5/18/2018 Turlock Community Theatre, Turlock, CA

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5/18/2018 Turlock Community Theatre, Turlock, CA

Postby yankochick38 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:44 am

Are you going to this show?? Tell us about it!! :lockit:
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Re: 5/18/2018 Turlock Community Theatre, Turlock, CA

Postby TMBJon » Sat May 19, 2018 4:34 am

Anyone going to this show?
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Re: 5/18/2018 Turlock Community Theatre, Turlock, CA

Postby orrazib27 » Sat May 19, 2018 9:14 am

Went to this show with my soon to be brother in law, who lives in Fresno (normally I'd not go this out of the way to see an Al show, but my future brother in law gave me a very good reason)

Overall, a great show. Different than the AL shows I've seen before, which was to be expected, but the venue was quite literally a high school, and this is their auditorium. Not ugly or bad, necessarily, just by far the weirdest venue I've seen anyone perform in.

Of course, Al made a few jokes about it. That he made sure that Turlock (podunk small town) was the first stop his tour booker scheduled, and that he'd ideally really want a high school auditorium.

Emo did a great job and was funnier than I expected. Al opened the show with Mr. Frump, and, (perhaps due to the fog machines), the fire alarm in the building started going off! Al & band played through it, though. Then it seems they likely figured out how to disable it.

There were some overly excited (read: drunk) guys that yelled a lot at Al in down moments, but were tolerable. A great set list, tonight (in my opinion).

Al talked about it being someone's birthday and played Happy Birthday, he discussed why he only does Stuck in a Closet with Vanna White about 1/10 shows (it kills his throat), and did one of my personal favorite songs, Airline Amy.

The serous cover was Elton John's "Funeral For a Friend", and it was phenomenal. Al explained about teaching himself to play rock songs on the accordion with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, amusing folks in college playing songs from it, and how it was "indulgent" for him to be playing it.

Here's the full recording of Funeral for a Friend, with Al's explanation of its importance: https://youtu.be/CXxEKSkw1xU

Here's Al playing through a fire alarm on Mr. Frump: https://youtu.be/eafByhFpBvE


Overall, a great show, and I'm excited to see him again tomorrow in Oakland!
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Re: 5/18/2018 Turlock Community Theatre, Turlock, CA

Postby Yankomaniac » Sat May 19, 2018 4:37 pm

One HELL of a set you guys got!
What a racket they're makin', Jack, they keep me up at night playin' their electric guitars!!
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Re: 5/18/2018 Turlock Community Theatre, Turlock, CA

Postby weird_el » Sat May 19, 2018 10:28 pm

OOH MY WORLDS HAVE OFFICIALLY CRASHED INTO EACH OTHER! :inlove:
BTW that's my favorite song of all time EVER!!
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Re: 5/18/2018 Turlock Community Theatre, Turlock, CA

Postby ergalthema » Sun May 20, 2018 5:13 pm

Any "solos" at this show?
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Re: 5/18/2018 Turlock Community Theatre, Turlock, CA

Postby orrazib27 » Sun May 20, 2018 10:59 pm

Yes, one. Steve did a Bass Solo.
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