Q&A conditions

May 18 & 19, 2006: Rehearsing at Bray Film Studios.

On Monday, I’ll start taking your questions for David (for the North American premiere of ‘Remember That Night: David Gilmour Live at The Royal Albert Hall’).

As you know, David will take part in a live Q&A session… twice. These will be broadcast, live via satellite, to all participating cinemas in Europe (on Thursday 6 September) and North America (on Saturday 15 September).

There will also be a quick live performance and 85-minutes of concert footage (taken from David’s forthcoming DVD, ‘Remember That Night’), broadcast in High Definition.

Please read the following carefully before deciding whether or not you wish to submit a question.

Anyone can ask a question. You don’t have to be attending one of the cinemas. You don’t have to be in North America or Europe.

But you do need to leave your question at the right place.

The next entry will be entitled ‘North American Q&A’.

If you are in North America, or if you will be attending a cinema in North America, please leave your question at the ‘North American Q&A’ entry.

If you are in Europe, or if you will be attending a cinema in Europe, please do not leave your question at the ‘North American Q&A’ entry. There will be an entry entitled ‘UK & Europe Q&A’, so please be patient and wait for that.

If you are anywhere else in the world, for argument’s sake, please leave your question beneath ‘North American Q&A’ if your copy of ‘On An Island’ has the Sony logo on the back. If you see the EMI logo, please wait for ‘UK & Europe Q&A’.

You may only send one question each. Submit a list of questions and all of them will be ignored.

Anyone found trying to cheat the system with multiple questions will immediately be disqualified.

No questions about Pink Floyd reforming, please. They won’t get far. Neither will questions about tribute bands, the best way to kick-start a career in music, or the possibility of David listening to your demos.

This is a unique opportunity, so “Dude, when are you coming to Miami?” deserves a slap, rather than any part in this exciting event.

A friendly tip: I like short, snappy questions.

There will be a clear format for submitting your question, which must be adhered to. This requires:

– Your real name (doesn’t have to be your full name)
– Your town/city, state (if applicable) and country
– If you will be attending one of the participating North American cinemas (tell me which one, if you wish)
– Your question

Quite simply, if this information is not provided, your question will not count.

Please note that this information, and all eligible questions, will be published for all to see.

This does not mean that, if you see your question, you should grab your camera. I will let you know which questions I choose to put to David, so do not make any recordings unless you hear from us.

As for the videos, then your recording must be of good quality. Filming yourself on your mobile ‘phone will not do. Remember, this video will be shown on very large cinema screens.

Nobody wants pixelation problems, which is why we insist that you must include a high-resolution photograph of yourself, plus an audio recording, along with your video (just in case your video isn’t up to standard).

Technical issues will determine what ends up on the cinema screen: your photo, or your video. If you send poor quality video, your photo and audio will be used instead of video. If you have any doubts about your video, please just send a photo and an audio recording of you asking your question in a loud, clear voice. Video is not necessary.

Everyone has an equal chance of their question being selected. I’ll pick the ones I like best.

You will have one week – from Monday until Friday 17 August – to send in your question, so don’t rush. Get your question right, because, once it is submitted, it will not be changed.

No further questions will be considered after 5PM (UK) on Friday.

Finally, but very importantly: do not send in a question unless you are prepared to record yourself asking it. Remember, this recording will be played at some 200 cinemas across Europe and North America. Everybody inside these cinemas will see, and hear, you.

If you are not able, or prepared, to provide us with video, audio and a photo, please do not submit a question.

I look forward to receiving your questions – North America only, don’t forget – on Monday.

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’.