Subject: Portland show
Time to delurk again to tell y'all about the Portland show. I wasn't fortunate enough to run into any other Fegs, though I know some of you were there. I did, however, meet some people who seemed genuinely interested in the list; maybe they'll show up. Before the show started I grabbed one of the five cones that were out; some people later got really angry that they didn't get a cone and demanded that they be put on a waiting list. I heard that Robyn was frantically drawing more before the show, but I didn't see any of them surface. Also got a copy of the Homer single and I'm VERY happy I did. Robyn introduced him as "Englishman Tim", but didn't stick around to watch his set (too busy drawing?).
Robyn's set list:
Dont talk to me about Gene Hackmanexit Robyn, reenter w/ white shirt, black polka dots, reenter Tim (Robyn dedicated this to "all the people without aisle seats, because it's hard to get to the bathroom". He then proceeded to point out all the exits, "in case of a water landing")
Queen of Eyes (now, I wasn't around at the start of this thread, but allexit both, reenter both ACOUSTIC
I Dream of Antwoman (Tim w/ banana again)He seemed to be having a good time, especially when Tim was on stage with him. I don't think this was the best show I've seen, but it was very good. It seemed odd seeing him in front of a seated audience - though I know everyone was having a good time, and there were a few people shouting out songs or references to songs (whom Robyn ignored, and Tim referred to as "juveniles"), but the energy level of the audience was low. Robyn did a great job keeping it going simply with his confidence and his comfort level up there.
Hope that was interesting to those of you who like reading about other shows - now I'm home and it's almost time to split for the Seattle gig.
Re: Portland show
Tom Clark wrote:
> >Queen of Eyes (now, I wasn't around at the start of this thread, but all>
> Blasphemer! OK, I know there are only a few more gigs left, but someoneI must add here that at the Seattle show he went back to "Mucky" - I wonder if "toying with us" is one of the ways he's keeping himself entertained while playing the same songs over and over? As for repeating himself, he did carry over some of the banter that I've read in posts about the CA shows, but there was little overlap between the two nights I saw him. I can appreciate that he's trying to vary it for people who see him a few nights in a row. I met several (mostly lurking) fegs last night - all very cool, and I believe Simone will be either posting the set list or sending it to woj. Some of the songs he did here but not in Portland are: Freeze, Airscape, Glass Hotel, I Am Not Me, and Viva La Sea-Tac. Personally I was transfixed by his spidery fingers during Freeze; normally I only like that song, but it was*beautiful* last night. I'm also thrilled that the four people I dragged along to the show became either big fans or bigger fans! Cult or not, it feels wonderful recruiting new people!).
Hoping to meet more of you at the Viva La Sea-Tac gig next Friday,