~Soul Fairy~

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  1. Apparently Patti and Jessica were on stage for Hungry Heart.
  2. I know! The anal retentive editor in me cringes whilst the mega-fan is so happy that he yet again proves how normal and human he is. Loving these mini stories and little 'Bruce blurbs', they are classic.
  3. *sigh* And that's about the closest I'll ever get to Bruce in the morning.
  4. Started saving the moment I got home from Sydney this year as I watched all the other set lists and wished so badly I was there. It's a great incentive for a holiday and my husband and I had sooooo much fun on the last one that it would be fabulous to do it all again next year. Bring it on!!!
  5. They had bad internet access out there last night so I wonder if it's even worse tonight?
  6. Until you said that, I had no idea THIS existed (note, it's audio so doesn't kick in until around 1:30 or so due to all the guitar tuning going on). Oh Lordy!!
  7. Ha - try being in the pit at Melbourne 1 and 2 where people kept getting their ***4 drinks in cup holder trays*** CONSTANTLY!! It was crazy!! It took people half an hour to get through the crowd, get served, find their spot again, slosh beer all over people on the way... If you need to drink that much, why waste your money being at Bruce? You're just going to forget the show anyway. Some in Melbourne were staggering, and I mean being held up two friends, just to walk to the cab rank. Seriously?
  8. I loved it. We've had unexpected openings at each show with a song that means something to a) Australians and local audiences in particular. It's fun to see Bruce and the band enjoy themselves and be a bit silly. It changes things up. Would I prefer a Bruce song in its place? Probably. But what the hell, you only live once and it's up to Bruce to play whatever the hell he wants. And if that means he plays an odd song AND comes back to Australia next year, then bring it!!! ;-)
  9. Sadly I only realised tonight that there is a "donate' button to help the admin of Greasy Lake give us this site. As a long-term lurker and haphazard participator, I have used this site a lot to get info, share stories or just read comments from other fans who actually get Bruce. After riding the roller coaster of that epic Brisbane set list with others on here tonight, I finally made a donation and intend to do this frequently. May I gently remind others that the button to do this is up on the top right-hand side of this page. This site brings us all a little magic. It would be good to send in a little love in return. ;-)
  10. Woot, glad to see there may be some record of such a great night, appreciate the advice.
  11. I was at Melb 2 in the pit near the front. I don't think he was drunk or the performance was affected. It was Bruce in story telling mode. And the crowd loved it because you knew you were getting something special. He told the story beautifully. We laughed a lot with him, particularly around the section when he was telling young people that TV used to stop in the middle of the night. Keep in mind the whole night was a darker, more serious performance than Melb 1. The stories matched the story telling in the choice of songs for the night. He was more reflective and often seemed deep in the moment of a particular song. You got the sense there was something up which was driving the performance. So yeah, we wondered if it was to do with Jake and his Dad or making him think about Clarence more or just something going on in his life. None of it took away from the performance. It added. And it made the whole show more personal to watch and be a part of that night. After all, it's Bruce. We don't pay for the same scripted show night after night. We pay for whatever the hell he decides to share with us. And at Melb 2 he shared a lot. On a funny note though. I was at Sydney 2003 which is about the only boot that was never released either. I'm beginning to think it's me!! ;-)