Bluephoria... again

posted by Jeff | Thursday, November 16, 2006, 11:24 PM | comments: 4

For the Columbus show, we were in the opposite place in the arena. The arena is somewhat smaller (especially the floor seating), but it was a sold-out crowd. Nationwide is a nice place and I can see why people dig the hockey there. We were in the upper bowl this time, so while we could fully see Tracy and Peter this time without lights in the way, the main screen was somewhat obstructed by the rig. No worries.

Tracy got her wish (see tour journal) with the band out in front of the curtain now. Peter Moore joined her for backing vocals on several songs. She did an entirely different set this time, other than ending on "Mother Mother." It was neat to hear her do new songs, but I have to say I was really hoping to hear her do "Shine" again. I'd love to see her tour solo.

The show itself was, naturally, roughly the same. They've tweaked some of the arrangements for the better, and I think our seats made the big drum sound significantly louder. "One Of These Days" was particularly more impressive. "Persona" seemed slower while they seemed to have raced through "Baba O'Riley."

The crowd seemed to get the humor more this time, but the floor was not as willing to execute Rock Concert Movement #3 as much as they did in Cleveland. Naturally I did, but that's because I consumed a lot of beer during and before the show (and executed Rock Concert Movement #77, "Going on a piss and beer run," at precisely the right times to minimize missing anything).

So I've decided that if I'm gonna buy tickets to go see the show in Dayton with Gonch, we're getting the front couple of rows in the presale. I want a drum stick or the marshmallow thing or something!

I'm really surprised that it doesn't get any less entertaining seeing them more than once. I figured since there are no surprises I'd like it less, but dammit, it's a good time anyway you look at it.

And every show, there are 15,000+ new Tracy Bonham fans. Always a plus.


Neuski, November 17, 2006, 4:35 AM #

If you buy tickets for one more Ohio destination after Dayton I can't help but label you as a stalker.

GregLeg, November 17, 2006, 1:50 PM #

I think "groupie" is the generally accepted term for "band stalker".

Jeff, November 17, 2006, 2:50 PM #

Yeah, but, for the record, Tracy is the only one I'd find attractive. She's not so... smurfy...

Neuski, November 17, 2006, 6:47 PM #

Groupies don't book tickets in Orlando for an opening date. ;)

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