Have been working non-stop the west coast shows of these two east coast mainstays...
Will have time to post photos when I come back up for air...or hope so...
the difference between the two crews is so real as to be tangible. My poor miss Abby was such a valiant princess, sick as she was, the show must go on, her throat was so swollen, it almost looked like a cartoon lump made by a cartoon hammer...I got to see her in action in her quickchange...she is a superhero. Thanks for everything, baby!
it is great to see so many old friends, and the shows are not to be believed.
Yesterday, Tom Morello of Rage against the Machine was noodling around with his guitar in catering for a bit and then he popped on stage with Bruce to guest on "Ghost of Tom Joad"---the crowd was stunned. A true moment.
In the BonJovi set the other night, they launched into "Hallelujah", an exquisite Leonard Cohen song, that Jeff Buckley covered to great success. However, while JBJ did a beautiful job with it, I watched as the crowd wilted in their seats, waiting for "Wanted" --which did end up being the encore. The audience, it seemed, was just not quite ready for a song like that. I was, though. I got chills... In the aftershow crowd, Dolly Parton parted the seas, what a legend she is. I wonder if she got on stage with him, i missed it if she did...
Anyway, I jump back in to Ghosty, my trusty little car from Miles & Malena, to drive to Anaheim, yet again, for the last of the Bruce shows...tomorrow is the last of the BonJovi dates up here, and then next week, Kanye West, Elton John (OOO!) and a week of Roger Waters rehearsals...this i look forward to with all my heart.
oh! and Drew will be in town with Mary J. Blige...and JayZ (big pimpin’!)
more soon from the back lounge....i miss my tour bus!
ps Here is a wish for best travels to our miss Red, she embarks on her Megadeth tour today, take good care of Mr. Mustaine, Ace, he is a national treasure...***