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Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO October 25, 2009

PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:52 pm
by Shadow38x
I was lucky enough to catch three of the four shows at the Nokia theatre in New York in 2006, including St. Patrick's Day where I was lucky enough to be front row center. Will be at the Kansas City show tonight, and thought I would throw out a last-minute plea for "Fairtyale" and "White City" to make the set list. I've bought tickets for my two closest friends to go with me, and we would love to hear those two songs. I know it will be a great gig regardless!

Re: Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO October 25, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:12 am
by Clash Cadillac
SET LIST

Streams of Whiskey
If I Should Fall From Grace With God
The Broad Majestic Shannon
Young Ned Of The Hill
Boys From The County Hell
A Pair of Brown Eyes
Tuesday Morning
Kitty
Sunnyside of the Street
Repeal of the Licensing Laws
Body of an American
Old Main Drag
Thousands
Dirty Old Town
Irish Rover
Bottle of Smoke
Sickbed

Star of the County Down
Rainy Night in Soho
Sally Maclennane


Paddy on the Railway
Fiesta

Re: Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO October 25, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:39 am
by Guest
Thanks for posting the set-list. It was a fantastic night at the Midland. Despite a fall, Shane was in top form, and the band did a splendid job.
We saw U2 last Sunday, and tonight was sure a lot more fun for me. Closer, too.
I am not sure how familiar all of the crowd was with the music, but there was certainly a large number of those who knew it all.
In any case, thanks for coming to Kansas City.

Re: Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO October 25, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:54 am
by Mike M
The show was great...I'm sure that I'm probably still a little buzzed from quite a few pints of Guinness, but I had to post and say 'thank you' to the boys. This was my first, but hopefully not last, time seeing them live, and it was simply amazing!

Re: Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO October 25, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:12 am
by Clash Cadillac
This show met all my expectations. A few memories as follows...

I ran into Darryl by the box office. He was pleasant as always and seemed to be enjoying his new job responsibility as official Pogues fan greeter. Always great to hear The Call Up and Straight To Hell before the boys take the stage. As I posted above, the set list was the same as Denver. It was great to hear Young Ned of the Hill as I had not heard it live since San Francisco 2007 also Star of the County Down which was missing in Atlanta this year. Kitty may have been the highlight for me this evening as Shane's vocals sounded very strong to this untrained ear. As I mentioned on the "quotes" thread Shane fell down while leaving the stage for Repeal and made a joke about it when he returned for the next song. He seemed unscathed. Philip came out front during Repeal to try and get the crowd motivated which seemed a bit tame for most of the evening from our vantage point. I'm not sure which wrist Philip injured by repetitive motion (insert joke here) as he never seemed to miss a beat this evening. 1000's was dedicated to Wilbur Harrison who had a number 1 hit in 1959 with the song Kansas City which Philip sang a few bars of. Some one tossed a hat up on stage which looked like the mad hatter top that Shane was wearing in 2007 which Spider picked up, tried on, then put it on Darryl. I saw Joey wearing it near the end of the show. After Fiesta Shane stayed on stage and was singing something that I could not quite make out but he seemed to be having a grand time.

Really enjoyed myself as did the entire Cadillac family. Next stop Austin.

Re: Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO October 25, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:27 am
by philipchevron
Clash Cadillac wrote:1000's was dedicated to Wilbur Harrison who had a number 1 hit in 1959 with the song Kansas City which Philip sang a few bars of.



Yes. Although I did indeed dedicate 1000s to Wilbur Harrison, it was in fact the Rodgers-Hammerstein "Kansas City" I sang to the bewildered crowd.

Ev'rythin's up to date in Kansas City
They've gone about as fur as they c'n go!
They got a big theayter they call a burley queue.
Fer fifty cents you c'n see a dandy show


Shane's earlier attempt to give the Wilbur Harrison song was interrupted by the intro to "Streams of Whiskey"

Re: Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO October 25, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:59 am
by Clash Cadillac
philipchevron wrote:
Clash Cadillac wrote:1000's was dedicated to Wilbur Harrison who had a number 1 hit in 1959 with the song Kansas City which Philip sang a few bars of.



Yes. Although I did indeed dedicate 1000s to Wilbur Harrison, it was in fact the Rodgers-Hammerstein "Kansas City" I sang to the bewildered crowd.

Ev'rythin's up to date in Kansas City
They've gone about as fur as they c'n go!
They got a big theayter they call a burley queue.
Fer fifty cents you c'n see a dandy show


Shane's earlier attempt to give the Wilbur Harrison song was interrupted by the intro to "Streams of Whiskey"


Is that what Shane was singing after Fiesta? Also, I had to look Mr. Harrison up on Wikipedia and he is shown as Wilbert. Did I mishear or did you call him Wilbur at the the show?

Re: Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO October 25, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:04 am
by philipchevron
Clash Cadillac wrote:
philipchevron wrote:
Clash Cadillac wrote:1000's was dedicated to Wilbur Harrison who had a number 1 hit in 1959 with the song Kansas City which Philip sang a few bars of.



Yes. Although I did indeed dedicate 1000s to Wilbur Harrison, it was in fact the Rodgers-Hammerstein "Kansas City" I sang to the bewildered crowd.

Ev'rythin's up to date in Kansas City
They've gone about as fur as they c'n go!
They got a big theayter they call a burley queue.
Fer fifty cents you c'n see a dandy show


Shane's earlier attempt to give the Wilbur Harrison song was interrupted by the intro to "Streams of Whiskey"


Is that what Shane was singing after Fiesta? Also, I had to look Mr. Harrison up on Wikipedia and he is shown as Wilbert. Did I mishear or did you call him Wilbur at the the show?


Although he has twice as many Google entries as the former than he does as the latter, I do remember from my Rock On days that Mr Harrison was billed as both Wilbert and Wilbur on his record labels.

Re: Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO October 25, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:34 am
by Clash Cadillac
Clash Cadillac wrote:This show met all my expectations. A few memories as follows...

I ran into Darryl by the box office. He was pleasant as always and seemed to be enjoying his new job responsibility as official Pogues fan greeter. Always great to hear The Call Up and Straight To Hell before the boys take the stage. As I posted above, the set list was the same as Denver. It was great to hear Young Ned of the Hill as I had not heard it live since San Francisco 2007 also Star of the County Down which was missing in Atlanta this year. Kitty may have been the highlight for me this evening as Shane's vocals sounded very strong to this untrained ear. As I mentioned on the "quotes" thread Shane fell down while leaving the stage for Repeal and made a joke about it when he returned for the next song. He seemed unscathed. Philip came out front during Repeal to try and get the crowd motivated which seemed a bit tame for most of the evening from our vantage point. I'm not sure which wrist Philip injured by repetitive motion (insert joke here) as he never seemed to miss a beat this evening. 1000's was dedicated to Wilbur Harrison who had a number 1 hit in 1959 with the song Kansas City which Philip sang a few bars of. Some one tossed a hat up on stage which looked like the mad hatter top that Shane was wearing in 2007 which Spider picked up, tried on, then put it on Darryl. I saw Joey wearing it near the end of the show. After Fiesta Shane stayed on stage and was singing something that I could not quite make out but he seemed to be having a grand time.

Really enjoyed myself as did the entire Cadillac family. Next stop Austin.


Oh, forgot to mention Philip's two tone Wing Tips? which highlighted the only feet I actually saw dancing on stage. Also Seattle found a Leatherman knife with a 4" blade under her seat, not the sort of thing I felt like turning in to security or lost and found...

Re: Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO October 25, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:12 pm
by Jason Harper
Here's my review, y'all. Had SUCH a great time.

http://blogs.pitch.com/wayward/2009/10/ ... s_city.php

We got some nice photos, too, I don't mind saying.

Re: Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO October 25, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:00 pm
by chickenchowmein
great review to a great show... thank you for coming to Kansas City!! after having been to see the boys play Boston & Chicago, I'd say our crowd was MUCH tamer, but still pretty feisty. i was pleased with our support, and the Midland is a spectacular venue (my first show there). was a little saddened that i didn't get to use my VIP passes, but understand you guys were probably too exhausted to meet fans. maybe next time. enjoy texas :)

Re: Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO October 25, 2009

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:07 pm
by philipchevron
chickenchowmein wrote:great review to a great show... thank you for coming to Kansas City!! after having been to see the boys play Boston & Chicago, I'd say our crowd was MUCH tamer, but still pretty feisty. i was pleased with our support, and the Midland is a spectacular venue (my first show there). was a little saddened that i didn't get to use my VIP passes, but understand you guys were probably too exhausted to meet fans. maybe next time. enjoy texas :)


Thanks for the kind words. As I always try to point out, our so-called "aftershow" tradition is incredibly hit-and-miss and inclusion on the aftershow list, however well-intentioned it might be on our part, is no guarantee whatever that there will be an Aftershow or that, if there is, that anybody from the band will even be there. That's the kinda guys we are. If in doubt, the party's in Ross Duncan's room.

Re: Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO October 25, 2009

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:17 am
by adamhunter
Back in Canada from the Kansas City show, as I have posted before this was our second time in a week having a blast with The Pogues. As I was in L.A. last weekend with my wife at the Nokia.

I had my 73 year old father and 68 year old uncle along for an awesome night at the Midland. My dad wept as "Thousands" was being performed.
(Pro job Mr. Chevron!) The entire band was spectacular!!!! Hats off to all of you! Thank you for a wonderfully enjoyable evening.


And to those of you who don't have tickets to the last 4 shows on this tour.............get them NOW!

Until next time, thank you to THE POGUES!!!! (Spring 2010)


Adam Hunter
Troy. Ontario
CANADA.

Re: Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO October 25, 2009

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:27 am
by obsoleteshock
Excellent show. I was enthralled the entire time and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the band for the first time. Shane seemed wobbly and unsure of his footing and nobody in our group could make out any of his between-song banter. I was a bit worried at first, but was relieved he was spot-on vocally. He seemed to be having fun and he was on-key, his timing seemed tight and that trademark bite was there in everything he sang. Fortunately his fall didn't seem to have caused too much damage, and he seemed to take it in stride. It was really remarkable that he sounded so good when he seemed to be having significant troubles walking across the stage without falling and his speaking was all but unintelligible.

I REALLY enjoyed both Phillip's "Thousands Are Sailing" and Spider's "Tuesday Morning." For some reason, I could never quite get into "Young Ned of the Hill," but it just clicked last night. I was also thrilled to hear "The Old Main Drag" considering it apparently just made it back into the setlist.

I read the interview with Mr. Chevron, and I must say that while I am very pleased to hear his stance on the Westborough Baptist Church ("Cult" is a much better word than "church" to describe what they do), I am deeply saddened that he has even heard of them. I always thought of them as more of a local problem, but the fact that they have made themselves known across the Atlantic makes me downright sick. I only hope that if we are ever lucky enough to get another Pogues album, that there is a song with as much venom and bite as Birmingham Six directed at those clowns.

Regardless, this was a downright splendid show. I certainly hope that despite taking 27 years to make it to KC for the first time, the band manages to make it back (maybe even to Wichita next time). I'll certainly be first in line for another chance to see The Pogues.

Re: Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO October 25, 2009

PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:41 am
by Lammyts1
I can't really say anything that hasn't been said before. The show was fantastic and I'm once again basking in the post show high. Couldn't have had a better time. Nice to see some new tshirts at the merch counter too! Thanks again Philip for the aftershow passes and maybe things will work out next time 'round. Good luck with the remaining shows and stay well. Thanks for the great time KC!