Sunday, June 1st, 2003
Showbox, Seattle WA USA
|Three Years Ago Today|
|In The Morning|
|You Were Right|
|Kicked It In the Sun|
|The First Song|
|Stop the Show|
|Now and Then|
|Cortez the Killer||[Neil Young]|
With Draw and Moon, Turn the Tides.
Normally I don't post a list if the sender volunteers that it's probably not 100% in order, but Kevin was really enthusiastic, so here's his list and review. I'll double check ya if I ever find someone who taped; thanks for the note, Kevin... here it is:
The first five songs and the last 2 are in the correct order, but i probably screwed up the order of some in the middle.
It was my first time seeing them and I love BTS, so it was awesome. I was kind of bummed that they only played for 90 minutes, but for $15 I more than got my money's worth.
Everything stayed really close to the studio versions, except for strange. They did an extended version that included some hypnotic new guitar melodies. This is what strange would have sounded like if it was on Perfect From Now On.
Stop the show was a little weird, at the end Doug didn't sing the "after a while you know the style....." part. They just kept playing that little progression that you hear behind the vocals on the album until the crowd was just about in a trance. Doug and the bass player were laughing at that point, so I don't know what the story is behind that.
I had never heard Now and Then before, but the simple slide guitar melody that they were harmonizing and soloing with was so awesome I could have listened to it for another 10 minutes.
3 years ago today was a good opener and it was tight. Doug strummed out joyride like a pro, and all in all proved he knows his way around a strat.
You were right rocked. Its one of my least favorite songs on the album, but live it sounded really good, it doesn't sound like it rocks that hard on the album.
Cortez was cool, but instead of a 20 minute jam, I would've preferred a kick ass 10 minute version, and then play a couple more shorter songs. Like made up dreams, carry the zero, time trap, you are, damn I could list 15 more if I wanted to. Oh and about 10 minutes into Cortez, the bass player from Draw came out and played harmonica, Doug handed off his Strat to some other guy and he took over the bass! It was cool listening to him come up with improvised bass lines, he would get into a groove and just lock in....then change the rhythm slightly and 1 or 2 notes until he found something he liked and lock in and groove on it for awhile again.
The venue wasn't really what I expected. Smaller than I thought it was gonna be, and unfortunately I had to go to the all ages show, so it seemed like I was the oldest there at 26. I'm not real good at estimating nubmers of people, but there couldn't have been more than 4-500 people. I had a good close view of the stage though, and the acoustics were really good so I'm not complaining.
I thought Draw was Ok. But maybe thats just because the first band sucked ass. Doug even came out and sat on the side of the stage during one of their songs and was doin some head-bobbing.
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