MatthewBest wrote:Someone directly behind me in Row D was noting down the set list during the show - was that any of you lot?
That was MOOT.
MatthewBest wrote:One of the spinners was a French lady "from Paris" - I saw her afterwards going backstage with a person who I think was Muriel, Steve's wife. It's rigged I tell you!
Very true. She was sat with Muriel. Funnily enough I was going to look for the stage door after the show (and gave up because it was a bit Spinal Tap) I bumped into Steve who was loading his car up and the 2 others Muriel was sat with (one of whom was the spinner) all got into the car. I did say to Steve how fabulous the Elvis and Steve segment was and he thanked me.
There have been a few rigged spinners on the tour. Geraldine from Basingstoke, Charlie (Davey's son) at Southend (who danced onstage with Josephine at the end - a new part of the show I think) and Barbie at the Royal Albert Hall who is Dixie's friend and had flown in from America and was there on Dixie's birthday.
A few points about last night. I had a fantastic seat. The first 4 rows are level and the 5th row is the first raised level. I was dead centre with Elvis. They played around 2hrs 45mins.
I have 2 more MOOT points...
I don't recall him singing the "I say a little prayer" in I want you (but that's not to say I'm right). Also he sang a verse of a song that had the wording of "I'm crawling back" at the end of Still too soon to know" which is on the website version. However the website doesn't list Shotgun (which he definitely sang!).
The first spinners were two ladies one of who, Rebecca was, to be kind, mildly irritating. She put Elvis's hat on, she spoke in Elvis's stage microphone and I thought this is a great start
. The one positive thing about her was that she spun Happy and we got a blistering set of Get Happy songs plus Watch Your Step. When he got going I thought we were going to get the whole album. It was superb and there were 5 songs which I hadn't seen all tour out of the first 10.
The nearly 8 year old girl, Hannah, was with her dad, Chris and Elvis was very good with her. The wheel landed on the Joker and her dad whispered, presumably, Oliver's Army which they played. Her dad asked her at least 5 times to go in the cage and the poor girl was firmly saying no every time and was certainly letting her dad know about it
However Chris went in.
There were some good song choices by the band. Brutal Youth is definitely having a good run on this tour so All the Rage could still happen...
The Elvis and Steve section was great. Elvis had a good walkabout and was standing almost next to SoLack and family and BWAP. I thought Miss SoLack might be picked but unfortunately not.
There was a fine turn out of board members. Sorry to BWAP, SoLack, Little Triggers, John and MOOT for leaving pre show but my guest and I needed to take our seats as we had seats 3 seats apart and wanted to change them. As it turned out I recognised the two people from Southend the night before and we ended up having a great time.
I think having gone to so many shows can make you a bit blase. My friend hadn't seen the show before (and hadn't seen Elvis live for many many years) so for her the show was fresh, the jokes and stories were new etc and she had a fabulous time. She said she could see why his shows were so addictive.
Great venue and show. Where else could you see so many different songs 2 nights running?
By the way, great pic MatthewBest.