Behind The Lines / Duke’s End
Turn It On Again
No Son Of Mine
Land Of Confusion
In The Cage / The Cinema Show / Duke’s Travels
Hold On My Heart
Home By The Sea / Second Home By The Sea
Follow You Follow Me
Firth Of Fifth / I Know What I Like
Throwing It All Away
Tonight Tonight Tonight (intro)
I Can’t Dance
The Carpet Crawlers
James RennerI have to say the San Jose Concert was absolutely fantastic. The lighting was great, lots of good affects, I loved the big screen in back of the stage. At first it was odd to see such a small stage for a Genesis concert. I was kinda concerned before the concert that Genesis performance wouldn't be up to what I have seen in the past, BUT after the first 2 or 3 minutes of Behind the Lines, there was no question about Genesis's performance. I was in total AWE of their performance. It was like seeing an old friend that you hadn't seen in a very long time (=.
As for the song line up, since I have been a Genesis fan form way back in the dark ages of '78 (-; I have always liked all variations of Genesis from From Genesis to Revaluation to yes Calling all Stations, some more than others, After the concert I was noticing that I tended to like the songs they played more from the Gabriel years through Duke, I just realized they didn't play anything from Abacab?? One of the main things that bothered me when they played Invisible Touch and Throwing it All Away (Ok, TIAA is not one of my favorite G songs), was that they turned the camera's on to the crowd, I thought is was kinda cheesy.
I was able to take my camera into the concert - They were not checking bags that were brought into the concert. When I was taking pictures before the concert, I was getting some strange looks from people, namely the ushers (-; I took about 345 pics during the concert. I took some great shots of the stage lighting - or should I say the arena lighting affects and I got some great close up shots of the guys, considering I was sitting in the second level. Ok , I admit it, I shot more of Banks than the others. I took a series of burst shots during the ending lights of Afterglow that turned out great. i was disappointed they changed the ending from white lights to colored lights. Also I got a burst series of Phil during the tambourine jig in I Know What I Like.
Lachlan WestfallSaw the show too in San Jose. Had great seats.
I¹m an old-school G fan but tolerate the fact that they clearly had to evolve.
To that end, I really enjoyed ³Hold on my Heart² or whatever it¹s called. It¹s really a Mike and the Mechanics song featuring Phil Collins, but it was a nice little tune.
They played enough of the old stuff to make it really enjoyable. My fave was Ripples, but I really enjoyed stuff like Home by the Sea too.
In San Jose I thought they really hadn¹t warmed up by the time the did the Cage bit. It seemed a bit ³cold²
It was nice that they featured Daryl on Firth.
The best of the bunch was the drum thing into Los Endos. That freakin¹ kicked!
I don¹t really understand Domino. It¹s like this completely forgetable tune, but the end kinda works Œcause the rest of it totally sucked.
IT and WCD, bla bla bla....
It was sweet that they ended w/ a tune that they knew was very cool‹a nod to the real fans.
We¹ll see how it goes at the Hollywood Bowl. I could be seeing the second-to-last G show ever. (I¹m going on Friday). Oddly, they¹re predicting rain in LA. Such is life w/ an outdoor G show apparently.
I thought they were doing something off of every album. Nothing off of ABACAB. I¹d have been happy with ³Sara Jane² or ³Dodo/Lurker², or honestly even Paperlate or You Might Recall.
Oh well. Had a lot of fun anyway. Been almost exactly 30 years since the first time I saw Œem (W&W tour) so it was cool to go back in time w/ the boys.
CoolinCalI just returned from the San Jose show. It's after midnight but I just can't sleep... I need to unwind from one of the most spectacular evenings of my life!
I took the train to San Jose early so I could meet up with members of the PC and Genesis forums. My son had to coach a high school volleyball team and could not leave early so we met up at the venue. The first person I spotted at the meet-up was the infamous Ulli (UK76). I recognized him from pics I had seen on the forum. What a nice guy he is!! I sat down next to him and we had quite a chat. He is rather famous amongst both PC and Genesis forum members!! I also met our very own Leigh (Leighbee) and her husband Murray, both very nice, and a bunch more people from the Genesis site.. ( Irene) and others ( names I can not remember.. sorry!) Everyone was having a great time and were going to meet up again after the show. I couldn't make that since I have to be up at 5:00 am to go to work I had a couple of pics taken of me with Ulli and Leigh that I will post later.
Well, I met up with my son and we went and found our seats. They were on the side of the stage, Daryl's side and facing Tony. A rather odd view, because our seats were fairly high up, but were OK because we could see them just fine without having to keep looking at the large screens. I did take pics, though I don't know how they came out because it's a new camera and I hope everything was working as it should!
Funny, I went to all the trouble to hide my camera err.. in my err.. bra.. and wore a baggy sweatshirt jacket, ( MA's advice ) so security wouldn't find it and quess what!?!? Someone went down the line of concert goers standing in line to get into the venue, and announced that point and shoot cameras were ok, as long as the flash was turned off! Crap! All that for nothing!
Anyway, the show was fantastic!! I couldn't believe how good they sounded. Daryl was just phenomenal. Man, can this guy play the guitar, and he looked like he was enjoying it sooo much. Tony, hunched over the keyboard with so much concentration, his fingers were going crazy. Not to many smiles coming from him Chester and Mike's playing were top notch too. If any of them made any mistakes, they went past me cause I didn't notice.
And Phil... OMG, he was fantastic! His voice was great, his drumming was great, he was funny, and looked like he was having a good time. The crowd loved the domino effect, Phils intro to HBTS, his tambourine dance, and his picture taking! A good time was had by all for sure, especially with the guy sitting in front of my son playing air drums the whole time. LOL
My son leaned over to me during Ripples and said.. " What is this song about?"... I had to laugh thinking about MA's thread on this subject.
Some people did take a potty break at the start of HOMH... but the weird thing was.. there was more people getting up and leaving during Domino One of the best songs of the evening and people had to go pee. I couldn't believe it!
My section did have a fair amount of bored girlfriends and some funny smelling cigarettes... Most people in my section remained seated, and not a lot of participation during the sing-a-long parts. I made up for them though! LOL Over all, the crowd was very enthusiastic and were enjoying themselves, singing, dancing, and clapping along. Some songs more than others though.
Mimi... I did make it a point to give out a scream during Phil's bit about old people , no hair, etc., so I should be heard loud and clear on the Encore CD!
I'm going to have my morning hot chocolate out of my new Genesis coffee mug, and I FINALLY got the Long Goodnight DVD!!
It was a fabulous evening that I did not want to end...
The guys did a wonderful job, had spectacular sounding music and vocals, played some great tunes, and most of all.. entertained the heck out of us. What more could we ask for! :-)
Cindy StephensThis has been the best show so far for me. I had a floor seat, 18th row, left of center. The people around me were so into the concert - some of them would leave to get drinks or go to the bathroom, but mostly, people were focussed on the show. The guy to my left had never seen them live before and never thought he would. He said he was also attending the Friday night Bowl show. The guy to my right hadn't seen them since the 80s, and he was just loving every minute of it. I was standing/dancing for most of the concert, which was fine and which I expected being on the floor. When everyone was standing, I could still get a good view of Tony, so I didn't have to rely only on what the cameras showed me. At Hartford, I basically only had a view of the back of his head. There was a tall guy a couple rows in front of me, but I could see Chester and Phil on either side of him. And when people in front of me were sitting down, I could see the entire stage. I couldn't believe I was that close.
"Hold On My Heart" - Phil seemed to be struggling with some of the notes, though I couldn't tell if it was really just him or some distortion from the sound system.
"Ripples" - This seemed to be a favorite of the floor crowd at least. Though it happened on some other songs as well, on this song in particular, the crowd was acting as Phil's backup on "Sail away, away". It sounded amazing.
"Throwing It All Away" - I had been surprised at how they staged this song when I saw them in Hartford, with the camera just showing people in the crowd, but I realized that it was another slow song in the set, and they wanted to make it more fun. The tempo was a bit more upbeat than the song normally is, so that added to it.
"Domino" - During Phil's demonstration of the domino principle, when he got to the "tiny people in the back", they reacted by throwing their arms up, but they didn't jump to their feet like the other sections had. Phil apparently noticed because he then said, "Don't get up." I laughed a lot at that comment. I also loved seeing the band doing their part of the "affects those of us up here", especially sedate Tony throwing his arms up.
From that proximity, I could better see facial reactions and observe a lot more of what the guys were doing, both when they had the spotlight on them and otherwise. It was so nice to see the playfulness among them, and they'd be joking around with each other. They really seemed like they were enjoying themselves up there. And even though Phil tells the same stories/jokes every night, some of which he's told for several decades, he still does a good job of making them sound fresh.