NEW YEARS EVE 1981 and 2007....

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NEW YEARS EVE 1981 and 2007....

Postby bronxapostle » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:31 pm

am i the only lucky one to be at both of these shows? can't be. sign in here if you were at either. anyone else having trouble logging in? asking for CAPTCHAs??? sheesh... HAPPY 11!!!!!!!

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Re: NEW YEARS EVE 1981 and 2007....

Postby jmm » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:48 pm

Only 2007 for me / us.

'81 was slightly before my time for such an august event!!!

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Re: NEW YEARS EVE 1981 and 2007....

Postby FAVEHOUR » Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:45 pm

I was at the 1981 show!

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Re: NEW YEARS EVE 1981 and 2007....

Postby Jeremy Dylan » Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:20 am

I hadn't been born in 1981 and was only just becoming a serious fan in 2007, so I was at neither.

Were these Attractions/Imposters shows?

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Re: NEW YEARS EVE 1981 and 2007....

Postby FAVEHOUR » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:05 am

1981 was the Attractions. It was two halves, the first centered around Almost Blue and the second right after midnight, a regualr set but with a half dozen songs from the forthcoming Imperial Bedroom. Amazing show. during the intermission, Steve stayed onstage and played piao, finishing up with Auld Lang Syne, as Elvis wished up Happy New Year!

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Re: NEW YEARS EVE 1981 and 2007....

Postby bronxapostle » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:34 am

FAVEHOUR wrote:1981 was the Attractions. It was two halves, the first centered around Almost Blue and the second right after midnight, a regualr set but with a half dozen songs from the forthcoming Imperial Bedroom. Amazing show. during the intermission, Steve stayed onstage and played piao, finishing up with Auld Lang Syne, as Elvis wished up Happy New Year!


alright DAVE!!! i should have known YOU were there in '81. so, then, why did you miss A.C. '07??? anyways...you do have the Palladium ALMOST BLUE/ALMOST '82 recording containing the fifteen minutes of STEVE, right??? a MOST STELLAR SHOW for sure...LEGENDARY. my setlist reads 44 songs! and John McFee much of the night too!

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Re: NEW YEARS EVE 1981 and 2007....

Postby Who Shot Sam? » Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:46 am

I was at the 2007 show with my wife.
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Re: NEW YEARS EVE 1981 and 2007....

Postby FAVEHOUR » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:36 am

That's right, BA. I forgot to mention McFee!
Didn't make it to AC in 2007, I've never been to AC. Seems hard to get to.

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Re: NEW YEARS EVE 1981 and 2007....

Postby bronxapostle » Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:58 pm

Who Shot Sam? wrote:I was at the 2007 show with my wife.


oh yes...i remember that Sam! sorry we have not met YET! and DAVE...come on: i'm sure you could get a shuttle to A.C. with your local senior citizen center! :lol: :lol: :lol: i'm 4 for 4 (borgata, taj mahal, showboat and caesar's palace) in his A.C. appearances. seven hotels to go!!! harrah's, marina, bally's, tropicana, trump plaza, hilton and resorts!!! so i guess you DO have the FULL 12-31-81 recording...peace in the new year! p.s. to dave..."wasn't it just incredible the way PLU began the new year that nyc night"???? i remember NOT being able to figure what he would do first after midnight...what a dope!!!! he did the OBVIOUS perfectly....GET THE RECORDING!!!!!!!

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Re: NEW YEARS EVE 1981 and 2007....

Postby jmm » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:17 pm

2007 was Imposters and an excellent (albeit abbreviated) show was highlighted by a Get Happy mini set in the middle

Haven't seen much of the Imposters since then besides the shows opening for The Police and a few scattered others. This was like the EC&I shows earlier in 2007 when the reissues came out - straight ahead rock and without a particular album to support freedom to choose songs and tear through the sets - saw them on both 5/14 and 5/16 in NYC

Since this show was at a casino - no stage patter just songs, songs, songs - except for Sharpest Thorn which was they played as midnight struck and EC spoke about being set on a "night such as this" The New Years setlist was:

01. I Hope You're Happy Now
02. Tear Off Your Own Head (It's A Doll Revolution)
03. Uncomplicated
04. Waiting For The End Of The World
05. Radio, Radio
06. Either Side Of The Same Town
07. Clown Strike
08. Human Hands
09. (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
10. Brilliant Mistake
11. Beaten To The Punch - including Some Other Guy
12. The Imposter
13. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
14. High Fidelity
15. Man Out Of Time
16. The Sharpest Thorn
17. 13 Steps Lead Down
Encore 1
18. Alison
19. Lipstick Vogue
20. American Gangster Time
21. Beyond Belief
22. Clubland - including Insensatez
23. Mystery Dance
24. Pump It Up
25. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?

I'm sure others can share much more (and I might have even made a post that night - will have to look)
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Re: NEW YEARS EVE 1981 and 2007....

Postby legman open to offers » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:32 pm

Who Shot Sam? wrote:I was at the 2007 show with my wife.


I was at the 2007 show with Who Shot Sam? and his wife, and had a very memorable time.

New Years 2011 was spent with Oliver's Army Band, Elvis Costello tribute band, at The Fillmore Club in Plano TX. Peace, Love and Understanding was the first song of the new year
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Re: NEW YEARS EVE 1981 and 2007....

Postby bronxapostle » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:37 pm

it truly is a wonderful (YEH, i said WONDERFUL!) tune to start the year off right!!!! how's that cover band leggy? i can't EVER bring myself to "tribute" act shows...except for my friend's cousin who fronts the TRAMPS LIKE US guys. they're actually pretty good indeed!

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Re: NEW YEARS EVE 1981 and 2007....

Postby blureu » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:08 pm

The Palladium 81 show in case anyone is interested:

http://stevenegin56.blogspot.com/2015/0 ... adium.html

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Re: NEW YEARS EVE 1981 and 2007....

Postby History Repeats » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:21 am

I was there in 81----"almost blue, almost 1982"

It was an amazing night with so much of imperial bedroom appearing...

As reported by others, I recall the Steve interlude that led into "happy new year"

Great fun--thanks for posting

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Re: NEW YEARS EVE 1981 and 2007....

Postby jeisenstad » Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:35 am

Are there any bootlegs or downloads still available for New Years Eve 1981?

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Re: NEW YEARS EVE 1981 and 2007....

Postby Eugene » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:31 am

Springsteen NYE '80 was there; Costello '81 NYE was there, ages 21 and 22 respectfully.


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