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 Post subject: 13 December 1006: Louisville, KY
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:47 am 
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Did you attend the show at the Palace in Louiseville, KY?

Post your impressions/photos/reviews here.

Please do not post in this thread if you did not attend this show.

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 Post subject: Louisville Show
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:58 pm 
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I never got the chance to see Frank before his untimely passing and I was very pleased when I heard that Dweezil was going to put this tour on. I purchased the Sound Check passes and second row just left of center stage tickets in the auction and I couldn't have been happier with the entire experience. I've seen a bunch of concerts and I'd have to put this one in my top five EVER. The only thing that I was disappointed in was that Louisville didn't pack the wonderful Palace Theater. My ears are still ringing with delight. Thanks


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 Post subject: Last night's show at the Palace
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:03 pm 
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I'll have to admit, I went to this show with a somewhat jaundiced eye. I didn't think Dweezil could pull it off. I'll have to admit, though, I was completely wrong. This show was about as close as you can get to seeing the man himself (I saw him once in 81 and three times in 84), I went to the pre-show soundcheck and was treated to, among other things, a killer Black Napkins, which ended any doubts about Dweezil's playing ability. The main show started at about 8:10, opening with Andy. After what seemed like 10 minutes I looked at my watch and it was 10:15. They played non-stop until right at 11.
Highlights, of course, were The Black Page with Terry Bozzio, as well as a version of Zomby Woof which blew the doors off the place and a repeat of Black Napkins. Napoleon Murphy Brock added some of the humor that was a trademark of Frank's bands.
I could have kicked myself for not bringing a pencil to make note of the setlist.
I had second row center seats, and after the show Dweezil hung out at the front of the stage for a few minutes shaking hands and chatting with people. He did mention that they planned to make this an annual event.
A few minor criticisms in a show that could hardly be criticised: Nothing at all post-Sheik Yerbouti. Most of the setlist was from One Size Fits All, Apostrophe, JABFLA, Overnite Sensation, Roxy. Still, they played for three hours, so I guess you can't have everything. Vai's guitar was a little hard to hear compared with Dweezil, but we were right in front of Dweezil so that may have just been the price you pay for having great seats. Also, no secret word. I almost shouted out "What's the secret word?", but I didn't want to look like the other dickheads who were shouting stuff out. Other than that, a flawless performance.

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Hitchhiker, it sounds like you were right next to me. I was the geek with the white "WWJD for a Klondike Bar" shirt on. I certainly hope that they come back next year. What did you think about the crowd? I was disappointed that we didn't pack the theater.


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I had the aisle seat in the middle of the second row; I had my Saints jersey on.
I checked the Ticketmaster site a few days before the show and saw they still had tickets available in the orchestra pit. I was a little concerened that only 10 people or so would show up. Hopefully the turnout won't dissuade them from coming back next year. I think once people start to realize how good they are interest will go up.

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Great show!

When ZPZ returns to Louisville, I will bet the Palace sells out. I overheard some folks saying that the show was not promoted/advertised as well as it should have been. I think that Ticketmasters ticket issuing practices had at least a little to do with the undersold show.

Snapped all above pics from the balcony.

We were recording with an R-09, but I hit the record button a second time while putting the R-09 into it's case, thus pausing the recording. By the time I noticed the blinking led (indicating pause), the show was well underway. I managed to get the last few songs in decent quality.

Anyone see the guy tripping acid pre-show? TOO FUNNY!

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Audio sample is now available on our family website

http://www.easysite.com/TheGreenfieldFamily

It will autoplay when the page loads...

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Excellent recording! I saw that Roger Waters show too.

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Hitchhiker wrote:
Excellent recording! I saw that Roger Waters show too.


Thanks.

I am/was really kicking myself for hitting that pause button. For once I told my son that I would start the recorder and leave it alone, and look what happens!

Usually I am checking levels, status, time remaining, etc. The record/pause button is an issue on the Edirols, it is just far to easy to bump the button and pause the recording.

There was a venue security guy just a few feet away from me, and that is why I had to cover the led with black tape, it is very bright and was shining through my shirt!

I hope that another taper was present at this show?

PS_ Hitchhiker - I DID NOT hit the pause button at the Roger Waters show! We captured the full concert for posterity in excellent stereo sound (16 bit signed PCM wav/44.1 khz)! It is on the traders circuits under the title "Political Pigs Over Indy"......

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