fjtull07 advised me that those who are not registered on Dime, clearly cannot read from that link. Here is the story (but, do register if you want to dowload the show !!)
The History behind the recording (for those interested, LOL… and, please, be generous to my written English!)
Me and my-then-wife arrived in Zurich in the late morning and went to the hotel booked for the night after the show. My plan was to try to enter into the theatre and meet IAN (this boot is titled after this event), since I supposed that it would have been easier than at a normal Jethro Tull concert because of the more relaxed audience and the stripped-down security service due to the smaller venue. I was right! At Around 4 p.m. we walked in through a side door and simply sit down in the audience seats; no one noted us and we listened to part of the soundcheck. At the end I met Andy Giddings, asked him about the concert, had a picture also with him and Don Perry and, finally, ran to the dressroom to look for IAN. I knocked at the door with his name on. I remember clearly that Shona opened the door; I introduced myself and told her I just wanted to say hello to her husband and, possibly, have a picture with him. She told me. “yes, you can do this after the show. Come back here”. I remember I was, at the same time, happy to have spoken to her and disappointed because I was afraid that, maybe, "I WOULDN'T SUCCEEDED IN REACHING THE DRESSINGROOM AGAIN after the show…. But in that moment, I still did not know that Shone herself would have been actually my “gate” to Ian. In fact, after the end of the concert, while people were leaving their seats and running through the front door, we ran in the opposite direction toward the stage and, again, in the dressing room. A guy from the security stopped me, and I told him: I am waiting for Shona. After some minutes, I saw Ian coming out from the corridor with Shona and some people. He saw that I was looking for him and, of course, he was just going straight up beyond me, but right in that very moment Shona shouted “I know you; Hello Franco !”. Ian was clearly surprised that his wife knew me; so he stopped, we shaked our hands, and I had some pictures with him taken by my wife; he also kindly asked my wife if she wanted to be in the picture and the man from the security was the one who had to take one more picture for us!! LOL ? After that, we went out through the backdoor where a short group of fans were waiting for Ian to come out, but instead …. they cought only us! We walked around the block to reach the parking and we walked again in front of the main door from where IAN (Smart guy!) was coming outside right in that moment! That was THE night for me, since at the time I was younger and well into TULL from a fan perspective and Ian was my hero; it was also a great concert, the one, I guess, when they performed for the first time that orchestral sound that was used on the Root to Branches album & tour (the LAST great TULL in my view, but that’s another story….). Last but not least, I remember I was still a little upset at the time because of my father’s death some 10 months before. I just thought “I would like to go to this concert” and “couple of weeks after I thought “Ok, let’ skip it, too difficult to manage buying tickets from Italy, hotel arrangement and so on…” Remember: it was 1995 and it was not so common to handle tickets on the internet. Also, definetively, I was not in the right mood. But my wife said: “we can do it, let’s go!” And we did. (so, maybe belated, but anyway) Thanks M. !
TM: Oh man, what an incredible show! I have picks and videos to post.
Dec 21, 2015 15:57:10 GMT -5
StanDup: Right on, can't wait.
Dec 22, 2015 19:42:04 GMT -5
marco58: Just saw Martin and his hot band in Plymouth, MA last Friday night. My second live Tull experience, after Ian in November at Foxwoods in CT. Completely blown away, the man is legendary, can't wait for his 2016 dates!
Dec 22, 2015 20:21:12 GMT -5
TM: Know what you mean Marco - welcome to the board. Everyone in NY was blown away by him as well. It was best show I've seen in many years.
Dec 22, 2015 21:51:02 GMT -5
Biggles: I just read the Bill Kopp Asheville, NC review a few days ago and could tell you guys were in for something special. I love that marco58 referred to it as "My second live Tull experience" welcome to the board marco58!
Dec 22, 2015 23:49:09 GMT -5
StanDup: Martin dates added since the Arizona date was announced. For you lucky fans back east.
Jan 30, 2016 18:42:12 GMT -5
Biggles: Martin please book some dates in California!!!
Jan 30, 2016 21:06:24 GMT -5
bristoltull: Hi....may be of interest to UK-based fans. On the BBC quiz show "Mastermind", I'm on this Friday, in one of the semi-finals, and my specialised subject is.....Jethro Tull. BBC2, 19th February 2016, 8pm. I gave it my best shot. See how many you can answer!
Feb 14, 2016 16:07:46 GMT -5
TM: Very cool. Good luck!
Feb 16, 2016 15:54:45 GMT -5
stormwatchuk: Damn missed it as ive only just joined the forum
Mar 27, 2016 5:52:51 GMT -5
stormwatchuk: anywhere to see it again ? or maybe a list of the questions we can have a go at ?
Mar 27, 2016 5:53:15 GMT -5
teddy: Seems like everyone trying to figure out " Eat Hermione for lunch" just don't get it. A Popular vegetarian line of food is advertised by a woman named Hermione. You can see the advertisement on line. Thus it is not oral sex with a office girl. Munch.
Dec 16, 2016 20:39:34 GMT -5
lclark354: Hello everyone. I recently finished a room addition, and can finally set up surround sound. I've purchased all the Tull sets, except, of course,TAAB. Is there a site where one can purchase & download the 5.1 files? Or, any word on a re-issue?
Jan 17, 2017 1:15:01 GMT -5
Mystery To Me: Going to Red Rocks show with 2 friends. Anyone from the board going to this concert? Would like to meet anyone or everyone. Later
May 18, 2017 16:55:45 GMT -5
Nonfatman: My days of traveling long distances to see "Tull" are over. I just don't have the time anymore. Hope you enjoy it!
May 23, 2017 14:16:12 GMT -5
madjack1959: Hello to everyone from Lexington, Kentucky. Part of what led me here, was mention of Gentle Giant. I've listened to Tull for ages, and then was introduced to GG via Octopus I saw in the record store, and that was my start. I've never seen either "live" :
Jul 19, 2017 19:19:55 GMT -5
maugioia: is there anyone there
Feb 28, 2020 17:49:37 GMT -5
yellowcab643: I made my way to Hollywood and thought it was very refreshing. The Kaiser Permanente Optometrist there cured my High Blood Pressure. Do I like an unsung westerner - I drove an England truck and had a Texas CDL Styx & Van Halen might have music about me
Mar 3, 2020 21:07:03 GMT -5
willydontmind: I bought a 1967 Eko Ranger 12 and it had an autograph on the back. After looking around at who used this kind of guitar and comparing signatures to everyone that I could think of, I came up with John Evans. What do you guys think? Is this his signature
May 5, 2021 19:37:33 GMT -5