Elvis Costello and The Imposters, actually, but that was too long for the thread title (I could've just said "Fillmore", but we all know what THAT would lead too).
Great show, especially given the discount ticket opportunity that our good Zoner citizen John J Wood alerted folks to. Mostly a "mature" but still appreciative crowd that Elvis definitely was feeding off of. And it was easy to be appreciative and get excited.
This is a "rock 'n' roll" Elvis tour, so those who want to hear the more sophisticated or subtle material should keep that in mind prior to buying tickets or attending. The closest to thing to "intimacy" was a solo acoustic version of "Alison" with a new chord arrangement for the second verse (and in our case, the first verse as well; it's so new that I think Mr. Costello is still getting to know it as well, but he's talented enough that if he is, it barely shows). Everything else was in your face, down & dirty rock 'n' roll from across the spectrum of the Costello discography. The total "song count" seemed to be at least 25, maybe more, with the show being around 105 minutes total. A fantastic show for face value, and even better when you get a deal!
As far as the set list, here's what I remember for sure:
Welcome To The Working Week
Less Than Zero
Watching The Detectives
I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea
Pump It Up
All I've Got To Do (Beatles)
Hey Bulldog (Beatles)
What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love & Understanding
Other tunes played, relative to lyrics that I remember and an "alleged" set list for a previous show:
... and all the others that I'm too unhip to know ... ;-)
Guitar & Vocals - Declan McManus
Keyboard - Steve Nieve (from The Attractions)
Drums (& Vocals?) - Pete Thomas (also from The Attractions)
Bass & Vocals - Davey Farragher
Sounds great. Thanks.
'Twas lots of fun last night. The two-encore segment contained 13 songs, leading up to the big "hits" (Pump It Up, WSFBPL&U); all done in a no-BS very businesslike fashion. Elvis is a blast to watch on stage. Fave tunes of the night included "Clubland", "Alibi" and "The Impostor."
More later...very busy start at work today.
Great show for the price. Very rockin.
The only wierd thing about the night, was walking out of the Fillmore after a concert at 9:10PM. Most of the concerts, I attend start around 9:30PM.. haha
No zoner sightings.
tar & kelly...sorry we missed you. We were FOB, and it was quite reasonable up there this time. Reasonable amount of space, and much fewer chatters.
D_R is most accurate about the rock & roll quotient, whereas two years ago, Elvis also dabbled into country ("Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down"), and crooned one tune unmiked. The only thing that felt weird to me was that the "main set" ended after 58 minutes. Then again, the "encores" were really a sort of "second set".
I really dig the no-BS way Elvis and the Imposters attack the songs; and Elvis has those great rock & roll moves onstage...just a great entertainer all the way around.