yes, both of them were there.
Volare: sent you a PM. if you're gonna be at TC again today, let's meet up for flag picture.
Emily: John Graboff was the only one not there last night, but Chris was definitely in the house! a friend spotted Mark Karan before the show walking in the parking lot, so we thought he might be sitting in for a song or two. little did we know that he would be playing almost the entire show. i love Mark, so i was happy that he was in the mix. the only downside was that Tim Bluhm got much less stage time compared to the show on the 10th. Nicki Bluhm, however, got a few more songs on night #2 compared to night #1. they have a lot of people in this band, so it makes sense to rotate people on and off the stage throughout the show.
the setlist was awesome. if someone told me before the show that they would play "For What it's Worth", "8 Miles High", "Folsom Prison Blues", "Dazed and Confused" and "Whiter Shade of Pale" i'm not sure i would have believed it. but it was awesome! i'm a huuuuuuuuge Johnny Cash fan, so my brain pretty much exploded when they did "Folsom Prison Blues". and sandwiched in between a Viola? holy cow! the opening notes of "8 Miles High" were spectacular. Phil started off with a very loud and enthusiastic countdown... 1, 2, 3, 4 and they were off. i almost couldn't believe my ears... "8 Miles High" is one of my favorite Byrds songs. Tim nailed the vocals on "Whiter Shade of Pale", which had a very interesting placement in between the 2 verses of "Dark Star". when they went back into "Dark Star" he sang the 1st line of the 1st verse.. then he says directly into his mic "oops, we did that already". it was pretty funny. then he paused, regrouped and went into the 2nd verse and all was well again. i thought they did a great job with "Dazed and Confused" it didn't get way out there like Zeppelin used to do it, but it was pretty cool. and opening the show with Alligator > Caution.... wow! i thought Chris was gonna sing "Alligator", but when i saw Phil step to the mic i knew that wasn't gonna happen. Chris did sing "Caution", but the vocals were very improvised. it really wasn't your standard "Caution", and they didn't stretch it out... but it was very high energy and started things off with a big bang! oh yeah, i almost forgot about "Blowin' in the Wind"... probably my least favorite Dylan song, but Nicki did a great job singing it. on the whole, a great show last night. very, very different from the show on the 10th. a few people told me after the show that last night's set was intentionally all songs from the 1960s, and that tonight's setlist will be an all 1970s show. Sunday is supposed to be all songs from the 1980s. not sure if that's true or not, but we'll find out soon enough.