Elvis and the Imposters play Southampton Mayflower Theatre - 1st March 2020

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Elvis and the Imposters play Southampton Mayflower Theatre - 1st March 2020

Postby verbal gymnastics » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:23 am

First of all - roll call!

Secondly are there any suggestions for a meet up?

Me and Goon Squad should be there about 6pm.
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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Southampton Mayflower Theatre - 1st March 2020

Postby Mr. Getgood » Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:35 pm

I’m there with bells on! Would love to hook up for pre gig beer. Not sure where though. I’m in Southampton all afternoon catching up with Mr. and Mrs. Getgood senior so will keep my eyes peeled for suitable watering hole.
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Postby sulky lad » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:48 pm

Should be getting there about 4ish traffic and weather permitting!

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Postby so lacklustre » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:27 am

Me and the bh will be there, planning to arrive before six and grab a McD or sonething quick to eat.
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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Southampton Mayflower Theatre - 1st March 2020

Postby so lacklustre » Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:15 pm

I’m sat in Mayflower Village pub to left of the theatre as you look at it. Gusto is very noisy with little room. It’s quiet with plenty of room here at the moment...
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Postby sweetest punch » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:19 am

johnfoyle wrote:https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/elvis-costello-and-the-imposters/2020/mayflower-theatre-southampton-england-5b99ab80.html?fbclid=IwAR3hrc9DbEWXNErlv-_kGp4vk3df4qh2P0HodVhTjAtGnFa4CLaZk6gFXWM


Setlist

01. Strict Time
02. Clubland
03. Green Shirt
04. Accidents Will Happen
05. Watch Your Step
06. Distorted Angel
07. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
08. Unwanted Number
09. Mystery Dance
10. Watching The Detectives
11. American Without Tears
12. Good Year For The Roses - EC on piano
13. A Face In The Crowd - EC on piano
14. Blood & Hot Sauce - EC on piano
15. Beyond Belief
16. You Belong To Me
17. High Fidelity
18. From A Whisper To A Scream
19. Alison
Encore
20. Everyday I Write The Book
21. Pump It Up
22. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
23. Oliver's Army
24. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?
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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Southampton Mayflower Theatre - 1st March 2020

Postby Arbogast » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:52 am

Bummed to see he's still using those video projections. They're lame, and distracting as fuck.

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Southampton Mayflower Theatre - 1st March 2020

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:12 pm

It was a good show and the first time I have seen the ladies, who I feel added a great deal. They also took the strain away from elvis' voice.

Elvis's voice was pretty good on the whole but during the softer songs his voice really struggled. In American Without Tears his voice was very bad but to be fair, even Elvis knew this. He joked about how emotional he got when he was in Southampton.

I liked the distracting images as they added colour and some were very clever.

The sound was excellent.

Elvis joked afterwards that Pete missed a song.

Davey went straight into the bus but Elvis, Steve and Pete were very chatty.

There was a great forum collective there so I'll let them report in case they think I'm stealing all of their comments!
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Postby so lacklustre » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:24 pm

Good show, voice mostly good apart from the choke on AWT. Similar photos to those already posted are available on my fb but taken from the front row by mrs solack. If you are a fb friend then yoiu know where to go.
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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Southampton Mayflower Theatre - 1st March 2020

Postby sweetest punch » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:40 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:(...)
Davey went straight into the bus but Elvis, Steve and Pete were very chatty.

There was a great forum collective there so I'll let them report in case they think I'm stealing all of their comments!


Any news about ‘the unprecedented new release based on one of EC and the Atractions most celebrated albums’? Or about ‘A Face In The Crowd’?
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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Southampton Mayflower Theatre - 1st March 2020

Postby sulky lad » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:43 am

Elvis mentioned all the players Liverpool had stolen from Southampton after American Without Tears but managed to forget to mention how absent both Van Dyke and Lallana were against ETford. Perhaps playing Turning The Town Red has started a 13 match losing sequence. I’ll remind all you footie fans - only 1 Invincibles - The Arsenal !!

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Southampton Mayflower Theatre - 1st March 2020

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:54 am

sweetest punch wrote:
verbal gymnastics wrote:(...)
Davey went straight into the bus but Elvis, Steve and Pete were very chatty.

There was a great forum collective there so I'll let them report in case they think I'm stealing all of their comments!


Any news about ‘the unprecedented new release based on one of EC and the Atractions most celebrated albums’? Or about ‘A Face In The Crowd’?


I didn't hear anything although I doubt he'd spill the beans! Even to me!

I was delighted to get a point at and smile during Pump It Up whilst I was standing from Kitten and to get looked at by Elvis whilst my shoulders were dancing during Detectives!
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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Southampton Mayflower Theatre - 1st March 2020

Postby sulky lad » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:47 pm

My setlist from a very reliable source (!?)

1. Strict Time
2. Clubland
3. Green Shirt
4. Accidents Will Happen
5. Watch Your Step
6. Distorted Angel
7. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
8. Unwanted Number - 99 1/2 Won't Do
9. Mystery Dance ( with echo microphone)
10. Watching The Detectives
11. American Without Tears
12. Good Year For The Roses - EC on piano
13. A Face In The Crowd - EC on piano
14. Blood And Hot Sauce - EC on piano
15. Beyond Belief
16. You Belong To Me
17. High Fidelity
18. From A Whisper To A Scream
19. Alison - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
20. Everyday I Write The Book - Mr. Big Stuff- a line of "We've Come To The End Of the Road"
21. Pump It Up - Ain't That A Lotta Love
22. I Can't Stand Up (For Falling Down)
23. Oliver's Army
24. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding



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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Southampton Mayflower Theatre - 1st March 2020

Postby sweetest punch » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:36 am

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/ ... erful.html

Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton


Rating: 5 stars

The last time Elvis Costello was in the news, 18 months ago, he was saying he’d had an operation to remove a ‘small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy’. Seeing him in action now, you’d never know it.

He plays for two hours without a break, and tears into the faster songs as if it was 1979 all over again.

A brush with mortality can send a man hurtling back to his heyday. At 65, Costello has had his bus pass for a while, but the songs he is playing on the Just Trust tour were mostly written when he still had a young person’s railcard.

Of the 24 tracks, 17 come from his first six albums, the purple patch that ran from My Aim Is True in 1977 to Almost Blue in 1981.

To be a teenager then was to hang on his every word, and there were a lot of them. The young Costello burst out of Liverpool and gave verbosity a good name. Watching The Detectives and Oliver’s Army have never gone away, and tonight they’re joined by overshadowed siblings such as Green Shirt and High Fidelity, which have just as much bite.

Costello is a genial host, cracking jokes and saying he loves Southampton because ‘you send all your best players to Liverpool’. But he can still summon his old truculence for (I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea, his tenderness for Alison, his tortured lust for Pump It Up, and about six emotions at once for Accidents Will Happen.

Unwanted Number, from last year’s Grammy-winning album Look Now, is one of only two songs from the past 35 years, but there are two more from the future. Costello has been working on a musical, an adaptation of Elia Kazan’s 1957 film A Face In The Crowd.

The two tasters make a warm interlude, as his roof-raising backing singers, Briana Lee and Kitten Kuroi, gather around the piano.

Words, of course, are not enough. Costello’s classics are also memorable pieces of music. As he plays rhythm guitar – with his old mates Steve Nieve on keyboards and Pete Thomas on drums, and his newer mate Davey Faragher on bass – you realise that the whole band is a rhythm section, pressing home those punchlines.

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Re: Elvis and the Imposters play Southampton Mayflower Theatre - 1st March 2020

Postby docinwestchester » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:26 am

I had to look up the meaning of "purple patch." I never heard that before. What's the origin?

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Postby sulky lad » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:08 pm

docinwestchester wrote:I had to look up the meaning of "purple patch." I never heard that before. What's the origin?

No idea -
I'm guessing that Purple is associated with royalty and more especially Imperialism and that was because the cost of the dye used to make anything purple was inordinately expensive - I think !


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