First set (8:03-9:05)
Let's Go Together
Sketches of China
Teaching The Computers To Dream
Miracles (with bloody awful feedback buzz - the sound was iffy
set (start 9:30)
Alexander the Medium
Count On me
I'm A Dreamer
Young Girl Sunday Blues
She has Funny Cars
Coming back to Me
Somebody To love
a much more sophisticated venue - all seater, but quite intimate.
There was no support, and the band were scheduled to do an
opening set of the more gentle, love songs with a longer set
after an intermission, of the rockier numbers.
They walked into a set plagued with sound problems, and the
band were somewhat stifled by the close proximity of the audience
who, glued into their seats, were unable to show their appreciation
with other than polite applause between numbers. A great contrast
from the uninhibited atmosphere of the night before.
The lighting was low, and not very imaginative. An inauspicious
start to the evening's proceedings. I don't have a list of
this set to hand, I'll update you later in the week.
After the interval, the sound problems resolved, the band
came on with renewed vigour and were much more together in
the second half. Marty invited people down onto the small
dance area at the front of the auditorium for the closing
numbers and the evening finally took on a semblance of the
more spirited proceedings of the night before.
Some numbers I do recollect (in no particular order) were:
'The Fat Angel' (lengthy introduction from Paul about how
the number came to be written), 'Teaching the Computers To
Dream' (one of the few highlights of the first set), 'Silver
Spoon' (again, Diana turning in an awesome performance of
this song from Sunfighter), 'Coming Back To Me' introduced
by Marty as 'the result of a st-r-aaa-n-ge evening', 'Ballad
Of You And Me And Pooneil' with, as last night, frenzied jamming
featuring Slicky and Prairie Prince.
The next day, the band are off to Newcastle, another all-seater
which the Doc is going to sit out - going home to catch up
on some sleep - and I'll be rejoining the tour in a couple
Words - Doctor
Dark - 28th October 2002