Music Never Stopped
West L.A. Fadeaway
Looks Like Rain
Might As Well
Playin' in the Band
Ship of Fools
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Not Fade Away
wow - mind-bending space before the first song, and Werewolves was a hoot. Space reared its head all night - in West LA and Playin', and then a legit "Dr. Evil", ominous-sounding piece after drums that resolved into transcendent Mr Fantasy. Great night for Brent.
Of course the only show of the tour I was going to that I didn't have a ticket for. So I had decided to make bumper stickers for my first & only Dead Halloween show. They were on fluorescent orange paper with black inked art and words that said, "I spent Halloween with the Dead" haha- how original. It was raining so my pre-plan to sell them in the lot was not happening, & I still needed a ticket! I decided to walk between the line of cars on the road outside the parking entrance waiting to get in. I was handing out my stickers through the car windows saying something like, "free bumper stickers, Happy Halloween!" then if they opened their window to get one I'd ask if they had an extra ticket. I was doing this for what seemed to be forever. It was hard to see, wet in my rain poncho & it was getting close to show time. A van pulled up, opened it's side door & as I got in to hand my stickers, they said my name!, closed the door & I was off, glad to be dry & blown away to see folks I knew all the way from Philly!! What's the chances they happen to see me then & pick me up? Oh- but the reality hit as we were driving closer to the arena, I didn't have a ticket! I said you guys don't happen to have an extra ticket do you? As they all turned to vibe a friend I didn't know, it seemed it was my lucky day.
And it didn't end there. "Funiculi Funicula"! That's a favorite of mine reintroduce from my italian youth & the movie 'Easy Money'. But wait there's more, this was the first show of all my dead head yrs that I called the opening song!
Of course it would be Werewolves of London, it was Halloween, my favorite holiday! & I was inside with my favorite band!!! xo