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Author Topic: Show 55: Ippodromo del Galoppo, Milan -Note, NOT Arena Civica as listed 27/07/12  (Read 9268 times)
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« on: July 21, 2012, 08:24:50 AM »

Second Italian show. I'll be there, down the front.
Note that, as in subject header, this venue has changed from the Arena Civica to the Ippodromo del Galoppo, at least according to ticketone.it .
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 12:02:34 PM »



Yes the location has changed.

I'll be there!



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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2012, 12:18:39 PM »



Andrew, can you add the date to the title? For future reference, you know.

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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 02:41:36 PM »


Thank you Andrew!

And I like how you used  the "proper" date format!  Wink


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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2012, 02:45:57 PM »


Thank you Andrew!

And I like how you used  the "proper" date format!  Wink

This is the European tour, not the American one, after all Wink
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2012, 10:34:02 AM »


Do it again, California Girls, Darlin', Good Timing, California Dreaming, Kiss Me Baby and She's Got Rhythm were heard at the sound check.









Nah, just kidding about She's Got Rhythm!!

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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2012, 11:46:47 AM »


Do it again, California Girls, Darlin', Good Timing, California Dreaming, Kiss Me Baby and She's Got Rhythm were heard at the sound check.









Nah, just kidding about She's Got Rhythm!!



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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2012, 11:52:52 AM »



Sorry!  Grin

But looks like This Whole World will be back tonight!

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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2012, 12:21:07 AM »

If the setlists up on setlist dot com is accurate, they are still doing 45 songs, no intermission, and pretty much the same setlist that they did in Barcelona and Rome...  hope they shake things up as they move north.
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2012, 01:04:03 AM »


I will post the set list as soon as I have a chance.
However it was 47 songs with no intermission.
Not huge changes from previous European lists but some nice changes (e.g. This Whole World)

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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2012, 03:44:07 AM »

some nice changes (e.g. This Whole World)




Yeah ! That's a start !!
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2012, 06:19:02 AM »

VERY brief notes, as I've only just got in, and didn't sleep last night. This is actually a hazy recollection of both Italian gigs, I'll do proper posts on them both later.

No video screens, and no mention of Carl or Dennis at all. No Nick, still.
Brian was VERY on, on the first night, but not at all on the second. The rest of the band were much better the second night though (in Rome Mike had been more nasal than usual, Dave's solos hadn't been great, and various band members fluffed cues on You're So Good To Me, Then I Kissed Her and California Dreaming). The second night they sounded absolutely astounding.
We could hear the soundcheck for the Milan show while waiting in the queue to get in. It was as STE said.
For me, it was a couple of days of coincidences -- I got out of the taxi to my hotel to find someone standing outside saying "You must be Andrew" -- it turned out STE was staying in the same hotel in Rome, and recognised me from my self-description. And in the queue for Milan I bumped into the lead singer of the Sunny Boys, who is, as far as I know, the only other person I know in Italy.
But the biggest coincidence of all was when I was getting on the train from Rome to Milan, and saw Bruce and Darian getting on the same train. I managed to get to speak briefly to them, plus Mike, Al and (VERY briefly) Scott T and Probyn, as they got on the train. Bruce was as you'd expect -- polite but brusque (said "thanks for coming" and walked straight off). Mike was more friendly but still got away quickly (I didn't try to keep them from their business), but Al was absolutely lovely, and spoke to me for a couple of minutes about his solo album and stuff (nothing deep or revelatory or anything, just seemed happy to be told I liked it), and then at the gig he recognised me, waved to me a few times, and threw me his plectrum at the end.

Probably the single biggest revelation -- Al plays guitar with a plectrum with the 50th logo on one side, and JOHN STAMOS written on the other!

At Milan it was Probyn's 50th birthday, so I held up a "Happy birthday Probyn" banner. Hppe I didn't come across stalkerish -- he'd just mentioned it on Facebook the day before I left.

Setlists for the two shows were almost the same, although Cottonfields and California swapped places in the set and This Whole World and Betsy were added to the Milan show.

More later.
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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2012, 06:30:03 AM »



Probably the single biggest revelation -- Al plays guitar with a plectrum with the 50th logo on one side, and JOHN STAMOS written on the other!



To get Jardine in the band after throwing Stamos out was a good decision  Cheesy


Thanks for your report !
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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2012, 06:32:38 AM »

Probably the single biggest revelation -- Al plays guitar with a plectrum with the 50th logo on one side, and JOHN STAMOS written on the other.


Photographic proof?  3D
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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2012, 06:40:22 AM »

Probably the single biggest revelation -- Al plays guitar with a plectrum with the 50th logo on one side, and JOHN STAMOS written on the other.


Photographic proof?  3D

I have the plectrum, but unfortunately don't have a camera I know how to work (my wife's away and she does all the photography). I swear it's true though. I'll see if I can figure out the camera after I collapse to sleep...
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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2012, 08:56:14 AM »

If they already had plecs for him I don't want to imagine how close a Stamos tour actually was going to happen. Thank God it didn't turn out that way
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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2012, 10:34:35 AM »

VERY brief notes, as I've only just got in, and didn't sleep last night. This is actually a hazy recollection of both Italian gigs, I'll do proper posts on them both later.

No video screens, and no mention of Carl or Dennis at all. No Nick, still.
Brian was VERY on, on the first night, but not at all on the second. The rest of the band were much better the second night though (in Rome Mike had been more nasal than usual, Dave's solos hadn't been great, and various band members fluffed cues on You're So Good To Me, Then I Kissed Her and California Dreaming). The second night they sounded absolutely astounding.
We could hear the soundcheck for the Milan show while waiting in the queue to get in. It was as STE said.
For me, it was a couple of days of coincidences -- I got out of the taxi to my hotel to find someone standing outside saying "You must be Andrew" -- it turned out STE was staying in the same hotel in Rome, and recognised me from my self-description. And in the queue for Milan I bumped into the lead singer of the Sunny Boys, who is, as far as I know, the only other person I know in Italy.
But the biggest coincidence of all was when I was getting on the train from Rome to Milan, and saw Bruce and Darian getting on the same train. I managed to get to speak briefly to them, plus Mike, Al and (VERY briefly) Scott T and Probyn, as they got on the train. Bruce was as you'd expect -- polite but brusque (said "thanks for coming" and walked straight off). Mike was more friendly but still got away quickly (I didn't try to keep them from their business), but Al was absolutely lovely, and spoke to me for a couple of minutes about his solo album and stuff (nothing deep or revelatory or anything, just seemed happy to be told I liked it), and then at the gig he recognised me, waved to me a few times, and threw me his plectrum at the end.

Probably the single biggest revelation -- Al plays guitar with a plectrum with the 50th logo on one side, and JOHN STAMOS written on the other!

At Milan it was Probyn's 50th birthday, so I held up a "Happy birthday Probyn" banner. Hppe I didn't come across stalkerish -- he'd just mentioned it on Facebook the day before I left.

Setlists for the two shows were almost the same, although Cottonfields and California swapped places in the set and This Whole World and Betsy were added to the Milan show.

More later.

We had some coinidences in our travel too.

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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2012, 02:20:43 PM »

What a great show!
Though we sang and danced and went wild (as most of the very hot crowd did, I'll post some fragments later) I just HAD TO record this classic gem from L.A.
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Here's GOOD TIMIN':

http://youtu.be/g1YV40XRNZo
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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2012, 02:33:14 AM »

From Probyn, a comment on my facebook status:

"note-- we all use plectra with whoever's name is on it, and are handy--I generally play a gig with either mine or scott totten's since he is located near me and sometimes his picks end up near my area."
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« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2012, 06:44:42 AM »

Couple more:

All Summer Long (part)

http://youtu.be/OY_My4RCLkE

California Saga: California (part)

http://youtu.be/ZTWKT4t7OdU

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« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2012, 07:03:08 AM »

What a great show!
Though we sang and danced and went wild (as most of the very hot crowd did, I'll post some fragments later) I just HAD TO record this classic gem from L.A.
Ciao, CIPRESSO

Here's GOOD TIMIN':

http://youtu.be/g1YV40XRNZo

Brian singing "Good Timin'" on stage with the Beach Boys... pinch me....  Shocked This 50th celebration is a dream come true.
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« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2012, 07:48:44 AM »

From Probyn, a comment on my facebook status:

"note-- we all use plectra with whoever's name is on it, and are handy--I generally play a gig with either mine or scott totten's since he is located near me and sometimes his picks end up near my area."


Still interesting that John Stamos has his own plecs for this tour...
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Source with much more pictures: http://freeimagefinder.com/pic/beach%20boys.html
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« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2012, 11:14:21 AM »

Couple more:

All Summer Long (part)

http://youtu.be/OY_My4RCLkE

California Saga: California (part)

http://youtu.be/ZTWKT4t7OdU



I swear, "California Saga" sounds better and better each time they play it.
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« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2012, 11:27:36 AM »

Facebook:

At the airport

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