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Old 07-16-2014, 03:33 PM   #1
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Default ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey-July 16,2014

RICK:Now we're getting ready for tonite's concert at the, Bergen PAC, in Englewood, NJ. We last appeared at the same place 14 years ago.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:02 PM   #2
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CARTER:I'm performing tonight with Gord Lightfoot and his legendary band at the BPAC Center in Englewood NJ.
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Old 07-17-2014, 02:35 PM   #3
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Default Re: ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey-July 16,2014

Due to a grand block party in a nearby street

the start was delayed by about ten minutes
There were no big surprises in this setlist: which is unusually and remarkably similar to the Northampton MA one from Sunday (to type it I only had to make a very few changes)
1.The Watchman's Gone
2.Waiting for You
3.All the Lovely Ladies
4.I'd Rather Press On
5.A Painter Passing Through
6.Drifters
7.Rainy Day People
8.Shadows
9.Beautiful
Another rambling intro followed
about a song that "had only been performed live two or three times"
Which was a rather inaccurate statement in view of the fact that this was the third time in
only six days and it is in four setlists from 1996 (March 1, 2, 23 and 28 to be exact)
(the intro also included a reference to a "ten year relationship" with a girl from either Miami or Florida.)
I supose that could be Cathy Coonley but Google was none too helpful although it did find an archived page from the Muntreal Gazette about Harry Tracey that is worth fighting the scrolling system to read (TIP: drag the displayed rectangular area, of the thumbnail at upper right, around to read more)

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1946&dat=19801224&id=EAoiAAAAIBAJ&s jid=uaQFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1521,1535416
10.Much to My Surprise
11.Carefree Highway
the above 11 are identical to Sunday but next instead of one of Gord's songs that I personally like the least (Hangdog Hotel Room)
was
12.Cotton Jenny
13/14.Ribbon of Darkness/Sundown
īn which the three of us chimed in with "Over You"
Intermission

15.Sweet Guinevere
16.The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
then one of my favourites and the source of my corfid signature
17.Never Too Close
at this point Gord must have lost his presence of mind because he started singing
18. Karat Gold but was obvoiously having a problem remembering the lyrics because he suddenly was mouthing "La La La" then he quickly admitted defeat and muttered that they would now do an ""instrumental version"!
The band rallied around and inprovised for a few entertaining bars
19.Make Way for the Lady
20.Wild Strawberries
(no repeat by Gwen G of her Portland ME polkadot underwear throwing exercise!)
21.Let It Ride
22.If You Could Read My Mind
23.Restless
24.Baby Step Back
25.Early Morning Rain
26.Song for a Winter's Night
Encore:
27.In My Fashion
And so ended another great concert (my 92nd) see

http://johnfowles.org.uk/LIGHTFOOT/my_92_concerts.htm
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:18 PM   #4
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Default Re: ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey-July 16,2014

My 21 year old daughter also contributed an "over me."


The two of us saw Barry walking behind the theatre before the show, he was a gentleman and spent a few moments


After the show, we went to the stage door behind the theatre where one other fellow was waiting. He had a guitar signed by Willie Nelson, Randy Travis, Kris Kristofferson, James Taylor and 2 or 3 others I don't remember.


A security guy explained that there was a meet and greet going on that was expected to last an hour. At the 45 minute mark, a fellow we will call flashlight guy started going to and from the theatre with guitars. He goes up to the fellow we we hanging out with and starts interrogating him about the guitar case and makes him open it up. Guess he figures maybe he stole it and decided to just hang out.


At the hour mark Rick and Gord come out. Flashlight guy comes up to my daughter and I and asks "what do you have?" We show our albums. "One each" he says.


So Gord approaches my daughter, signs her album, and, very relaxed and unrushed, chats with her, ending with a pic. He turns to me and again, unrushed, answers a question of mine. In the meantime flashlight guy is saying "car is here!" "time to go!"


A wonderful evening that even flashlight guy could not spoil.
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:59 PM   #5
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Default Re: ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey-July 16,2014

My sister lives in Bergen County, about 20 minutes from Englewood. I asked if she & her husband would want to go to the concert at Bergen PAC. She said she'd get back to me...a week later she calls to tell me she already bought the tickets and "Happy Birthday!" [which was in May.] So I drove from Long Island to her house [normally a 45 min. trip that took almost 2 hrs. because of lane closures on the GWB] went to dinner and then the show. It was a very enjoyable evening. I became concerned twice -when I realized it was 8:10pm and the show hadn't started... was very relieved when Gordon & the band walked out on stage and the delay was to give the folks delayed by traffic a chance to get there. The second was when he totally forgot the lyrics for 14 KT Gold, something I've never seen happen. I have always been in awe that Lightfoot gets most of the lyrics & melody right while playing his guitar[s] perfectly. Oh, another nice thing is that I bumped into John & Susan while walking to the theatre-haven't seen each other for several years.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:26 PM   #6
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He also tuned a guitar onstage with Mike, which is something I understood he does not like to do.
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:10 PM   #7
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Flashlight guy is probably the tour manager, Warren, who keeps things running so they don't miss flights etc..
I heard about the late start and missing quite a bit of 14K Gold..so the guys did an instrumental while Gord sorted himself out..
Glad you made it!
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:11 AM   #8
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Flashlight guy looked liked he could have been a member of an 80's hair band...
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:39 AM   #9
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yep-that's Warren! lol
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