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My Take On The Fort Worth Show

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:56 am
by Rated-PG
Well last nights show capped off a year of seeing Patty perform every four months. I was pleased to see her in such good spirits and looking
beautiful as well. Considering this was her last show, before a much needed break. She appeared in a skimpy (real skimpy) brown dress, red stockings and high heels. Now mind you, this show was free to the public,
a nice surprise for the hundreds I've spent in the last year. It was priceless to me. Patty has never performed in Fort Worth before, so all of us within six feet of her tried to make her feel as welcome as we could.
Yes, she was standing only six feet away! Can you imagine? So close
that on several songs we actually made eye contact and sang along together. The crowd was great. She said she knew that this was a festival
and understood it ended on Sunday. I shouted out that she was invited
and got a smile out of her. I know I'm in heaven. I think it surprised her a little by the way the crowd was responding so well.
Just her and Doug Lancio. Doug kicked ass. I wish I could tell you the exact set list but being so interactive with her exceeds all else.
She made everyone aware that yesterday was Earth Day and sang "Mary." Her encore was "Nobody's Cryin" The usual set list with a couple of songs I wasn't familiar with. Sadly a fly flew in her mouth during
the ending of a song. She was fine,made reference that it happens from time to time at outdoor gigs. No word yet on the fly. As soon as they left the stage I made my way to her tour bus, I was sure I got there first.
While we were waiting to praise her, Doug stepped out of the bus and I told him that he rocked and he patted me on my shoulder. So at that point
we knew Patty was in there. Two girls showed up with killer prints of Patty
in action. We heard that she wasn't signing or mingling due to wanting to get home. Some how the two prints and a ball cap from me made there way into the bus. They came out with Patty's signature on the prints and
"Peace...and my love Patty Griffin" on the bill of the hat for me. For reasons known only to Patty and me she gave an extra special message on my hat and I will forever be grateful and amazed and taken with the awe
that is Patty. Special thanks to her for her kind words. A great show.
A great performance. A great and beautiful woman.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:27 am
by Nicoleee
sounds dreamy, pg.

thanks for sharing. did you take pics? sounds like she had a cool outfit on.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:35 pm
by scottz
There's a stunning photo from the Ft. Worth show in the In Concert forum/Ft Worth show thread, at the TDtT site.
Scroll down to reply #14 for the photo by Jeremiah Strauss. :D

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:25 pm
by girlgoddess
it also says on that she played 'dear old friend'... maybe i zoned out for that part of the show but i don't recall that song... *shrug*

some songs i do remember tho:

i said to the sky
staying on the ride
no bad news
peaceful valley
long ride home
nobody's crying
moon river
burgundy shoes
love throw a line
kite song
useless desires
when it don't come easy
let him fly
truth #2

maybe she played another brand new song but i don't remember... and she could've played more than this but i didn't write anything down.

it was great to meet Roy from Portland and his hunny Donna! Yay! See you guys in August.

I took mom and my youngest sister to the show with me- they loved it! my little sister grabbed my hand after dancing throughout the show and was all "RACH! we have to go meet her!" So cute. I told her we would "try" but really I was ready to head home. As we were pretending to try, I saw who I believe was Kelly Clarkson climb on Patty's bus. I laughed and I could also be very wrong.

Anyhow, it was a great night and i totally dig the new songs!


PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:36 pm
by RedEarth
Dammit Rach! I didn't know you were there! I sure would have liked to meet you. I'm heading to bed, but will post more later.


PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:30 am
by marybeth
Great review Jessica! Thanks for sharing, sounds wonderful.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:14 am
by Mis
I received a lovely concert call from Ms. R. that included:

I Said To The Sky
No Bad News

So we now know for certain that all of these songs are in open G tuning. LOL Patty sounded great and it was nice to be there in spirit for a few minutes! Thanks Rach! :D

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:23 am
by RedEarth
Thanks for posting the songs you remembered, Rach. I had to really rush to get there (arrived just as they were announcing and bringing her onstage whew!) and had my two littlest kids with me, so I didn't write the setlist down at the time. I did try to remember the first letter of each song, and wrote them all down once I got home, so here's the setlist I came up with combining your info with mine:

Moon Song
I Said to the Sky
No Bad News
When it Don't Come Easy
Burgundy Shoes
Love Throw a Line
Long Ride Home
Useless Desires
Peaceful Valley
Staying on the Ride
Truth #2
Nobody's Crying
Kite Song
Let Him Fly
Getting Ready

I'm a little unsure of the order on a few of the songs. I got a little sidetracked when my husband surprised me by finding this for me:

Crawfish! My favorite!

I'm afraid that since I had my little ones with me, I didn't get up close, so all my pics of Patty are from such a distance that they're not worth posting. Patty really looked hot, I think the dress worked well with her fiery hair. I love the way she grooves, even when she's got that big ol' guitar in front of her, and when she sings without it, wow! Her whole body works to convey the emotion of her songs, don't you think?

For a free festival crowd, it did seem that she had a fair amount of dedicated fans there. That was nice. I was thrilled to finally hear a lot of new songs I'd never heard before. I Said to the Sky was definitely my favorite, so much bluesy feeling to it.

Rachel, I didn't hear "Dear old Friend" either, not sure why someone said she played it.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:20 am
by gillian
Maybe someone thought Burgundy Shoes was My Dear Old Friend. :?:

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:23 pm
by RT
Someone must have been misinformed... Patty did not play My Dear Old Friend. Yes, that was Ms. Clarkson. She is very nice and a big fan of Patty's.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:04 pm
by LimeTwister
Crawfish and Patty?


PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:08 pm
by PattyChick13
Thanks for the reviews! Love the photo from TDtT.

RT wrote:Someone must have been misinformed... Patty did not play My Dear Old Friend. Yes, that was Ms. Clarkson. She is very nice and a big fan of Patty's.

Did you get to meet them? Patty AND Kelly Clarkson? I would have been in Heaven! (Even though I'm not a huge fan of Kelly, I love some of her songs and she seems genuinely nice.)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:51 pm
by Roy
I Just got back from Fort Worth. It was great seeing Patty since it will probably be my only chance this year :( (Yes sweetie, it was even greater seeing you ;)) I loved hearing the new songs everyone was talking about and it was wonderful meeting Rachel, her sister, and Mom. Looking forward to having a more extended converstation with you at PattyFest '06!