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Old 10-21-2005, 07:17 PM   #1
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I picked up tickets to tomorrow's show, Saturday 10/22, at The Orpheum in Boston. I am really psyched about the show. This will be my first Gordon Lightfoot show. I've been hoping to see him for years, and finally that say will come.I just hope Gordon is up to it as well.

My wife and I had a friend perform "Beautiful" as our last dance at our wedding, some 26 years ago. It will be a special moment when he performs that song tomorrow.

Anyone else going to this show?
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Old 10-21-2005, 07:17 PM   #2
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I picked up tickets to tomorrow's show, Saturday 10/22, at The Orpheum in Boston. I am really psyched about the show. This will be my first Gordon Lightfoot show. I've been hoping to see him for years, and finally that say will come.I just hope Gordon is up to it as well.

My wife and I had a friend perform "Beautiful" as our last dance at our wedding, some 26 years ago. It will be a special moment when he performs that song tomorrow.

Anyone else going to this show?
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Old 10-21-2005, 08:34 PM   #3
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I'm not going, but glad you are finally getting the chance to go. I hope you and your wife have a great time! Nothing like a person's first Lightfoot show to put them over the moon.
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Old 10-21-2005, 08:46 PM   #4
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I went to the show in Northhampton and will be going to the show in Boston. If this is your first time you be taken back since his voice is not what it used to be but after 5-6 songs Friday night his voice improved with each song and by the end of the show I am sure you will thrilled. It is the song writing that sets him apart and as long as he can stand and hold his guitar I will keep coming back. Hope you enjoy.
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I went to the show in Northhampton and will be going to the show in Boston. If this is your first time you be taken back since his voice is not what it used to be but after 5-6 songs Friday night his voice improved with each song and by the end of the show I am sure you will thrilled. It is the song writing that sets him apart and as long as he can stand and hold his guitar I will keep coming back. Hope you enjoy.
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Old 10-22-2005, 12:20 AM   #6
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It's just as you say, Mark. Some nights start out good, others he's got to warm up. Hey, he's still our Gord (yes, yes, even though I'm an American!) and he is THE MAN!!
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Old 10-22-2005, 02:30 PM   #7
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Well I hope his voice is nicely warmed up by the time he gets to "Beautiful".
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Well I hope his voice is nicely warmed up by the time he gets to "Beautiful".
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Old 10-23-2005, 06:21 PM   #9
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We had a terrific time at last nights Boston show. It was an extremely enjoyable perforamnce.The Orpheum was a very comfortable setting, although it is in serious need of a renovation. The place was pretty well packed except for the extreme side sections.

I didn't know wha to expect from him as far as stage presence is concerned. Seems liek I was told he is mostly quiet with little crowd interaction. This was not totally so last night. Gordon came out to a very nice standing ovation. It was quite evident that he was moved by the opening reception. I think that put him at ease with the crowd as he was very relaxed and introduced a number of his songs with a short story.

As was noted on other show reviews, it took him a handful of songs before he was fully warmed up. Even when he was warmed up, his voice was still somewhat frail. But that was expected considering his recent health issues. Yes it was frail, but it was still delightful.

He performed for two hours, with a short intermission miday, covering most of his career. Most of what you find on Gords Gold was covered, with the noticeable excpetion of two of my favorites, "Softly" and "Summer Side of Life". IIf I was to be pinned down for a hi-lite, it was a great rendition of "If You Could read My Mind". He nailed it. It absolutely brought the crowd up off their chairs to a nice standing "O". He was a little off with my GL favorite, "Beautiful", but it was still nice. After two hours, the crowd brought him back out for two encores, and GL seemed to be very thankful for the love being thrown at him.

This was a very nice show. Not a great show, but still very enjoyable. I hope Gordon continues to get stronger and I would love to see him again.
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Old 10-23-2005, 06:21 PM   #10
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We had a terrific time at last nights Boston show. It was an extremely enjoyable perforamnce.The Orpheum was a very comfortable setting, although it is in serious need of a renovation. The place was pretty well packed except for the extreme side sections.

I didn't know wha to expect from him as far as stage presence is concerned. Seems liek I was told he is mostly quiet with little crowd interaction. This was not totally so last night. Gordon came out to a very nice standing ovation. It was quite evident that he was moved by the opening reception. I think that put him at ease with the crowd as he was very relaxed and introduced a number of his songs with a short story.

As was noted on other show reviews, it took him a handful of songs before he was fully warmed up. Even when he was warmed up, his voice was still somewhat frail. But that was expected considering his recent health issues. Yes it was frail, but it was still delightful.

He performed for two hours, with a short intermission miday, covering most of his career. Most of what you find on Gords Gold was covered, with the noticeable excpetion of two of my favorites, "Softly" and "Summer Side of Life". IIf I was to be pinned down for a hi-lite, it was a great rendition of "If You Could read My Mind". He nailed it. It absolutely brought the crowd up off their chairs to a nice standing "O". He was a little off with my GL favorite, "Beautiful", but it was still nice. After two hours, the crowd brought him back out for two encores, and GL seemed to be very thankful for the love being thrown at him.

This was a very nice show. Not a great show, but still very enjoyable. I hope Gordon continues to get stronger and I would love to see him again.
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