Tori was very energetic and happy tonight! Not a lot of chatting, but lots of smiling and waving. I was so excited to have great tix this time :) 9th row!!!! Met some nice people sitting nearby in this row.
Howie Day was great. I'd have to say he was my favorite opener for her so far. I didn't buy his album, but I plan on doing so!!
On to the set list:
-A Sorta Fairy Tale (faster than expected)
-Cornflake Girl (awesome, very much like the version on Venus)
Tori stopped to say hello to the audience and to introduce her band. She said that she loves Wallingford because it's so "cozy."
-Improv Intro to "Crazy"
-Crucify (very different improv version, and piano only on chorus)
-Wednesday (very fun)
==Roadside Cafe (Tori Solo)==
-Improv (including a cute part about her sign lighting up)
-Icicle (beautifully done)
-On Saturday Afternoons in 1963
-Juarez (sounded very different, caught me off-guard b/c I didn't recognize it right away)
-Another Girl's Paradise (changed my view of the song, hearing it live brought me closer to it and I like it more now)
-Take To the Sky :)
-Hotel (unexpected, very good)
-I Can't See New York (BEAUTIFUL. Cloud-shaped lights shone over the area where "Scarlet" was pictured behind the stage)
-Spring Haze (perfect follow-up to NY, softer clouds)
Everyone in the lower orchestra (not sure about everywhere else) remained standing for the rest of the songs...
-Taxi Ride (very happy to hear this)
-Songbird (solo. rare, beautiful -- she hasn't played this since 1996 in Tennessee)
-In the Springtime of His Voodoo (tons of energy, the audience, including myself, was very happy to hear)
-Past the Mission
(politely lj-cut for those who don't want to read the details)