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Old 08-10-2009, 03:35 PM   #1
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:39 PM   #2
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Absolutely awesome video and performance. Thanks for posting it.

This is my most favorite song in the world and it has been ever since I heard it as a little kid way back in 1971.

The audience exuberance and wanting to express their profound appreciation to Gord between each verse is very cool, but there is a flipside -- part of what makes the song so beautiful is the way Gord's incredibly talented band plays between the verses. That gets covered up by the spontaneous hoots and applause between verses.
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:17 AM   #3
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...part of what makes the song so beautiful is the way Gord's incredibly talented band plays between the verses. That gets covered up by the spontaneous hoots and applause between verses.
nice post and true, Tim...and many of my fave GL live intricate song intros get muddled with the sound of audience applause and spontaneous hooting...hard to complain as Gord must really love it but I feel a live Gord song is like a symphony performance and any clapping should be deferred until each piece is complete...it happens occasionally for his more obscure and/or lesser know selections such as Clouds of Loneliness...you can hear a pin drop from start to finish, i love that

yeah, nice video, thanks for posting...audience enthusiasm is uplifting in this case and the captivating close up frame is a refreshing change...Gord is usually the size of a cricket on stage for most of the bootleg cellphone youtube videos out there
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:56 AM   #4
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That gets covered up by the spontaneous hoots and applause between verses.
In cases like this, the use of Tasers would be appropriate.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:31 AM   #5
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In cases like this, the use of Tasers would be appropriate.
that's got my vote..
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:31 PM   #6
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the only time i can appreciate that sort of response is during those outdoor festival atmosphere concerts such as the Live 8 IYCRMM between verse enthusiasm...you'll always find at least one Mr. Hoot 'n Holler at those venues...the taser really has to be reserved for the "white rhythm" clap-a-longs during Sundown, Carefree Highway, Baby Step Back, etc...somewhere in a prior thread I had found a link to someone actually trying to clap along to Beautiful
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:11 PM   #7
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Very cool - even with the unnecessary audience behavior. As someone stated above - by doing this, they miss all of the great music fills + deny the rest of us the opportunity to hear it once again. (save it for Hooter's for God's sake!).
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:59 PM   #8
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My own personal observation, now having in 3 years been to a whopping (for me, anyway) 16 of GL and the band's performances ...that this sort of audience response/behavior occurs more oft than not where alcohol flows more freely, and when it's a Fri or Sat night! Perhaps I could throw in the more 'stoic' type venues -this may occur less (like rather than an alochol-serving, outdoor venue)?

I too, prefer to relish entire songs without interruption - and have been fortunate to have the opportunity to attend enough performances to have had the pleasure more than once .
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:37 PM   #9
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Absolutely awesome video and performance. Thanks for posting it.

This is my most favorite song in the world and it has been ever since I heard it as a little kid way back in 1971.

The audience exuberance and wanting to express their profound appreciation to Gord between each verse is very cool, but there is a flipside -- part of what makes the song so beautiful is the way Gord's incredibly talented band plays between the verses. That gets covered up by the spontaneous hoots and applause between verses.
I agree Tim, my favorite song. Always has been, always will be. I was at that concert, and while I usually like things fairly quiet so that I can hear, the audience was so enthusiastic that it made for one of the best shows I've seen. There were over 3,000 people packed into that venue, the most they've ever had there, and they loved Gord! They gave him a standing ovation after IYCRMM, and you could tell that Gord loved them back. You can even see the little smile that dances across his face in this video.
He seems to be having more fun then he ever has lately, and is sounding pretty darn good.
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:13 AM   #10
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The ultimate for me was seeing Lightfoot at the Niagara Casino a couple of years ago and a couple behind me were chatting through the whole show. Finally someone behind them piped up and told them to shut up. The woman reached back and slapped the guy in the face. A fight almost broke out before cooler heads prevailed.

A little before that, at a Massey Hall show, the guy beside me decided to play Lightfoot karaoke and sang along to everything The Man was doing.

I just can't get any peace.
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:07 AM   #11
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OMG!! I can't believe she slapped the guy!!!



The alcohol was flowing freely that night, and down from the upper tier -as I discovered when I was tapping my toes (sandals on) and found I was splashing around in beer.

At intermission, I booked to the bathroom and then found an empty seat several rows away from her.
Gawd, with all that beer swilling around on the floor, you'd be unable to use that TASER safely...
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:57 PM   #12
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I too am appalled at some of the audience behaviors at a GL concert.
Given the casino setting though, maybe it's to be expected. Gord doesn't look upset by it.
Gord always seems to 'save' his voice for this song in every show. I've been to 13 shows and have never heard him give a weak performance of IYCRMM.

One show - can't remember now where- I could almost hear my own heartbeat, the audience was so quiet.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:51 AM   #13
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i just realized that the videographer wasn't zoomed in on Gord (wondered how he or she stayed so reasonable steady without tripod)

they were actually taking video of a video of Gord projected onto a big screen
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Gawd, with all that beer swilling around on the floor, you'd be unable to use that TASER safely...
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:55 PM   #15
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i just realized that the videographer wasn't zoomed in on Gord (wondered how he or she stayed so reasonable steady without tripod)

they were actually taking video of a video of Gord projected onto a big screen
oh yeah...I see that now! Good eye jj
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