missed out when the tour tickets went on sale, I missed out again on the BBC competition. Please make it third time lucky and send a ticket to me!

  192. Fedmeister

    It’s now 12:09 in the UK so I hope you’ll be opening a cold beer or two…

    But no drinking and driving!

    [I’m thinking of it! – Features Editor]

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