Photo of the month

Gilmourettes in London for the North American premiere of 'Remember That Night'

My favourite fan photo for the merry month of May is this one.

That’s Becky, Melissa and Tracy, in London for the North American premiere of ‘Remember That Night’, last year.

Love those T-shirts, ladies!

If you have a snap to share, please get it online and let me know where I can find it. There are many more to come, but additional offerings are always welcome.

I’m sure that we’d all like to know the stories behind the photos, too…

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'.

47 thoughts on “Photo of the month”

  1. That is a great picture. Polly is going to get jealous of David’s (unabashed) harem.

  2. This photo brings back memories of one of the most enjoyable days of my life.

    It was taken the morning of the premiere by Martin S.

    We spent the day gallivanting around beautiful London, but I have to confess that I had nothing more on my mind than making my way to The Ritzy.

    All the special times we’d spent in the chatroom listening to ‘Echoes’, was summed up in that one night, with friends surrounded, and others connected by technology. We were all together to enjoy and experience the thing that brings us joy in this crazy world, and that’s David and his music.

    Thank you so much for inviting us. I am eternally grateful to David, and you Fed, for the chance to have had this experience.

    *Tracy made our shirts, and what you don’t see is that wireman is on the front, and above his head it says, “The Blog”. I think we are pretty proud of our obsession, yes? I hope we didn’t embarrass ourselves too much. 🙂

  3. From left to right, isn’t it Tracy, Melissa and Becky?

    Great photo and t-shirts.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

    [I have a preference for alphabetical order, so don’t mind me. – FEd]

  4. Becky, Melissa and Tracy, you make me green with envy !!!

    No, joke apart, I’m very happy that you had a great time in London -on a sunny day- and very proud of you, you are perfect representatives of the Gilmourette community !

    Michèle

  5. Very nice picture, Becky, Melissa and Tracy!

    I was there myself in London, Brixton, for the North American premiere of ‘Remember That Night’, last year.

    How about a CD premiere this year 🙂

    Cheers,
    Ernest

  6. Feeling Irish are we FEd? (For those not getting it, check the folk song ‘Rocky Road to Dublin’.)

    Other than that, great picture!

    [That’s a good one. I was actually thinking of an old poem, by Thomas Dekker, which refers to May as “so frolic, so gay, and so green.” – FEd]

  7. Nice photo.

    Perhaps we should consider an ‘Irregular’ version for the boys by the next event. Same print on the front and ‘Irregular’ on the back.

    Cheers,
    Ralph

  8. Oh em gee!!!!

    Now that I’ve settled down a bit… To echo [wink] what Melissa said: it is so nice to think back on that whirlwind trip to London. It was one of the most wonderful, fun and crazy trips of my life. I still can’t quite believe I was able to go! My thanks go out to everyone who made it possible, especially top man David Gilmour and features editor extraordinaire, FEd.

    Martin was there as well and we four had a great time trouping around old London on a Jack the Ripper tour and seeing the sights, including Battersea Power Station, of COURSE.

    By chance, we saw an impressive funeral procession made up of more than a thousand Hell’s Angels. Very moving.

    We ate fish and chips, wandered the halls of the British Museum and broke glasses at the Lamb and Flag pub. And that was the lead-up to the creme de la creme: The Ritzy!

    I can’t express how excited I was to be there and to hear David from a few feet away and to see the film and meet other fans. A dream come true.

  9. Excellent picture! I remember it well. I was happy to be a part of the trio of fab Gilmourettes, walking next to Martin S. when he took picture. We were walking back to the Tube, from Battersea Power Station.

    It was fun to meet fellow bloggers and spend some time together – it really was wonderful, the whole day and night!

    Congrats to David for receiving the Ivor Novello Award.

    Take Care. CT

  10. Go Gilmourette Gals! Great Glossy.

    ~Tomi

    [And the Award for Accomplished Alliteration goes to… – FEd]

  11. Great Gilmourettes! I am sure you didn’t embarrass yourselves. It was simply something nice for a special day. And special days have to be celebrated in a special way…and special dress!

    It had to be a great fun!
    Lucia

    Fed, I know I should read less 🙂 but I heard rumours about an interview with David on the BBC and it seems he left some hopes about a Pink Floyd reunion. It was not a scoop, only a “Never say never.” But it’s nice to dream!

    My last reading was about the best album released in 1968, according to an Italian magazine. Maybe we can agree with this poll more than with the terrible Guardian one. In friendship sign!

    1. White Album, Beatles
    2. Electric Ladyland, Jimi Hendrix Experience
    3. Bookends, Simon & Garfunkel
    4. Lady Soul, Aretha Franklin
    5. Wheels of Fire, Cream
    6. At Folsom Prison, Johnny Cash
    7. Beggars Banquet, Rolling Stones
    8. The Dock of the Bay, Otis Redding
    9. Anthem of the Sun, Grateful Dead
    10. Cheap Thrills, Big Brother and the Holding Company

    [Better, but where’s ‘Happy Trails’? I’m not seeing Neil Young on there, either… – FEd]

  12. Great photo!

    I’d bet anything that there are a gaggle of guys following behind.

  13. Way to go, ladies! The Gilmourettes were properly represented.

    Thanks for the insight, Melissa. I’m looking forward to reading more from the rest…

  14. How awesome is that! My picture chosen. It’s my favorite too Fed. (Click my name to see the front of the shirt.)

    I was so nervous going to London by myself, but it turned out wonderful. I met Becky and Melissa in Atlanta. It felt like we knew each other for years, but we had never met, except in the chatroom.

    I also met other bloggers while I was there. It was nice chatting with everyone from the blog (wish you could have been there Fed).

    My wildest dreams came true that night. I sat on front row, my question was chosen and the best of all is that I walked beside David as he was headed to the stage.

    By accident that is. I was headed to the bathroom and they turned me around to make me sit down and there he was, getting out of his seat beside Polly, to go to stage. He was sitting on the back row. We didnt even know it till he stood up. I was in a trance all the way to my seat.

    Thank you David and Fed for these wonderful memories. I can never thank you enough. I never dreamed I would go to London or even see David but I did and I owe it all to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    [Bless your heart. (Really, you have thanked me enough.) – FEd]

  15. Que gatas lindas David. Que venham as Gilmourettes a nosso país. Serão bem recebidas. Aqui no Brasil também gostamos muito do som do Pink Floyd.

    Pena que vocês nunca vieram aqui. Os Stones reuniram 1 million de pessoas na praia de Copacabana. O Pink Floyd certamente reunirá 3 millions de pessoas. Que o próximo concerto ao vivo, com David, Waters, Nick e Wright seja tocado em Copacabana. Quem viver verá.

    Um grande abraço do José Oliveira, de Belém-Pará, Amazônia, Brasil.

  16. I remember that night very well. Meeting those three was an ultimate charm, and maybe, it’ll happen again one day.

    Great photo.

    Happy Days,
    A very tired Simon J

  17. Hello Fed! Hello Bloggers!

    Great Picture: “Gimourette Girls”.

    I’m off on my first holiday trip to London, so I may be rather quiet for the next 8 days.

    We plan to see all the usual tourist attractions and of course the Pink Floyd places: Abbey Road, Battersea Power Station and maybe The Astoria.

    Bloggers, could anyone recommend a good pub with interesting live music in London?

    Therefore I wish you all a beautiful week.

    Best regards from Berlin
    Ina

    [Have a lovely time, Ina. – FEd]

  18. I am wishing now that I had asked Becky to move her hair to one side ! The waiter in the restaurant in background looks like he is wondering what on earth is going on !

    The Gilmourettes drew many a stare on the streets of London.

    Excellent memories of an excellent weekend.

    Martin.

  19. BBC 6 music have put part of an interview David did with them and there is a link to the podcast that contains the full interview (click my name).

    It’s only now that I’ve realised how little I’ve seen of London that’s related to Pink Floyd. Actually I haven’t seen any of it yet! I live so close that I take it all for granted and it’s only reading this blog that has made me realise I should spend a day in London going to Abbey Road and the like.

    The other day I was reading some old topics, one of which was the random nonsense where people made their own best of albums which reminded me of an interesting discovery: Signs of Life segues perfectly into Comfortably Numb. It fades together so well it sounds like they did it deliberately.

  20. Now Storm, I know your “Back Catalogue” picture is now legendary, but hey, this one gives it a run for its money.

    I certainly do remember that night. It’s the early morning that transpired I’m having trouble with.

    Great times.

    Rgds Geoff Duffy (Dublin)

  21. Crikey! I forgot to mention that we met up with Christine on Saturday.

    So sorry, Christine!!! 🙁

  22. Geoff, thanks for the compliment, comparing my photo to Storm’s Back Catalogue !

    I am sure the Gilmourettes wouldn’t mind being body painted with ‘Gilmourette’ on their backs and reshot by a swimming pool….

    Martin.

  23. [BBC Radio 6 Music – David interview – 27 May 2008.]

    Mais tous ces journalistes, ces médias, ils ne peuvent pas lui foutre la paix un peu à David Gilmour avec cette sempiternelle et stupide question sur une éventuelle reformation de Pink Floyd ? Aucun respect. Ce ne sont que des coureurs de scoops.

    (Unable to say that in English, sorry.)

    Michèle

    [I’m happy to translate, as I couldn’t agree more. The gist of it is that you feel that journalists ask stupid questions, are always looking for a scoop, always enquiring about Pink Floyd reforming… Basically, they show no respect. (Incredibly dull and desperate, aren’t they?) – FEd]

  24. [That journalists ask stupid questions… – FEd]

    Come on! Everyone makes his work and the journalist simply asked what a lot of fans want to know. I understand it can be dull for David or others, but it was wrong if the journalist had only a question and he asked about a Pink Floyd reunion. But among more questions, he couldn’t avoid to ask, simply because listeners ask for that.

    If David said “No”, surely it wouldn’t be the title of the article or mentioned so much in other music websites. Because it was not news. But in the last 20 years he seemed more adverse to the idea. And if for the first time he seemed more “available”, it’s not a scoop, but it’s something that made the BBC title “Pink Floyd Reunion? Guitarist won’t rule out one-off show”.

    It’s not right or wrong. It’s work. I understand it can be dull for David, but I understand the journalist. It’s not desperate, it’s simply work…and he’s got news!

    Am I wrong or he said again he likes Radiohead? 🙂

    [I also understand the journalist, of course, but it’s still a predictable and tedious question to keep asking. And an oft-repeated (polite, diplomatic) answer is hardly ‘news’, is it? – FEd]

  25. [And an oft-repeated (polite, diplomatic) answer is hardly ‘news’, is it? – FEd]

    I agree, and it was not the interview of his life. It was more a nice chat on the radio.

    At the end, we agreed. How polite and diplomatic we are too!

    Enjoy your evening mate. Luckily, my time to leave the office arrived!

    Bye

  26. [I also understand the journalist, of course, but it’s still a predictable and tedious question to keep asking. And an oft-repeated (polite, diplomatic) answer is hardly ‘news’, is it? – FEd]

    I see your point. But for some people wouldn’t it be news? Afterall, as hard as it may be to believe, there are people who are just discovering the music of Gilmour and PF. Right here on this blog I’ve recently read several entries of individuals who have just been exposed to his music. Some are older folks and some are younger.

    For those that are just unraveling the history, this could be news. Even though for the long time followers this is a predictable and tedious question. And, I also appreciate the way David handles this oft-asked question.

    I’m not trying to be a Smart Alec, just trying to be diplomatic.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

    [Fair point. It might well be ‘news’ to someone, somewhere. But the people asking the same old question time and time again shouldn’t keep asking it. If they’re worth their salt, then they should know what the answer will be. And as they do keep asking, and regularly pass it off as being ‘news’, for me, that just shows how little imagination they have. – FEd]

  27. To Lucia (Part 1)

    Well, Lucia, Fed has been kindly translating what I said, so I think I owe you a clarification.

    You are a journalist. But I even didn’t think of you when I wrote my comment because I am convinced that there are many great/professional/conscientious/clever/interesting journalists in the world (sure, you are one of them).

    But there are all sorts of people in every profession, in the ‘journalism world’ too, and I was referring to journalists (if we can call them ‘journalists’) working for the music industry/radios/medias/magazines/scandal press/etc…

    Since Live 8, everytime – yes, everytime – I read an article about David, it’s the same boring and repetitive question about what you know, so, yes, I think it’s stupid, pointless, showing a total lack of imagination and above all a total lack of respect…

  28. To Lucia (Part 2)

    And if those journalists are ‘forced’ to do that because it’s what (certain) fans are asking for, so, maybe those fans are still worse than those journalists.

    Anyway, they always get the same answer, I can’t see in that interview anything really, really new this time.

    I can’t compare myself to David of course, but if I was him, surely I would be fed up with that and surely wouldn’t have his patience/diplomacy, and maybe if I was constantly harassed, I could one day give a total nonsense answer… What about you ?

    Ouch ! I don’t know if you are feeling like me, but I more and more often hate that language barrier !

    Cheers.

    Michèle

    [There’s a language barrier? Where? – FEd]

  29. Tracy, I clicked your name and saw the front of those “Gilmourette” shirts. And the rather Floydian background! I could almost see the pig!

  30. [And the Award for Accomplished Alliteration goes to… – FEd]

    Golly Gee!

    ~T

  31. [I am convinced that there are many great/professional/conscientious/clever/interesting journalists in the world (sure, you are one of them) – Michèle]

    You over-estimate me, dear!

    I didn’t want to start any serious discussions. I think we are all right and I can only say that if in my career I will be so lucky to interview David (that will never happen, but it would be cool!), I won’t ask him about a Pink Floyd reunion. I promise! Shoot me, if I’ll do!

    A big hug to all and enjoy your weekend

    Peace & Love
    Lucia

  32. But Lucia, if you do get that interview with David, will you ask him if he is planning to tour Brazil?

    Now, I am being a Smart Alec.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

  33. Rumours or not, truth or lies, journalists’ work or not, the only important fact is that Pink Floyd always make news !

    Great pic indeed: congratulations to the Gilmourettes, to their lovely t-shirts and to their fresh youth.

    Have you all a very nice weekend
    Bye/ciao Elisabetta

  34. I love this photo and the one from Battersea! I’ve been lucky enough to see one of these shirts and they are even more wonderful than the photos.

    Gilmourette Power!

  35. Hello FED!

    “I’m off on my first holiday trip to London, so I may be rather quiet for the next 8 days.” It is written 2 days ago. Why did we book this week?

    David will play live in London only one week later. I`m so unhappy.

    I’m looking forward to reading press and reviews! Wish I could be there.

    Best wishes from Berlin
    Ina

    [Hard luck, Ina. – FEd]

  36. A picture is worth a thousand words… and this photo says it all.

    Thanks, Gilmourettes and Martin S! It was indeed a good capture.

  37. oh yeh, need two of those t-shirts. where do i get them? lol.
    1 for me and 1 for my ten year old daughter, she’s a gilmourette too. lol.

    well, what else do you raise a child on? lol.

    this is my first post here, so hello to all xxx

  38. Hi again Fed.

    I’m going to stick my neck out here, or then again my wrists, for a good slap from you.

    Would David be considering a Q&A on the blog with regards to the 5.1? I’m sure that he would receive some interesting ones from the old faithful on his site.

    Regards and apologies from a mere humble follower of a true monster of rock. Have I gone overboard!!!

    Damian

    [Well, we’ve had a Q&A (for the DVD premieres), but who knows? – FEd]

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