Neapolis Festival, Naples 04 July 2002

Ok, I sincerely… I've seen live Jamiroquai recorded and I always thought that Jay was a madman unleashed… but when I saw the concert in Naples seemed really melted!! For the entire duration of the concert has not done anything but bounce to and fro, run, strut with photographers…

This was my first live even if I follow the band from now more than five years, and it was a fantastic: the front row with a fantastic company (I greet you all, You're fantastic!!) and center… I was in front by 13:30 but they have been very worthwhile!

At first the audience seemed little, but eventually it was sold out with over 13000 people; audience warm, amused, that in the intervals between songs and the other sings a loud voice choirs directed to Jay Kay who seemed amused and fascinated by what. The end came true and his declarations of love like when everyone sang the notes of “O'surdato 'nnamurato”…

But let us proceed with order…

After the opening of the gates (verso le 19) we waited until 10:30 the beginning of the concert; The stage was positioned with their backs to the sea and was decorated by some elements of the stage used during the band's winter tour (the pyramid so to speak!).

All 10:30 the band (except of course Jay) out and position themselves; leaving notes “2001” between the delirium of the public, but for an unknown reason the song stops and then start over cooling the general enthusiasm.

At the end of the first piece Jay screams: “Good evening Naples!”, and Naples speaks during breaks throughout the concert, saying that is one of his favorite cities although there is much traffic (nice mimics the curtain where a car accident!); “In Naples I'll stay for three days” says Jay, who changes his mind after the demonstrations of affection of the public: “maybe rest for five days…”.

The concert goes on alternating new pieces such as Little L, Love Foolosophy (beautiful version!), Corner of the Earth, Titan (better known as “Everybody’s going to the moon”) pieces of the past as Cosmic Girl, Canned heat, Deeper Underground, Traveling Without Moving into a new version without a DJ who had never heard that there's a new keyboardist Matt Johnson of bell'assolo that it seemed to the occasion; for reasons obvious to every fan of Jamiroquai the public was particularly excited about the notes “High Times”!

Bella the already well-known cover of Donna Summer's Bad Girls that Jay has said: “This song I have sung with the Awards… you know that beautiful girl with big tits?? It is precisely her, Anastasia…” eloquent gestures mimicking the graces of female colleague…

At the end of a small concert after waiting a couple of minutes the band starts to the tune of "Alright with the audience shouting loudly… Alright in a nice interlude of Brazilian samba welcome from the crowd.

Boys, I longed to see Jamiroquai perform live and it was really a wonderful experience: Now I'm really looking forward to attend the upcoming live. After the concert the first thing I thought was: now listen to the cd I will do the same effect… I wish you all could experience the same emotions that I experienced during this evening! I greet you all and I leave you with a curiosity: backstage concert Jay has demanded a personal sauna and a whirlpool tub…

Funk you all!!