Yes, I was there last night in the packed house of the Nationwide Arena.
As always, I was captivated. It was such a wonder to see them live again--it feels like a fever dream.
I don't know what to say I'm still letting it all sink in.
The visuals were spellbinding, particularly the domino lights.
The crowd was great--I noticed those on the floor stood up the entire time.
As far as songs/setlist the highlights for me were:
- The acoustic set - I enjoyed the rearrangements
- Fading Lights (wish it was the whole song but it was nice to get a new medley)
- Duchess - oh my god this song is the one that struck me hard - it was a beautiful rendition and this truly makes me wish for a CD of the show
Only negative was the sound/acoustics - maybe my seat location was bad but the amps/speakers seem to have issues to my ears. It was like a firehouse constantly on full blast. There was no balance or dynamics - it was all screechy and echoey. Or I'm just getting old? I saw them in this same venue in 2007 and either I've rose-tinted memories or the sound was much better then.
The performance was very good and it all worked around Phil's voice--I didn't think Mama could work but he made it a brand-new level of menacing with that growly take. Nic was on fire. Mike jammed hard in every beat. Daryl brought so much depth and energy. Tony, his stoic self, was the maestro as always.
So, huh, no Abacab and nothing from Trick? I know, can't get it all in What was there was great especially Duchess