05/04-05 Boogie Out

Doing these two shows together and early because, like half the Boogie Board, I’m on the road. Watch the board or the comments for pointers to the cell cert threads. Add what you learn about openers. Discuss. I’ll get the set lists in here, but maybe not timely.

Taylor Hicks

05/04 House of Blues – Sunset Strip
9:00pm Pacific
setlist in progress
05/05/07 House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA

Gonna Move
Give Me Tonight
Hell of a Day*
Medicated Goo
Just To Feel That Way
My Friend
The Deal
Hold On To Your Love
Compared to What
Heart and Soul**
Wherever I Lay My Hat#
Soul Thing > Eastbound and Down
Heaven Knows > The Maze##
The Runaround^

Enc.
The Fall
Naked in the Jungle^^

* With “Another Brick in the Wall Part Two” (Pink Floyd) tease
** With “Brown-eyed Handsome May” (Chuck Berry)
# With “Nightshift” (The Commodores)
## With “St. Dominic’s Preview” (Van Morrison)
^ With “Big Boss Man” (Jimmy Reed)
^^ With “I Want to Take You Higher” (Sly Stone) and “Dance to the Music (Sly Stone) teases.
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05/05 House of Blues – Las Vegas
8:00pm Pacific

set list in progress
05/05/07 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV

Gonna Move
Give Me Tonight
Hell of a Day*
Medicated Goo**
Just to Feel That Way
My Friend
The Deal
Hold on to Your Love#
Wherever I Lay My Hat##
Heart and Soul > Brown-eyed Handsome Man
Young Turk
Heaven Knows^ > The Maze^^
The Runaround
Soul Thing%

Enc. Lowdown

* With “Another Brick in the Wall Part Two” (Pink Floyd) tease
** With “Sugaree” (Gradeful Dead), “Movin On Up” (Ja’net DuBois/Jeff Barry), “Inner City Blues” (Marvin Gaye) tease
# With “Jump in the Line” (Harry Belafonte), “Banana Boat Song” (Harry Belafonte), “Lonely Avenue” (Ray Charles) teases
## With “Nightshift” (The Commodores) tease
^ With “Mama Don’t Take No Mess” (Yo Yo) tease
^^ With “Warm Love” (Van Morrison), “You Make Me Feel So Free” (Van Morrison) and “Mama Said” (The Shirelles) tease
% With “Dust My Broom” (Robert Johnson), “Turn on Your Love Light” (Grateful Dead) and “Eastbound and Down” (Jerry Reed) teases

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62 Responses to 05/04-05 Boogie Out

  1. Tess says:

    went to vegas from wv to see tay tay play. absolutely an incredible show, taylor is worthy of any travel to watch.

  2. KimLoree says:

    justwatchin…Here I am! I’ve been at the lake this weekend. Yes, I still have a ticket and an extra room at the Moore Hotel next door to the theatre.

  3. juliegr says:

    TAYLOR HICKS – HOUSE OF BLUES, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA –MAY 5, 2007; 11:20 p.m.

    EDITED, CORRECTED AND UPDATED (5/6/07 )

    Taylor Hicks, came to Las Vegas in 2005 to audition for American Idol! He returns to Las Vegas tonight to show WHY he won American Idol!!! This is a victorious home coming for our guy and he will do what he does best! And now we await the show.

    Screams!!! What does it mean??!! WHOOO’S is the band coming on
    TAYLOR, TAYLOR, TAY-LOR!!! We know what that means

    Good evening everybody and welcome to the HOB. Security and other announcements being made.

    And coming up everybody in a few short minutes — Taylor Hicks!!

    James Brown —— w-h-o-o-o-o-!!!

    SOUL FINGER !!! Followed by blood curdling screams and who-hoos

    Ladies and gentlemen: Mr. Taylor Hicks!!

    Gonna Move : Boogie is strumming up some funky notes; Taylor is calling out to LV; Loren tinkles some pretty little notes on his keyboard; crowd responds with glee.

    GMT — sounds like a real disco groove; wonder if the disco ball is twrilling; think those good shoes and that burden is heating up the stage; He’s MAKING his move!! Melanie sounds sweet on the counter balance!!

    HOAD — A song off one of my original albums — hard rocking tonite. TAG ~~Pink Floyd — Another Brick in the Wall, PT 2 !!! Sounds INTENSE — good boogie licks from Josh and Al (Boogie). Sounds like he’s making a connection with MANY people in the audience (and us boogiers also). Brian G. sax solo; segue back to HOAD!! Audience staggering from the WHAM after hitting the wall! Oh, yeah

    “How you guys doing in LV !!!?? Whatever happens in LV, stays in LV. I’m down with that” “ A little Traffice Tune”:

    Medicated Goo!. Josh has a solo; guitar is being stripped of its music and the notes are wafting into the air — Go Josh GO!! CALL AND RESPONSE: “Say Yeah, Say Yeah”. TAG: ‘Shake it, shake it, Sugaree just don’t say you know me’ (Grateful Dead – Inner City Blues).

    Everybody Feeling Good??

    JTFTW, straight presentation. More emphasis on I don’t care; I’m not going anywhere. Syncopation on “fall apart, I don’t care.” Ends with that sweet Taylor voice.

    My Friend (This is a tune I wrote for a friend of mine) — let’s polka!! Brian G. gets a flute solo! Everybody is blowing bubbles!! Where is Lawrence Welk!! um-pa-um-paum-pa!! And a one and a two. (for those of you who don’t remember — that is a Lawrence Welk oldie. The HARP isn’t old – oh, my !!

    The Deal — love it when he says alll-all-right! (Another original tune here. This is a tune I tried to write in Texas.)

    HOTYL _____Let’s do some tunes from UTR — I’ll do some Harry Belafante so HOTYL. Very strong calypso beat , Brian G is tweeting on the flute; the Banana boat is coming in; where is my straw hat. “This is Cinco de Mayo, Right: Happy Cinco de Mayo Everybody.”
    TAG: Jump in the line. “Felix jump in the line.” Felix beats the hell out of the drums and Taylor “trills his tongue” b-r-r-r-r-r-r-p–p-ah! Beat you he’s swevilling those hips. Based on the screams its a hot one. TAG: Day, its the day, its, the dayo. TAG: from “Banana Boat “ by Harry Belafonte – see Workplay tape 8/06 for the real cool, dancing serpentine version. The stage is smoking hot and the crowd is loving it!! Extended caplyso Jazz Festival, jam!! All is fair in love and War!!

    Lonely Avenue: TAG:?? Red Rose Taylor lets the band jam/jazz/jam out for an extended walk down that Lonely Avenue; Boogie is jumping up and down; Josh is slashing his guitar; his tattoos are on fire!! Boogie’s hypnotizing the audience with his movements!! Up and down, pogo jump, neck twisting, hip swivel – wow a veritable chiropractor’s dream patient.

    Wherever I Hang My Hat That’s My Home. The girls love for him to give them the hat — you can love them and leave them, oh yeah!! Angst, sorrow, just the facts!!! Marvin, Marvin, shout out; Jackie, Jackie; NIght Shift; Heart and Soul; extended jam by whole band; Brian L gets some sweet time on the organ; BEHM and rounding third;; love it and he is so hunky with that saracastic smile ;; reports of boogie listeners dying from harp-it is!! No cure – where that “goo” when you need it??!! HAH

    Young Turks!!!! Taylor is on fire !!!! Audience is screaming in appreciation! Band is levitating from the stage. One armed bandits (slot machines) wonder where there gambling clients have gone!

    Heaven Knows — begins with a Ray Charles vibe oh- ahh- oh — What I SAY. TAGS: ???? When I come Home 4X;; Boogie gets some string time and his head turns upside down and inside out from bobbing back and forth. Does Boogie need a neck rub every night — segues into the MAZE — do I hear some rapping here?? Little different sound to the Maze!! As Taylor says, he needs to change the music up to keep it fresh for himself and the audience. Very strong in voice tonight!! The band is ON!! TAGS: Warm Love; You Make Me Feel So Free (Van Morrison) Chasing some Exotic Bird; Nottingham Gate; Mamma Said (Shirelles), East Bound and Down (FIRST TIME TAG – (Harry Nillson/Jerry Reed) Harp solo– of course !!! SANG IT TAYLOR SANG IT !!! Brian G is wringing the hell out of that sax and flute tonite!!~~~~ SA-W-E-E-T

    Said LA means Lower Alabama!!! Hahaha

    RUNAROUND harp~~~~harp~~harp~~~ POUR IT ON, MAN, POUR IT ON!!

    Soul Thing — harping them to death — speared them and killing them without mercy. Do I hear him singing in the harpmic!!?? Rockabilly harp, angle harp, wild willie harp; tweeting bird harp, laughing and screaming harp, harp, harp, harp!!! Never heard such sounds from a harp or was that a guitar??. Now back to Soul Thing — ain’t no blues thing its a country thing. It’s a soul thing!!
    TAG: Turn your Electric Light on; turn on your love light — let it shine, shine, shine! “How about it for this band” “Did you get healed tonight?” Now the harp is crying, moaning, burbbling. TAG??? Harp, guitar, bass duel, duel, duel — the harp wins!!!! or at least leads. And the congregation goes to CHURCH!!
    ———-

    Said LA means Lower Alabama!!! hahaha

    Soul Thing — harping them to death — speared them and killing them without mercy. Do I hear him singing in the harpmic!!?? Rockabilly harp, angle harp, wild willie harp; tweeting bird harp, laughing and screaming harp, harp, harp, harp!!! Never heard such sounds from a harp or was that a guitar??. Now back to Soul Thing — ain’t no blues thing its a country thing. It’s a soul thing!!
    TAG: Turn your Electric Light on; turn on your love light — let it shine, shine, shine! “Did you get healed tonight?” Now the harp is crying, moaning, burbbling. TAG??? Harp, guitar, bass duel, duel, duel — the harp wins!!!! or at least leads

    ENCORE: Taylor asks “are you feeling it”> >>> Crowd roars in return

    Booz Skaggs — Low Down!! (New piece) The whole vibe is L-O-W-D-O-W-N!! Brian G. gets a sweet flute solo! Soul Patrol shout out – walks off the stage and band plays on and on and on.

    “Thank you Guys, ‘preciate it”.

    The Titanic might have sunk but the concert continues tomorrow!!!

    WHEEW!!

  4. graciecat says:

    Taylor Hicks & Band in concert!
    House of Blues – Friday night – Sunset Strip!
    House of Blues Saturday night – Las Vegas!
    Yep! No need to say more!

  5. juliegr says:

    TAYLOR HICKS – HOUSE OF BLUES, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA –MAY 5, 2007; 11:20 p.m.

    EDITED, CORRECTED AND UPDATED (5/6/07 – 5:13PM)

    Taylor Hicks, came to Las Vegas in 2005 to audition for American Idol! He returns to Las Vegas tonight to show WHY he won American Idol!!! This is a victorious home coming for our guy and he will do what he does best! And now we await the show.

    Screams!!! What does it mean??!! WHOOO’S is the band coming on
    TAYLOR, TAYLOR, TAY-LOR!!! We know what that means

    Good evening everybody and welcome to the HOB. Security and other announcements being made.

    And coming up everybody in a few short minutes — Taylor Hicks!!

    James Brown —— w-h-o-o-o-o-!!!

    SOUL FINGER !!! Followed by blood curdling screams and who-hoos

    Ladies and gentlemen: Mr. Taylor Hicks!!

    Gonna Move : Boogie is strumming up some funky notes; Taylor is calling out to LV; Loren tinkles some pretty little notes on his keyboard; crowd responds with glee.

    GMT — sounds like a real disco groove; wonder if the disco ball is twrilling; think those good shoes and that burden is heating up the stage; He’s MAKING his move!! Melanie sounds sweet on the counter balance!!

    HOAD — A song off one of my original albums — hard rocking tonite. TAG ~~Pink Floyd — Another Brick in the Wall, PT 2 !!! Sounds INTENSE — good boogie licks from Josh and Al (Boogie). Sounds like he’s making a connection with MANY people in the audience (and us boogiers also). Brian G. sax solo; segue back to HOAD!! Audience staggering from the WHAM after hitting the wall! Oh, yeah

    “How you guys doing in LV !!!?? Whatever happens in LV, stays in LV. I’m down with that” “ A little Traffice Tune”:

    Medicated Goo!. Josh has a solo; guitar is being stripped of its music and the notes are wafting into the air — Go Josh GO!! CALL AND RESPONSE: “Say Yeah, Say Yeah”. TAG: ‘Shake it, shake it, Sugaree just don’t say you know me’ (Grateful Dead – Inner City Blues).

    Everybody Feeling Good??

    JTFTW, straight presentation. More emphasis on I don’t care; I’m not going anywhere. Syncopation on “fall apart, I don’t care.” Ends with that sweet Taylor voice.

    My Friend (This is a tune I wrote for a friend of mine) — let’s polka!! Brian G. gets a flute solo! Everybody is blowing bubbles!! Where is Lawrence Welk!! um-pa-um-paum-pa!! And a one and a two. (for those of you who don’t remember — that is a Lawrence Welk oldie. The HARP isn’t old – oh, my !!

    The Deal — love it when he says alll-all-right! (Another original tune here. This is a tune I tried to write in Texas.)

    HOTYL _____Let’s do some tunes from UTR — I’ll do some Harry Belafante so HOTYL. Very strong calypso beat , Brian G is tweeting on the flute; the Banana boat is coming in; where is my straw hat. “This is Cinco de Mayo, Right: Happy Cinco de Mayo Everybody.”
    TAG: Jump in the line. “Felix jump in the line.” Felix beats the hell out of the drums and Taylor “trills his tongue” b-r-r-r-r-r-r-p–p-ah! Beat you he’s swevilling those hips. Based on the screams its a hot one. TAG: Day, its the day, its, the dayo. TAG: from “Banana Boat “ by Harry Belafonte – see Workplay tape 8/06 for the real cool, dancing serpentine version. The stage is smoking hot and the crowd is loving it!! Extended caplyso Jazz Festival, jam!! All is fair in love and War!!

    Lonely Avenue: TAG:?? Red Rose Taylor lets the band jam/jazz/jam out for an extended walk down that Lonely Avenue; Boogie is jumping up and down; Josh is slashing his guitar; his tattoos are on fire!! Boogie’s hypnotizing the audience with his movements!! Up and down, pogo jump, neck twisting, hip swivel – wow a veritable chiropractor’s dream patient.

    Wherever I Hang My Hat That’s My Home. The girls love for him to give them the hat — you can love them and leave them, oh yeah!! Angst, sorrow, just the facts!!! Marvin, Marvin, shout out; Jackie, Jackie; NIght Shift; Heart and Soul; extended jam by whole band; Brian L gets some sweet time on the organ; BEHM and rounding third;; love it and he is so hunky with that saracastic smile ;; reports of boogie listeners dying from harp-it is!! No cure – where that “goo” when you need it??!! HAH

    Young Turks!!!! Taylor is on fire !!!! Audience is screaming in appreciation! Band is levitating from the stage. One armed bandits (slot machines) wonder where there gambling clients have gone!

    Heaven Knows — begins with a Ray Charles vibe oh- ahh- oh — What I SAY. TAGS: ???? When I come Home 4X;; Boogie gets some string time and his head turns upside down and inside out from bobbing back and forth. Does Boogie need a neck rub every night — segues into the MAZE — do I hear some rapping here?? Little different sound to the Maze!! As Taylor says, he needs to change the music up to keep it fresh for himself and the audience. Very strong in voice tonight!! The band is ON!! TAGS: Warm Love; You Make Me Feel So Free (Van Morrison) Chasing some Exotic Bird; Nottingham Gate; Mamma Said (Shirelles), East Bound and Down (FIRST TIME TAG – (Harry Nillson/Jerry Reed) Harp solo– of course !!! SANG IT TAYLOR SANG IT !!! Brian G is wringing the hell out of that sax and flute tonite!!~~~~ SA-W-E-E-T

    Said LA means Lower Alabama!!! Hahaha

    RUNAROUND harp~~~~harp~~harp~~~ POUR IT ON, MAN, POUR IT ON!!

    Soul Thing — harping them to death — speared them and killing them without mercy. Do I hear him singing in the harpmic!!?? Rockabilly harp, angle harp, wild willie harp; tweeting bird harp, laughing and screaming harp, harp, harp, harp!!! Never heard such sounds from a harp or was that a guitar??. Now back to Soul Thing — ain’t no blues thing its a country thing. It’s a soul thing!!
    TAG: Turn your Electric Light on; turn on your love light — let it shine, shine, shine! “How about it for this band” “Did you get healed tonight?” Now the harp is crying, moaning, burbbling. TAG??? Harp, guitar, bass duel, duel, duel — the harp wins!!!! or at least leads. And the congregation goes to CHURCH!!
    ———-

    Said LA means Lower Alabama!!! hahaha

    Soul Thing — harping them to death — speared them and killing them without mercy. Do I hear him singing in the harpmic!!?? Rockabilly harp, angle harp, wild willie harp; tweeting bird harp, laughing and screaming harp, harp, harp, harp!!! Never heard such sounds from a harp or was that a guitar??. Now back to Soul Thing — ain’t no blues thing its a country thing. It’s a soul thing!!
    TAG: Turn your Electric Light on; turn on your love light — let it shine, shine, shine! “Did you get healed tonight?” Now the harp is crying, moaning, burbbling. TAG??? Harp, guitar, bass duel, duel, duel — the harp wins!!!! or at least leads

    ENCORE: Taylor asks “are you feeling it”> >>> Crowd roars in return

    Booz Skaggs — Low Down!! (New piece) The whole vibe is L-O-W-D-O-W-N!! Brian G. gets a sweet flute solo! Soul Patrol shout out – walks off the stage and band plays on and on and on.

    “Thank you Guys, ‘preciate it”.

    The Titanic might have sunk but the concert continues tomorrow!!!

    WHEEW!!

  6. justwatchin says:

    KimLoree, whre are u?

  7. juliegr says:

    Taylor Hicks Media — the first sticky called “Columbus 4-24”.

    Cheers

  8. taylor made 4 me says:

    Where can I find a link to the Dewey tape?

  9. madaboutu says:

    That was one fine cellcert tonite! Heard some new stuff and can’t wait to hear what we might get at Pala. I hope we don’t get cut short.

  10. Boy, between Mr. Hicks in Las Vegas and the de la Hoya/Mayweather fight there..well, talk about bounty! I am paying pay per view to watch the boxing matches tonight, but I’d much rather watch Mr. H perform. The boxing is very good though, but a poor substitute.

    Dottib–indeed I will be in Tupelo that day with a bevy of old Gray Charles regulars and I’d love to meet you. Drop me an e-mail via my blog contact info. Would love to buy you a platter of wings and a beer.

    Blog:
    http://time-for-chicken-n-waffles.blogspot.com/

  11. c4tay says:

    Laser’s Edge, good to hear from you. Wish I could be there, but I’m too far north. Hope it’s a great day.

  12. Cali50 says:

    Here’s the cell cert link. We should be connected by 7;30-7:45

    http://excoboard.com/exco/thread.php?forumid=113040&threadid=1345288

  13. Cali50 says:

    Here’s the cell cert link. We should be connected around 7;30 – 7:45.

    http://excoboard.com/exco/thread.php?forumid=113040&threadid=1345288

  14. justwatchin says:

    Hey KimL…still have your extra tic? I’m thinkin on it hard!!! Anaheim was “mahvelus”…unbelievable more like….I need more..I really do! LA rocked and Vegas is gonna be smoking too! Hope the cellcert works tonight!!!

  15. SegerHicks says:

    These comments are cracking me up today.

    Taylor back in Las Vegas…how cool is that?

  16. dottib says:

    Chicken and Waffles – you’re seriously going to Tupelo? I will be there on Saturday, June 2 with some of my family. I would really love the opportunity to finally meet you!

  17. JAG says:

    Just the description of Taylor with a ” pissed off look” is enough to send any die hard fan over the edge! I am with everyone who said that” Hollywood Nights ‘is a favorite.The intensity he displayed while singing it was unbelievable ! I am so glad not to be alone in my addiction,because no one else can understand it unless they have experienced it ,as all of us have ! Seeing Taylor in April left me wishing I were a groupie who could follow the bus all over the country to see every concert! I think it is the way you feel when Taylor sings, his passion is contagious and every ache,pain and problems one has is forgotten,if even for a short time ! My family and most of my friends think I have gone off the deep end,and maybe I have but I am enjoing every moment of this amazing journey! My most favorite part of the whole thing is the look on someone’s face when they finally realize the talent of TH! Priceless to say the least!!

  18. Laser's Edge says:

    Hey everybody. Just wanted you all to know that Adam Hood – who opened for Taylor for at least one show on the recent tour – will be here at Laser’s Edge this coming Thursday, May 10th at 5:30 pm to showcase his new CD, which is being released this Tuesday. We’d love to see any of you that can make it out. Adam will be making music, as well as hanging out to talk to folks. No wristbands required. Hope to see you then! Fred O.

  19. aponce says:

    Dante—what you said ..EXACTLY!! I was so looking forward to seeing Tay the first time in Sioux City, hoping it would satisfy me, and I would return to “normal”, but NOOOOOOO…..now I’m counting the days til I see him in Council Bluffs in June, and don’t know what I’ll do after that….I need to win the lottery BAD, or get a 2nd job to support my “addiction”…..ACKKKK

  20. Cali50 says:

    Dante, I spent my entire drive home from L.A HOB last night trying to figure out how I can get to Vicksburg and New Orlans in August! I decided I’m buying the tickets when they go on sale and figuring out the “details” later! So, I know exactly what you mean!

  21. Dante says:

    Wish I was in Vegas for the show tonight!!!

    One week ago today I was still on a high from seeing my first ever Taylor concerts (2 nights in a row in Kansas City) the two previous nights. Ever since, all I do in my spare time is try to figure out how I can get to another concert. Like someone else said “Taylor is like crack – you just want more and more”.

    After more than a year of watching him on TV and YouTube, listening to his songs daily, and thinking seeing him live would quench my thirst – I am realizing this is never going to go away – I am hooked for life!!!

    And my kids and friends think I am nuts too. But I don’t even care anymore.

  22. Chip Shirley says:

    I think Taylor should record this song I have posted. It’s called “They’re Still Here”. It’s about the world today, in the aftermath of 9-11.
    http://www.myspace.com/chipsongs

  23. KimLoree says:

    Forgot to say that the “Hollywood Nights” video is one of my absolute favorites. Gawd…I wish Mr. KimLoree looked that hawt when pissed. I’d keep him that way all the time.

  24. KimLoree says:

    All I can say is I want me some “intense pissed off Taylor Hicks” at my concert.

  25. AmyMc says:

    Wish I could be in Vegas….all my friends are there….waaaaaaaah!!!!

  26. Marcy says:

    aponce – Thanks so much for the info and link……I am so happy for him!! Why don’t we all go in on buying a property there so we can see him at the “new phase” meeting -(YES!) that would be fun to be his neighbor….. (sigh…..)

  27. aponce says:

    Marcy, He bought property (no house yet) at Lake Guntersville in Scottsboro AL.

    http://www.theoaks-gpi.com/home/

  28. michel2006 says:

    My favorite tag was ‘I love L.A.’ For me, to hear that was like a dream come true!!!! Woooooo!!!

  29. Marcy says:

    Berti says: “To be honest I hope he gets some down time at that new house of his and gets the opportunity to do some more writing.”

    I didn’t realize he bought a new house…..where is it? Thanks.

  30. sarahinwv says:

    ” I say hey, hey …you, you..get off of my cloud…hey, hey, you you..get off of my cloud”……sorry I can’t get that friggin song outa my head !!! WHAT”S UP ??? All you lucky concert goers out there !! Wow, I love that Taylor Hicks something fierce !!! I’m a tad on the hungover side this morning so bare with me. My Hagerstown concert no # 2 is getting closer..

  31. Marcy says:

    Juliegr – That sounds like one HOT concert – 1hr. 36minutes!!!! Thanks for the recap….I think it might have been the show of the century as I don’t remember him going for more than 1 hr. twenty minutes….Went to Rehearsals.com (Love that sight) to listen to Hollywood Nights again……..love Taylor when he is like that…..I probably would have melted in front of my seat and wound up as a puddle!!!! Los Angeles certainly had a long awaited treat!!!!! Save some of that for your returning East Coast dates Tay!!

  32. Berti says:

    Thanks for the recap of HOB – LA. I’m with you Shar, going to be in SF. Hope things are that hot up this away! I got an email from ticket master reminding me my concert to Taylor Hicks was coming up. Yeah right…..like I need reminding! There are still tickets available…..anyone interested, it would be nice to see a full house.

    The HOB – LA sounded remarkable from the review. Although the OC reveiws were just reveiws….there were plenty of people that read it and I feel bad he isn’t getting the respect we think he deserves. Let alone the fan base was mocked. Oh well….this keeps up we will all be traveling to the south and east where he has plenty of places booked and respectfully reviewed. To be honest, hope he gets some down time at that new house of his and gets the opportunity to do some more writing.

    Have a great day all!

  33. cali50 says:

    Oooops, also, Bobby was from Grammy Kids which Taylor attended that day. It was there that he met Bobby. I talked to Bobby after the show. Great kid! He said he was extremely nervous and when he asked Taylor about needing a trumpet that afternoon, he thought Taylor would just let him come and rehearse with the band. He never dreamed he’d actually get to play that night. Taylor and Brian G. allowed Bobby to have an extended solo. Bobby said he was even more nervouse for that! Taylor seemed so happy to give this kid a chance. That’s our guy!

  34. cali50 says:

    Julie, you missed the openoing song which was “Gonna Move” then “Give Me Tonight.”

  35. Marcy says:

    CJ- I had the same thing with my kids……eyes rolling etc. Then I wrote them an e-mail expressing how I felt about Taylor and his music and what it means to me and what it has done for me…..things I wouldn’t be able to express face to face……How happy he has made me……and they understood!!! They like to see their mom happy…people can’t guess what is in our hearts….we have to let them know….

    Taylor Made 4-Me – “Stay Strong – Be who you are” Amen Sister……I am right there with you!

  36. shar says:

    It sounds like another fantastic Taylor cncert last night, I hope he saves some energy for the Warfield,4 more days, it seems like a dream I have been waiting soooo long.

    For all the Broadway lovers on this board, I am going to NYC in July, 6th row tickets to see Fantasia in the color purple AND 3rd row tickets to see Tamyra Gray in Rent. I adore Fantasia but don’t know much about Tamyra since I didn’t watch that year but the big draw is the fact that Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal will be reprising their roles from 6-30 to 9-9. These guys were amazing in the movie and I am so excited.

    You all have a great day and for those seeing Tay in Vegas tonight, have a ball and I hope you win some dough as well.

  37. karoray says:

    juliegr–thanks for the setlist, sounds like the best show yet for Gods sake.
    Cellcert went missing hope its found by tonight. And OMG, I hope someone got Taylor on the organ. I have got to see that.

  38. taylor made 4 me says:

    CJ-
    I know what you mean. My family doesn’t write me emails, they just shake their heads and shrug. I say “Sorry, but my Sanity requires some Utube everyday!”
    I like to think that they understand, but I am certain they don’t. Only we can understand this.
    It’s a Taylor-thing I guess.
    Don’t worry.
    Stay strong. Be who you are.
    smiles across the miles wherever you are

  39. juliegr says:

    LOS ANGELES, HOUSE OF BLUES CELLCERT, MAY 4, 2007

    Set List: Taylor Hicks, Taylor Hicks Band and backup singer . Set time: 1 hr; 36 minutes!! Major appearance of “INTENSE, PISSED OFF TAYLOR HICKS”!!! (Sounds –S-E-X-Y”!! For example, check Rehearsals.com tape of Hollywood Nights!! ~~~~~ wimper!! DID WE MISS THE SHOW OF THE CENTURY??? Inquiring minds WANT to know!!!

    Soul Finger — screams, Kathie wipes her brow, takes a smoke, and begins to breathe again,

    Mr. Taylor Hicks

    Just To Feel That Way

    Hell of a Day (Teased Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2)

    Compared to What (lots of conducting, lots of band:: sax solo, guitar solo, bass solo)

    The Runaround: TAG – Big Bossman (a kid from the audience who attended the sound check, asked if Taylor needed a trumpet player for the piece – Taylor said “yes” and the the kid ‘Bobby’ was on the stage and played along with the band!! A-W-W-W!! Band and Taylor got a kick out of this

    Wherever I Lay My Hat (teased Night Shift …. almost feels like its a standard now)

    Heart and Soul (he threw BEHM in there somewhere;;; “2-3 count….BAM!! right on cue, the entire band freezes, complete halt. then continuing on. Did this 2-3 times. It was hot!!)

    Heaven Knows/The Maze (extended tease of “St Dominics Preview”‘ — Van Morrison in the Maze, IT GETS BETTER EVERY TIME!!

    Soul Thing (Josh has an amazing guitar solo)

    The Right Place (Sings “be there” 9 x’s)
    Hold Onto Your Love

    My Friend (said “this is dedicated to a friend of mine”)

    Medicated Goo

    The Deal

    Hold Onto Your Love (‘Lonely Avenue’ tag; Brian G on flute; the whole bnad goes nuts on the crescendo big finish)

    Encore: Featuring – The Stool of Sensitivity and Acoustic Guitar

    The Fall

    Naked in the Jungle: Tagged –Gonna Take You Higher, Dance to the Music. Taylor sings “I’m gonna add a little organ…” went back to where Brian Less issitting, hands Brian the microphone, then proceeds to take everyone to church with Taylor pounding on thart organ himself !! A BIG Domo Aregato from Basenji. Told “All the squares to GO HOME!! Oh, and EVERYONE was in a frenzy!! Call and response::::: HIGH-YA!, HIGH-YA!, HIGH-YA!

  40. kathop says:

    Does anyone have any information on how to get meet and greet passes in Seattle May 12th….it would make a “young girl cry”

  41. juliegr says:

    Yes, there is a CC tonite. Will be posted in the usual Cell Cert Concert thread; for LA concert; will probably be put up closer to the start time for the W. Coast.

  42. BJinFLA says:

    IS THERE A C C tonite????
    Got to be…… we can’t make it down here in the SOUTH
    without at least having the CC
    Taylor is going to back in the south soon
    but I know the West Coast Concerts are long over due
    if you have any info please post
    Thanks BJ

  43. CJ says:

    This is off topic, but thought you might get a kick out of a email that my family sent me. The abuse I have to take just because I love Taylor’s music.

    Hope all is well with the
    Taylor Hicks Groupie…my god woman…you aren’t back to wearing mini skirts, go go boots, Orange hair, and 1″ Eye lashes too ! Take Care Dear Cousin…Love, Bobby.

  44. JAG says:

    Hi everyone,just back from vacation and ten days without access to the internet and the outside world of (Taylor Hicks),so at this point if I could I would take up every offer on this thread!! You can’t imagine how I have missed the concert recaps and everyone here! I heard that Taylor will be coming back to CT.in August and I am beside myself with excitement.Hope to be able to attend that show.California sounds like it was the BOMB!! Taylor keeps astounding with his performances,he is truly one of a kind!!

  45. Laurita says:

    kimloree.. looking like the same bad poorly marketed situation here for the SF Warfield concert.. check out this thread on the bb by tina
    http://excoboard.com/exco/thread.php?forumid=104260&threadid=1343985
    so frustrating! we want to fill these concerts and seems like TPTB are working against it somehow.. ugh!
    meanwhile though, yes, much to be grateful for today, c+w…

  46. Laurita says:

    kimloree– same potentially bad, REALLY poorly marketed situation here in s.f.! (and there was even an ad from STAR101.3 radio on Wed. nite’s AI broadcast featuring Taylor, but of course no mention of the May 9th concert – ugh! – check out tina’s research on this srq – go to TaylorTalk and look for SF Warfield thread:
    http://srqsoulpatrol.proboards104.com/index.cgi

  47. Marcy says:

    Thanks Chicken & Waffles – Great pics……fun to go down memory lane with some of them……the icing on my cake of a beautiful day!!!!!!

  48. taylor made 4 me says:

    C and W

    thanks.

    smile…AMHIB

    ISO a beautiful sunset that I can lose myself in, or a waterfall I can swim beneath, or a sky with a trillion stars where I am sure to get my sincerest wish… anything to take me somewhere else than where I am right now.

    I am going to try to cell cert tonight, but it’s really late here on EC when Tay goes on.
    Cell cert is hard for me to do. I read everything instead…BTW I just don’t remember Billy Joel being this difficult to shake! I used to listen and leave him. lol I can’t do that now!
    Taylor, would you please quit tugging at my heart strings?
    I mean don’t sing with so much gosh darn emotion…isn’t it enough that you have every girl on the planet suffering, do you have to go and grab my little ol’ heart too?

    G’luck tonight…

    smiling again…AMHIB still

  49. In case anyone needs a visual pick-me-up on this glorious Spring Friday (Source: People Online)

    http://www.people.com/people/gallery/0,,20037274_7,00.html

  50. taylor made 4 me says:

    Hi…smiles to all today.
    The sun is shining here on the East coast…sigh.
    Hope you all have a great concert tonight.

  51. Val says:

    Okay – I just happened to find out that tonight’s show got moved to HOB! Ticketmaster never notified me – I am waiting for 9:00 to find out if my tickets for the Wiltern are still good…or how this will work? Did this happen to anyone else?

    How would anyone know? I don’t follow website closely so this change totally missed me!!!

    help!

  52. KimLoree says:

    I wish you could all come with me. I wish we could all go to every concert. I definitely want to join Chicken & Waffles on her adventure to the Elvis Festival. (Note to self – buy lottery ticket).

    I checked yesterday to see what tickets were still available for Seattle and it didn’t look good. I was able to get an offer for eight seats all together on the main floor, row N (the rows go out to X). Anyone got any ideas how to promote this show? I though about trying to find out what radio stations are playing JTFTW in Seattle and calling them to make sure they know about the concert.

    I’m heading over to GC to buy me a tote bag.

  53. Raylindy says:

    Those who were at the Anaheim concert — I am wondering what the attendance was and how the crowd response was. I KNOW Taylor was good because I have seen him previously, but the TMZ review has just got me wondering about the audience. It was a strange review to say the least–she complimented Taylor more than once and then said it fell short and on and on and on. I do take the reviews with a grain of salt, but from those who were there, how was the audience? What was the size of the venue and how full was it? Thanks.

  54. Laurita says:

    Followup on KimLoree’s offer: I have an extra GA ticket for next Wed. evening 5/9 for the Warfield concert in San Francisco.. We’re planning an awesome pre-concert Sidewalk party starting at 1pm, and then an after-party at a great place nearby called Biscuits & Blues.. If anyone out there can make it, let me know at lauriroseatmacdotcom… (first come, first served — + sorry, i can’t match the lodging offer!) — still waiting to find out if there’s an Opening Act – anyone know about that?? apparently not, as of now…

    [P.S. Just received my graycharles tote bag from zazzledotcom which i customized with a phrase i took off a t-shirt from Blind Willie’s blues club in Atlanta: “Too much soul to control…” 😉
    — Love my cool bag, and the mugs i got the other day as well .. hope each little purchase helps in some very small way to keep the Archives alive… thanks GC ]

    take care all.. will def. report back after the show next Wed…

  55. Sorry. patient readers, to veer slightly off topic, but this is an off day and KimLoree asks for distractions.

    There is a group of nine, possibly ten of us from points East, South and Midwest convening in Tupelo for the Elvis Festival the first weekend in June. While I appreciate the things Mr. Presley did to indoctrinate blues into the fabric of rock and roll and assist in altering the terrain of the musical landscape for the next generation *whew* well, that’s only part of the reason.

    Why sugar coat it? We’re like a cheerleader who’s had a few too many Heinekens at the prom–some things are obviously sure things. We’re going south to see Mr Hicks shake his moneymaker at the Festival and wow us with a live style of performance that I can only equate to seeing The Who live for the first time. We women are going to bond and hang and cement growing friendships. We’re going to dress inappropriately and dance all night and do our best Thelma and Louise as long as a three day weekend can last. It doesn’t get any better than this, people. These have become solid and fond friendships…I hope they become lifelong friendships.

    I blame Mr. Hicks. I blame Mr. Gray.

    And thanks so much for that, guys.

  56. bjewel says:

    Boy, would i love to be there with you, and taping all that excitement…I for sure want to
    read all about it after. Whhaaahhh.

  57. graciecat says:

    KimLoree, how do I sign up? Hahahaha…just kidding but if I could I would… in a heartbeat…or a N.Y minute or….j.k. Do enjoy! Hey and remember this…if someone thinks you’re a “nutjob” and they don’t get a Taylor Hicks concert and that it is the best concert they will ever experience in their entire life…well, all I can say is ( and my mother won’t be proud) but they are the “nutjob” not you. You are just doing what you are supposed to do at a Taylor Hicks concert and that is, “Have the best time of your life.” The energy Taylor and the band expend is meant to be enjoyed…and I think they in turn appreciate the reciprocated energy! You go have a great time! Wishin’ I could join you! (nutjob to nutjob! smile.)

  58. Lynne says:

    KimLoree, have you checke the threads under “tour” on the Board? If you offer the room there, I’m sure someone will likely need a last minute booking.

  59. Taylorwow says:

    Wow! if I wasn’t in Tennessee, I would take you up on that. Hope it is a wonderful evening. I hate it that the cell certs are now beginning about midnight for me.

  60. KimLoree says:

    Where is everybody today? I’m getting bored. My trip plans are all coming together…so I’m running out of things to entertain myself. Guess I’ll have to work.

    OK…let’s see if this brings anyone out to play. I have an extra ticket for the Seattle concert. I have tickets for Row E, main floor, seats 3 & 4. (Uhhh…that is just five freaking rows from the stage).

    Anyway, I have decided to go solo. I was going to bring a (non-Taylor fan) friend. But since I have to travel 400 miles to see him and since I will probably only get one show…I’m going to make the absolute best of it. I don’t want to take someone who isn’t going to put up with my “nutjob” behavior. If I want to hang by the buses just to catch a glimpse, try and find a band or crew member to give my gift for Taylor to, meet up with other SP’ers in the lounge, try to sneak a peek during the sound check, hang at the stage after the show to try and get a set list, hang by the buses afterwards to catch a last glimpse, or whatever else comes to mind…I don’t want anyone holding me back. So there….

    I even have an extra room at the Moore Hotel (right next to the theater). Anyone game?

  61. madaboutu says:

    I listened to the cellcert, even though I am right here in SoCal, and it was an amazing concert again for Taylor. I was disappointed to look in the L.A. Times this morning and find only a tiny blurb in the general Entertainment section that he will be at HOB tomorrow night. I know he will kick butt at HOB here and in Vegas , and maybe after two HOB performances, we will get The Fall or Somehow at Pala. Everyone have a great time tomorrow.

  62. taylor made 4 me says:

    Hi! Wow…what a concert last night. I am speechless. And that’s not an easy thing to do to me. (lol-read my previous posts if you don’t get it.)
    I followed the cell cert postings, and although I was unable to call in, I just READ what was going on in California, and well…I am not quite sure what to make of the passion, and energy, and not to mention the power of Taylor last night. He was incredible to the point of there are no words.

    me speechless…??

    priceless.

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