Another lovely concert last night but I have to say there is a thin line between showing ones enthusiasm or giving a warm welcome and then crossing that line to heckling. I can understand the euphoria induced by an LC concert but I felt for Sharon Robinson when she went to sing Boogie Street last night.
Apart from that LC and band were in great form. I liked what he said near the start of the evening, it was something along the lines of 'We don't know when we'll be back this way again so we're going to give it our all for you tonight'. A very positive start to an evening! His voice was lovely and clear as well, hitting those top notes no problem in First We take Manhattan, one of the highlights for me.
As I was sitting on the Webb Sisters side this time and close to the front (Thank you Jarkko!) I was surprised how much my ears follow my eyes, was much more aware of the blend of the backing vocals, and especially Roscoe Beck's bass playing. He's amazing. Loved loved loved his solo on I tried to leave you! Also the comment LC made when introducing him about him playing the ' Soon to be extinct 5 string fretless bass' was good, I'm sure he's heard that lots of times but still seems to find it funny! One other thing, Raphael is wonderful on the drums, need more drum solos from him!! Also I love Charley's duet with LC on one of the verses of Waiting for the Miracle.
Funny point to note, I don't know if others noticed but whoever was working the smoke machine was a bit liberal with it last night! At the start of Hallelujah all I could barely see Neil Larson and I was in row 4!! the smoke was that thick!
Other highlight was I'm your man as well, what that reviewer said in the article posted earlier in this thread is true, a 74 year old man seduced every woman in the house. I was amazed at LC's footwork as well, I just love when he's really getting into something he takes all these tiny steps forwards and then glues his knees together!!
and as for the skipping, I've seen it, its amazing but seeing him from up close...dear me, he really lifts his legs off the ground, its truely remarkable...he's not coming up for 75 if you ask me he really just wears an 'old man mask'.!
Arlene, his blessings were a little different last night, I don't have the exact words but they were based on Numbers 6:22-27 (as my google search told me) To paraphrase, "The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his light to shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord pour out? his countenance on/to you and give you peace" http://22.214.171.124/search?q=cache:Rk ... en&ct=clnk