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    Default Re: Mar. 10, 2013 - Auckland, NZ

    First of all - thanks so much for your review, EK. So glad that you loved the show, but I didn't have any doubt that you would!

    And that is a pretty good review that VA posted; the pictures are awesome. However, with regard to this ...

    While Frey is an OK singer, songs like For Sentimental Reasons and The Look Of Love need a more distinctive voice behind them. Frey, with his somewhat generic voice, is better suited to story-songs like Lyin’ Eyes or Randy Newman’s Same Girl, which he covered during the show.
    hmmm - Maybe it's just me, but I beg to differ.

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    Default Re: Mar. 10, 2013 - Auckland, NZ

    Quote Originally Posted by Ive always been a dreamer View Post
    First of all - thanks so much for your review, EK. So glad that you loved the show, but I didn't have any doubt that you would!

    And that is a pretty good review that VA posted; the pictures are awesome. However, with regard to this ...



    hmmm - Maybe it's just me, but I beg to differ.
    Definitely not just you! I'm with FP...generic? Still, considering he didn't care for the After Hours songs, I felt it was a good review overall. Like he knew that if you did care for those it would be a super fantastic concert.

    We all know the pics of Glenn are to die for, but there was a nice pic of Michael, and that one of Scott was downright adorable. It was nice of the photographer to include pictures of some of the backup band as well.
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    Default Re: Mar. 10, 2013 - Auckland, NZ

    I noticed the 'to die for' photo of Scott too VK! also agree the one of Michael was nice.

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    Default Re: Mar. 10, 2013 - Auckland, NZ

    I got a pic of Will, Steph. I'll try to get it up when I get home from work (& finish my review...). Unfortunately I didn't get a photo of him in his glasses - he kept taking them off - but wow, he looks HOT in glasses.

    Most of my photos didn't come out as I didn't want to use the flash all night when I was so close... so I was happy to see the photos in the review VK posted.
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    Default Re: Mar. 10, 2013 - Auckland, NZ

    Quote Originally Posted by Ive always been a dreamer View Post
    First of all - thanks so much for your review, EK. So glad that you loved the show, but I didn't have any doubt that you would!

    And that is a pretty good review that VA posted; the pictures are awesome. However, with regard to this ...



    hmmm - Maybe it's just me, but I beg to differ.
    That "generic" term made me see red when I read it!

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    Default Re: Mar. 10, 2013 - Auckland, NZ

    Yes, I doubt a "generic" voice would inspire our level of fervor!

    As far as those photos... OH MY GOSH. Some of the best I've seen from this tour.

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    Default Re: Mar. 10, 2013 - Auckland, NZ

    My photos aren't great... but I have them. Of course, I would have liked more (& I'm gutted some didn't turn out) but then if I had spent all night taking photos I wouldn't have been able to wallow in the awesomeness so abundantly offered.

    Here's what I got:













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    Default Re: Mar. 10, 2013 - Auckland, NZ

    This man...**sigh**...awesome indeed.
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    Default Re: Mar. 10, 2013 - Auckland, NZ

    More thoughts on the show (and my apologies if I'm misquoting any of Glenn's comments, since I didn't write them down I'm going from memory here and that ain't what it used to be).

    Glenn introduced Route66 by saying it was the only uptempo song on the AH album. Loved it, but I felt that the AH stuff really started with FSR - he sang with assurance and bringing down the tempo seemed to really allow his voice to wrap around me. As I mentioned before, even though the audience were singing along with the earlier (and later) songs, during the AH set everyone was absolutely still, taking it in.

    For TSOYS he mentioned the film it came from & said it was a really bad film, but the song was great. By now I'm starting to think that each song he does is even better than the last.

    I really don't like the whole idea of the pimp+junkie hooker thing, but oh my, Same Girl was utterly haunting. That was the song going through my head the following day - and every since.

    Caroline No was stunning, Glenn sang with conviction and assurance. Definitely one of the musical highlights of the night (as opposed to the emotional highlights, which for me were SG and The Look Of Love).

    TLOL made me feel like Glenn was singing just to me. He wasn't even looking at me, but it still felt really personal - does that make sense? Definitely a "wallowing in awesomeness" moment!

    We got TGFY!! The audience were thrilled, and again with The One You Love, and oh the sax was stunning. All Glenn's musicians were outstanding, and the only (tiny, tiny) downside to where I was sitting was that I couldn't see Michael Thompson at all, and I was too far forward to see the screens without craning my neck. I very briefly got to see him when he stood up when Glenn introduced him. (We got all the introductions at once, although Glenn had mentioned many of them during their solos).

    The Heat is On - oh WOW. Glenn has to record this version (I'd love to see a video of all the musicians there). I knew from reading all your reviews that he did a "jazzy arrangement", but to most of the audience it was completely unexpected, and I could hear the group reaction move through "oh yeah, we know this one" to "oh, this is really really different" then to "OHHH, this is seriously COOL". I could listen to a LOT of that type of music (please).

    Glenn then commented that the next song had absolutely nothing to do with any part of his life... Smugglers Blues was great, and we got the Jindabyne reference (although I'm not sure how many people picked up on it).

    I hadn't heard Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed before, and I loved it. It was so much fun, even Will was smiling (he looked so serious for the rest of the night!).

    Glenn "ended" with Take It Easy, and that was another moment when the whole audience was reacting pretty much the same way, I'm guessing everyone had been waiting to hear it. And sing it.

    After lots and lots of applause, they came back for 2 encores, TITTL (lots of audience participation again), then Glenn said during that week he and his friend Don Henley wrote Tequila Sunrise - that would have been a good week on its own - and this song. Desperado was really well received, after that moment when everyone realised that it's not normally Glenn singing the lead. YBTTC sent everyone away buzzing. I did have a quiet laugh to myself when I saw Glenn's slice of lemon (he was sucking on it before Desperado too).

    Reading back through these posts I note they are somewhat gushing and full of superlatives. No apologies - the man was all that and more. And his band, too.
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    Default Re: Mar. 10, 2013 - Auckland, NZ

    Wonderful thoughts, EK! Sounds incredible and your photos are great too! So glad you got some. Steph is gonna die over the ones with Will in them!

    Thanks so much!
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