Sunday, September 20, 2015

Remembering Genesis in 2007

It's hard to believe eight years have gone by since Genesis' 2007 reunion. The photo to the right was taken at their first of three shows in Chicago—the first two of which were sold out. And as always, the concert was fantastic. Great lights, great sound, intriguing LED video displays. At the time, that was the largest LED screen yet on stage. More trend-setting.

In the years since then, the fans have been yearning for another reunion or album—especially with Steve Hackett and Peter Gabriel back in the lineup. Sadly, since Phil Collins injured his spine during this tour and underwent surgery, he has not been able to play drums, at least to his accustomed standard. When he did his most recent "Going Back" album a few years back, he had to tape the sticks to his hand with gaffer tape because he had no feeling in his hands. So this makes any reunion pretty unlikely unless there is a divine miracle for those damaged nerves.

Be that as it may, I'm thankful to the guys for decades of great music and a lot of fun. If this 2007 show was indeed their last hurrah as band, I'm glad I got to see them play. One last time. They're in my prayers.

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