The Priory of Brion (Robert Plant) Whitley Bay Dome 8th April 2000

The Priory of Brion (Robert Plant) Whitley Bay Dome 8th April 2000 plantpriory
Whitley Bay is a seaside resort just outside Newcastle, and the Dome was a disused building in an old amusement funpark; so named because of its domed roof. The Dome played host to a number of concerts around this time. When we heard that Plant was playing there with his band The Priory of Brion, as part of a “secret” club tour, we scrambled to make sure that we got tickets. The place was rammed and Plant and his band were just amazing. It was great to see him so close up in such an intimate setting. The concert consisted of Robert singing some of his favourite old tunes including ’60s classics like Morning Dew, If I Were A Carpenter, and Gloria. The highlights for me were Darkness, Darkness (the classic song from Jesse Colin Young in his days with the Youngbloods) and Donovan’s Season Of The Witch; both of which are among my favourites songs anyway. An amazing night. Perhaps the best time I have seen Plant as a solo artist. The tickets says “Whitley Bay Dome…proudly presents music at its very best..” and it ain’t far wrong. Setlist: Morning Dew, A House is Not A Hotel, If I Were A Carpenter, Darkness, Darkness, Bluebird, Early In The Morning, Think, We’re Gonna Groove, Baby Please Don’t Go, No Regrets, Gloria, Bummer In The Summer, Season of the Witch, Trouble in Mind

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by dawn on February 18, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    This gig was on my doorstep and i did not know:(

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