Just woke up the day after the amazing tull concert in copenhagen last night. Which marks my first Tull concert ever!
Sadly photography was not allowed
but what an awesome concert it was! Saori Jo wasnt there for some reason, so Ian started it off by just appearing out of nowhere it seemed, and started the talking the intro of Dun Ringill. The set list was:
1. Dun Ringill 2. Beggar's Farm 3. Life is a long Song 4. Jack in the Green 5. Hair in the wine Cup 6. Eurology (amazing performance) 7. Nothing is Easy 8. A new Day Yesterday 9. Cross Eyed Mary 10. Songs from the Wood (One of my favourite tracks, though the vocals seemed very challenging for Ian ) 11. Bouree -- Intermission -- 12. A Change of Horses 13. Past time with Good Company (King Henrys Madrigal, in honor of King Henrys 500th anniversary) 14. My God 15. Budapest 16. Aqualung 17. Locomotive Breath (Encore)
During the last two songs, the crowd (consisting mostly of people a lot older than me, no offense) went pretty crazy which was cool. And one drunken old witch suddenly starting sprinting down the corridor trying to get on stage.. She was tackled pretty badly by a Security Staff member and was then "removed".
All in all.. absolutely amazing night with the best band in the world!
Oh and I did of course aquire an aqualung Tshirt of the tour
Thanks for the info and set list kleynan. How was Hair/Hare? Sounded a bit under-rehearsed on the audio I've got. I must admit that the use of the accordion on songs is beginning to grate with me - should use the keyboard on them as Andy G used to. His use of the dreaded "squeezy thing from hell" was kept to a minimum.
Hair worked fairly well, being pretty early in the set it was refreshing, afterwards it stands in the shadows of My God and the 2nd part of the set in general
And normally I would agree with you on the accordion, but I was actually positively surprised by it last night, he played it pretty well in A Change of Horses and King Henrys Madrigal.
At some point O'Hara played the Thick as a Brick flute notes on the keyboard, I think it was during the piano intro of My God, and for a split second I thought they were actually going to play it! But they didnt.. but even without TAAB the concert was a great success!
Thanks for the review Kleynan but moreso for the image of the drunken old witch makin a beeline for the precious and gettin cleaned out Ronnie Lott (American football player from awhile back with superior tackling skills) style in transit. Had a surprising interaction with the all new SFTW from the Manchester show last night, that being that I really liked it, might have been my state of mind going off to sleep, might require a appreciation of a Thelonious Monk style of melodic interpretation but i now can see what I believe he is trying to create within the changes of the voice that created that 33 years ago. Not expecting to find much company down that corridor.
Looks to me like the set-list and the tour in general is steadily improving...all the more reason for dates to be added in the western US....kinda tempting to do a quick RT to Chicago...as much for the chance to go with Ray...but can't imagine how i could work the rubik's cube of time off work, custody schedule haggling, cheap enough flight and very small...but not non-existent risk that something goes awry on the Tull end by the last night of the American tour. I've travelled twice to shows that got cancelled (LA in 84 and San Diego, I think, in 88 or 89)...in each case, last nite of the tour..
Yeah Ravinia is one of the great ones, I did hear the pavillion was sold out a while back, but both times I saw them there I bought a ticket outside for shows also sold out. At the very least you know you have some place you would be encouraged to stay Bernie.
chester: It looks like- with people going back to their jobs- the number of daily guests on the JT Forum has gone back down to the 500s range, instead of the 600s and even 700s.
May 31, 2020 17:57:59 GMT
maddogfagin: Still a more than healthy number of visitors although it's difficult to know what percentage of google "bots" trawl forums doing whatever they do - anyone know what "bots" actually do ?
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rredmond: I thought they gathered information for search engines?
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maddogfagin: Would that be general info or searches into users details, passwords etc ?
Jun 3, 2020 7:06:57 GMT
rredmond: I think they just troll around the boards gathering public information. If you shut them down, then things like google searches will find the forums less. The more info you have out there the easier it is to be found... whether for good or for bad.
Jun 5, 2020 0:19:08 GMT
rredmond: So the Google will find any searches for Jethro Tull forums or proboards. But if someone searched to figure out what Barriemore Barlow's favorite Tull song is, it wouldn't have that information. So they wouldn't know it was Mouse Police.
Jun 5, 2020 0:22:38 GMT
rredmond: I help run a couple D&D forums, and when one of them stopped allowing the bots, his forum went from like page 1 of the searches, to way down in the pack.
Jun 5, 2020 0:23:17 GMT
maddogfagin: I wonder how many of the so called bots are actually the tull trolls instead
Jun 7, 2020 7:04:47 GMT
futureshock: Here's wishing everyone persistent health! Times are getting more optimistic! Activism is UP, and fear of getting involved in important issues, is dropping faster than the Vegas odds on Trump being elected again. Cheers!
Jun 7, 2020 23:10:01 GMT
maddogfagin: Thanks futureshock - hope you're ok likewise
Jun 8, 2020 15:01:16 GMT
stormsongs: Hi. Newbie, first time here as I have a question I can't get an answer to......I have a vivid memory of buying Lifes a Long Song in 71 and it had a gatefold sleeve....but I can't find any evidence of that or a copy with that sleeve...
Jun 12, 2020 14:25:44 GMT
maddogfagin: Welcome to the JT Forum stormsongs. Not seen a UK Life is a long song gatefold sleeve but there's no doubting they may have been some overseas releases issued this way.
Jun 13, 2020 6:14:41 GMT
futureshock: So, IF you are musical yourself, what are you doing with the CoronaCoda lockdown experience and maybe extra personal time available to find or create more music, or explore instrument playing? How has dealing with musicians changed? Gigs? Spinoff ideas?
Jun 14, 2020 23:01:49 GMT
maddogfagin: Listening to a lot of concert recordings via CD and finding some great music on youtube which I've never heard before. My days of playing guitar are behind me these days due to my damn fingers not wanting to work properly.
Jun 15, 2020 6:37:05 GMT
steelmonkey: Would you like to hear a perfectly constructed, note,rhythm,lyrical and atmosphere piece of Tull perfection? Yes? Try 'Saboteur' on 'Under Wraps'. Flawless.
Jun 22, 2020 21:05:43 GMT
maddogfagin: Under Wraps is an often maligned album by a minority but to the majority it stands amongst the finest of their eighties output. A great album.
Jun 28, 2020 6:43:28 GMT
steelmonkey: Under Wraps is sui generis. Strong everything. Something(s) about it amaze and astound with each listen.
Jun 28, 2020 19:30:42 GMT
steelmonkey: Double work shifts in surging hospital to allow 2 week vacation soon...miss my friends in the Tull treehouse but back soon. Breaks at work have gone the way of the dinosaurs.
Jul 8, 2020 3:29:26 GMT