Aerosmith at the Coors Amplitheatre, Chula Vista, CA [11.05.02]

1) Toys In The Attic
2) Back In The Saddle
3) Same Old Song And Dance
4) Living On The Edge
5) Sweet Emotion
6) What It Takes
7) Train Kept A Rollin’

8) Let The Music Do The Talking
9) Dream On
10) Love In An Elevator

11) I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
12) Lost Woman/Movin’ On
13) Walkin’ The Dog
14) Jaded
15) Pink
16) Stop Messin’ Around
17) Cryin’
18) Dude (Looks Like A Lady)

19) Draw The Line
20) Mother Popcorn/Walk This Way

This is a fairly frustrating evening…the audience is filled with a bunch of spuds who came to see Kid Rock, [who puts out a completely vile vibe and the audience eats it up, Jesus]. Hmmm…after several magical moments with Aerosmith in 2001 the honeymoon is over. And just like the previous time when they played the Coors Amplitheatre, the band goes through the audience to play on the little stage up in the lawn area.  And just like the time before the time that it takes for them to get to the other stage, set up and play and then go back to the main stage completely kills the momentum of the show.  This is a bad idea.  I will say though that the version of Movin’ On that they played floored me.  Thank you.

Rolling Stones, Solomon Burke, Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA [11.04.02]

The Rolling Stones, Solomon Burke at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA [11.04.02]

1) Jumpin’ Jack Flash
2) Live With Me
3) Neighbors
4) Hand Of Fate
5) No Expectations
6) Beast Of Burden
7) Stray Cat Blues
8) Dance Pt. 1
9) Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
10) That’s How Strong My Love Is
11) Going To A Go-Go
12) Thru And Thru
13) You Don’t Have To Mean It
14) Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
15) Rock Me Baby
16) Bitch
17) Honky Tonk Woman
18) Start Me Up
19) Brown Sugar

20) Tumbling Dice

Oh my god, what a difference a couple of days makes…Chuck Leavell writes and informs us that he had two tix for tonight’s show if DP wants them.  DP feels obligated to buy them (like if he doesn’t this one time he might not get them again in the future) and decides that he is too tired to go to the show.  So, after being cast to the last row the previous Thursday this feels like a pretty good make up for that experience. Everything about this show is superior to the Staples Center and why not?  It’s the Stones at the Wiltern for gosh sakes.  RT & I are on the floor.  Neil Young is in the balcony smiling away.  I spoke briefly with Tommy Keene and his brother.  Solomon Burke opened the show and was INCREDIBLE.  The Stones should be opening for him.  But check out the set list…the boys pulled out a lot of great songs.  And there they were fifty feet away.  You could almost call it intimate.  The next day get an email from Chuck:  “Jon…so glad you could make it and that you enjoyed! I did indeed get the mysterious video tape with the $$…thanks. It was a fun show, I thought.  Always nice to hear that you’re in the mix, too! Take care, and hope to meet you in person some day! Chuck”  Mr. Leavell you are a gentlemen.  Thank you.