Holy heck, was it hot in there! Philip & I stayed toward the back so we could lift Chloe up to watch without getting squashed or blocking other people's views. It was a wonderful show! The first time I saw them was in 1984. Have seen them on 7 or 8 tours since. This was my first general assembly show for them. (Tried to see them at the Bayou in DC, but in 1983/84, but couldn't get in b/c I was too young.)
At any rate, it was a great show, Dave's recent injuries not withstanding. The band was in terrific form. And seeing them there was kind of like seeing a band at a high school reunion. Kind of a weird venue - very different from where I've seen them in the past.
I was surprised we were on the younger end of the crowd there, but maybe at $125 a ticket, a lot of younger people couldn't swing it. Also since it substituted for their Philadelphia location, maybe it was hard to get to for city dwellers. I have to say I was surprised they didn't play Philly - it was a hike from there for us, especially since Elton John/Billy Joel traffic was clogging up 95. (Gone are the days when I would have gotten there at 4pm for the VIP wristband to get you to the front - especially with Chloe in tow...) We contented ourselves with staying out of the fray to hear:
Hole To Feed
Walking In My Shoes
It's No Good A Question Of Time
Fly On The Windscreen
A Question Of Lust
In Your Room
I Feel You
Enjoy The Silence
Never Let Me Down Again
Saw their set list before the show, and they cut out three songs: Strangelove, Master and Servant, and Waiting for the Night to Fall. Too bad... Have heard it might be because of a curfew or because of the oppressive heat in the venue.
At any rate, it was a fab show. The graphics for the album and show are not as strong as they were when Anton was working with them, but the music was great. More bluesy-influenced guitar from Martin than when I have seen them previously.
Chloe's favorite was Personal Jesus. She and I missed hearing John the Revelator. And I would have loved to hear Goodnight Lovers. Oh well... Still a great show. And glad to see Dave on his feet! Yay!