Ringo IN-concert at AC 2/14/99

Review by Lee McClellan (Switch to

We were there for the Sunday night Valentine's Day show and Dave Mullins' review of Saturday night pretty well described it. Just one difference, Gary Brooker did Conquistador by PH instead of A Salty Dog. This song sounded great after all these years. Todd's guitar playing sounded as good as ever. I'm Free (?) is 'I Feel Free', an old Cream song. This sounded great as Todd duplicates Clapton, even down to the Fool guitar. Jack Bruce can still play and sing. Simon Kirke did Shooting Star,All Right Now were very well done. Todd nailed the guitar solos.

Interestingly enough, the song Todd had the hardest time with was 'I Saw The Light', the middle lead.

Some observations:
- We didn't know we could get a room at the Taj until that Thursday, so our tickets were two rows from the back. We cannot remember the last time we saw Todd where we weren't 15 feet away. 25 feet tops. Even the last time we saw Ringo with Todd. We felt miles away and could just see a small Todd playing. The arena was huge and I estimate there were over 2200 people there. I guess what I'm saying is that the closeness of a "Todd" concert, IMHO, is totally lost in these large settings. I just didn't feel the same.

- One of the most inetersting things to watch are the people themselves. The age ranges were very wide, down to kids even. Lots of old hippies, I can tell you that ;-)

- The general lack of response from the crowd to some REAL good musicians playing some REAL good music. They just didn't move. It was the first time we saw 'Hammer In My Heart' live, with the crowd just sitting there. And not to just Todd, all of the musicians.

Anyway, Todd's only going to get better and hearing him play the electric again, with a wah wah no less, is well worth going to this concert. We had a lot of fun, even though we were miles away! - Lee

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2/14/1999 - Trump Taj Mahal - Atlantic City, NJ

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