Submitted by Falcone Roberto, and Bill Pannifer who took the photos and adds:
How I spent my Forli vacation
The Naima venue is a couple of miles from the centre of Forli, a town south of Bologna, "known for its fascist architecture" according to my tourist Rough Guide, but Bruce didn't take the hint! The big, wide room has garish sixties decor, and a ceiling newly draped with paper scrolls bearing poems from Ginsberg, Jim Morrison, and various Italian writers. Maybe three hundred or so in the audience, seated at tables but vocal (Bruce! Julie! Forli!). An easygoing attitude to flash photography and videoing. The owner gave a Bruce a spoken introduction after a preamble paying homage to Warren Zevon.
They both seemed a bit tired compared with Milton Keynes or London, but it was still a relaxed, enjoyable show. They were on stage around 10.30, and ended a couple of hours later ("It's past our bedtime"). Otherwise minimal chat and of course no major "talkies" in the setlist. So Trickle Down became second set centrepiece with a cool extended jam and the crowd clapping along. All Our Dark Tomorrows was frogless. And I wonder where the lions and trucks went? Otherwise a nice if shortish selection though, with all the back catalogue gems, and my first live Celestial Horses to round things off.