This is my first contribution to the TR Connection, so here goes - last night's show began at 7:40 P.M. It started off with a rousing rendition of " A Hard Day's Night", followed by "Day Tripper". Todd was lead-off man for solo spotlights. He began with "Rain", followed by "Open My Eyes" and his old stand-by "Hello, It's Me". Next up was Mark Farner with "Taxman", "Bad Time (To Be In Love)" and a really great sounding "I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home". Then it was Christopher Cross singing " For No One", "Sailing" and "Ride Like the Wind". Alan Parsons started with a " thank you to Michael Jordan" for giving "Eye in the Sky" nationwide recognition when he was with the Chicago Bulls ( at which point I was jumping up and down for joy, having lived in Chicago most of my happy life!) He also sang "And I Love Her", followed by "Game People Play" - great song! Last but not least was Jack Bruce, who got the crowd on their feet with"Sunshine of your Love"; "Eleanor Rigby" and "White Room" were also happily received. The first part of the show closed with everyone playing "Back in the USSR". A short intermission allowed me time to catch up with Michelle, a quick hug, then back to my seat. The second half began with the dueling guitarists on stools, all Beatles.
Things We Said Today
If I Fell
I've Just Seen A Face - TR
Here There and Everywhere
At some point during these songs there was a reminder of the loss of their fellow bandmate and bass player extraodinaire, John Entwhistle - and "My Generation" - TR
You've Got to Hide your Love Away - TR
Here Comes the Sun - Godfrey Townsend
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - TR
We Can Work It Out
I Should Have Known Better - (I'm going to give them a copy of the lyrics tonight!)
Eight Days a Week
I Feel Fine - (Time to consult the songbook for the words again)
Ticket to Ride
I Want To Hold Your Hand - what a great surprise! -TR
Carry That Weight/ Carry That Weight/The End
Would you believe that I forgot to write it down?
I'll try to add to this later, but, I can tell you this much - if you love Todd and the Beatles as much as I do (and THAT'S A LOT) DON'T MISS THIS SHOW. Todd was, and will be for all intents and purposes, the master of ceremony and always worth more than the price of admission. I'd like to go on waxing enthusiastic, but I've got to get ready for tonight's show at the Concord Pavilion! Talk to ya later.
Patti Stanton - Berkeley, CA. ( formerly of Chicago, IL. & Portland, OR.)