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March 20, 2008: Boston

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:37 am
by SonOfErin
Another great one! Last show of this tour & it ended in style.
Some highlights for me were Spider dedicating Turkish Song of the Damned to my friend, & then briefly meeting Daryl backstage afterward. Marc of Gimme Danger joining in on Fiesta & getting knocked out almost by Spider's traying.

Re: Boston 3/20

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:40 pm
by Corey MacLennane
Agreed - it strikes me that this year seemed so incredibly tight, especially in relation to Shane's ability to hit his vocals, remember all (most of) the lyrics, yada yada yada...

Seeing 1000's after what Phillip went through was a major highlight. Others for me were seeing Spider (again) sitting in the seats and watching Gimme Danger (who really kicked ass by the way,) Fearnley's amazing insanity during "Repeal," and, perhaps most importantly, seeing the Boston crowd way into both shows this year.

Thanks for another year guys....with any luck we'll see you again soon.

Re: Boston 3/20

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:12 pm
by Coop
Another fantastic show. I can't describe how wonderful it was to see Phillip onstage and looking strong after reading of his ordeal. Also loved watching him climb over the monitors, study two large electrical cords and - at some peril - connect them in an attempt to re-start Shane's fan. (It worked, much to the relief of the mezzanine, who feared some sort of electrical mishap.) It was a simple but touching gesture of one band member looking out for another. I can't explain why, but it was one of my favorite live moments in 20-plus year and it made me even more enamored of this band. Thanks, Mr. C.

Re: Boston 3/20

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:11 pm
by Jimmy Jazz
These last two shows were as strong as I have ever seen..the band seems to be having so much fun now.. as did the fans.. Sat in the 3rd row on Wednedsay and then about 20th row last night. The sound seemed much better further back..But overall two amzing shows.. Hopefully doing it all over again next year.

Re: Boston 3/20

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:31 pm
by u2larkin04
I agree... this show was incredible! It was my first too! Except for the 7 foot Grizzly Adams fella' who smelled like rotten ass in front of me. His friends were rolling up and then popping pills too, they were quite funny to watch.

Re: Boston 3/20

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:15 pm
by Jimmy Jazz
u2larkin04 wrote:I agree... this show was incredible! It was my first too! Except for the 7 foot Grizzly Adams fella' who smelled like rotten ass in front of me. His friends were rolling up and then popping pills too, they were quite funny to watch.



Maybe it was a stinkbomb or L.A but there was a weird odor wafting by at times. Didn't take away from the show..they were amazing

Re: Boston 3/20

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:41 pm
by u2larkin04
Jimmy Jazz wrote:
u2larkin04 wrote:I agree... this show was incredible! It was my first too! Except for the 7 foot Grizzly Adams fella' who smelled like rotten ass in front of me. His friends were rolling up and then popping pills too, they were quite funny to watch.



Maybe it was a stinkbomb or L.A but there was a weird odor wafting by at times. Didn't take away from the show..they were amazing


It definitely didn't take away from the show at all... but it was definitely the guy, haha...

Re: Boston 3/20

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:54 pm
by llama2001
Great show last light, I have lots of pics! Setlist anyone?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:56 pm
by Mr VIP
Another fine show Thursday night in Boston! I'm glad I took my parents this year as they had a hell of a time for themselves!
It was great to see you back with the gang Phil, and best of luck to James with what are certain to be very painful knee surgeries! He was like fuckin' Angus Young up there! Cheers!

Re: Boston 3/20

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:45 am
by Clash Cadillac
We made it back to South Dakota so I thought I would post a few memories from last nights show.

CdnSteve, his wife and DzM were in the balcony chatting when we arrived. The bands intro included a little more of Magnificent Seven before STH kicked in last night. We sat in the 2nd row of the mezzanine and I thought the sound was much better then front row on the floor the previous night. If anything it seemed that Shane's vocal level was a bit high. His screams were blood curdling. I loved the view from up there as you could watch the band as a whole performing their magic. Our girls seemed to enjoy the show more then the previous night and stood and clapped along for a good portion of the night. I guess they just needed to get their first Pogues show out of the way before the addiction kicked in (just like daddy). Before the show I bought a few t-shirts and had to break down and have a Guinness as I figured I could still be a responsible parent with only one beer. The memories of these last 2 shows are better etched in my brain then the previous Guinness soaked ones as well. I never get over how fast Terry's hands move during the end of Turkish Song of the Damned and several times during the show Philip's right hand was a blur from our vantage point. I did tear up during Broad Majestic Shannon and Rainy Night in Soho. I actually got goosebumps during BMS, Kitty and 1000's. When the boys went into Sunny Side Of The Street everyone in the balcony must have moved at this same time as there was a noticeable sway and I was momentarily distracted from the show thinking about the age of the venue and how safe my kids were at that particular moment. I thought it strange that the balcony never swayed the rest of the night. Someone behind us kept yelling for Rainy Night after every song, as he explained it was the first song of his wedding dance, until we convinced him that it would indeed be the 2nd song of the first encore. CdnSteve and his wife sat with us midway through the show and the girls enjoyed his enthusiasm (I had to keep telling them he was just one of those Crazy Canadians). My wife snuggled in during Rainy Night in Soho and this time Jamaica was not allowed to force her way between us. We did join the girls hands for a group sway midway though as they were feeling left out. Especially Jamaica who crossed her arms and sat down with a frown her her face. As everyone else said, watching Philip in his snazzy silver suit sing 1000's was the best, almost surreal. I fell asleep last night with that song in my head (I guess that should have been posted on another thread). All in all another great Pogues adventure. Thanks for the memories until our next show...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:56 am
by DzM
meowhouse wrote:Yah the Orpheum has its problems but I still love it. Damn I wish I had gone again last night.

For me last night (3-20) has been the best performance overall that I have seen from The Pogues (but most particularly Shane). The band were all clearly having a good time, Shane was really lucid throughout (and evidently having a good time too). It really looked like there was a lot of fun being had up there.

So far, for me, 3-20 is the pinnacle performance.

Re: MARCH 2008: Chicago, Washington DC, Baltimore...........

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:16 am
by DzM
Mr VIP wrote:[B]est of luck to James with what are certain to be very painful knee surgeries! He was like fuckin' Angus Young up there! Cheers!

"James Fearnley, ladies and gentlemen. The hardest working accordion player in the world!"

Re: Boston 3/20

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:53 am
by Clash Cadillac
I took this photo from the balcony last night during 1000's

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Re: MARCH 2008: Chicago, Washington DC, Baltimore...........

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:55 am
by cougar
DzM wrote:
Mr VIP wrote:[B]est of luck to James with what are certain to be very painful knee surgeries! He was like fuckin' Angus Young up there! Cheers!

"James Fearnley, ladies and gentlemen. The hardest working accordion player in the world!"


That sliding was something. Boy, what a great show that was - so much fun.
Loved James' pulling a yellow card on Spider's dropping the mic on "Tuesday". A bunch of great moments and whole set of wonderfully played songs.
Such a great show.

Re: tmp

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:05 pm
by BROTHER B
DzM wrote:
meowhouse wrote:Yah the Orpheum has its problems but I still love it. Damn I wish I had gone again last night.

For me last night (3-20) has been the best performance overall that I have seen from The Pogues (but most particularly Shane). The band were all clearly having a good time, Shane was really lucid throughout (and evidently having a good time too). It really looked like there was a lot of fun being had up there.

So far, for me, 3-20 is the pinnacle performance.

This was the only show I have seen this year and I'm glad that you thought it was the best, I dont see how they could have been any better. I thought this was the best show that I have ever seen the Pogues play. It was great to see you Mr Chevron back singing one of the best songs ever written,CHEERS to you! Let me ask one thing< What's up with the double ID to get a beer, for fuc sakes the same guys ask me 6 times for 2 forms of ID, do they have alzheimers on the Orpheum staff? Anyway small price to pay{ $7 per} to see my fav band play in top fourm. Boston is a great town and met some great people, hope to see them again next year and bring some new fans with me. Time to start making a new record lads, what ya say, Flogging molly had like the #4 record last week and we all know who started this shit and who is now tighter than a bugs ass! VIVA LA POGUES!!! :D