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Old 11-05-2018, 01:11 PM   #1
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Default Keswick theatre 4 november 2018

I don't know how I did it - good luck and/or good timing, but I finally, after 20+ GL concerts, managed to get front row seats at the Keswick Theatre last night!!! We were AAA in the pit a little left of center stage. We could see every facial expression and even hear when the next song was whispered. An added bonus - plenty of room for my purse and beverage

Gord was in great form - really seemed to be in a good mood and was as talkative as I've seen him. He mentioned it being his 10th show in 12 days, but he didn't seem tired out at all. His voice got better in the second half as usual, and he drank his biotene throughout and joked about it. The place was only about half full but the crowd was enthusiastic and appreciative. Here's the setlist:

Waiting For You
Cotton Jenny
Too Many Clues in This Room
Never Too Close
Don Q
Shadows
APPT
Beautiful (loads of applause)
Cold On the Shoulder
Much To My Surprise
Race Among the Ruins (said he doesn't play this one much - I was thrilled)
The Wreck
Carefree Highway

-2-
Did She Mention My Name
Ribbon of Darkness (I sang the 'over me' part)
Sundown
Spanish Moss
14K Gold
I'd Rather Press On
Minstrel of the Dawn (super short version, mentioned Frank Sinatra's record label)
Let It Ride
IYCRMM
Restless
Baby Step Back
Early Morning Rain
Rainy Day People - encore

FYI for anyone who hasn't been at the Keswick Theatre in a while. Parking around back is no longer free. It's $9 - pay at the kiosk or you'll be towed And there's security as you enter the building - they check all bags and you have to go through the metal detector.
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:08 PM   #2
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thanks for the report and setlist.. I was there to see him in 2002 and loved the little theatre/coziness of the venue...
Good for you to sing out!

They are back home now and the next and last tour of 2018 will start on the 15th..I will attend the Oshawa, Orillia and Peterborough shows! can't wait!!

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FirstOntario Concert Hall

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Orillia Opera House

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Kitchener, ON
Center In The Square

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Old 11-05-2018, 04:35 PM   #3
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Looks like my favorite song was left out... Song For A Winters Night
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for the report Lisa. Sorry we missed this one but the way he looks lately he'll be back around. The show on Saturday was packed but he hadn't been there in 7 years. Maybe the Keswick has been overplayed? Not for us, of course, but for your average show goer? Hard to figure. Glad you guys had fun.

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I don't know how I did it - good luck and/or good timing, but I finally, after 20+ GL concerts, managed to get front row seats at the Keswick Theatre last night!!! We were AAA in the pit a little left of center stage. We could see every facial expression and even hear when the next song was whispered. An added bonus - plenty of room for my purse and beverage

Gord was in great form - really seemed to be in a good mood and was as talkative as I've seen him. He mentioned it being his 10th show in 12 days, but he didn't seem tired out at all. His voice got better in the second half as usual, and he drank his biotene throughout and joked about it. The place was only about half full but the crowd was enthusiastic and appreciative. Here's the setlist:

Waiting For You
Cotton Jenny
Too Many Clues in This Room
Never Too Close
Don Q
Shadows
APPT
Beautiful (loads of applause)
Cold On the Shoulder
Much To My Surprise
Race Among the Ruins (said he doesn't play this one much - I was thrilled)
The Wreck
Carefree Highway

-2-
Did She Mention My Name
Ribbon of Darkness (I sang the 'over me' part)
Sundown
Spanish Moss
14K Gold
I'd Rather Press On
Minstrel of the Dawn (super short version, mentioned Frank Sinatra's record label)
Let It Ride
IYCRMM
Restless
Baby Step Back
Early Morning Rain
Rainy Day People - encore

FYI for anyone who hasn't been at the Keswick Theatre in a while. Parking around back is no longer free. It's $9 - pay at the kiosk or you'll be towed And there's security as you enter the building - they check all bags and you have to go through the metal detector.
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Old 11-06-2018, 01:06 PM   #5
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I was there to see him in 2002 and loved the little theatre/coziness of the venue...
Agreed - it is cozy. Have fun at your upcoming shows!

Geoman, SFAWN was on my wish list too, and another lady was yelling for him to play it, but no luck unfortunately.

Bill, I think it being Sunday night kept some people away. I think the last time we saw him there was 2015? And I forgot to say that someone did the birthday shout out too, and Gord said "you walk a little slower/dry mouth issue" in response.
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:01 AM   #6
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There's something comforting in hearing the jokes repeated but it's fun to hear a newly rehearsed ad lib early on. God Bless him.

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Old 11-07-2018, 11:59 PM   #7
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There's something comforting in hearing the jokes repeated but it's fun to hear a newly rehearsed ad lib early on. God Bless him.

Bill
Agreed Bill😉
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