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PostPosted: Mon October 16th, 2017, 07:52 GMT 
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Looking good - All of them (especially Bob!!)

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PostPosted: Mon October 16th, 2017, 15:22 GMT 

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Amos wrote:
to the grave wrote:
Just made it back home from the very quick trip to Vegas to catch this show. Like most Vegas hotels, the Cosmopolitan was somewhat tricky to figure out. We did arrive at the box office to pick up our "will call only" tickets a little after 7:30. The line, however, was fairly long and would only get worse as time passed. The venue workers were clearly frustrated at how many people were in this line, at one point even asking out loud, "why do so many of you have will call only tickets?" This certainly seems to suggest that Bob's people are the ones who make this determination, but who knows...

By the time we got our tickets and went up the elevator to the actual theater and then worked through security with metal detectors (not sure if any of this was put in place after the mass shooting a couple of weeks ago or if it is standard procedure), there was another long line (200 people or more) just trying to get inside. But Bob was ready to go, so we unfortunately had to be some of those people still getting into their seats during the first verse of THC.

With all of that behind us, I have to say that this was my favorite Bob show for many years. With the exception of the Sinatra songs (I know they have their own charm, and I can sometimes appreciate that, but they really do zap the energy), things were so much more alive and exciting. I'm sure that I'm wrong about this, but there have been shows over the last many years (at least back to the Duke days) at which I wasn't sure George ever played anything other than brushes. Last night, he seemed much more forceful (not just in using sticks but in his style, which seemed liberated); his solo was great, and it was just one example of the band getting to be more explicitly in the spotlight again. I thought back to those days with Larry and Charlie trading solos circa 2002.

I really enjoyed IAMB; the arrangement reminded me of Riviera (Chicago) 2004; it was not quite as spooky as that earlier show, but it was one of the highlights for me. As others have noted, TUIB and TTGTH had really wild arrangements that didn't always seem to work, although that might just be because of our familiarity with earlier versions; once I could get in the flow of things, I came to really enjoy the new style, and I always appreciate Bob's effort when he wants to rework things.

Also as others have mentioned, the new arrangements for HWM and TOTM were a blast, especially the latter. I would have never predicted that TOTM would be a highlight for me, but it was absolutely exhilarating. This was my first chance to hear the new Summer Days live, and I loved it. After those Larry/Charlie days, the song always felt like a letdown....until now. It was fresh and really fun. And I don't think that I will ever be anything but euphoric to hear Desolation Row, so that was another big highlight.

With all of the craziness to start the evening, I had to roll the dice on getting a poster at the end of the show. And given my luck, they sold out and were trying to sell posters from the California show the night before (good thing I didn't take my misfortune to the casino floors). So now I will have to turn to ebay to try to get the poster from last night (along with the 8 other shows at which I did not secure a poster).

I can't wait to see how things progress by the time I go to the Ames show. For that concert, my seats are 12 rows back (thank you, Ticketmaster), but I'll at least be able to see the band and Bob better (up front on the piano side last night, so I couldn't see Bob for most of the Sinatra tunes, and I also couldn't watch Charlie very well). I hope everyone else enjoys the shows this tour as much as I enjoyed last night.....grave


Did people stand and dance? I hope?


No


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PostPosted: Mon October 16th, 2017, 15:25 GMT 

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dan-cre wrote:
Was LAWY really the Main set finisher?


Yes


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PostPosted: Mon October 16th, 2017, 15:33 GMT 

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People did at least stand for the encore, which hasn't always been the case over the last few years. These days, I feel like that's a victory....grave


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PostPosted: Mon October 16th, 2017, 19:10 GMT 

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lovethatcountrypie wrote:
dan-cre wrote:
Was LAWY really the Main set finisher?


Yes


This is great news, ending the show on a slow cover song just never felt right. LAWY is the perfect closer.


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PostPosted: Wed October 18th, 2017, 06:02 GMT 

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I understand that Bob does what he wants and doesn't follow normal social mores, such as not immediately responding to the Nobel Prize committee last year. He is not big on receiving awards though his Oscar was on stage down front on Saturday. However, I thought it was in bad taste for him not to acknowledge the recent 10/1 shooting and lives lost at his 10/14 concert in Las Vegas. This horrific event happened at a music concert yet people came out to see Bob only a few days later. This small human kindness would have made the audience, who were largely Las Vegans, feel a bit better after our awful week. Bob may be the greatest living American songwriter, but he did not act like a mensch that night.


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PostPosted: Fri October 20th, 2017, 21:52 GMT 
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WHERE IS THE ONE? -- That's a new one. At least for those not into Sinatra's scene.

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PostPosted: Fri October 20th, 2017, 22:30 GMT 
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Peggy Day wrote:
WHERE IS THE ONE? -- That's a new one. At least for those not into Sinatra's scene.


Can't really see it or hear anything new in the Sinatra department over here.

1. Things Have Changed
2. It Ain't Me, Babe
3. Highway 61 Revisited
4. -american standard 1-
5. Summer Days
6. -american standard 2-
7. Tryin' To Get To Heaven
8. Honest With Me
9. -american standard 3-
10. Pay In Blood
11. -american standard 4-
12. Tangled Up In Blue
13. Early Roman Kings
14. Soon After Midnight
15. Desolation Row
16. Thunder On The Mountain
17. -american standard 5-
18. Long And Wasted Years

(encore)
19. Blowin' In The Wind
20. Ballad Of A Thin Man


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PostPosted: Wed October 25th, 2017, 18:52 GMT 
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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Peggy Day wrote:
WHERE IS THE ONE? -- That's a new one. At least for those not into Sinatra's scene.


Can't really see it or hear anything new in the Sinatra department over here.


Oops! Thanks for the correction. NOT from the Vegas set list but Funner, Ca. Oct. 13.

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Sometimes you can't give it away " -------- (especially when it's inaccurate! LOL)
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