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Old 04-16-2002, 12:36 PM   #1
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The show was at 7:30 at the Community Arts Center, in Williamsport, PA.
Gordon was relaxed and gracious, told some humorous stories and was sporting
a smilie sticker. He said his 7 year old daughter asked him every night if
he wore the smilie stickers she sent with him.
Set List

Sea of Tranquility
Drifters
Don Q.
Prove My Love
In My Fashion
Beautiful
Ring Them Bells
Blackberry Wine
The Watchman's Gone
Ribbon of Darkness
(which he never finished. "Ribbon of arkness over...." and then into the
next song)
Sundown
Carefree Highway
For Lovin/Me/ Did She Mention My Name
(and here he said "Make with the sad music, Terry" as he told a brief story
of the Ed. Fitz)
Wreck

Intermission

Never too Close
Waiting for You
Minstrel of the Dawn
Let it Ride (sounded GREAT!)
If You Could Read My Mind
Painter
No Hotel (and I'd like to add that the Willliamsport audience laughed in all
the right places, and gave a little groan when he sang the line 'see the
little critters fly...')
Canadian Railroad Trilogy
*(by now it was apparent that he was getting tired)
Big Blue
Baby Step Back
Old Dan's Records

The audience in Williamsport rose to their feet and gave him a standing
ovation. He came back and sang Early Morning Rain as his encore.

I have rarely seen him this relaxed. He mentioned that "like Mr. McCartney,
we are on tour' and that many of their dates in the future were in the
northeast. He told a Joni Mitchell story, too.

It was a great show.
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Someone mentioned clapping along with him. I have been told that he REALLY doesn't like this, by someone who is in a position to know.
It has been a long time since he's walked off the stage....but I wouldn't want to be responsible for him doing it.


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Old 04-18-2002, 09:06 PM   #2
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So close, and now even more sorry that I could not make the Williamsport Concert. Do you think anyone from PSU took notice? Bryce Jordon may be too large a facility, but surely Eisenhower Auditorium could be filled to capacity. How do we get them to issue an invitation? I never got replies to inquiries I made.
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Old 04-21-2002, 09:59 AM   #3
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Watchman thanks for the info, guess I will give up on that front, and just try to make the other PA concerts when them come around again. I wrote to GL's office about 2 yrs. and the reply came back that he would consider it, if the invitation was issured. I wrote to Bryce Jordan but never received a reply. So with your info and mine, looks like PSU is out.
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Old 04-21-2002, 10:08 PM   #4
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25 grand isn't such a bad deal when you consider the logistics of moving people and equipment. It's more complicated than him catching a Greyhound to the next concert date with a guitar in one hand and a duffle bag in the other. (I wonder if he sometimes wishes it were that simple).
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Old 04-22-2002, 11:35 PM   #5
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quote:Originally posted by Margie:
So close, and now even more sorry that I could not make the Williamsport Concert. Do you think anyone from PSU took notice? Bryce Jordon may be too large a facility, but surely Eisenhower Auditorium could be filled to capacity. How do we get them to issue an invitation? I never got replies to inquiries I made.

This was interesting to me. I used to work at WPSX-TV at Penn State and an old friend of mine (Dave McCarty) was one of the people who introduced the concert that night. I gather it was partly sponsored by PA Public Broadcasting. Heaven knows I sang enough Lightfoot songs in the bars in State College in the 70s that someone there ought to want to go see Gord!
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