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Best Show of the Tour

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:02 am
by TMBJon
Please post here your suggestion for best show of the tour. This can be based on any qualification you want - best overall setlist, the band being really "on" that night, best cover song, weirdest divergence from the typical show, the fact that you attended it. Whatever! The only rule is you have to say why you're choosing that show. And ideally you've listened to the show on Stitcher already.

Best show of the Vanity Tour? Top five?

Re: Best Show of the Tour

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:53 pm
by richegreen
Green Bay has to at least be top 5. Just listen to that version of Craigslist or Albuquerque.

Of all the shows I saw, I enjoyed Tarrytown the best. NYC 1 and 2 compliment each other well as they were completely different setlists,but Tarrytown had that early tour jitter and some unexpected first time performances.

Re: Best Show of the Tour

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:50 pm
by Killingsworth
I haven't gotten around to listening to any of the shows on Stitcher yet (but I have heard the Craigslist ad-lib from the 6/10 show already) but here's my top six in no particular order...

5/11 - Ace Hotel (as so many people on line are purported to have named this shows' set list as their favorite out of the entire tour)

6/10 - Madison, WI (for the sheer amount of ad-libbing and crazy free-wheeling vibe)

5/1 - Denver, CO (because I attended this show and Al told me personally that he knew he had to break out all the "hits" for the Denver crowd since he always gets the most hardcore, intense fans on his tourside there)

5/3 - Grand Junction, CO (because I also attended this show and he broke put way more of the REAL deep cuts & obscurities here compare to the previous show in Denver so I feel it really adhered to the theme of the tour better of the two CO shows)

3/21 - Apollo Theater (for Al making his "guitar playing debut" on "Cinnamon Girl")

5/6 - Santa Fe (for the return of the Albuquerque fake outs after a near 20 year absence)

Re: Best Show of the Tour

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:54 pm
by ergalthema
Just to avoid confusion - 6/10 was Green Bay

Apparently, every show was the best show of the tour!