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MurfAtHome16 June 2011 at 10:03pmPosts: 37 (0 today)Status: offline
Was hoping there were some Forum members that live in the Dallas area and who attended the show last night, but since we've yet to see any reviews of last night's show here, this will have to do:
I can say that after reading the reviews from the CA shows and for Red Rocks, that they're at least consistent and that translates to Peter and the orchestra giving an even and balanced performance.
At least there were no cries for Supper's Ready or Carpet Crawlers (I'm an early Genesis fan so I'd actually love to see the orchestral treatment of the early works) or worse, **gasp** Stairway to Heaven or Free Bird. Roll on New Blood!
Soul Reader17 June 2011Posts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
I was at last nights show (my review will be up by tomorrow) and the person who wrote this review was apparently tone deaf and taking dismal pills. While the audience was very un-reactive for the first half of the show, they finally came awake during the second half and stayed lively until the very end. I lucked out and had to put up with being mere inches away from Peter when I walked to the stage (sarcasim folks). With some other beautiful women around me, we were in for a treat when Peter decided to come over and "ham" it up for us! Thank you Peter and the wonderful New Blood team for a brilliant night!
cto00717 June 2011 at 2:34amPosts: 5 (0 today)Status: offline
Ok, MurfAtHome, you effectively guilted me into a mini description of my Dallas show experience.
Well played, good sir
A few random highlights that stuck in my mind:
- Best highlight was getting to see pg soundcheck Father/Son while he coincidentally held his youngest son Luc (maybe 3 or 4 yrs old?). Very surreal moment and moving nonetheless. In fact, he held him the whole soundcheck, his voice sounding amazing whilst just winging it
- His new interpretation of "Intruder" was particularly theatrical and quite sinister with whispered delivery and provocative pantomiming - scaring the hell out of some of the unassuming stage right audience wondering when he'd play that love song from when "John Cusack balanced that boombox on his head". I dig creepy pg. Provided for some nice fan service and mixed up the set list.
- We were unsuccessful at keeping the Biko chant/crowd participation alive after the song ended (of my 8 times seeing him over the decades, this was a first)
- Lots of teary eyes during Father/Son (first night to perform it for this tour - the video screens are touching - plus, I didn't know his dad was 99!)
For those interested in insights into my VIP experience, please see my other post in the VIP thread
cto00717 June 2011 at 2:40amPosts: 5 (0 today)Status: offline