My concert experience.....page 6   (cont.) [ 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7]
I met up with Terry and Laura again before the show. They told me that they followed Grant, Joey and Bill to this small cafe just up the street. Terry said that they sat close to the trio and watched them. He didn't want to just walk up and say 'Hi', thinking that the guys might not want to be interrupted. According to Terry, the trio seemed to sampling a rather wide selection of beers, all arranged on their table. Grant saw Terry wearing his Copperopolis t-shirt and remarked, "Nice shirt" and smiled. Terry shook his hand and introduced himself and his girlfriend, saying hello to Grant and the other two guys.
I couldn't believe I missed that!
The show started a bit late but it was well worth the wait. The downstairs club was dimly light with a few small tables spread throughout the room. A bar was located to the back and some comfy couches ran along both sides in clusters. Howe Gelb (Giant Sound), opened with a mix of sythesized drum beats and jangly guitar chords. Kinda strange...not my stlye and I can't honestly say I enjoyed it but I give the guy credit for getting on stage and doing it.
Then GLB came on. Grant immediately invited everyone to come closer to the stage, even inviting those close enough to climb onto the small space left on it. I eagerly clammered onstage along with about ten other people. I couldn't believe it. Here I was, sitting at the feet of Grant Lee and the rest of the guys and they were about to perform songs that I had listened to countless times but now got to see and hear.....LIVE!
Their stage presence was awesome to say the least. Grant was dressed in a fitted tux type suit with bow tie, Phil had a brownish suede type suit on and Bill and Joey just sported jeans and shirts if my memory serves me correctly. As reported by others, Grant had his usual audience banter going on, joking and kidding around, trying to loosen the crowd up a bit and also himself and the band I suppose. One of the things I recall him saying was that he was going to sing for us....."I'm gonna sing for you tonight ....yes...yes...I do intend to sing for you tonight.....", after which he asked for a drink of some sort for him and the rest of the band.
He was true to his word alright. With that great voice of his, he did sing. And we all loved it.
The set list is as follows:
Joey, who must be a somewhat avid web surfer said, "The Hook? I don't think I've been to that one...is it new?" and then remarked, "Hey, thanks...thanks for doing that..." and smiled. (Thanking me for hosting a website dedicated to the band.)
I thanked him for a great show.
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