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Old 03-16-2019, 05:27 PM   #1
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Default Gordon. Sunday 3/17/2019 at Phoenix Celebrity Theater

As mentioned in Charlene's thread about the
Vegas show, I'm going to be at this show tomorrow night .

I've known about the show for weeks and kept my fingers crossed that it
would not sell out like last year's show ...until I could get the $$$ to get my ticket.

Luck worked out this time as yesterday I got paid (bigger than previous
check) and also , I'd kept a close watch online to make sure they hadn't sold out.

Right now it looks like there's probably a scattered 50 seats or so remaining.

My wife and I ordered my ticket over the phone yesterday afternoon,
then traveling on the on light rail and bus, high tailed over to the venue and picked up my ticket.

She went with me last time in 2017 and wont be going this time.

I'll give you all a report of what he sang and more on Monday , as
when I get out of the concert , I'll have to head straight home to bed for work the next day.

My report for the 2017 wasn't that great so ,
I'll make up for that. This will be my 6th Lightfoot show overall.

Talk to you all soon!
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:18 AM   #2
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Default Re: Gordon. Sunday 3/17/2019 at Phoenix Celebrity Theater

Okay, tonight I'll be giving you the report of last night's show. 😊 I'm at work now, so I'll take care of it at home.

Grrreat show Sunday. I'll say that much for now. Until later it's been Borderstone.
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:22 PM   #3
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Default Re: Gordon. Sunday 3/17/2019 at Phoenix Celebrity Theater

All right all you Lightfoot fans ,I'm finally here with the
seeings and singings of the Phoenix Celebrity Theatre Show.

First oddity to tell you about : I saw the group Ambrosia at this venue in 1980 at age 12 and...despite all the concerts I've seen in town since ,this is my first show there since 1980!

I also got out from work at 5 , went home, ate ,
spent time with my love and then got to the theater by 7:30.

I had my cell phone with me (a REAL cell phone I got in November) . Texted people before and then settled into my seat ) stage right from Gordon but a bit far back.

Using the phones recorder , instead of pen & paper , I recorded the songs as they started (or some all the way through) so I'd have them in order.

Only sorry to say , they're only as good
as I saw from there, fuzzy but the sound is ok.

So here now is the list of songs that Gordon did this past St. Patrick's Day :

The Watchman's Gone
Too Many Clues In This Room
Sweet Guinevere
Never Too Close
14 Karat Gold
Let It Ride
I'd Rather Press On
Beautiful
Much To My Surprise
Cold On The Shoulder

(Next 3 are a medley)
Carefeee Highway
Did She Mention My Name
Ribbon Of Darkness

Sundown

(Intermission)

Race Among The Ruins
The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
Christian Island
Shadows
Rainy Day People
A Painter Passing Through
If You Could Read My Mind
Restless
Baby Step Back
Early Morning Rain
Waiting For You

Okay , there you have it , 24 songs and
another very good night with Gordon Lightfoot.

Out of the list I'd say he sounded best on (in order) Wreck , Christian Island , Shadows ,Restless .Cold On The Shoulder and 14 Karat Gold .

He was great on the other songs too and I swaer , sometimes I thought I could hear his original voice comethrough for a moment in some these.

Gordon also had his usual humor , such as , "This song is called
meet my by the rocks baby and I'll get a little Boulder with you." LOL!


The only mild distractions ,people walking around during some songs , crushing beer cans and one guy about 8 rows over clapping during a song that , at the moment , was supposed to be quiet from the audience.

Aside from these , the show was a Five Star across the board .
The first set was 55 minutes the intermission 20 and set 2 for 45 minutes. 8 to 10pm.

The lights came up , we all departed.One lady had
heard me sing along and said , You sing just like him". (I blushed).

and my brother Frank had arrived to pick me up andtake me home. No time for meet and greet , if Gordon did , I had to get up at 7am for work.

Like Gordon said in his January 2007 show
at the Orpheum ..."Nothing like a Sunday."

Good night all.
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Old 03-19-2019, 05:07 PM   #4
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Phoenix, Arizona - Celebrity Theatre
March 17, 2019

SETLIST
1. The Watchman’s Gone
2. Too Many Clues In This Room
3. Sweet Guinevere
4. Never Too Close
5. 14 Karat Gold
6. Let It Ride
7. I’d Rather Press On
8. Beautiful
9. Much To My Surprise
10. Cold On The Shoulder
11. Carefree Highway
12. Did She Mention My Name
13. Ribbon Of Darkness
14. Sundown

BREAK

15. Race Among The Ruins
16. The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
17. Christian Island
18. Shadows
19. Rainy Day People
20. A Painter Passing Through
21. If You Could Read My Mind
22. Baby Step Back
23. Restless
24. Early Morning Rain

ENCORE

25. Waiting For You
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Old 03-19-2019, 05:10 PM   #5
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thanks for the report !! From all accounts this first tour of 2019 was stellar - can't wait for my April shows!!
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Old 03-24-2019, 06:20 AM   #6
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Nice report B, good to know you're still travelling the Carefree Highway. Lovely details as usual. Carry On.

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Old 03-26-2019, 09:06 AM   #7
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Default Re: Gordon. Sunday 3/17/2019 at Phoenix Celebrity Theater

Borderstone, glad you were able to get tickets this time! What a great idea to record a bit of each song instead of writing a set list (fumbling for pen/paper in the dark..ugh) Glad you had fun!
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