This was actually disappointing (I was a long way from the stage and the sound in the arena was dreadful). It was also on Dire Straits’ “On Every Street” tour – for that almost-unnecessary album!
I think they played a long time though, and for all the new material, they played most of their classics and made a pretty good job of them. Overall I’m glad I went. In future I would prefer intimate venues (as I would for any artiste). Stadium/Arena gigs suck!
J. 8 years ago
This day will remain as a bookmark in my life…. March 5, 2005. This is the day i watched Mark Knopfler (of Dire Straits fame) live in Concert at MMRDA Grounds, Mumbai!! And boy was it worth every second. At 50, Knoplfer still won the hearts of all his fan follow which ranged from teenagers to folks in their 40s!!
What could possibly be said about Mark Knopfler, his songs and guitar playing, that has not been said a million times already? Among his performances that day were Money for Nothing, Sultans of Swing, Walk of Life, Why Aye Man, Romeo and Juliet…
However the memory of that day is simply indescribable!! I’m not sure how the 3 hours passed away… all i remember is not even blinking once Knopfler was on stage. And everytime he began a verse my heart would skip a beat (just like new love). It’s a day i’d like to talk about to my children someday.
Here’s some Gyan on Knopfler:
Mark Knopfler- a singer, songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire formed his group, Dire Straits in London in the year 1977. He went on to become an international success after the release of its debut album in 1978. Knopfler also worked as a journalist and a teacher befored forming Dire Straits.
Dire Straits went on to be immensely popular despite the new punk rage in the 1970s and 80s. Knopfler’s restrained, thoughtful songs were characterised by mournful guitar and world-weary vocals.
The band’s trird album, ‘Making Movies’, was Knopfler’s most personal, featuring what has become his best-loved song – ‘Romeo and Juliet’, about a failed love affair. For the most part, Knopfler kept the deepest part of himself out of his song writing, creating fictional characters and narratives.
After the end of the Dire Straits era in 1995, Knopfler returned to a more personal style for his debut solo album, ‘Golden Heart’, in 1996.
Knopfler, who has performed his songs for many movies, was featured guitarist and music producer for Barry Levinson’s ‘Wag the Dog’ in 1997, in addition to composing its score. Among his other film scores are music for Rob Reiner’s ‘The Princess Bride’, and ‘Last Exit to Brooklyn’. He has also recorded with Chet Atkins and with the Notting Hillbillies. In the year 2004 Mark released his solo album Shangri-la. 9 years ago