As a postscript to today’s update, Fergal confirms what has been rumored for weeks now: Dolores is now nearly three months pregnant with her second child.
“July 11th 2000
We are on the plane(July 8th) to the Belfort Festival in France. All is well! We had a ball in Tel-Aviv and Greece last week. It was our first time in both places and the weather was incredible. We had a good few days off so Noel, Mike and myself went out partying with some of our friends that we work with. I have never seen clubs like the ones in Greece, over 1,000 people, on the beach, 70’s disco music, open ’till 7 am, and the drink was free!!!!!!!!! The people there treated us really well. Betty Ford’s is looming in the distance. Although, I did swim for at least an hour a day, so that combats the drink a little, plus I gave up the cigarettes again.
Anyway here’s the important stuff. The gigs in Tel-Aviv, Athens and Thessaloniki were some of the best gigs we’ve done in ages. Everything just seemed to come together and we were all on form. The best thing was that in Athens the gig was down by the Harbour and there was a big road that was about 80 feet above the stage, so during the concert there was about 2,000 people watching us from the road for FREE!!! I love it. It’s great when stuff like that happens because unfortunately the promoter is the one in charge of the ticket prices, so it was great to see all these people who maybe couldn’t afford tickets, watching “The ‘Berries” for nothing. We also did two Festivals in Germany and to be honest they were a lot better than I expected. A festival is always different from your own show because 1st of all it’s not your gig, so not everyone in the audience is there to see you, which takes the pressure off, but on the other hand you have a whole new bunch of people that hopefully you can introduce “The Cranberries” music to. So it’s always a challenge, and a challenge is always good. I was talking to some of the lads from “Therapy” for a while. I had met them a few times before and they are really nice. I also saw the guys from “Gomez” there too but I was too embarrassed to say anything to them. I’m a bit of a fan of there stuff. Tonight at the Belfort Festival “Macy Gray” is playing so I hope to see her as I like some of her songs, but we have interviews so we’ll see.
Well I’d better go,
See you soon,
I didn’t get time to put this up last night but you are going to be happy about that ’cause, before we played “Animal Instinct” last night Dolores told the audience (in French) “I wrote this song after having my first baby, I’m now due my second”. Woo-Hoo!! Isn’t it amazing? She is almost 12 weeks pregnant and she is still rockin’ out!
The gig was great by the way, there was about 25 thousand people!! It’s a feeling like no other watching that many people go crazy in front of you!
I finally bought a digital camera so the photos will be coming very soon.
Source: The Cranberries Official International Homepage