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What is it about the approach of fall that makes me want to listen to nothing but Countig Crows?

There's no doubt that it's on its way, too, the house was chilly this morning and I pulled on my Be Dangerous S Factor sweatshirt on my way out the door. I want a nice long fall. Like til November it should be at least 60 degrees. That's not too much to ask for, right?

Btw, the Crows show last week was amazing. I think the Traveling Circus format is interesting, though I did miss the more traditional sets because I wanted to hear more Crows songs. Augustana is pretty good but not my favorite- although they played an amazing version of Boston with U2's Stuck in a Moment mashup in the middle. Good stuff.

Anyway, i wrote out most of the setlist, until my phone died anyway. It went as follows:

Laura Here goes...Best show I have seen yet. Audience was on their feet the whole night,and everyone seemed to love the circus. I was up front at fence and it was so cool to see everyone having the time of their lives. Emmy was there and she was very cool. Hung back alot and didn't hang on AD. Charlie and Dave's wives and kids were there standing with us and then later on stage. It was one big family. The setlist was great:
Mr. Jones
A Long December
Up All Night
Delta Lady (cover)
Round Here
All My Friends
Just Like A Woman (cover)
Why Should You Come When I Call
Rain King

The best part of the night was when someome gave me a ticket as they were leaving the pavilion towards the end, so I got to watch the end of the show from thr 6th row. I've never been that close before. It was incredible.

Why does the lj app have no spellcheck? I'm annoyed.

Time to pack for the weekend, go to bootcamp, then get ready for work. The next week is gonna be insane. I say bring it. :)

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helikedmyshoes: (tori + can't forget the things)
So I have now seen Tori 7 times in concert.

1. Radio City Music Hall, NYC, March 7, 2003
2. Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Rochester NY, August 17, 2003
3. The Bushnell, Harford CT, April 10, 2005
4. The Greek Theater, Los Angeles, September 17, 2005
5. The Auditorium Theater, Chicago, November 5, 2007
6. The Vic, Chicago, November 6, 2007
7. The Chicago Theater, Chicago, August 3, 2009

I wanted to compile a list of all the songs I've seen her do live. Just so I can have it. I've seen her perform a fair amount of her catalog. I say fair amount because the woman has over 200 songs.

1000 Oceans (1) [Chicago1]
59th Street Bridge Song (1) [Hartford]
A Sorta Fairytale (3) [NYC, Rochester, LA]
Abraham, Martin and John (1) [NYC]
After the Gold Rush (1) [Rochester]
Almost Rosey (1) [Chicago2]
Amber Waves (1) [Rochester]
Barons of Suburbia (1) [LA]
Beauty Queen (1) [Hartford]
The Beekeeper (2) [Hartford, LA]
Big Wheel (3) [Chicago1, Chicago2, Chicago3]
Black (1) [LA]
Bliss (2) [NYC, Chicago2]
Body and Soul (1) [Chicago1]
Bouncing Off Clouds (2) [Chicago2, Chicago3]
Cars and Guitars (2) [LA, Chicago3]
Carbon (3) [Rochester, Hartford, LA]
Caught a Lite Sneeze (1) [Chicago2]
China (1) [Chicago1]
Cloud on My Tongue (1) [Hartford]
Concertina (2) [NYC, Chicago1]
Code Red (2) [Chicago1, Chicago2]
Cooling (2) [LA, Chicago1]
Cornflake Girl (5) [NYC, Rochester, Chicago1, Chicago2, Chicago3]
Crucify (2) [NYC, Rochester]
Cruel (1) [Chicago2]
Curtain Call (1) [Chicago3]
Digital Ghost (1) [Chicago2]
Dragon (1) [Chicago1]
Fast Horse (1) [Chicago3]
Fat Slut (1) [Chicago2]
Father Lucifer (1) [NYC]
Girl (1) [Rochester]
Give (1) [Chicago3]
God (3) [NYC, Rochester, LA]
Happy Phantom (1) [Chicago2]
Hey Jupiter (3) [NYC, Chicago1, Chicago2]
Horses (2) [Rochester, Hartford]
Hotel (5) [NYC, Rochester, Chicago1, Chicago2, Chicago3]
I Can't See New York (2) [NYC, Rochester]
Iieee (1) [NYC]
Jackie's Strength (2) [NYC, Hartford]
Jamaica Inn (1) [LA]
Josephine (2) [Rochester, Chicago3]
Lady in Blue (1) [Chicago3]
Leather (3) [NYC, Hartford, Chicago3]
Little Amsterdam (1) [LA]
Little Earthquakes (2) [Rochester, LA]
Liquid Diamonds (1) [Chicago2]
Lust (2) [NYC, Rochester]
Mary (1) [Rochester]
Marys of the Sea (2) [Hartford, Chicago3]
Me and a Gun (with band) (1) [Chicago2]
Me and Bobby McGee (1) [Hartford]
Merman (1) [Hartford]
Mrs. Jesus (1) [Hartford]
Nights in White Satin (1) [LA]
Northern Lad (1) [Chicago3]
Original Sinsuality (2) [Hartford, LA]
Pancake (1) [NYC]
Pandora's Aquarium (1) [Chicago3]
Parasol (1) [Hartford]
Past the Mission (1) [NYC]
Playboy Mommy (1) [LA]
Police Me (1) [Chicago3]
Precious Things (4) [Rochester, Chicago1, Chicago2, Chicago3]
Raspberry Swirl (1) [Chicago1]
Ribbons Undone (1) [Hartford]
Running Up That Hill (1) [LA]
Secret Spell (1) [Chicago1]
She's Your Cocaine (1)
Silent All These Years (1) [Hartford]
Siren (1) [Rochester]
Spring Haze (1) [Hartford]
Smokey Joe (1) [Chicago2]
Strange (1) [Hartford]
Strong Black Vine (1) [Chicago3]
Sugar (1) [Chicago2]
Sweet the Sting (1) [Hartford]
Sweet Sangria (1) [NYC]
Talula (1) [Rochester]
Take to the Sky (4) [NYC, Rochester, Chicago1, Chicago3]
Taxi Ride (1) [NYC]
Tear in Your Hand (1) [Chicago1]
Teenage Hustling (1) [Chicago2]
That Guy (1) [Chicago3]
Toast (1) [LA]
Tombigbee (1) [Rochester]
Twinkle (1) [Hartford]
Waitress (1) [Chicago2]
Wampum Prayer (2) [NYC, Rochester]
Wednesday (2) [NYC, Rochester]
Winter (2) [LA, Chicago2]
Yes, Anastasia (1) [Rochester]
You Can Bring Your Dog (1) [Chicago1]
Your Cloud (2) [NYC, Chicago1]

Not bad, ehh? Okay, I think I'm finally down from the show high. Time for bed.
helikedmyshoes: (tori + king solomon's mines)
Set list for Tori's show tonight at the Chicago Theater:

Main Set

* Give
* Bouncing Off Clouds
* Cornflake Girl
* Curtain Call
* Hotel
* Josephine
* Pandora’s Aquarium
* Marys of the Sea
* Lady in Blue

Lizard Lounge

* Leather
* That Guy

band returns

* Northern Lad
* Cars and Guitars
* Fast Horse
* Precious Things
* Strong Black Vine


* Police Me
* Take To The Sky
* Big Wheel

YESYESYESYESYES! What a great show. She had so much energy, and she was really playful tonight. It could have had something to do with Market Days this weekend, which is a big fest in Boystown for all the gays to have an excuse to walk around with their shirts off and show off their rockin' bodies. She said it was a "boys' show" tonight, and it sure was with That Guy, Northern Lad, and Cars and Guitars. That Guy is one of my absolute favorites from the new album, and it was soooooooo awesome solo. It's such a "musical" song, as in could be part of a musical, which makes sense because she's been writing one for the last two years. She's even said that That Guy might make it into the show. Awesome. Love it. So happy to hear it tonight.

Give is such a hot song. Oh man. What a kickin' open. It's such a defiant in your face no apologies song, and you just want to move to it. Oh man, I can't wait to learn all kinds of new tricks in pole dancing class and then dance to that song. It's going to be HOT.

Bouncing Off Clouds is always fun, kept that high energy and shot us right into the sky. Lots of sky and water songs tonight. Add in the fire of Give, Precious Things, and Strong Black Vine, and the earth bridge she threw into Take to the Sky, and all the elements were represented tonight.

Cornflake Girl was great tonight, I've heard it at pretty much every show I've seen her do and it never gets old. Curtain Call was beautiful, I'm pretty indifferent about it on the album but it definitely comes into its own when played live. "By the time you're 35, you will have blown them all." It's wistful, almost, and just sad. I really liked it.

I had a feeling she would pull out Hotel since she messed it up both times she played it when she was in Chicago in '07. She kicked its ass tonight. I think Hotel is my favorite song to hear live, it is just so desperate in its need for faith and love and strength and understanding. It's that feeling you get when nothing has gone the way that you thought it would, when you realize you're alone and you're not quite sure how you ended up where you are. It's about wanting things from people that they just can't give you. It's about the way people change. It's about being gutted. And in the end, oh god the ending, when the music quiets and she wails, "Exit 75, I'm still alive, I'm still alive," and just repeats that like a mantra...I mean, who in their life hasn't been there, hasn't stood looking around them either at the wreckage or at something that's been rebuilt with blood and sweat and tears and been like, "goddammit, I'm still alive. I'M STILL ALIVE." I love it so, so much.

Josephine. Oh, Josephine. When I lived in LA, Josephine was one of three songs that I would listen to all the time, I called them the Trifecta, they just worked together so well. The other two were I Know by Fiona Apple and Konstantine by Something Corporate. I love the ghosts in Josephine, I love the way it bridges the gap between two planes of existence. I love it's quiet defeat (not tonight...). It is such a beautiful piece.

Pandora. PANDORA. Man. This song just kills me. Talk about being in the wreckage. It's such a sad song, about the quiet that comes after the catastrophe when you have to start to process and understand what happened so you can work through it. (stare but I can taste you're still alive below the waste.) It's about accepting, and sometimes you have to accept that you aren't going to be accepted. It was so beautiful, her voice just soared right up into the rafters.

Marys of the Sea was good, but probably one of the weakest parts of the show. It felt stiff and under-rehearsed.

Lady in Blue was GREAT. Such a sexy, smokey song. Very 1920s lounge. It's a stand out on the album, and it worked really well live.

Leather is always a treat, though I've heard it 3 times now.

That Guy I already mentioned, but it was so good I'll mention it again. The album version is very different, it has a more sardonic tone with the strings and the drums, more eye rolling, pretty much calling the guy out for being a guy and doing something stupid. The piano version is much more heartwrenching, standing back and watching this person you care about turn into someone you don't recognize and not being able to do anything about it. It was a lot sadder, but it worked really well.

Norther Lad tugged at the heart strings. (Girls you've got to know when it's time to turn the page.) Kinda the story of my life for the past couple of years.

Cars and Guitars sounds a lot better than it does on the Beekeeper, but it'll never be a favorite of mine. Still, it was playful and in keeping with the guy theme.

Fast Horse is a lot darker and sexier than the album version, and I really liked it. Watching that woman play four different instruments in one song, usually 2 at once, is just a sight to behold.

Precious Things...I mean, who doesn't love Precious Things. It's a song that still holds up after almost 20 years, and there is so much anger and frustration in it, I love it. Plus, any song that has the line, "So you can make me come, that doesn't make you Jesus," in it is always welcome in my book!!

Police Me was dark and sinister, but didn't really grab me. I'm not a huge fan of it on the album, either.

Take to the Sky is pretty much the motto of my life, so it's always fun to hear. I love that she added the I Feel the Earth Move bridge, I don't think she's played it that way since '05. It really adds something to the song. It's such an empowering song, I love it.

She ended with Big Wheel, which I really like. Usually she does 2 encores but we only got one tonight, probably because of the curfew at the theater. Jerks. Big Wheel is always fun, and I like that she ended the show on such a strong note. I do love the shows I've seen that ended with Hey Jupiter or Twinkle, but then you leave quietly. I was still pumped when it ended thanks to the thumping of Big Wheel.

Overall, a great show, she was totally on, rocking a gold dress, silver leggings, and AWESOME shoes. That's my girl. I just, I love her SO MUCH, she will never not be my favorite artist of all time, and every time I get to see her play live is such a treat and I really cherish those experiences. I am on such a high right now, I love it.

Oh T. Thank you for being such a strong, beautiful, warm light in my life. I adore you.
helikedmyshoes: (tori + pip + does not need civilizing)
On my way to see Tori Amos at the Chicago Theater. You guys can imagine how excited I am!!!! She always pulls out some goodies for us here in Chicago, I can't wait to see what's in store for tonight.


May. 28th, 2009 10:13 am
helikedmyshoes: (tori + shame cause i was alone)
Just got my ticket to see Tori August 3rd at the Chicago Theater! I think I actually got a great seat, the closest I've ever been besides the Vic which was standing room only. WOO!
helikedmyshoes: (tori + cheerleaders)
She played Me and a Gun.


And she had a knife.

And a gun.

That was probably the best night of my life.
helikedmyshoes: (tori + i want to kill this waitress)
Bitches, we got Raspberry Swirl.

Suck it.


That setlist was written for me. Seriously.


Aug. 14th, 2007 07:38 pm
helikedmyshoes: (misc + canoe)
I am trying not to think but it's inevitable, and I am trying not to wonder but my mind wanders, but mostly I am relaxed and content and that mountain air should be bottled and sold as the cure for what ails you because it truly is wonderful. I bought a pair of red Pumas yesterday and everyone has remarked that I should click my heels three times and I laugh and say there's no need, I'm already here.

There's no place like it.

Btw, to clear up confusion, the quote I posted was not from a concert I attended, unfortunately the Counting Crows have skipped Chicago this summer in their county fair tour (jerks). I got it from the [livejournal.com profile] countingcrows community and I love the way Adam uses his words. It rings true. Sometimes you fuck up and you know you're fucking up and you know you should stop it and you just do it anyway. That feeling and I have become quite intimate in the past few weeks.

Anyway. The concert I DID go to, Nickel Creek and Fiona Apple, was so incredible. I rarely go to concerts, the only people I ever see are Tori Amos and the Counting Crows and whoever happens to be touring with them. I will now add Nickel Creek to that short list, when they come back (this was their Farewell For Now Tour, and I hope they don't stay away for long because they are too good, too earnest and too real). The show was incredible, they played a great mix, including The Fox, This Side, Best of Luck, Jealous of the Moon, Reasons Why, Out of the Woods, Scotch and Chocolate, Anthony, Why Should the Fire Die?, and many other instrumentals. They also played for Fiona as her band, and she did Limp, A Mistake, Criminal, Fast as You Can, Extraordinary Machine, Paper Bag, etc. They also did a cover of Patsy Cline's After Midnight that Fiona ROCKED and they closed the show with Tonight You Belong to Me (the song Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters duet in The Jerk, LOVE THAT SONG). It was incredible. I'm glad Fiona was there but I was also a little bummed, it WAS Nickel Creek's Farewell Tour after all, I wish they'd played more. But I'm not going to complain, it was a great night, the weather was perfect, and I got laid before AND after. YES.

I just had a reunion with my director, dance teacher, and 3 girls I grew up with in the center church where we put on many a show back in the day. It's good to be home.
helikedmyshoes: (tori + songs are like tattoos)
Tonight we are going to see Nickel Creek and Fiona Apple!! I bought the tickets for Adam's birthday. I'm so excited!

On a different concert note, Tori tickets for her show on Nov. 5th go on sale tomorrow at noon. GUESS WHO HAS TO BE AT WORK.

There is no justice in the world.
helikedmyshoes: (tori songs are like tattoos [lora_elisab)
She played Cooling. Forgot the words to Winter. Jerked off the microphone during Little Amsterdam. Started to cry as she played Toast, which she dedicated to us, because it was her last show. There was a full moon that hung hugely over the theater.

And she covered Black by Pearl Jam. And Nights in White Satin. And why did I only go see her once this tour, when she's been in SoCal for the past week?

I feel like the life has been breathed back into me.
helikedmyshoes: (tori exit 75 [rapehat])
I just had a two-hour orgasm.

Original Sinsuality
Beauty Queen
Jackie's Strength

59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - (Simon & Garfunkel cover)
Me And Bobby McGee (Janis Joplin cover)

Mrs. Jesus
Marys Of The Sea
Silent All These Years
Ribbons Undone
Spring Haze
The Beekeeper

1st Encore

Cloud On My Tongue

2nd Encore

Sweet The Sting

I cried during Merman. That song gets me every time.

Sweet the Sting...Spring Haze...Me and Bobby McGee!!!!

More later. Sleep now.


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