Ed sings background vocals for ‘Surrender,’ the last song of Cheap Trick’s opening set, introduced by CT as “a friend who is new in the music industry, we want to give him a hand starting out.” Before MFC, Ed says, “I’d like to thank the greatest guitar tech in the world, Rick Nielsen.” The ‘MFC’ lyrics are modified from: “there’s a lot to be said for nowhere” to “there’s a lot to be said for Detroit.” Mike plays the ‘Go’ solo behind his head; during an incredible ‘RVM’ (introed by Ed by saying, “first gear … second gear … third gear …” all the way up to fifth), a stagediver invades the stage, is removed by Eric Johnson, and Ed says, “No, bring him back,” and then says “kneel” and the guy gets on his knees. Then he turns to the crowd and says sarcastically, “These fucking assholes who try to get onstage piss me off … not to mention the HAIRCUT” and the crowd goes wild, he’s got a haircut that is short on the top and long on the back, “let me guess – you’re from CANADA – what the fuck?! Either you want it short, or you want it long – make up your fucking mind!” and then he cuts his hair with a pair of Swiss Army Knife scissors (not before whispering in his ear to make sure it was okay). Long speech between ‘Daughter’ and ‘All Those Yesterdays’ about working and being slackers and burning it on both ends, and “fuck that.” The ‘Better Man’ tag is the music for ‘Save It For Later,’ but the lyrics to ‘Crazy Mary.’ ‘Smile’ is introduced as “a new song … with Stone Gossard playing – nothing” (since it was taking George a long time to get a bass to Stone). Before ‘Footsteps’, Ed says, “To be frank, honest, candid – the five of us together making music is pretty fun; even without you. We had a lot of fun in East Lansing; this has been great, too. Now we’re gonna play a request.”
Notes provided by: Twofeetthick
Auburn Hills, MI
Source: Neumann KM140s -> Aerco -> Casio DA-7
(Row 25, Sec. A, direct line with right stacks)
Lineage: DAT(c) 48khz -> FLAC
Transfer: DA-20 -> Monster coax -> DiO 2496 -> SF 6.0 -> CDWave -> FLAC
01 Long Road
02 Last Exit
03 Brain of J
04 Do the Evolution
05 Tremor Christ
11 Given to Fly
14 Even Flow
15 Daughter/(I Want You to Want Me)
01 Ed talking
02 All Those Yesterdays
05 Hail Hail
06 Off He Goes
07 Better Man/(Crazy Mary)
10 Fuckin’ Up
Notes: Great show and recording.
Thanks to JR for the DAT.
Transfer by BLG
compiled on 01-25-05
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