Posted by on August 06, 2006 at 02:57:16

In Reply to: what's with the vibe? posted by Michael on August 06, 2006 at 10:25:34

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Very Well Put! I was at both Fest shows and felt the one at the fairgrounds was better than the show at the CAC. They love slip up on you, fish fry, all askd for you , here come the meter men. I also didnt notice any probs between the band... The setlist sounds excellent for the nokia show, I was at the first one and would have made the 2nd show in NYC if I hadnt of been in Europe. By the way the meters have lots of fans in Europe... Please release the nokia show GEORGE! Maybe another TREE? Ive also read that the band is intending to record NEW material and leo has mentioned it many times. He said they get the nevs to put some vocals down on there record as well. SOUNDS GREAT..

: I've been troubled by the all the negative stuff I've read about both the JazzFest show and the Nokia show. I went to both and loved them both. I don't care if the band was grumpy at Fest or not, they played a killer "People Say" and a "Hey Pockey Way" that featured a trumpet solo by Troy Andrews. At Nokia, they played a really varied setlist, including "Chicken Strut," "World is a Little Bit Under the Weather," "Be My Lady", "Soul Island" as well as the more standard tunes. The vocals were a little hard to pick up, but I was too close to the stage to get the full mix. The band sure seemed inspired to me. As for people complaining that "it's not 1976," why would you even go if that's not what you want to hear? No one pretends that this is a full working band, producing new material. Hell, Dylan does that, and he gets the same sort of grief for not doing the old songs the way he used to do them. George, don't worry about pleasing everyone. You can't do it. The show was fine.


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