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Nektar @ Mean Fiddler, London, England July 17, 2003


Roye Albrighton Mo Moore Taff Freeman Ron Howden Mick Brockett
Guitars
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Vocals
Bass Guitar
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Vocals
Hammond B3
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Vocals
Drums
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Vocals
Liquid Lights, Slides, Lazers, & Video Background Projection 
With Special Guests
Larry Fast Scott Krentz Michelle Eckert Maureen McIntyre
Moog Synthesizers
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Mellotrons
Percussion
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Backing Vocals
Backing Vocals Backing Vocals

The Mean Fiddler show on July 17, 2003 was the first time in 27 years since the Classic Nektar line-up last played in England. Classic Nektar line-up last played in England on February 29, 1976 at the New Victoria Theatre in London. Oddly enough, this night was also Classic Nektar's last time they played in England. The final song played that very special night was Good Day. Just below, we have the song in its entirety from the Mean Fiddler show.

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Good Day.mp3


The 2003 world music scene had changed dramatically since those last Nektar tours together in 1976. Via internet and word of mouth, faithful fans still found their way to London from all over Britain, tho' it wasn't exactly a mob scene like daze gone by, no lines around the block, in fact it was tough to even find our name mentioned on the exterior of the Astoria Theater (I have pix!) due to very weak promotion. However... here we were.. I for one, was back in my home town, but it was all different. Familiar landmarks were still there... but not the people. The faces had changed along with the traffic patterns… and as I'd only brought my video section of the lightshow, I had to meet up with Jasper Johns (Fruit Salad Lights) first, to see if a collaboration of equipment and styles could work!

We all arrived at the stage door on time, only to find that the building was locked. Jasper was hanging out… also waiting, …(also not anticipating that I would be even be with the band), so it was right then that he realized we needed a video projector… so he set off back to Chiswick to get his.

Meanwhile, we gained entry to the club, surveying all the possibilities as the rented gear was rolled onto the dance floor, hoping that we could get a sound/light check before the doors opened to the public… which would be in about three hours!

To be continued!

The following photos were taken at the Mean Fiddler, London, England July 17, 2003 by Bruce Buttree and donated to the project by Bruce.

The pictures are not in any particular order and by clicking on a small picture a larger one will pop open in a new window.

Nektar-roye albrighton 2003
Roye Albrighton
Nektar-mo moore 2003
Mo Moore
Nektar-roye albrighton 2003
Roye Albrighton
Nektar-mo moore 2003
Mo Moore
Nektar-mo moore 2003
Mo Moore
Nektar-larry fast 2003
Larry Fast
nektar backing vocals 2003
Maureen and Michelle
nektar it's all over 2003
It's All Over

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