Man, what a day!
...and as I write this it's 3:00am EST in the lobby of the hotel and Black Cloud, followed by Seafull are blasting out of the speakers above me....friggin' surreal Kinda' reminds of the after-show sounds at last year's HTP - Dudley gig, where the same tunes were played - but now I'm in luxury, compared to the wonderful Station Hotel!!
Anyway, from the ice statue to the smokin' performance from the band...it was more than we could have hoped for!
This is just a brief report....more to follow on the weekend, plus a bunch more pictures...so I'll cut to the chase and give you the setlist...in no particular order, other than to say they opened with Stormbringer and closed with "Funk" On The Water!!
HIGHER PLACES (Song For Bonzo) - NEW - Songs In The Key Of Rock
BEYOND THE NUMB
SUPERSTITION (Stevie Wonder)
WHITER SHADE OF PALE (Procol Harum)
ROCK STEADY (Aretha Franklin)
YOU KEEP ON MOVING
YOUR LOVE IS ALRIGHT
COAST TO COAST
"FUNK" ON THE WATER
A big THANK YOU to GLENN for the LA CUT OFF intro - those who were there, will know what I mean My favourite of the evening was definitely Beyond The Numb, not just because it's first time being played live, but the whole band were just awesome, everything came together - however, special mention should be made for the new one from Songs In The Key Of Rock - the audience went wild for it, and it's a great sign for things to come from the new album.
And another special Thank You goes out to Lou Carrier, who made it all possible, and I hope another one of these great events comes to The HARD ROCK Hotel, Orlando, some time very soon. His entire staff have been amazing and the Mardi Gras theme worked perfectly!
LOU CARRIER introducing the encore!!
After the show GLENN and ALL OF THE BAND were so generous with their time, pretty much signing and saying "Hello" to everyone - not only the "VIP Pass" holders, but also the many other fans who came along.
Tonight I managed to meet up with Fan Forum members, Todd Seely, Grace and Kat, plus many, many lurkers who have stopped by the site from time to time Also spotted in the audience, Pat Travers and Justin Timberlake....yes indeed, the very same - no kiddin' - he was star struck!!
Can't wait for his next appearance with 3 Voices in a month or two