That’s how I felt at the end of Richard D Hall’s live show. Just wow.
Those unfamiliar with Richard’s work should get yourself over to his site. It’s all there. That’s the great thing about Richard – he is in the ‘business’ of sharing information…for free. Don’t make the mistake of thinking ‘Oh, he just wants my £’. Of course, £ is always welcome in life! But Richard puts everything onto his site for free. I like to pay for things from him to show my support. Some people do that for the Daily Mail, or Primark…I spend my £ on high quality research and information.
Anyway – yes. I’ve been following Richard’s work since 2011, and first saw him live earlier this year in Hastings. As soon as his next tour was announced, I decided to go for the Margate event. Despite living in Brighton for my entire life, I rarely get to visit other seaside towns. Margate seems great, by the way –sunbleached and sunny.
I got to Margate at about noon – WAY too early for the 2pm start, so I wandered into the town to get a cold drink and some cash for Richard’s merch stand. The town was busy and bubbly, a Soul Music event was taking place, so everyone seemed quite chirpy.
I got to the hotel just before two, then settled into the front row. I reckon, as a lone female, I might as well take the best seat in the house! I don’t think that theory went down too well with a large group, but there wasn’t allocated seating, so nurr!
Richard’s show was introduced by a local Paranormal Events Team – good on them, I say. If not for them, I don’t think Richard would have made the trip down. Richard started his show with an hour and a half of fantastic information about all manner of things…I’m not going to give it all away – if you’re interested, go and see him live!
What I will say is, as usual, I disagreed with some of what he had to say. But I liked to hear him say it. I think Richard would approve of that; after all, we should have our own minds, not be spoonfed information by any one source (including from the mainstream or alternative media).
The first half of the show whizzed by – and blimey, during the break, Richard was deluged by audience members! Poor fella! I bet he just wanted to have a breather and some space, but like a true gentleman he stuck around for snaps, answered questions and carried on working throughout the 30 minute intermission. As an ex-performer, I can sympathise with this…he wants to be polite, but should probably put his own needs first. Perhaps in future events he can be whisked off to a private space for a little while – only if he wants to, of course! The choice is his, but it would be good if he could have that option.
The second part of the show was just as fascinating, I always learn something new from Richard. I found myself more agreeable with the information he presented in the second half. I say information on purpose – he doesn’t present theories. Just evidence based information. He does the hard work and passes it on. I’m grateful for that. Anyway, at the end a few of us stuck around to ask questions. Between the end of the show and his Q&A Richard stayed with us all, getting his photo taken and chatting with guests. He must have been exhausted – but part of me hopes that he and his team went for an end of show boogie at the Soul Weekender (ft Norman Jay!). Ha.
Anyway – it was a fantastic show, as I have come to expect from Richard. Thank you Mr Hall – until the next time!