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Originally posted by Sinker Lips:


Also, does anyone remember the funny comment Neil made about Nick's suit right in the beginning? It was hilarious, but I'm racking my brain trying to remember!


They were talking about getting drinks and Neil said:

"Well you can make them up every night if you want to, do a bit of shaking backstage Nick. You're dressed for it."
Unusual venue, a fairly sedate crowd, but a really good show, as has been noted. The sound was great and the theater quite intimate, despite being in the middle of a casino. I was surprised that DDIO was played so early, but the acoustic arrangement made the song sound fresh (a bit of the Everly Brothers "All I Have to Do is Dream" was included). Not as many new songs were played as I had anticipated (probably a good idea under the circumstances). Recurring Dream was a pleasant surprise.
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Originally posted by privateuniverse:
Here's the setlist:

Italian Plastic


Big surprise for me there! I didn't honestly think they'd probably do this song since it had featured Paul on vocals.

Did anyone pay attention to how the song was performed? Was Matt on brushes at back of stage? Did anyone sing harmonies? Etc, etc . . .
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Originally posted by Romer:
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Originally posted by privateuniverse:
Here's the setlist:

Italian Plastic


Big surprise for me there! I didn't honestly think they'd probably do this song since it had featured Paul on vocals.

Did anyone pay attention to how the song was performed? Was Matt on brushes at back of stage? Did anyone sing harmonies? Etc, etc . . .


If I recall correctly, Matt did indeed whip out the brushes. Neil was on keyboard, singing solo. I was really, really surprised to hear him play this, but it was all good, and of course the follow up about how Paul mixed up the genders was priceless....
I thought the show was terrific!!!! although a little short due to the theater getting them out early as mentioned before. Also, the audience was very reserved which I hope not to be the case at the Beacon this week! Jealous the Northhampton folks got Say That Again.

They sounded wonderful and were so funny. I loved how, during Pour le Monde, Neil sang "...in the nightclub called Foxwoods...". And Italian Plastic was a fabulous surprise for the couple that ordered the Mojitos, I think!?
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Originally posted by Sinker Lips:
Yes, the guy said that CH had played Italian Plastic for them ...15 years ago, I think he said...just after they got married, or something like that. So Neil played it again for them. What a guy!


I wonder if that is why they decided to play it in a few of their subsequent shows too?

Just found this review of the Foxwoods show in the New London Day, our local newspaper:
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Crowded House Rocks Fox Theatre

By Rick Koster , Day Arts Writer


Published on 8/5/2007 in

Mashantucket —
In this summer of band reunions, when profit-happy and wrinkled musical heroes of days gone by are hitting the road and trotting out the same set lists of hits night after night, it was as though Crowded House had never gone away.
In a two-hour performance Friday night at the Fox Theatre in the Foxwoods Resort Casino, the reunited and reinvigorated Crowdies kicked off their American tour and delightfully demonstrated their distinct fusion of stunningly intelligent pop and utterly spontaneous onstage goofery.

Indeed, CH collectively climbed through the evening like an eager hiker instinctively forging a trail up an unknown but exotic hill. Along the way, they managed to infuse sparklingly funny onstage adlibs with a communal order of fish 'n' chips, a round of super-sized tequila shots commemorating an audience couple's wedding anniversary, and a generous 18-song batch of old favorites, obscurities and songs from their very fine new CD, “Time On Earth.”

Finn and co-founder/bassist Nick Seymour resurrected the band earlier this year with longtime multi-instrumentalist Mark Hart. The rekindled sense of camaraderie came in the wake of the suicide of original drummer Paul Hester — and when ex-Beck percussionist Matt Sherrod proved a kindred spirit and agreed to come onboard, the unit was set.

The show started with the high-octane “Locked Out” and, from the smiles onstage and in the theater, it was at once obvious this get-back-together thing was a terrific idea. Though never huge in America, the band had several global hits and “Fall At Your Feet,” “Something So Strong” and “Distant Sun” were all performed with affection and a seemingly contradictory sense of loose precision. A true surprise was the intoxicating inclusion of “Recurring Dream,” one of their best songs, which bizarrely never made an album appearance until a collection of rarities was released a few years back.

Their biggest success, “Don't Dream It's Over,” appeared mid-set in a gorgeous acoustic treatment that eschewed Finn's distinct Maori guitar rhythm as well as the iconic organ solo. There was an impromptu version of Hester's “Italian Plastic,” which coincided with the arrival of an order of fish 'n' chips from a casino restaurant after an ad-libbed request by Seymour. He then ate a huge hunk of the fish before cleansing his hands with a moist towelette provided by a fan. Finn then placed the dish at the edge of the stage so fans could come up and eat souvenir chips.

As a ticketholder said, watching in delight, “You can't make this stuff up.”

The new CD was heavily represented with several songs, and it had to be comforting to the band to note a giddy, tri-generational response wherein folks would leap to their feet and sing along. Perhaps the strongest piece on “Time On Earth” is the elegiac “Pour le Monde,” on which Finn's verses are unbearably lovely — and only then does he up the ante with a chorus that is the sonic equivalent of him high-jumping up through autumn sunshine into a fluffy cloud bank.

A three-song encore, including “Pineapple Head,” the new “She Called Up,” and “Weather With You,” left the audience screaming for more long after the houselights had gone up.
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Originally posted by Shadows Ahead:
OK, for all of you who want the ultimate (?? Roll Eyes) souvenir of the concert, someone has for sale a preserved French Fry ordered by Neil from the Foxwoods concert on Ebay Smiler

Hey, shipping is Free!


OMG, I remember seeing that guy after the show in the lobby with the plate! He was offering them to all of us fans as we left the show. What a riot!.....lol.
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Originally posted by Not the girl I think I am:
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Originally posted by Shadows Ahead:
OK, for all of you who want the ultimate (?? Roll Eyes) souvenir of the concert, someone has for sale a preserved French Fry ordered by Neil from the Foxwoods concert on Ebay Smiler

Hey, shipping is Free!


OMG, I remember seeing that guy after the show in the lobby with the plate! He was offering them to all of us fans as we left the show. What a riot!.....lol.


*Looks lovingly at her fry*

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