12-hour raffle

February, 2007: Jamming at David's Barn. Photo: Polly Samson.You seem to have enjoyed my 24-hour contests, so here’s a 12-hour equivalent.

All you have to do, making use of just one number (between one and 100), is share a piece of trivia about ‘Remember That Night’. For example, the DVD was released in Germany on 17 September, or ‘Remember That Night’ has topped the Music DVD charts in 12 countries so far.

Your number is your raffle ticket substitute. You can only have one, and nobody else can have the same one as you (so, the first person to pick a specific number gets to use it).

Please get your entry in by 9PM (UK) today. Just one entry per person, please. If you choose a number that’s already been used, you will be asked to choose another, so please take note of any numbers already in play, or include a second choice with your post.

If your chosen number isn’t obvious, please make it so.

If, as the deadline draws near, you’re left stuck for entertaining trivia, you can take the easy way out and write something like, “My favourite live song is ‘Take A Breath’, which is track 12 on the DVD” (even if it isn’t your favourite track – I won’t hold you to anything).

Winners to be announced on Monday.

The prizes include a signed lithograph print, a Best Buy copy of the ‘Remember That Night’ DVD, a radio promo CD and a programme/pass from the European cinematic premiere.

Good luck, and have a good weekend.

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'.

215 thoughts on “12-hour raffle”

  1. The UK Premiere of ‘Remember That Night’ took place on 6 September.

    FEd, How do you think of these contests?

    [It’s tough being so damn imaginative, Lynn. What more can I say? – Features Editor]

  2. my number is 1

    i enjoyed the […] on the dvd

    [Unless you give us a better reason than that, it isn’t. – Features Editor]

  3. On disc 1, there are 7 (seven) songs featuring guest musicians.

    So yeah… seven. Hopefully nobody took that one yet. Not easy to match your favorite number with trivia!! hahaha

    Have a nice weekend yourself FEd, and everyone here!

  4. I’ll have a very nerdy 36 please FEd:

    The glass harmonica Igor Sklyarov’s played in Venice consists of 36 wine glasses!

  5. ‘Remember That Night’ is carbon neutral.

    ..and 9, September was a very good month for me 🙂

    [Eh? Happy Bunny or March Hare today, Lorraine? Or am I having a Blonde Day? – Features Editor]

  6. I’ve watched my ‘Remember that night’ Dvd 99 times.

    I’m sorry for Bob Dylan at Nobel Awards,but I’m sure he doesn’t care so much.Do you agree Fed?

    Have a nice weekend everyone!
    ciao
    emi

    [I think he should have walked it, of course, but I can’t imagine him losing any sleep over the decision. His music may not be to everyone’s liking, but surely no one in their right mind can dispute his phenomenal, unrivalled (and consistent) talent as a writer. Lyrics are only words, after all, and songs tell a story or convey message… If anyone does that better than Bob Dylan, then I’d love to hear about them. He is a poet. Isn’t poetry classed as ‘literature’ these days? It was when I was at school. Is there not literary value in ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’, ‘It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)’, ‘My Back Pages’, ‘Chimes Of Freedom’ (or several dozen other songs that actually mean something in this shallow world)? The panel of snobs that overlooked his genius (again) should be ashamed. They should be forced to listen to ‘Idiot Wind’ repeatedly all weekend. – Features Editor]

  7. David Gilmour has 12 letters and his band on RTN have 66 letters between them.

    Some number juggling then. I do that a lot!

    Have a good day.

    Love Cori xxx

    [So, is that a 12 or a 66? – Features Editor]

  8. 43. In the booklet that accompanies the DVD there’s a picture in which you can see some of the books that inspired David Gilmour when making the OAI album, among which Playing with Water, by James Hamilton-Paterson. It’s about the time the author spent alone on a Philippine island.

  9. Sorry, got it wrong, didn’t I. Should have said: on page 17 of the accompanying booklet etc. Does this count now?

    [This is going to give me a headache, I think. 17 it is, Liz. Not 43. Good luck. – Features Editor]

  10. My number is 38:

    David performed ‘Dark Globe’ to mark the passing of Syd Barrett, who died 38 years after leaving Pink Floyd in 1968.

  11. 11th august 2006. I was in Venice. I still remember that night.

    P.S. (My number is 11 🙂

  12. David Bowie claimed he was 10 when he first saw David Gilmour and Pink Floyd at the Marquee Club!

  13. My number has to 23 – it haunts my life

    The first night of R.A.H. concerts was night 23 of the tour – the main recording for Remember that Night and the one I was in the audience of (I can’t spot myself on the DVD though!)

    One of the 2 E.C. Division Bell concerts I went to was on the 23rd Oct 94

    It’s also my missus birth date & my house number!

  14. There are 23 songs on disc one.

    [Seven minutes too late, Matt. Please choose another number. – Features Editor]

  15. If you wait 20 seconds on the title menu, you’ll see a fireworks display…

    [That’s as close as we’ll get to giving away any of the DVD’s secrets, by the way, so please don’t try to sneak any others in. We’re still waiting for Brazil, Mexico and Japan. – Features Editor]

  16. Happy Friday,

    David Jon Gilmour was born on March 6th 1946 and is now 61 years old.

    I take 61 if thats ok.

    Petet – Coventry

    PS: enjoy the weekend Fed and everyone

  17. My number is 46 the year David was born or 6 his birth date

    David and Roger were at the same location recording at the same time pretty amazing actually

    [46 it is, sir (six is already taken, of course). – Features Editor]

  18. After watching the Dvd 99 times I’ve found my favourite track! ‘Then I close my eyes’.

    Ninetynine is a good one?

    ciao!
    emi

    [It has your name on it, mate. – Features Editor]

  19. There’s only 1 David Gilmour, 1 David Gillllmour, there’s only 1 David Gilmour!!

    To the tune of-

    There’s only 1 Steven Gerrard, 1 Steven Gerrard, there’s only 1 Steven Gerrard!!

    [Like it. “He’ll pass the ball 40 yards…” – Features Editor]

  20. MY NUMBER IS 56

    “Breaking Bread, Drinking Wine”, a tour documentary by Gavin Elder is on disk two of “remember that night”

    i am not a number……

    [How does that documentary connect with 56, Graham? – Features Editor]

  21. Official Entry:-

    My number is 71-which is the number of weeks since i watched David at the RAH (last night) performing Remember that night.

    [#1 is still up for grabs… – Features Editor]

  22. My number 41

    I was 41 years old during the “Remember that night” RAH concert registration.

    Have a nice weekend,
    Cheers,
    Ernest

  23. I’ll have a nice 32 please.

    There were a total of 32 dates on the David Gilmour tour, and every one of them was fantastic!

  24. Quisiera saber si se dara un concierto en Argentina, ya que lo unico que hacesmos los fans de pink floyd es espera que se presente el idolo maximo del grupo

  25. Continuing the premiere theme, I attended the North American premiere of Remember That Night at the Ritzy on September 15. And what a night it was!

    Cheers, FEd and everyone!

    Becky

    PS–Congrats to Al Gore for trying to raise awareness on humans’ destructive habits. We really seem to have a propensity to screw things up, don’t we? Here in Atlanta, we may come close to running out of water next year but, all the while, more and more housing developments, condos and giant office buildings are being built. Things could get ugly!

    [15 is already taken, sorry. See above. – Features Editor]

  26. not sure if this counts Fed, but…

    50, as it was for my dad’s 50th birthday i took him to the mermaid show, which is of course on the Remember that night dvd.

    [That’s good enough for me, Lewis, but already taken. Please choose another. – Features Editor]

  27. 3 hidden extras or easter eggs on disk 2

    3+2=5 which happens to be my lucky number!

    [#5 for Mat… No comments about whether or not he’s correct, please. – Features Editor]

  28. My number will be ‘2’ since the cover of the DVD features the Black Stratocaster with two dots too many (12 instead of 10).

    Have a good weekend Fed, don’t think you will be watching the Dutchies of Marco van Basten qualify themself for the European Championship?

    Ivo

    [I think I might be able to fit at least some of that game in, Ivo. There are some tasty matches this weekend, aren’t there? Good luck to Holland. (Is Ryan Babel likely to start?) – Features Editor]

  29. [So, is that a 12 or a 66? – Features Editor]

    Sorry Fed off topic but after your excellent Bob Dylan rant I could not help chuckling but the song that sprang to ming was:

    Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35

    [Confuse me even more, why don’t you? – Features Editor]

  30. I agree with you on Bob Dylan.But I hope it’s the last nomination for him ’cause it seems a joke if he never wins.Where’s poetry today? In the same old books?

    The snobs are f**** out of fashion.

    bye
    emi

  31. [How does that documentary connect with 56, Graham? – Features Editor]

    DOH! thats the number of times i think i have seen it

    i did say i was not a number!

  32. Best of luck to all of you!! I have been getting a lot of goodies lately so I’ll pass on this one, best one is that my missus bought me an original, certified signed photo of Mr. Gilmour!!! I’m a lucky and happy man!!

    A good weekend to you all!!!

  33. Sorry FED – I’LL GO FOR THE BIG ONE 66!

    Lovely pic of 12 tho doing a bit of Island jamming there.

  34. 3 is the magic number and ‘Remember That Night’ is yet to be released in 3 countries.

    Melissa(*_*)

    [So magic that someone has already taken it. Please choose another. – Features Editor]

  35. See below Blondie 😀

    [I’ll be the Hatter, then. #9 is yours. – Features Editor]

  36. My number has to be 5 (as in 5.1 dolby digital sound). I wasnt sure if 5.1 would be allowed being 2 numbers FED.

    My reason being the only time i get to play the dvd on the surround sound system in my lounge is when the wife’s at work and the kid’s at school.

    I just love turning the volume up and Remembering that night.

    [I’m afraid it can’t be, because it’s already been taken. You can have #1, if you want it… Please let me know. Unless it’s clear to everyone, you can’t play, so do choose another. – Features Editor]

  37. 74 was the combined age of my wife and myself when we saw David at RAH.

    Does that count?

    Kieran

    [Perfect. – Features Editor]

  38. I saw David perform at Massey Hall on night 13 of the tour, and it blew me away.

    Good luck to all, and a great weekend.

    Amedeo

    [Your post is timed at 13 minutes past the hour, too… – Features Editor]

  39. Oh hell! Howard beat me to it.

    75 then? It’s the number on the All Access badge for the NYC shows shown in the Remember That Night booklet (the page with the coffee cups!)

    Numerically strugglingly,
    Becky

  40. If it helps, the following numbers have already been taken, so please don’t bother picking them:

    2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 20, 23, 29, 31, 32, 36, 38, 41, 46, 50, 56, 61, 66, 71, 74, 75 and 99.

    Also, including a second choice as back-up is always handy…

  41. Remember That Night DVD is the 13th music DVD I have bought.

    Lucky 13 for me 🙂

    [But perhaps it’s luckier for Amedeo. Please choose another number, Gerry. – Features Editor]

  42. Can i have 51 then FED thats like 5.1 with out the point

    [Certainly. 51 is yours, Neil. Good luck. – Features Editor]

  43. 8

    That was my seat number on the 30th May 2006 at the Royal Albert Hall.

    (Was it really that long ago?)

  44. My parents celebrated 54 years of marriage on Wednesday, same day I finally had the cash to buy Remember That Night DVD. My number choice is 54.

    Noticed 13 had gone after I posted.

    [No problem, Gerry. Congratulations to your parents. – Features Editor]

  45. [So magic that someone has already taken it. Please choose another. – Features Editor]

    I missed that somehow.

    Can I have 73 please? The year that DSOTM and I were born.

    Melissa(*_*)

  46. Hmmmmmmmmm 73.

    Yes thats the one. 73 will do for me because ummmmmmmmmmm ahhhhhhhhhhhhh oh yes, because there were 73 pigeons in St Mark’s Square listening to the opening bars of Breathe on that glorious night.

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

    Did I fool them??????

    [Not sure, Geoff. Maybe. But you’ll have to choose a different number, I’m afraid, as 73 has just been taken. (Are you sure that there weren’t 72 pigeons? Or maybe 76?) – Features Editor]

  47. BBC One aired an hour of footage from the main concert on September 8th 2007. So I guess I’ll go with 8 then.

    [It’s already been taken, sorry. Try again. – Features Editor]

  48. There are 19 photos displayed on most of the David Gilmour gallery pages (and I was born on the 19th), so 19 it is.

    and as a second choice…

    The blog started on the 22nd December 2005, so I’ll take 22 if my first choice is unavailable.

    [#19 it is, Brendon. Good luck. – Features Editor]

  49. My previous number was taken so here we go again.

    “Arnold Layne” was first ever recorded and released in 1967 so 67 it is…

  50. I saw David Gilmour’s “On An Island” performance on April 5th in NYC….and knew I had to get a DVD of this tour!

    BACKUP:

    Richard Wright hits the “PING” note in echoes a total of 3 times on RTN…

    [Both numbers have been claimed by others, sorry. – Features Editor]

  51. [Oh hell! Howard beat me to it]

    You watch Becky..with your # you will probably win for that nice little bit of trivia.

    Cheers, Howard

  52. “Glassman” took me 70 hours to make, so that’s my contribution. If that number has gone then it took me 71, well it felt like it and who is going to check?

    Ian Pearson

    [You have #70, Ian. (Only 70 hours?!) – Features Editor]

  53. Someone will probably beat me to this but…

    1 is the number that ‘Remember That Night’ has reached in the charts.

    Martin.

    [Nope, you can have #1, Martin. Steven Caldwell hasn’t yet followed-up with a reason why it connects in any way to one of the Easter Eggs that we aren’t going to discuss. – Features Editor]

  54. [Good luck to Holland. (Is Ryan Babel likely to start?)]

    With the always-mysterious coach Marco van Basten even you and I would be likely to start in the match against Rumania!

    You can never tell, he seems to like it to puzzle everyone with his choice of players.

    But so far with good results, so who am I to complain?

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed for Ryan (Liverpool, isn’t it?), he’s a good player!

    And since this is the trivia-topic: did you know Ryan featured as a rapper (“Rio”) in a Dutch song AND he took part in some music clips?

    Cheers,
    Ivo

    [In that case, Ryan should be coping well with Rafa Benitez, another manager prone to rotating his players regularly. I didn’t know that he’s featured as a rapper, but I did find out yesterday that Fernando Torres is a decent singer and would have followed a career in music were it not for football. I wonder if Rafa is looking to attack the pop charts if things don’t improve in the Premiership. I’d really, really, really prefer to see Liverpool top the Premiership. – Features Editor]

  55. My number is 100, there are over 100 photographs in the booklet that is included with the DVD Remember That Night.

    I think it is 102 if I counted them right!

  56. Am I right in believing that David has approximately 100 guitars?

    [Oh, so close. I’ve no idea how many guitars David has, sorry. (Was that your number? If so, you need to pick again thanks to Lynne’s nimble fingers and counting prowess.) – Features Editor]

  57. i would like to register my interest in number 18.

    erm, now a reason, i have umm, “high hopes” of winning the raffle?

    god thats awful 😉

    or if unavailable then ill glady take 19, echoes.

    just because its bloody echoes!!

    [You can have either one, Rob, but it’s #18 for you. – Features Editor]

  58. Remember That Night was released in North America on 18/9/07. Exactly 37 years after Jimi Hendrix died at the age of 28 and David Gilmour owns memorobilia that just about everyone wishes they owned.

    My number is 28 please Fed

    How are you by the way?? I’ve been ill so havent been on for a few day’s.

    [I’m very well, thanks. Hope you’re feeling better and that #28 is lucky for you. – Features Editor]

  59. The film concert day. It took about 52 minutes to the theater (Union Square). I walked the Broadway from Up town of NYC. The day is really “Remember That Afternoon”.

  60. Hi FEd,

    Happy Friday!

    Anyway as my date of birth falls on the sixth day, I shall opt for number 6.

    Has someone already declared this number? I cannot remember.

    Have a great week end.

    Best regards.

    Julie

    [I’m afraid it’s been snapped up, Julie. Try another. – Features Editor]

  61. I celebrated my 40th birthday this year, as did Arnold Layne which of course appears on Remember That Night – so that’s my number please!

    Have a good weekend all.

  62. One of the greatest days of my life was on April fifth (already taken) 2006. That was the day we went to NYC to see DG at RCMH.

    That happened to be only a few days before birthday number….38…which is my number for the competition.

    [Too late, George. It’s just been taken. – Features Editor]

  63. My number is 26

    David and his band played on the 26 of August 2006 in Gdansk, and some footage of it is included in DVD’s documentary,

    Have a wonderful weekend all,
    Tomasz

  64. 68 was when David joined Pink Floyd. 68 was when I was conceived.

    I’m sure my parents Remember That Night very well, here, ever, after.

  65. 100 please

    [Sorry, it’s gone. (Lynne, are you open to bribery? Now could be the time for it.) – Features Editor]

  66. I would have liked to choose 0 (0 unbeloved song on RTN), but 0 doesn’t seem to be a number allowed by your rules !!!

    So, it will be 53, the number of letters on the front page of the RTN booklet. It’s ok ?

    What will you do if all numbers are chosen before 9PM ?

    Michèle

    [Rejoice, close blog, then start the weekend a few hours earlier than planned. – Features Editor]

  67. Fed,

    Have a good week end, Bob Dylan isn’t my cup of tea (i dont dont doubt his genius) i thought you may want to know he is on BBC4 on the 14th October as part of their Dylan night

    [Thanks for letting me know, Graham. – Features Editor]

  68. Off topic:

    RTN DVD Sales Awards: Poland Platinium

    Well done David,

    By the way is there any higher sales certification for example Diamond or something like that,

    Tomasz

    [I think that’s as good as it gets, Tomasz. I’m not entirely sure, though. – Features Editor]

  69. My Birthday was September 21st and my Wife had got for me Remember That Night and a Bottle of Wine. Both were Fantastic!!!! So 21 would be my number.

  70. Hello Fed!

    I am 44 years old. It was my birthday when I saw the DVD “Remember That Night” in a cinema in Germany. The reserved seat was 44. My number will be 44.

    Have a nice weekend
    Ina

    [Be lucky, Ina. That sounds like a very good choice. – Features Editor]

  71. How about this?

    There were 44 copies of RTN at my local Best Buy and I got the one that works.

    I know one was taken so 44. OK?

    Thanks.

    Andrew

    [Great reason, but 44 has been taken. – Features Editor]

  72. My number is 69. 🙂

    If the 6 of the 69 is the 6th and the 9 is the 9th month this gives you the date that the DVD was shown in cinemas across Britain. This is also the date of the last ever live performance from Jimi Hendrix in 1970.

    Cheers

  73. Hi Fed.

    Can I have 89 please?

    I first saw Pink Floyd in 1989, and that’s the first time I heard, live, some of the songs DG played on the DVD.

    Bit of a lame one I know…!

    Cheers, Jon

    [Not lame at all, Jon. I’ve always wanted to feel like Bob Holness for a second. – Features Editor]

  74. Darn, Ina just beat me to it. So how about there were 45 copies of RTN at my local Best Buy and I got the one that works.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

    [Deal. And I’m sure they weren’t all duff, so let’s say that two of them worked. – Features Editor]

  75. Dear Fed, just before I go…………..

    ……..I should have said “14” which is the size of the jeans I bought to see the premiere of RTN at the Odeon, only when I went to put them on that day, they didn’t fit, so I swore, VERY LOUDLY, and threw them in the back of the wardrobe. Just discovered them again when hanging up my clothes, which isn’t very often, so I tried them on, cos I felt skinny today and low and behold they fit – so YAY again!

    Love Cori xxxxx

  76. [Am I right in believing that David has approximately 100 guitars?]

    [So close. I’ve no idea, sorry. (Was that your number? If so, you need to pick again.) – Features Editor]

    It was my number but as it has gone, how about 94; as the Division Bell was released in 1994.

    Thanks.

    [Consider it your number. – Features Editor]

  77. [You have #70, Ian. (Only 70 hours?!) – Features Editor]

    Aye not long eh? but it took 70 years to learn!

    Ian Pearson

  78. be careful fed you nearly double booked no.19 😛

    [At the risk of causing offence, I’ll keep that joke about the Odeon to myself. – Features Editor]

  79. Seven hours to go and exactly half of the available numbers have now been taken.

    The ones left for you to choose from are:

    14, 16, 19, 22, 24, 25, 27, 30, 33, 34, 35, 37, 39, 42, 43, 47, 48, 49, 55, 57, 58, 59, 62, 63, 64, 65, 72, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 90, 91, 92, 93, 96, 97 and 98.

  80. Another fun competition, thanks Fed!

    Alright, my lucky number is 68, the year that they played A Saucerful of Secrets at the RAH and were banned ‘for life’. And also the year that David met Robert Wyatt, if I remember correctly… hmmm, I should watch the DVD again (68th time?) to check that.

    [If it’s lucky this time, it will be lucky for GianLuca. Please choose another. – Features Editor]

  81. [Rejoice, close blog, then start the weekend a few hours earlier than planned. – Features Editor]

    Ahah ! you are so right !!! Bonne initiative !

    But before closing the blog, please, promise me to support ‘le coq’ et non ‘la rose’ Samedi !!!
    (I hope Tim is not reading!)

    Good early (I hope) weekend !!!

    Michèle

    [Michèle, really. I’m Welsh. You don’t need to ask me to support France. – Features Editor]

  82. My number is 15 as im sure Marc Brickman had a leeds top on and thats how many damn points we had to make up before we even kicked a ball, sweet F.A.

    [That one’s been taken, too. – Features Editor]

  83. 15 HAS GONE SO I’LL PICK 19 – THE POINTS LEEDS WILL WIN THE LEAGUE BY

    [I love the optimism, but Brendon has already snapped up #19. – Features Editor]

  84. David Gilmour CBE in November 2003

    So 23?

    [23 has gone. Anyway, you just asked for #60. What are you trying to do to me? – Features Editor]

  85. Dear F.Ed.

    as 12 has been already taken (12th aug.2006 my remember that night, the Venice concert) I’d like to book the 18th if free, that means September ‘Remember That Night’ DVD released in North America but also November 18th my birthday….

    Have a nice weekend
    Bye/ciao Elisabetta

    [Sorry, but Rob’s got #18 (and ‘High Hopes’). Please choose another. – Features Editor]

  86. My number will be 98 which is the exact number of strobe flashes during Echoes on the DVD (hem! honest!)

    If not I’ll go for 97 which is the number of flashes during Take a Breath.

    By the way can I recommend Robert Wyatt’s new album Comicopera to everyone… it’s ruddy brilliant!

    Cheers!

    [98 it is, Dan. Good luck. – Features Editor]

  87. As I saw the RAH concert on 30th May and nobody else seems to have chosen this, I’d like number 30, please.

    Otherwise, number 76 as this was the year that I ditched Hot Chocolate and KC & the Sunshine Band upon hearing the opening bars of SOYCD and discovering the music of Pink Floyd.

    [Good choice. You’ve got #30. Good luck. – Features Editor]

  88. 42, because that’s the answer to life, the universe and everything, according to Douglas Adams – who came up with ‘The Division Bell’ title.

    (Yeah, it’s rather stretched, I know)

  89. [23 has gone. Anyway, you just asked for #60. What are you trying to do to me? – Features Editor]

    Whats the matter chap? Feeling a bit out numbered?

    ( I didnt know that 60 was “approved” and just sent in a back up, thanks )

    Have a great weekend mate…

    [The same to you. ‘Tangled Up In Blu(ray)’ one day, now all these numbers… – Features Editor]

  90. Hi Fed!how are you?

    My number is 84,I would listen 84 times a day to every David song.

    Piero

    [I’m good, Piero, thank you. How are you? – Features Editor]

  91. okay…

    26, if not already taken, cos i turned 26 a couple of days after i first saw the email about the DVD.

    [I’m sorry to say that #26 has already been taken. – Features Editor]

  92. there are 82 characters on the front of the DVD incl spaces.

    though it’s early, i might have counted them wrong 🙂

  93. No, okay then 25, cos that’s how old i was when i got the email about the DVD. Deal?

    [Deal. – Features Editor]

  94. This is some serious number-crunching, FEd!

    I will take 62 if it isn’t already taken, since 1962 was the year both Polly and I were born.

    I haven’t had this much fun since Blotto! Good luck everyone, and a very happy weekend to you all!

    [You can take it to the mountaintops, Lynn. May it bring you luck. – Features Editor]

  95. I saw David at the Gibson on April 20th

    Tim

    [Sorry, Tim, but someone has already claimed #20.- Features Editor]

  96. I’ll take 16 – it’s how old I was when I first heard Gilmour’s guitar playing, and it’s how old I felt listening to some of the oldies at the Albert Hall.

  97. My choice is 57, if it’s not taken.

    David’s Black Strat was fitted with a ’57 reissue maple neck during the RTN tour.

    Thanks
    Wade

  98. Hello Fed,

    I would like to take number 24; as the last contest was a 24 hour contest and also because I could listen to David’s music or watch the RTN DVD 24 hours a day!

    Thanks – and have a great weekend!

  99. Can I have 59? Maybe not the most ingenuous approach but I added the age of my son and I who both attended the theatrical screening of Remember That Night,

    I highly recommend the interview with David on Gold’s radio (click my name).

    David talks about getting Bob Dylan’s first LP from his father and the music his children listen to. Growing up I never thought that that the day would come when I would tell my son to lower the music! And was somewhat amused to hear David has done the same.

  100. It must be a Welsh thing…

    [Michèle, really. I’m Welsh. You don’t need to ask me to support France. – Features Editor]

    I always say I support two International Rugby Teams… Wales and whoever plays England…

    Vive la France!

  101. [Not sure, Geoff. Maybe. But you’ll have to choose a different number, I’m afraid, as 73 has just been taken. (Are you sure that there weren’t 72 pigeons? Or maybe 76?) – Features Editor]

    You are dead right Fed I stand corrected 72 it was one was not a pigeon it was a blu(ray) tit.

    Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin )

    [I knew it. 72 it is, then. – Features Editor]

  102. 14 & 25, the ages I’ve been when I’ve seen David perform . . .whichever is still available, FEd

    ~Erin

    [#14 for Erin.. .- Features Editor]

  103. 1985 was the year i discovered the power of David Gilmour….

    So 85?

    [It’s all yours. – Features Editor]

  104. If I wanted to order this from Amazon right now :

    “Want guaranteed delivery by 1pm Saturday, October 13? Order it in the next 2 hours and 49 minutes, and choose Express delivery at checkout. See Details”

    I have 2 hours and 49 minutes to order it for Saturday. So I choose number 49.

    Thanks 🙂

  105. How about…

    84…the year I first saw David on the About Face tour.

    [Sorry, George. You’ll have to choose another. – Features Editor]

  106. Backups just in case as I’m sure you want to start your weekend already: (this is starting to feel like connecting a bluray machine)

    May 30 at RAH was a night to remember (30).
    There are 43 shots of Polly in the RTN DVD (43).
    David Gilmour laughs 97 times on RTN (98).
    48 are the number of cigarettes Guy smokes before and after a gig (48)
    Number of entries before i get a number that hasn’t been chosen: (96)

    [Bless you.- Features Editor]

  107. Sorry for causing extra mail for you but just wanted to check you got my post for number 49 ?

    Thanks.

    [Sure did. Thanks for playing, Allan. – Features Editor]

  108. 12. April 12th 2006 was the first time I saw Gilmour Live on stage since 1994!

    Best Concert I have EVER seen!

    [Sorry, John. Please try again. – Features Editor]

  109. [This is also the date of the last ever live performance from Jimi Hendrix in 1970]

    Isle of Wight. My elder brother was there and still has the weekend ticket to prove it.

    Pete – Coventry

  110. Five-and-a-half hours to go, folks. The only numbers left for you to choose from are now:

    22, 33, 34, 35, 37, 43, 47, 48, 55, 58, 63, 64, 65, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 83, 86, 87, 88, 90, 91, 92, 93, 96 and 97.

    Come on, there must be some trivia attached to each of these fine numbers…

  111. CAPTION:

    David absently watches the posts come flying in for the raffle and wonders, ‘Where the hell did I put my cinematic premiere pass?’….

  112. [22, 33, 34, 35, 37, 43, 47, 48, 55, 58, 63, 64, 65, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 83, 86, 87, 88, 90, 91, 92, 93, 96 and 97. Come on, there must be some trivia attached to each of these fine numbers… – F*ED]

    The amount of times each day, that David was asked about a Pink Floyd reunion while touring “On An Island”?

    [Yes, it gradually got worse. – Features Editor]

  113. …couldn`t go to the RITZY on September 15. why? I missed my plane cause of too late check-in, so I hope FIFTEEN is my lucky number!?

    Thanks FEd for another great game! Hope to get one of these great prizes!

    PETE

    P.S. THANKS also for yesterday I received DVD and the attached unused TICKETS – you are a great man to make this possible! THANK YOU!

    [Glad that you received them, Pete. 15 is not lucky for you this time, sadly. Howard has already taken it, so please choose a different number. – Features Editor]

  114. Naw, you’ll win, Howard, and I’ll live out the rest of my life plotting some lame revenge. Cheers!

    😉

    Becky

  115. Here’s my entry…

    “22” is the number of tracks on both discs of RTN that were origninally done by Floyd or Gilmour.

    (That counts for the 23 tracks on the discs, minus “Find the Cost of Freedom” that was originated by Crosby and Nash.)

  116. I’ll take

    22 – How old I was when I first saw David perform
    48 – How old I was when I saw David last year
    64 – How old I’ll be when David performs for the last time in public

    Is that enough options?

    [As you were pipped – just – to your first choice, you get #48, Bob. Good luck. – Features Editor]

  117. Caption:

    David suddenly wonders, “oh my, did I leave the coffee pot on?”

  118. Comfortably Numb, my favourite song ever and the best song on RTN, is from the Wall album, which was released in ’79.

  119. David Gilmour was born in 1946, so he is 61 years old, which is the same age of my father. My age is 22, and 61 + 22 = 83. In the year 1983 was born my girlfriend so my number is 83!

    Can I use it Fed??

    [You can, Emilio. I hope it’s lucky for you. – Features Editor]

  120. Since I have my number secured, can I help out a blogger who may be stumped for ideas??

    How about: I cried 96 tears because David did not tour in South America (or pick whatever other country, city or place you fancy).

    There may be 76 trombones in the big parade but David has nary a one, just Robert Wyatt on coronet and Dick Parry on saxophone.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

  121. I pick 94. It was on September 4 that my husband and I departed for London to attend the premiere of Remember That Night – and we sure won’t forget about that night.

    I hope no one has chosen this # as yet – I couldn’t read through all the posts from work.

    [If I were playing, I’d have chosen that one, so let’s see if it’s lucky. – Features Editor]

  122. O, one more suggestion….

    There are no plans to release OAI as a 78 RPM record.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

  123. My wife’s birthday is on Aug. 22 and all she wanted was RTN – she had to wait so I gave a guitar in the interim. Does that count?

    [Somebody has beaten you to #22, Carl. Please choose another number instead. – Features Editor]

  124. 33 – how many tracks are listed on Remember That Night…okay maybe I added one – is that okay?

    If not – 1987 is when I saw Pink Floyd 4 times…so 87 is my back up…I hope

    Thanks Rob

    [It’s #33 for you, Rob. – Features Editor]

  125. ok Fed, how about Animals came out in 77.

    If 77 is gone 86 was the year MLoR came out.

    Hows that?
    Tim

    [77 now has your name on it, Tim. – Features Editor]

  126. I’ll go for 97, because… erm… 1997 was three years after the Division Bell Tour which makes it 13 years ago… Well I guess that was trivial, even if not exactly trivia.

    Although not even Pulse has managed to remove Remember That Night from my DVD drive.

    Hope you’re well FEd,
    Nick

    [Likewise, Nick. How are things? – Features Editor]

  127. oh fed, just realized mine have NOTHING to do with RTN… how about “I spent 77 minutes trying to find an available number, then more time to correct my mistake totalling 89 minutes if 77 was gone”….

    I’m too stressed for this game… I was writing all the taken numbers when I got to the bottom and saw you had put the available ones for me… thanks!

    Tim

    [You’re not the only one, Tim. Don’t worry about it. – Features Editor]

  128. I´ve seen him first ´88.

    So that´s my number?

    Thank you
    Andreas

    [It’s yours, Andreas. Be lucky. – Features Editor]

  129. Thanks Fed – when I read the blog and it said only numbers 1 – 100 and then saw there were already 125 posts I thought I was too late…Then I read every post and wrote down the numbers – you made it easier by listing what was available – thanks!

    I should have known there’d be a lot of doubles put down.

    Have a GREAT weekend…I’ll be enjoying a Birthday Oktoberfest on Sunday – Cheers!

    [Have a great day, Rob. – Features Editor]

  130. Busy here- I’m doing the lighting design for my school’s annual fireworks, there’s just so much health and safety rubbish to think about. I just emailed the hire company that supplied the lights for David’s tour to see if they can help us- we’re probably too small, but if you don’t ask you don’t get.

    Oh and by the way this raffle thing is a great idea- I’ve got a better random chance than if I left it to my caption writing skills!

  131. Dear F.Ed,

    thank you for the reply, so now i’d like to have the 86 (year of my marriage) or, if it’s busy, otherwise number 92 (year when is born my son Tommy).

    Never mind if they are busy: it’s a game!

    Now i’m going home
    Bye and thanks
    ciao Elisabetta

    [You have #86, Elisabetta. Good luck. – Features Editor]

  132. Can I have 80 or 81 please as Pink Floyd toured those years with The Wall.

    Hope I made it in time, I noticed we’re running out of numbers.

    [You can have either one, Alex. 80? – Features Editor]

  133. I’ll take 55, the number of the house in which I discovered DG’s music and still live in

    greats ferry

  134. The first time I heard the song “Time” in 1996.

    I used to make my father play it because I liked the bells. Also my favourite track off RTN.

    #96 for me.

  135. 97, the number of times David closed his eyes on RTN while playing the guitar.

    [It’s good, but it’s already been taken. – Features Editor]

  136. a silly caption for a silly friday afternoon..

    David listens intently as Guy reveals his plans to perform ‘a jazz odyssey’ on the next tour…

    -or-

    Did i leave the gas on?

  137. I’ll take 35.

    We had to wait 35 years after ‘Live at Pompeii’ release to watch ‘Echoes’ live on ‘Remember that Night’…

  138. o rats! Make that 96, I didn’t see it was taken…

    [Sorry, but you’ve been beaten to that one, too. Third time lucky? – Features Editor]

  139. Can I have 33 please Fed? As it was how old I was when I watched David at the royal albert hall.

    [Only if you’re prepared to arm-wrestle Rob for it. Alternatively, choose another. – Features Editor]

  140. OK… now that I have secured a number and can relax… I can take a moment to say Hi everyone and Fed!

    Boy this competition looks like a real headache for you Fed… I’m sure all the numbers will be taken soon and you can start your weekend.

    I’m really glad it’s Friday… what a long week. I hope everyone enjoys their weekend… I have to drag myself away from watching RTN (doesn’t even come out of my DVD player!) to go to the Hollywood Bowl tomorrow to see Genesis perform. Should be a very cool show.

    See you all later!
    Tim

    [Hope you enjoy, Tim. – Features Editor]

  141. Yep FEd, 80’s good. Thanks.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    [The same to you. – Features Editor]

  142. Not long to go now (four hours) and there are only 13 numbers left.

    The remaining numbers, should you wish to have a go, are:

    34, 37, 43, 47, 63, 65, 76, 78, 81, 87, 90, 92 and 93.

  143. Oh, things are getting tense, it’s right hard to remember which numbers have been, and which haven’t.

    I don’t envy your job in the slightest FEd! Haha, but you’re doing a spectacular job as always!

    – James.

    [Who needs bloody Sudoku, or whatever it’s called, eh? – Features Editor]

  144. 43, that’s how old I’ll be by the time I pick an available number!

    [You can have that one… – Features Editor]

  145. There are 87 notes in the 1st solo of the on an island title track.

    I lost count on my favourite second solo !

  146. Hey Fed

    I first heard David play (on “Echoes”) in 72. So is 72 OK for my number?

    And Harry Kewell is on the way back. Wouldn’t it be great if he turns out to be the difference-maker this year? I feel for him. Hopefully, he finally gets an extended run injury-free.

    [I’m afraid #72 has already been claimed, Raipod. Like you, I would like to see Harry Kewell back. He has had such rotten luck with injuries and owes the club a lot. – Features Editor]

  147. I’ll try…

    43

    That’s the number of dance steps from Guy during the Take A Breath slide guitar solo.

    [Sorry, that one’s been taken. – Features Editor]

  148. Hi again FED,

    just saw that the chosen 15 was gone already, so my NEW entry will be this:

    In 1967 I was born and PF gives out their 1st LP, this year is the 40th Anniversary of both – PINK FLOYD and ME! 😉

    So I will try to take the 67 !! OK?

    Thanks again, best wishes
    PETE

    [Sorry, but you can’t have that one, either. Please choose from: 34, 37, 47, 63, 65, 76, 78, 81, 90, 92 and 93. These are the only numbers left. – Features Editor]

  149. Caption:

    “David suddenly becomes aware of several large snails crawling up the wall behind him…”

    Cheers, Jon

    [Great caption, Jon. – Features Editor]

  150. Hmphh … I asked for 72, but realized it’s gone after posting. Maybe I should have got on the blog 34 or 37 minutes earlier!

    Can I have one of the two – 34 or 37?

    [34 is yours, Raipod. I hope it’s lucky. – Features Editor]

  151. Remember that Night will be out in Stores in Brazil on 15th October. But of course I already have it.

  152. Hey FEd! Fun little contest you got going here. Im not going to pick a number…I’ve won before and its not fair to those who haven’t won before if I steal one of their numbers.

    Anyways, I just wanted to pop in and say Hello

    PS. Do you know when I can expect to be checking the Mail Box for my DVD??

    Have a good weekend FEd and Bloggers!

    [Late next week, I’d imagine. – Features Editor]

  153. Alright, this is my final answer…

    78!

    [You don’t want to ‘phone a friend? #78 is yours, George. – Features Editor]

  154. 63, which i believe is richard’s birthday. everyone was celebrating on the documentary. 63 it is.

  155. FEd is 87 still available? That was the first time I saw Pink Floyd live.

    I’ll take 93 as a backup if you don’t mind.

    [Both taken, sorry. – Features Editor]

  156. Can i have 81 for the same reason as my dad. i would have taken 7, but its gone.

    Alex, age 7

  157. 81

    Hi Fed, it been raining all week here in New England.

    [Please choose another from 37, 47, 65, 76, 90 and 92. – Features Editor]

  158. Closing the blog to start the weekend early? It was going so well.

    No matter, I start a second job on Saturday so I might as well start being depressed now.

    Have a good weekend and good luck to you all!

    Melissa(*_*)

  159. O.K. here I go…..

    I will pick 63 seeing that David was born on the 6th day of March and, He will be 63 when next Solo Album comes out (oh, I can dream can’t I)?

    So 63 it is.

    (-:Tomi Sue:-)

    [Sorry, but you’ll have to pick another one. 37, 47, 65, 76, 90 or 92. – Features Editor]

  160. Hey FEd,

    I’m just in such a piss poor mood today at work and this contest is really the only thing that is making the day bearable. It’s just one of those days as I’m sure you can relate. Good thing it is Friday.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

    [I know all about them, mate. Keep your chin up. – Features Editor]

  161. I don’t have the energy to think – MidTerms giving me grief.

    Now what’s all this about Dylan?? What’s going on??!

    For FEd:

    Not sure what’s going on with this award thing with Dylan, but I’ve just landed floor seats at the Chicago Theatre for his show with Costello. *Nearly dropped my toast!*

    And just to let you know what’s going on, no need to talk about it too much, the doctors I had to go to (expert witnesses for the accident’s case) told me that I am going to need future surgeries, one to take out the rod in my leg and a few to fix my face up some more. So it goes, yes? Many times I’ve bended, but I ain’t never yet bowed. Hey, hey, so I guess I’m doin’ fine.

    [“This ol’ river keeps on rollin’, though. No matter what gets in the way and which way the wind does blow…” Enjoy the concert, Jessica (and watch that river flow). – Features Editor]

  162. Does anyone know when and how David acquired Jimi Hendrix’s old guitar strap?

    [At an auction. A birthday present from Polly, I believe. – Features Editor]

  163. I’ll go for 47… 4 for the number of times I have seen Floyd live and 7 for the number of times I saw Gilmour live last year….

    Cheers!

    JT

  164. I choose 20

    It’s the date I saw David in HMH Amsterdam: 20 March 2006

    Greetings

    [Sadly, that one’s already taken. Only 37, 65, 76, 90 and 92 are left now. – Features Editor]

  165. Hi Fed!

    I will take 92… if it’s not gone already

    In ’92 my favorite Pink Floyd Album “The dark side of the moon” was digitally remastered for the 20th anniversary edition and from this album David Gilmour plays two songs on the RTN DVD

    have a nice weekend everybody

    Herbert

    [Good choice, Herbert. #92 is yours. – Features Editor]

  166. My number choice would be 76.

    I had other choices with RTN-related stuff to go along but, alas, they’ve all been chosen!

    Seventy-six would be the number if I combined the age of myself and my son when we had the time of our lives seeing David Gilmour play at the Kodak Theatre!!!

    Peace!
    Gabrielle

  167. I’ll have a go. Wasn’t David 34 when he recorded Comfy Numb?

    [Sounds close enough at this hour. The Wall shows… However, 34’s long gone. – Features Editor]

  168. When I was able to find tickets for David’s show last year, I jumped up in the air 90 times.

    Hope it’s not too late!

    [Plenty of time, but not so many numbers. All that’s left now are 37 and 65. Are you sure you didn’t jump 65 times? Hops and skips shouldn’t be counted. 65 is a great number… – Features Editor]

  169. What an amazing job FEd!

    You’ll sleep well tonight, counting numbers in your dream?

    Ernest {^_*}

  170. is that really jimi hendrix’s strap?

    i thought you were being sarcastic the other day…

    did he get a headband as well?

  171. Happy Friday to all,

    my number would be 1984, as it had been the first time I´ve seen David solo live in Düsseldorf on his About Face tour, after Roger Waters tried to destroy Pink Floyd, thankfully without any success.

    But given the fact, that it took until 2006 for the next album and solo tour of David, I´m choosing 1984 with the hope that David won´t dare to let us fans wait so long again for his next tour and album.

    [Piero has beaten you to it, Ulli. It’s either 37 or 65… and you’ll need to be quick. – Features Editor]

  172. 65. My Dad is 65 and he enjoys Gilmour’s Music!

    [Sold. So, who wants #37? It’s the only number left… – Features Editor]

  173. Please tell David that the RTN version of Coming Back To Life is simply masterful, in fact, everytime my wife and i watch this, she gets something in her eye. She says this is her favorite song.

    Could you ask David what the inspiration was for this song, because it really is quite inspirational.

    [That would be Polly. – Features Editor]

  174. ok 65 then

    David in four years with a new dvd, remember those years

    [Sorry, Henk. You’ve been pipped at the post. Someone has to claim #37… – Features Editor]

  175. Amazing that, 100 people snatched the numbers up in what must be record time!

    – James.

  176. Numbers nearly all gone now FEd.

    Does that mean you get an early finish and don’t have to wait until 9:00??

    Paul

    [It sure does. I might even have to claim #37 for myself in the next six minutes. – Features Editor]

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