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Kate Bush takes stock ‘After The Dawn’

By | Published on Thursday 23 October 2014

Kate Bush

Dear everyone who went to one of Kate Bush’s 22 back-to-back ‘Before The Dawn’ shows at London’s Hammersmith Apollo earler this year, and dear everyone else, too.

Anyway, as I wasn’t saying, but will now, Kate has written a passage or two via her official site about what it was like to play live again after 35 years. And she writes that the experience was “one of the most extraordinary of my life”.

Mostly though, it’s a nice, polite thank you note (like your parents used to make you write to your grandparents at Christmas) to all the audiences who showed up to watch. Writes Bush: “I was really delighted that the shows were received so positively and so warmly but the really unexpected part of it all was the audiences. Audiences that you could only ever dream of”.

She goes on: “One of the main reasons for wanting to perform live again was to have contact with that audience. They took my breath away. Every single night they were so behind us. You could feel their support from the minute we walked on stage. I just never imagined it would be possible to connect with an audience on such a powerful and intimate level; to feel such, well quite frankly, love. It was like this at every single show”.