themez5 October 2012 at 3:12amPosts: 27 (0 today)Status: offline
I have to admit I'm a dinosaur and not into facebook. Is it true PG is asking for suggestions for set list changes for his remaining shows?!! If so Peter here's my suggestions for the VA show
Some I totally admit are not practical but being a rhythm drum freak I just had to included them others are strong possiblilities...maybe? Fourteen Black Paintings, A Different Drum, Sky Blue, The Rhythm of the Heat, Games without Frontiers, Wallflower, Mother of Violence, Here Comes the Flood, Not One of Us, Downside Up or Signal to Noise.
Ela5 October 2012 at 1:52pmPosts: 1334 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes, it's true. They had asked for feedback regarding which songs to possibly add into the set list. I have heard that Games Without Frontiers and Humdrum were rehearsed back in Quebec when they were rehearsing prior to the shows. He added Humdrum to the set list starting in San Jose, so we're likely to hear that in Fairfax. Now, will he begin to play Games too? I hope SO! See you in Fairfax!
drem9145 October 2012 at 9:27pmPosts: 64 (0 today)Status: offline
We shall see what he does for the Hollywood Bowl tomorrow.
Humdrum was great in San Jose.
Does anyone know what song he dropped, if he did, to play Humdrum?
Ela5 October 2012 at 9:34pmPosts: 1334 (0 today)Status: offline
He dropped Washing of the Water to add Humdrum. Please update us on the Hollywood Bowl show. I will see him in Fairfax. Thanks.
themez6 October 2012 at 1:36amPosts: 27 (0 today)Status: offline
One of the band members I think it was David R, (keyboardist) was warming up a little with humdrum at the Philly sound check. If he sings Humdrum I would be totally fine with that.
themez6 October 2012 at 2:00amPosts: 27 (0 today)Status: offline
oops Sorry David Sanchez I believe. (Have to give credit where credit is due. The band is too awesome.)
THOM6 October 2012 at 9:39amPosts: 45 (1 today)Status: online
themez6 October 2012 at 2:04pmPosts: 27 (0 today)Status: offline
THOM - Yes, "Sancious" I absolutely stand corrected.
themez6 October 2012 at 2:10pmPosts: 27 (0 today)Status: offline
I totally admit I'm not a fully formed Lunatic yet. Gotta work on that!!
Pat Parker6 October 2012 at 2:54pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
No worries there, themes! We offer classes throughout the year on lunacy! Just after the tour is over we'll be starting them up again. Be sure to look for them and you'll be a total lunatic in no time! It'll be one of the few times of your life when you won't mind being called a "lunatic"
themez7 October 2012 at 5:20pmPosts: 27 (0 today)Status: offline
I classify fans as follows (with no disrespect, though #1 to #3 can get my teeth to cringe )
1) "WHAAT...I gambled enough to earn a ticket" - There's going to be a lot of those at the Connecticut show since its at a casino. All shows are plagued by this at the Mohegan Sun.
2) "WHAT... My husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend /partner is in to him.
3) "One hit wonders" When is he going to play "In your Eyes". -
4) Macro Lunatics - Absolutely love him but lack the finer details - thats me.
5) Micro Lunatics - Like fine wine tasting, know the sweeter subtleties .
I'll be sure to check out the lunatic courses.
Ela7 October 2012 at 6:32pmPosts: 1334 (0 today)Status: offline
I love your descriptions themez! I was at a couple of shows recently at Hard Rock-Seminole Casino in Hollywood, FL and for sure they give tickets to their gamblers that have no freakin' clue who they are going to see. I went to see The Musical Box on the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway tour, and all of these rows in front of me were loaded with people, but by a few songs in, I could see a bunch of them looking confused, and by halfway through the show, rows and rows of people exited. Not one or two people, many rows all at once. You could tell they had no idea what was going on, and didn't get it at all. The same thing happened at that location during Elvis Costello's show. Lots of elderly people, with walkers, etc...but part way through the show, they started leaving. I can't imagine someone buying a ticket, and then leaving like that. They must just have them given to them. I'm not a gambler, so who knows-I buy my tickets, and never leave early.
I was at Radio City for night 1 of PG's Scratch My Back-in the 3rd row. The couple behind me fit category 2 ( him ), and she was category 3. She kept saying loudly-when is he going to play Sledgehammer? Made me want to look back and say-get a freakin' clue. How is she in the 4th row center, and doesn't have a clue what this show is about? It happens...
themez7 October 2012 at 9:37pmPosts: 27 (0 today)Status: offline
Oh let me not forget ... 3 a ) Drunk or pain in the ass guy.
The guy in couple of rows front of me at the Philly show kept yelling "Bruce". I hated it . I like Bruce a lot but I'm much more a Gabriel fan then I'm Bruce. It felt so freaking disrespectful of PG. WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU YELL BRUCE AT A GABRIEL SHOW? Please forgive me if this is a sign of affection in Philly/Jersey and I'm not aware of that culture? ) I don't want any other artist getting the attention!!!
Ok done with my little hissy fit.
themez7 October 2012 at 10:09pmPosts: 27 (0 today)Status: offline
Laura - Same thing happened when I saw Musical Box last year. A lot of season ticket holders didn't know who they were, went to check them out, watched for a little while said yuck and left. Couldn't they give it to a real fan? I'm going to see Musical Box -Lamb again in November. I'll count the number who leave and protest hee...hee.
Pat Parker7 October 2012 at 10:17pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Themez -- I love your analysis and we'll probably touch on those same areas in our class . . . as it progresses . . . looks like you're already in the advanced class!
And Laura -- I agree with you also. It does always annoy me a bit to watch people in the audience (and I tend to do that a lot) and see that they're really not having a good time. It's okay to not like PG; it's okay to not know any songs other than Sledgehammer, really; it's okay to be willing to "try" the show with your boyfriend/girlfriend/boss/ but I think a person can at least "fake" their enthusiasm (this vision of the scene from when Harry met Sally comes to mind -- can you imagine that happening during the show!). Anyway, it's okay to be a novice concert-goer, I'm cool with all of that. However, I do not think it's cool to talk on the cell phone, chat about Christmas gifts, reminisce about the past, or criticize anyone who is getting into the show -- that is NOT cool and all of these people need to take a class in "How to behave in social settings." (We don't usually need to teach that here on the moon, so, they'd have to look elsewhere for that).
Re: BRUCE!!! Although I didn't hear it where I was, after the show, when I went to look for my "slamming man" friend so I could speak with him (yes, I really wanted to set him straight about how it's not cool to slam your body into someone elses just for the fuck of it), he high-tailed it out of there, nearly causing his girlfriend to trip and fall (she was a really cool lady, he, not so much a cool man). Anyway, he nearly ran away and while some of us were gathering our belongings, etc., a lady commented that her girlfriend was seeing Bruce in NJ/NY (not sure where). I told her that PG was my Boss, never Bruce. That's is probably what the BRUCE thing was about, but I agree, it's rude.
As you might suspect, Bruce is a really, really popular guy in Philly (and NY and NJ) and he's lots of folks' hero, much like PG is for me. Many, many of my good friends are Bruce fans and we like to give each a hard time about our "bosses" They know that I know who is the better of the two , so we don't argue it much.
At least if people would start chanting Peter's name . . . Peter! Peter! Peter! he'd hear it as such. Imagine hearing Bruce called as a crowd roar . . . it truly sounds as if they are saying, "Boooos! Boooos! which sounds like they don't like him.
Okay, enough for now. I have to prepare a few lessons in lunacy for the next class!
Pat Parker7 October 2012 at 10:30pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
One other story here . . . not specifcally PG, but about people and their cell phones.
A few years ago, I bought tix to see CSN at Wells Fargo in Philly (same venue as PG's). I actually screwed up when buying the tickets and bought myself center floor seats in @ the same area as I was for PG -- I do not buy floor seats for shows, as they really aren't the best seats for a show. Better seats are usually off the floor a bit so you can take in the whole thing. Anyway, I realized it too late (when I saw the charge on my credit card) that I had floor seats for the show. CSN are good, but never floor seat worthy to me.
So, the night of the show, my best friend and I were there and the usual stuff began to happen -- people arriving late, chatting, etc., and I don't have a problem asking people to be quiet -- I can be polite and ask them politely and it usually works. At @ the 3rd-4th song in, they did a "new" song -- oh brother, we all know what that means? -- time to chat, time to get up and go to the restroom, time to yell out for one of your friends sitting up in the rafters.
Well, the man behind me decided to make a phone call -- I didn't notice until I heard him saying, "Hey! How are you doing? Yeah, I'm at the show, can you hear it??" Well, obviously the man could hear it because believe it or not, the show's acoustics are meant to be loud and your voice talking over it is more than annoying!
So, I turned around (just when I heard him begin the phone call) -- I gave him the eye -- he didn't catch it. He continued talking loudly and I turned my entire body around in the chair and I STARED him down! He looked up at me and sheepishly said, "Sorry, I gotta go." Damn right, you do! Funny, how I didn't even have to say a word but he got the point.
I worked a U2 concert at Wells Fargo and Bono took the phone from a fan and chatted with the person for a few seconds! It was good for a laugh. (Bono doesn't impress me, so I won't say more than that).
themez7 October 2012 at 10:57pmPosts: 27 (0 today)Status: offline
Pat - I think I'm learning from a Lunatic master!!! Thank u PG Sensei !!
It so nice chatting with someone that likes Gabriel more the Bruce. (even though I do like him a lot and I love U2 as well) But I'm sorry...PG has more interesting lyrics, rhythms and feel then Bono and Bruce. PG's music far out passes them rhythmically. His stuff is just more interesting to me. Not to mention on a purely gut and emotional level I relate to PG's music more.
Sorry with my diatribe and being off topic. I'm sure this forum is full of like
mined conversations which I can participate in after this current tour stuff is out of my bones Still learning
themez7 October 2012 at 11:30pmPosts: 27 (0 today)Status: offline
I think PG heard the Bruce yeller. His facial expression kind of said as much. It did sound like boo even though I think Gabriel is probably familiar with the Bruce cackle.
IndigoKat12 October 2012 at 6:22amPosts: 35 (0 today)Status: offline
At the Hollywood Bowl show, some drunk guy behind me kept yelling "Manuuuuuuuuuu!" It was funny the first couple of times, and then it got annoying. I doubt the band heard it, though. After a few songs, he either passed out or got the hint that he needed to shut up. It'll be interesting to see if I can hear him on the Encore recording.
Ela12 October 2012 at 2:14pmPosts: 1334 (0 today)Status: offline
I was at a Gotye concert last weekend. He was really great, by the way...About half way through the concert, Gotye said the next few songs are slower songs, I hope you enjoy them. After one of the slower songs, there was a quiet before the next song started, and this guy 2 rows behind me yells "play something we all know!" In other words play 'Somebody That I Used to Know'. Right behind me was a girl that knew every song Gotye sang, and she stood and swayed and danced through the whole show watching him adoringly. So when the guy behind her yells that, she said loudly "try listening to his albums, jerk!" Then this huge, bald guy with tattoos all over and piercings walks over to the jerk guy and threatens to smash his face in if the guy doesn't keep his mouth shut. Okay, all of this going on, during these gorgeous ballads. I don't know what is wrong with people? In the end, the girlfriend of the tattooed guy got involved to diffuse the anger, the jerk shut up, and the dreamy-eyed girl was allowed to continue her swooning and singing. And security was keeping a watchful eye on our section!
I'll cross my fingers for a fantastic audience in Fairfax! I know PG and the band will give their best, now I just hope the audience can adore him in a respectful but fun way. I'm pretty sure he wants us to sing, dance and sometimes yell out to him and the band members. Everything in moderation!