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Old 07-21-2021, 02:56 PM   #5
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Location: Forest Lake, MN USA
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Default Re: Iowa Concerts (July 19-20)

Hello everyone- back from our Iowa trip.

Visited the lovely Art Deco Adler Theatre on July 19 in downtown Davenport, Iowa, on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Gord came out very strong, promptly at 8:00 p.m.

First Set:

1) Now and Then
2) Waiting for You
3) The Watchman's Gone
4) All the Lovely Ladies (verses 1,2, 4 and 5)
5) Drifters
6) I'd Rather Press On
7) A Painter Passing Through
8) Ring Them Bells (mentioned folk revival and Bob Dylan)
9) Beautiful
10) Much to My Surprise
11) Cold on the Shoulder
12) Did She Mention My Name
13) Ribbon of Darkness
14) Sundown
15) Carefree Highway

2nd set:

16) Race Among the Ruins (verses 1 and 2 only)
17) Wreck of the E.F.
18) Never Too Close
19) Shadows
20) Don Quixote
21) Minstrel of the Dawn (shortened)
22) Let It Ride
23) If You Could Read My Mind
24) Restless
25) Baby Step Back
26) Early Morning Rain
27) Rainy Day People

Gord mentioned that they were happy to be back and that things were going well with the band. He has changed one lyric that I noticed on "Let It Ride" after the lobster pots line. The following line now goes: "It might be nuclear fission man, but that ain't where it stops." Not sure what it means?

The acoustics were fantastic in the hall. I couldn't see the balcony but the main floor was about 3/4 full from what I could see. He had only one rough spot after Never Too Close. He had to go to the rear of the stage to clear his sinuses and take a spray shot. Dumb oafs in the crowd laughed when he took a swig of his biotene. But he was able to keep going.

Overall, he sounded better than what I may have thought with all the rust on him from the pandemic.

I have some work I must do now, but I will write tomorrow about the Surf Ballroom performance. John - Minnesota
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