Hi all, thought I would chime in even though the most recent post was an hour and a half ago. Kim and I just got back from the show and wow was it great. Sure the first set was not exactly on fire, but when you're there it's all good. We had the best seats ever. Row A directly behind the orchestra pit and dead center, right in front of Bobby. Had seats 2 & 3 and on the aisle we met our new friend Craig who is very laid back and cool. As many folks commented the Palace is an absolute gem of a venue, very ornate with great acoustics.
For me the highlights tonight were Shakedown, Most of the Time, Tomorrow Never Knows and Black Muddy River. Tomorrow Never Knows was amazing, Kimock was on fire and it was a trippy, magical ride. Loved it!
The only thing that marred an otherwise grate show was the behavior of some of the audience members. I guess I'm just gettin' old, but talkers and seat surfers can put such a damper on things. There were about 5 Chatty Cathys behind us going nonstop the whole show, and 2 dudes in the pit about 2 rows up that were yapping away at the top of their lungs having a complete conversation. Thankfully the guy sitting next to Kim, who was a bout 6'5' and 300 lbs., stepped in and persuaded them to S.T.F.U. Geez, what's with people? Then of course the ever-present seat surfers who think you won't mind at all if they just casually stand directly in front of you. I decided before going in that no one was going to encroach on our real estate, and had to draw the line several times.
Sorry to ramble on but all of this is still very fresh in my mind and I wanted to vent as well as rave about the fab show. We are going to the historic Ryman in Nashville on Saturday and hoping for another stellar performance. Maybe the talkers and the seat surfers will skip this one, but I doubt it.