State Theater, New Brunswick NJ

Review by Julie O'Brien (Switch to

We started out the evening with a pre-show fan gathering at the Harvest Moon. John and I hooked up with Shelle, Mighty Quinn, Baghead Person Bill, Tizme Susan, TRthing Diane, and Fitbiz Doreen for some dinner and drinks. It was alot of fun hanging out with everyone and talking about previous tours and shows we've seen.

Having been to the Baltimore show last weekend where there was alot of bar chatter, it was wonderful to be able to embrace this performance in the beautiful State Theater. Ethel, Joe and Todd were all great, however in speaking to some fans that were at both the Philly and NJ shows, the majority felt that Todd's performance was better in Philly. This show was indeed video recorded for future dvd release. Todd wearing his goldish colorful jacket, told us he bought new shoes for the occasion.

Joe Jackson:
Steppin Out
Awkward Age
Take it Like a Man
Different for Girls
The Obvious Song
Love at First Light
Be My Number Two
Citizen Sane
Is She Really Going Out With Him

Todd: Love of the Common Man I Don't Want to Tie You Down Lysistrada Tiny Demons

Song of the Viking -

started twice, then aborted "this is where the walls of creativity can be crashed against the shoals of sloppiness" " I shouldn't have started with this one"
Free Male and 21
Hello It's Me (sweet)

Bang on the Drum all Day -

typical bang uke with added chant of "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Sherry Baby"
Black and White
Afterlife (beautiful)
The Wheel (awesome)

Joe/Ethel: Other Me

Todd/Ethel: Pretending to Care (just dreamy, where's the tissues)

Todd/Joe/Ethel: While My Guitar Gently Weeps Black Maria

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