Those of us who were in attendance this evening were given quite the treat. Not only was Ryan in TOP form on vocals and guitar, his crowd play was constant and hilarious. Joking from the get go, and till the end. He even did the crowd song poll, and ended up singing Happy Birthday to 1 lucky fan. And it was sweet. It’s hard to say if Santa Cruz was better, both amazing electric shows, but I liked the silence between songs The BCT provided. It made the crowd play more personal. I hope a copy of this show also makes it to Archive as well.
The Highlights for me this evening were an incredible Mockingbird and a mind Warping What Sin Replaces Love. The Lucy My Gal > Monsters closer was smokin’ and played with unbelievable intensity. All I can say right now is WOW!!!
A Kiss Before I Go
Do Not Let Me Go
(Happy Birthday Summer Ray Brown)
When The Stars Go Blue
I Taught Myself How To Grow Old
Let It Ride
Elizabeth, You Were Born To Play That Pert
What Sin Replaces Love
Lucy My Gal >>
I See Monsters
Well, it's been Fun.
>> It’s hard to say if Santa Cruz was better <<
Berkeley was the better show for many reasons (maybe it was the new under garmet). The sound was fantastic, rocking loud. RA was into the crowd, heck, I bumped into him several times before the show began (not that he noticed me). Seemed like he was having more fun, just wish the audience could have been cut loose to enjoy the rock and roll being played.
Was Phil there?
Why the change of heart Tore Up? I thought you didn't like Ryan...after all the times you brought up phil's 'false advertising', that was the impression I had.
Mockingbird was transcendent! And the What Sin jam was killer. Easy Plateau really smoked too,it was very hard for me to stay seated there. The sound was great and the band was on, but the BCT being a sitdown show felt weird. I would think Catalyst was more fun cuz you could dance and drink a beer (I was at SCI though) but the sound at BCT is stellar and the show was great. This band should play jamband festies...
>> after all the times you brought up phil's 'false advertising', that was the impression I had.
I always said my issue for NYE was with Phil. Also I post often that I enjoyed RA's Deal and Truckin that evening. I was dissappointed in Phil for misrepresenting the NYE show. It was advertised as Joan Osborne on vocals and a midnight set with John Mayer, non of which transposed that night.
As for a change of heart, I never really had an opinion to change. 12 Galaxies was a trainwreck due to RA's fondness for his glass. Word is he sobered up. A friend came out to see his shows and I gave it a chance.
Glad to know you take an interest in what I post.
I did not see Phil, but Barry Sless was there and I congratulated him on the great Independent show. "Lucy My Gal" = Shakedown 0n 9th Street
>>>It was advertised as Joan Osborne on vocals and a midnight set with John Mayer, non of which transposed that night<<<
How is that a BAD thing???
As a singer Ryan is a major league allstar & Joan is AAA, and John Mayer isn't even a pro on guitar, IMO.
ohhh...you both ripped on RA...come on now...be honest
John mayer isn't a pro?
you're joking right?
he writes some terribly poppy music.
but on the guitar (see Clapton's Guitar Festival DVD) he can rip with the best of him.
He's definitely a PRO.
Maybe you weren't paying attention. i don't know. or just wanted to blast him for being mainstream. not sure.