The amazing adventures of Mr Normall

Posted by: Mr Normall

The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Mon, 15 Oct 2007 06:12:00

See it all here: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
Posted by: maryann

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Mon, 15 Oct 2007 06:22:00

You have an unbelievable collection of photos with some real greats. Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed looking at the Mick Karn and Kraftwerk ones.
Posted by: newvox

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Mon, 15 Oct 2007 06:33:00

Some truely unique pictures there, i especially like the ones with John and Midge.
Posted by: StrangerWithin

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Tue, 16 Oct 2007 02:24:00

I loved the Midge ones smile smile wink (there's a surprise! wink )....thanks for sharing them.
Posted by: H

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Sat, 09 Feb 2008 06:56:00

Can't believe I missed these. What a great set of pictures. Some real heroes in there!

Keep on getting in there!

H smile
Posted by: Mr Normall

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Fri, 19 Dec 2008 04:38:00

See my Steel City Tour photos here: http://personal.inet.fi/cool/places/steelcitytour/
Posted by: maryann

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Fri, 19 Dec 2008 21:57:00

Especially nice to see Martin from ABC!
Posted by: newvox

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Fri, 19 Dec 2008 22:34:00

I always like the off stage pics from Mr Normal.
Posted by: CONNY'S PIG

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Tue, 17 Mar 2009 01:27:00

Mr Normall, will you be putting in an appearance at Ye Olde Citrus Club on April 10th?
Posted by: Mr Normall

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Mon, 27 Apr 2009 03:42:00

Hammersmith 24.4.2009 pictures are now there: http://personal.inet.fi/cool/encounters/
Posted by: Lavaocean

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Mon, 27 Apr 2009 17:50:00

FANTASTIC FOTOS Mr. Normall!!!! I have already downloaded them to my hard disk and will not hesitate showing everyone who walks into the office throughout the day!!

So nice to meet and chat with you! Excellent outfit, we loved it!!! Hope you got home fine. laugh

Our paths shall cross again one day, I am sure.

viking
Posted by: green_tea

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Mon, 27 Apr 2009 18:19:00

It was a pleasure to meet you =]
And you got some fantastic photos; flicking through them brings back some wonderful memories!
Posted by: Black Shadow

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Fri, 01 May 2009 16:02:00

Nice photos, keep up the good work Mr Normall. cool
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Fri, 01 May 2009 20:54:00

Fantastic shots my Finnish friend. It was a pleasure to meet you & have a picture taken with you. smile
Posted by: Mr Normall

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Fri, 08 May 2009 02:57:00

Thanks for your nice comments!

You can find my Roundhouse pics now here: http://personal.inet.fi/cool/macchina/ultravox/

Ex-Ultravox guitarist and John Foxx collaborator Robin Simon were a member of our after after party posse smile .

The Roundhouse gig was a week ago and Hammersmith gig two weeks ago, but I still can't think much else than those wonderfull nights. I was lucky enough to meet all the members of Ultravox and met many fellow Ultravox-fans. I wish Ultravox will do a gig (or several) in London in the future again.

~ Mr Normall (aka Tapio J)
Posted by: Lavaocean

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Fri, 08 May 2009 16:53:00

Bravo Tapio!!! Well done! So you were well accompanied, too, this time, I heard!

Hahaha, can't forget your words "Mr. Normall with 2 'l' - so not so normal".

lmao

I also took a quick look at your John Foxx photos - wow, he really looks good, huh?!?
Posted by: quietman

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Sat, 09 May 2009 13:53:00

I am so jealous! Amazing collecton
Posted by: Mr Normall

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Thu, 20 Aug 2009 05:13:00

I have "re-werked" the Kraftwerk-page on my Close Encounters Of The Third Kind gallery after last weeks Krafwerk gig in Helsinki. It has now pictures of their each gig in Helsinki: 1991, 2004 and 2009.

1991: The Kraftwerk lineup was already the same as through '90s and '00s until Florian Schneider left quite recently. Stage set-up is very different from what it is now and you could see them actually play their elektrik instruments, even percussion.

As far as I can remember 1991 photos are mostly taken by a very tall guy called Arto Marjoniemi who was with us to see the mighty Kraftwerk play live.

2004: We sat so far away from stage that there were no point to take "on stage" pictures. I took "close encounters" pics instead. Ralf Hutter signed four CD-covers and an after party flyer but said "no pictures". We were nice/stupid enough and didn't take any pics of him. It was lucky that I met Florian Schneider before he left Kraftwerk.

2009: This was last thursday. I think here is some very nice pictures. My favourites are Schaufensterpuppen pics and especially the last one where Ralf Hutter is alone on stage and plays last notes of 'Musique Non-Stop'. For me as a Kraftwerk-fan since 1981 that last picture is enough to make me a bit sentimental.
Posted by: Havocman

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Thu, 20 Aug 2009 16:20:00

Excellent stuff, Mr N. Looks odd seeing them on stage without Florian though.
Posted by: Desolate Angel

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Fri, 21 Aug 2009 03:19:00

Mr Normall - as i've told you before - love your site - you certainly have some amazing adventures!
Posted by: Mr Normall

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Wed, 14 Oct 2009 06:59:00

Ex-Bauhaus vocalist Peter Murphy live in Milan 5.10.2009. My pictures here .
Posted by: CONNY'S PIG

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Thu, 12 Nov 2009 05:03:00

Yer a class act, Mr N. cool laugh
Posted by: Mr Normall

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Fri, 18 Dec 2009 04:39:00

I was to London few days two weeks ago. Originally I was going to see live two of my most "left field" favorities Sheep On Drugs (which I liked in early '90) and Martin Degville's Sigue Sigue Sputnik.

Sheep On Drugs gig was cancelled but there was "invitation only" Marc Almond gig for the same night. I had a very good luck and got a free access to the gig (Thanks to Michelle and Wesley D).

The gig was at the 100 Club which is a small place and there was maybe 150 people in. The crowd was surprisingly enthusiastic given that they were not the fans who had bought their ticket to see their favourite artist. Marc Almond looked very good and seemed to have fun on stage. He even walked off the stage into the middle of the audience on one point. Neal X (Sigue Sigue Sputnik) played guitar.

Here's my pictures:
http://personal.inet.fi/cool/concert/almond2009/

Sigue Sigue Sputnik was my #1 favourite band for years. It all started when I saw Love Missile F1-11 video on TV in February 1986. I was sold.

I didn't see SSS live first time around but saw them in December 2000 when the lineup was Martin Degville, Tony James & Neal X. I was going to see that lineup again in September 2003 but the band split up just before their UK tour. Tony James & Neal X did the tour without Degville. It just wasn't the same.

Martin Degville gigs and releases "internet only" records under the name Sigue Sigue Sputnik nowadays. The main reson for my recent trip to London was to see Degville live on stage again. He is on stage like no-one else. The night was like SSS song says: Success!

See pix here: http://personal.inet.fi/muoti/mrnormall/sputnik2009/

~ Tapio aka Mr Normall
Posted by: Havocman

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Fri, 18 Dec 2009 17:06:00

Excellent pictures again, Tapio. Have always enjoyed listening to the first two SSS albums but lost track of them after that. Will do some looking over Christmas to see what has been going on since then.

Only ever bought the first Sheep On Drugs album ("Greatest Hits" from memory) so must do some research on them as well.

Glad you got to see Mr Almond as well. smile
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Sat, 19 Dec 2009 18:39:00

Quote:
Originally posted by Mr Normall:


Sigue Sigue Sputnik was my #1 favourite band for years. It all started when I saw Love Missile F1-11 video on TV in February 1986. I was sold.

I was ill in bed the first time I heard Love Missile F1-11 & thought yuk It did grow on me though. laugh Have you ever heard Pop Will Eat Itself's version?

The one & only time I saw SSS was in 1986. They were the first band to play a live gig in my hometown. A local band which included 2 lads I was at school with were the support. It was at the time of their Stock/Aitken/waterman phase & there were about 350 people at the gig. I really enjoyed it despite one of two local mindless morons trying to spoil it by trying to pick a fight, not with me but in general.
Posted by: Mr Normall

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Fri, 16 Apr 2010 03:37:00

The Things That Dreams Are Made Of. That's the best way describe last Sunday. The last official (surely not..?) Voxgate at 100 Club and then Ultravox at Hammersmith Apollo.

See pictures here:
ULTRAVOX - Return To Eden 2 - London 2010
Posted by: Desolate Angel

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Fri, 16 Apr 2010 06:18:00

Amazing! I agree! What an amazing day/night! Will never forget it! Thanks for all your pics Tapio!!! You're a star! smile
Posted by: Havocman

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Fri, 16 Apr 2010 16:15:00

Good to see you in the "thick of it" as ever, Tapio! And you've managed to get a background shot of me as well - bad luck. Apart from that, terrific pictures as ever. smile
Posted by: CONNY'S PIG

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Sat, 17 Apr 2010 01:38:00

Mr Normall is the boy alright!
Great viewing. The man has legendary status in Piggy's book.

It's fun and laughter all the way... wink
Posted by: Mr Normall

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Sun, 18 Apr 2010 06:24:00

Thank you. BTW, I'm nowadays in Facehook as Tapio Normall.
Posted by: Mr Normall

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Fri, 30 Apr 2010 20:39:00

Now I know how it is like to stay a night in an expensive hotel. In the evening your favourite band play live downstairs. Next morning the singer/guitarist and the keyboardist/violinist of your favourite band have their breakfast 2 metres from you.

I haven't got too many good pictures of the Stockholm gig. I'll put few better ones on the "Close Encounters..." gallery next week.
Posted by: Lavaocean

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Sat, 01 May 2010 05:58:00

So... the basic question now is... What did they have for breakfast? Are they more cereal-oriented, or do they rather opt for food with more substance such as omelette, sausages n tension-increasing stuff... or will they rather go for a healthy fruit & yogurt variante? Or what about some toast with jam or marmelade (marmite?? confused2 ) - no fat ( icky )...?

Ahhh - aren't we all intrigued now...? wink

Tapio, where's your report then???

lmao lmao lmao
Posted by: Flip Martian

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Sat, 01 May 2010 06:21:00

I think its just really NICE that Midge and Billy can still sit down to breakfast together. smile
Posted by: Mr Normall

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Thu, 06 May 2010 03:16:00

Now there's few pics from Stockholm as well:

ULTRAVOX - Return To Eden 2 - London/Stockholm 2010

I'll comment Midge's and Billy's breakfast later wink
Posted by: Mr Normall

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Fri, 02 Jul 2010 05:55:00

It took longer than usually to get these pictures online, mainly because I have use all my quota on the server where my "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind" picture galleries are. But now.. here are the chosen ones from John Foxx - Short Circuit 2010

I must confess that I didn't pay attention to the gig itself as good as I should have. After John Foxx's set with Louis Gordon I went to get something to drink (it was hot there) and after speaking with many people I ended up watching the rest of the gig much further away from the stage than where I originally was. Well.. it was fun.
Posted by: Mr Normall

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Thu, 22 Jul 2010 04:16:00

I put Close Encounters Of The Third Kind picture galleries online exactly four years ago. My quota on the server where the galleries were (and still partially are) run out this spring after the latest Ultravox pictures. I had to find a new server for the picture galleries and I thought why not to get myself a domain as well.

So... from this day on the new address for my "Close Encounters..." picture galleries is:

www.mrnormall.net
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Tue, 10 Aug 2010 21:20:00

Brilliant Mr Normall. You even make Florian Schneider smile which is rare wink
Posted by: westham pete

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Thu, 12 Aug 2010 09:02:00

hello Mr.Normall, im new to the ultravox forum mate, i just like to say you got some great photos you collected of various bands over the years, & i love your look as the joker out of batman, i think if i come to another gig, i might join you as the Riddler (just joking) great stuff mate, i hope to talk to you more as i go on / as im a new member on here, i mainly get on the numanme forum for gary numan fans, i also seen a lot of band over the years, but never got around to taking many photos as you have, thanks a lot for posting them, hope to talk to you again at some point - w.pete:
Posted by: Mr Normall

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Tue, 17 Aug 2010 05:22:00

Thanks for the Joker reference, westham pete. That means I must have done something right.
Posted by: Mr Normall

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Fri, 27 Aug 2010 21:16:00

Helsinki and Turku pictures now there > www.mrnormall.net

Thanks for Jouni Törhönen, Scott Leang and Jus Kharis Forrest for additional pictures.
Posted by: toni

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Wed, 08 Sep 2010 16:56:00

hey mr. normal,

i just wanted to say hi and how much i really enjoy your ultravox pictures, great, love them smile
Posted by: Desolate Angel

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Sat, 11 Sep 2010 19:09:00

Hi Tapio!
Love the pics - I'm afraid for some reason I have not seen half of these! Great! Thanks! smile
Posted by: Desolate Angel

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Sat, 11 Sep 2010 19:21:00

Hi Tapio!
Love the pics - I'm afraid for some reason I have not seen half of these! Great! Thanks! smile
Posted by: westham pete

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Mon, 20 Sep 2010 05:31:00

just asking mr. normall , will you by any chance be going to the Gary Numan & John Foxx gig on December 3rd at the TROXY THEATRE: LIMEHOUSE / LONDON :
Posted by: Mr Normall

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Tue, 21 Sep 2010 20:42:00

Hi westham pete! Yes I'm going to be there on December 3rd. It will be almost exactly six months after the Roundhouse gig.
Posted by: westham pete

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Wed, 22 Sep 2010 09:23:00

Great Mr. Normall, if i see you there, i will come up & say hello mate, i only got the £27.50p tickets for this gig / in the bacony, i will have my white Rage In Eden T.shirt on + my west ham cap on, theres a lot of us going from the (numanme/gary numan forum) by the way, you will always see me get about a lot on that forum aswell/ besides this vox one .

im also hopping to make it to the Monument (vox tribute gig) on sunday 26th september :
Posted by: Mr Normall

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Sun, 12 Dec 2010 20:19:00

Two brilliant Heaven 17 gigs, one after show and one soundcheck in pictures by yours truly:

HEAVEN 17 - Penthouse And Pavement live 2010

~ Tapio aka Mr Normall
Posted by: H

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Mon, 13 Dec 2010 04:38:00

Great pics Tapio!! laugh
Posted by: Mr Normall

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 04:24:00

Marc Almond at the Shepherd\'s Bush Empire - London 2.12.2010

These and new Heaven 17 pictures are the first ones taken with my new camera (Sony DSC-HX5V). Almost all the older pictures are taken with my old'n'faithfull Canon Ixus 40.
Posted by: H

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Sat, 01 Jan 2011 01:24:00

Great Stuff Tapio!

Marc's looking pretty good! laugh
Posted by: CONNY'S PIG

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Tue, 04 Jan 2011 06:42:00

Quote:
Originally posted by H:


Marc's looking pretty good! laugh
Shhhhh! Keep ya voice down, H wink

Mr Normall looks like he's having a blast, eh.
It's all good stuff.
Give that man a cigar! laugh cool
Posted by: Mr Normall

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Sun, 30 Jan 2011 03:33:00

Finally at the Blitz: Blitz Club revisited 2011 / Remembering Eden book launch

There were Steve Strange, Rusty Egan, Martin Kemp, Princess Julia, Tim Dry (Tik), all three female members of Shock... and Mr Normall.
Posted by: westham pete

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Thu, 03 Feb 2011 10:23:00

Hiya Mr. Normall ,

looks like you had a great night with the stars , thanks for posting this great photos , also nice to see Tim Dry there aswell , as i was a big fan of Tik & Tok back in the early 80s , i see them surporting Gary Numan on Warriors Tour In 1983 , also nice to see you got a few good autograpths from Steve Strange & Rusty Egan on your Visage albums , i hope to catch you & just say hello at the Gary Numan gig in April at the Troxy Theatre , i just hope it doesn,t get cancelled again like it did in December 2010 .

All The Best - Westham pete: cool
Posted by: Mr Normall

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Tue, 12 Apr 2011 19:27:00

Here are my "Back To The Phuture" pictures: http://www.mrnormall.net/johnfoxx/backtothephuture2011/

My favourites were MIRRORS and of course JOHN FOXX smile
Posted by: westham pete

Re: The amazing adventures of Mr Normall - Fri, 15 Apr 2011 06:25:00

great photos Mr. Normall thanks for posting .

Pete : cool smile