June 9, 2007
Message In A Bottle
Spirits In The Material World
Voices In My Head >
When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around
Don't Stand So Close To Me
Driven To Tears
Walking On The Moon
Truth Hits Everyone
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
Wrapped Around Your Finger
Bed's Too Big Without You
De Do Do Do De Da Da Da
Walking In Your Footsteps
Can't Stand Losing You >
Reggatta De Blanc >
Can't Stand Losing You (reprise)
King Of Pain
Every Breath You Take
Next To You
Had seats right behind the stage on Sting's side three rows back. Very close, but still behind the stage.
I went in with an open mind for the 7th show of the tour. For the most part, really good show. There were a couple of clunkers but the good FAR outweighed the bad.
The cool thing about sitting where we were was a great view of Stewart Copeland's drum kits and watching him get after it was fun. he really is an exceptional drummer.
Andy Summers ripped off some nice solos. He was really good on "Driven To Tears."
Can't Stand Losing You> Reggatta De Blanc > Can't Stand Losing You might have been my personal highlight. the Reggatta was awesome!
I like what they're doing with "Roxanne" by allowing some exploration. "Wrapped Around Your Finger" was cool with Copeland using his secondary drum kit and having fun with his toys.
Andy did jump off the drum rise once and I thought he might hurt himself. He's Phil's age and jumping off drum rises!
Sting was Sting. Voice sounded great and the bass sounded really good. he shook the Pepsi Center a few times with the bass!
Don't Stand So Close To Me is a piss break. I don't like the new arrangement. It's like they are playing a hybrid of the original version and the '86 version. I wasn't too excited about "Truth Hits Everyone" either. Too slow for my taste.
I had a great time and am looking forward to Dallas. There is room for improvement and they should get better every show.
Thanks for the review and have fun at the next gig in Dallas, Tx.
On their studio recordings, keyboards were occ. used. Did Sting use a keyboard at all, or was it strictly guitar-bass-drums? The stripped down versions were probably pretty cool, eh?
no keyboards what-so-ever. it is all stripped down, drums-guitar-bass.
I did miss the piano part of "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" but I'd rather them play as a trio.
guitar bass and drums.
Sting does have a foot synth.
But yeah, ole boy can drop some bombs.
Glad you had a good time