The Reverend Brendan Powell Smith
, March 30, 1994:
Subject: ***SPOILERS*** BOSTON CONCERT!!! ***SPOILERS***
Well, I JUST got back from the Tori show at Sanders Theatre at Harvard. Wow.
Here is the set list, for those who would like to know:
"The Safety Dance"
Ode to the Banana King (part one)
Whoomp (There It Is)
Thoughts (a 3rd time)
Stairway to Heaven
Tori put on a pretty good show last night for being drunk. She stumbled
onto the stage an hour late, and slurred her words through the first three
songs, including a barely recognizable "Thoughts". She then seemed stumped as
to what to play. There were shouts and suggestions from the audience, and she
singled out a person in my row who requested the 1983 pop hit, "The Safety
Dance". This made Tori laugh so hard she fell off the bench. Recovering, she
gave it a go with little success. She cut that one short, and tried for "Yes,
Anastasia". As the concert progressed, Tori sobered up a bit and played a more
recognizable version of "Thoughts", and her own spin on "Whoomp (There It Is)".
She became quite psychodelic for her encores, doing "The Pool", and
the Beatles' "Revolution #9". Coming back out again, Tori, for the third time
that evening, performed the song "Thoughts", this time adding a verse about
coffee and sugar pies. The finale was a rousing cover of Led Zepplin's
"Stairway to Heaven", which moved RDT's own Thor Iverson to jump the stage. He
was subsequently tackled by security and arrested.
All in all, the most entertaining concert I've ever attended.
--The Reverend Brendan Powell Smith @8-l
P.S. A happy April 1st to all. @8-D
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