Compiled by Simon Montgomery, © 2001

1983.04.26  Koninklijk Circus  Brussels, Belgium

This concert was broadcast live on radio.

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meerbep on 2015-Feb-02 at 11:20:42 GMT-5:
I attended this concert and it still is a great memory. The show or part of it was transmitted on Belgian/Flemish BRT Radio 2 + an interview with Joni. Both are in the VRT Radio Archives.
hugoverschoren on 2009-Jun-12 at 13:05:42 GMT-5:
The one and only concert Joni ever gave in Belgium.
And I was there, as a young bloke. 'Hejira' was the first album I bought a few years earlier, and I couldn't believe my ears!
It is too long ago (more than 25 years) to remember the concert in detail. It must have impressed me, because I kept on listening and buying next albums.
I do remember the end of the concert, though. After only one encore, Joni and her band disappeared and the lights in the concert hall went on. Roadies started to dismantle the lights and sound, but the audience did not agree! We kept on clapping our hands, standing up. Finally, after 15 minutes or so, Joni reappeared. The only gear left was one piano and one microphone. I forget what this extra encore was, but it was most impressing. Fortunately, other artists knew after this that the Belgian audience is not satisfied with only one encore when the concert is splendid!
Joni, please tour again, and don't forget Europe this time. If possible, Belgian again!  [ed.]  [ed.]