bvdd Posted August 21, 2001 Share Posted August 21, 2001 This was my first concert (that I didn't have to work) in over 20 years. Meadowbrook Farm, Gilford NH. Nice setup, stage, seating. Appx 3000 people. Outside .. killer sound system. The Doobies definitely have their show down. I wasn't blown away but I was very satisfied. Bass guitar was way too loud though. (the kick was fine.) However, when Farner opened at 8pm, it was like a freight train hit us. Picture this: PERFECT night, no bugs, no humidity. CD playing soft enough for you to talk easily. Crowd was 80% 35-55 year olds .. everyone like 'really mellow man .. like can you dig it, man ?' Then WHAM ! Farner opens with 'Footstompin' Music'. Everything turned up to 11. He's singing high C's and D's clear as a bell, and he did that for an hour. His encore was 'Closer to Home'; full album version complete with ocean and seagull sounds. I'm not the biggest GFRR fan around but his presentation knocked my dick in the dirt. His band was flawless .. SUPERB vocals. They did perfect renditions of his tunes and they were some 'F-in' tight too. I'm 50, and this really has me re-thinking my cushy, lazy, guitar attitude. I won't go on the road again .. but what these bands still have can be had in small club venue as well IMO. I WANT TO HAVE FUN AGAIN, DAMMIT. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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