Author Topic: Post Show Banter >>>>  (Read 479452 times)

dyecraig

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Re: Post Show Banter >>>>
« Reply #3240 on: September 17, 2018, 08:44:30 am »
Paul Simon was wonderful at Capital One on Friday night.  It delivered every element people might desire in a Paul Simon farewell-tour gig, I thought.  Paul was personable and energetic and brought along an excellent, sprawling band.  He played the big hits (sans "Mrs. Robinson") and a few cool deeper cuts (loved "Can't Run But" in its string-heavy new-album arrangement).

Van Morrison at Jiffy Lube Live...a bit more complex.  He sounded amazing, I thought, but obviously Van is not one for fan service in terms of either the set list or stage banter.  And the people around me (in section 304) seemed miserable, only springing to partial life for "Moondance," "Brown Eyed Girl," and "Gloria."  And many complained the entire damn time re:  the (admittedly ornery) decision to not utilize the jumbo screens.  I wish I sat closer and was able to lose myself a bit more in the show.  But I love, love, love Van Morrison, and he definitely delivered a stirring performance.

thanks for sharing all that.
did van have any merch?

Yada

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« Reply #3241 on: September 17, 2018, 09:54:40 am »
Paul Simon was wonderful at Capital One on Friday night.  It delivered every element people might desire in a Paul Simon farewell-tour gig, I thought.  Paul was personable and energetic and brought along an excellent, sprawling band.  He played the big hits (sans "Mrs. Robinson") and a few cool deeper cuts (loved "Can't Run But" in its string-heavy new-album arrangement).

Van Morrison at Jiffy Lube Live...a bit more complex.  He sounded amazing, I thought, but obviously Van is not one for fan service in terms of either the set list or stage banter.  And the people around me (in section 304) seemed miserable, only springing to partial life for "Moondance," "Brown Eyed Girl," and "Gloria."  And many complained the entire damn time re:  the (admittedly ornery) decision to not utilize the jumbo screens.  I wish I sat closer and was able to lose myself a bit more in the show.  But I love, love, love Van Morrison, and he definitely delivered a stirring performance.

thanks for sharing all that.
did van have any merch?

I also caught both shows and agree with your post show banter. Both lived up to and exceeded expectations. We had 6th row seats for Paul Simon and 6th row* for Van, so we didn't have to worry about not seeing grumpy Van up close and personal. Incredible show, but that guy is one bitter old bastard, a stark contrast to the grateful, loving, Mr. Paul Simon.

*A combined total of nearly $1,100 in ticket prices** for less than $350 thanks to working the system.

**MSRP

Re: Post Show Banter >>>>
« Reply #3242 on: September 17, 2018, 10:18:02 am »
Paul Simon + Van Morrison

I also caught both shows and agree with your post show banter. Both lived up to and exceeded expectations. We had 6th row seats for Paul Simon and 6th row* for Van, so we didn't have to worry about not seeing grumpy Van up close and personal. Incredible show, but that guy is one bitter old bastard, a stark contrast to the grateful, loving, Mr. Paul Simon.

*A combined total of nearly $1,100 in ticket prices** for less than $350 thanks to working the system.

**MSRP
Oh snap...the force is strong on this one...I really should have tried to get to Paul Simon :(
wasn't willing to drop $75 for shitty seats
LAMF

K8teebug

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Re: Post Show Banter >>>>
« Reply #3243 on: September 18, 2018, 10:53:44 am »
Saw Paul Simon with Bob Dylan at Nissan back in 1996 (?) and still one of the best shows ever.

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Re: Post Show Banter >>>>
« Reply #3244 on: September 18, 2018, 11:33:13 am »
I'm sad that more people didn't attend MC50, though in the end it was a healthy turnout, but not as robust as it deserved. That being said, what a band. Wayne Kramer didn't disappoint, and I thought everyone else was phenomenal. So happy for Brendan Canty, who got a hero's welcome from the audience during band introductions. All in all, I just loved the show and I love the guys...really lovely, decent, smart people. Bombay, great to see you as always and I'll see you on Saturday!
I saw MC50 play down here in Raleigh at Hopscotch....my third time seeing him.  Would have preferred it in a club setting but dude is a national treasure....Setlist here was Kick out the jams front to back then I Can Only Give you Everything followed by Looking at You....

I've lived in Raleigh for 4 years now and this was my first time doing the full Hopscotch thing.  Lineup was not amazing this year but fuck Raleigh is such a GREAT little town for this sort of thing with so many good venues within short walking distance of each other.  It really is a perfect spot for a festival of this type.  All the local clubs have free shows during the day, then the wristbands start at about 5:30 in the evening and last sets of the night are around 12:30.  Highly recommended for anyone that wants to have a great weekend of music in an awesome town.  I love my little city.