Having read and viewed all the posted reviews and photos here on TR Connection, it was still a thrill to see my first Abbey Road show in my home town of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Last time was the "With a Twist" show at the Cabooze Bar in the dead of winter, wearing a sarong. No more winter shows for me!
Tonight was an absolutely gorgeous Minnesota Summer evening, perfect weather for an outdoor concert on the State Capitol lawn. With a Pepsi in one hand and roasted corn on the cob in the other, I headed toward the KQ92 main stage, wondering who I'd run into. Having worn my shocking pink "TIME TO GET STOOPID" t-shirt it wasn't hard for my friends to spot me! Hey there to Janet, Mike, Kate, Bill, Brad, Matt, Jody, Tim, Cathe, Billy, Scott, Larry, Rene, Kelly and Jill, who all made room for me up front. Somebody added some rum to my Pepsi, thank you.
Cutting to the chase, here are the set lists:
1st SET: Magical Mystery Tour Open My Eyes Eye in the Sky Crazy on You My Wife Hello It's Me Don't Answer Me You're the Biggest Part of Me That's How Much I Feel Bang on the Drum Dreamboat Annie Games People Play Barracuda My Generation
2nd SET: Back in the USSR Lady Madonna I'm Down Fool on the Hill TR: "It's a hotbed of flautism here!" While My Guitar Gently Weeps TR on SG Here Comes the Sun featuring "GodSmack Townsend" Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds David Pack HEY, You've Got to Hide Your Love Away Todd, solo Maybe I'm Amazed Ann Wilson Rain Todd Blackbird Alan, solo TR: "35 yrs of lessons, and YOU can play Blackbird, too!" Me and My Monkey Revolution Day Tripper Ticket to Ride I Wanna Hold Your Hand Hey Jude Ann Wilson
ENCORE: Birthday Golden Slumbers/ Carry that Weight/ The End
Todd's fitted black top with silver "REPLICANT" printed down the left side, dancing around in circles as the "fool", and tripping around during Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
Alan Parsons' ruffled shirt.
Those extraordinary "backup" musicians. Who ARE they?
Ann and Alan on flute and flutiphone.
Enthusiastic audience sing-along.
Todd flinging his leis into the crowd at the end.
Meeting Alan Parsons and John Entwistle!
Todd inquisitively staring at my t-shirt, so I had him sign it.
Todd, Alan and John watching the fireworks while signing autographs!