The set list and reviews from Tori's March 30th concert in Duluth, MN
Updated Mon, Mar 31, 2003 - 4:50am ET
The show tonight included Carbon (solo), Landslide (solo) and TomBigBee. If you were at the Duluth, MN show, please email me with your reviews and/or set list or post your review or comments in the Dent's Concert Reviews forum. (You can post under any name without registering, so it is quick!)
Tori performed in Duluth, MN on Sunday, March 30, 2003 at DECC Auditorium. The opening act was Rhett Miller.
Many thanks to Matt Page who phoned me with the set list after the show.
a sorta fairytale
Tear In Your Hand
Bells For Her
Take To The Sky
I Can't See New York
Putting The Damage On
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From Matt Page:
Matt said Tori had a lot of energy tonight and that it was an enjoyable show. When Tori first came out, Tash could be seen on the side of the stage. (Perhaps she followed her mom out?) I think Tori lifted her and Tash waved to the crowd before leaving the stage.
Tori told the crowd that she did not know what to expect in Duluth, but had a good time there and had some good coffee. At the beginning of the Roadside Cafe, Tori did an improv about tash waking her up at 5:30 in the morning and wanting to watch a DVD. The encore songs played differed from what Tori had on her written set list. The first encore was supposed to be Precious Things followed by New Age. (New Age!) The second encore was to be Taxi Ride and Putting The Damage On. You can see on the set list above what she actually played.
I just heard from my friend Shannon (from Welcome to Barbados) who called from the Duluth show to tell me that Tori had Tash out on stage tonight. †She said she was waving to the audience. †Thought this might be news since this is the first public appearance that I know of that Tash has made. †I figured it would be okay to post it since Tori brought her out, so it's not really an invasion of privacy I would think.
1. Wampum Prayer
2. A Sorta Fairytale
5. Cornflake Girl
6. Liquid Diamonds
7. Tear In Your Hand
8. Sweet Sangria
10. Improv. Let's Watch A DVD
14. Bells For Her
16. Spring Haze
17. Father Lucifer (Screw up "oops, thanx matt for covering my ass" and the part where she sang "girls who eat pizza never gain weight" she flicked off the audience. sarcasm toward the lyrics I believe)
18. Take To The Sky (Audience clapped along and she went into singing "I Feel The Earth Move Under My Feet, I Feel The Sky Tumbling Down Tumbling Down")
19. I Can't See New York
21. Precious Things
22. Taxi Ride
23. Don't Make Me Come To Vegas
24. Putting The Damage On
Great show loved the whole thing, especially the slower songs like Merman & Landslide....she sounded like the goddess that she is.
From Bryan Bick:
This was my 12th Tori concert, and my 2nd on the Scarlet's Walk tour.
My first show on this tour was in Minneapolis, and the Duluth show was better by far. For one thing, the sound was a lot clearer. The DECC web site describes the auditorium as being "acoustically perfect." I'm not sure what this means exactly, but the sound was much better and the bass not as overwhelming.
Crucify was very intense with the "I crawled my way out, and I'm never going back" ending. Before Cornflake Girl, she said ,"I've gotta be honest...I had no idea what to expect in Duluth." She thanked the crowd and said she had one of the best coffees she'd had in a while, and had a really nice day there. I was glad to hear Liquid Diamonds, since I I hadn't heard it live before. Tear In Your Hand was nice as always, but it seemed a little out of place in the middle of the show.
Tori's solo set was simply incredible. She started with an improv about how Tash woke her up at 5:30 this morning wanting to watch a DVD. Tori suggested that she go back to sleep, but Tash said, "You've got nothing better to do than hang out with me!" She then sang in Tash's words that she wanted to watch a DVD instead of the TV, because on the TV there were all of these men with scary guns. The improv started out really sweet and amusing, but the ending was really sad.
Carbon was incredible...I was happy to hear this. It was much slower and more soulful than on the album. I didn't recognize the next song at first...I thought it might turn out to be Baker Baker, but then I heard the opening lyrics and was amazed. I had never heard Merman before, live or recorded, but I had wanted to since 1998, when she started dedicating it to Matthew Shepard. "Who could ever say/You're not simply wonderful/Who could ever harm you..." It still made me think of Matthew, and it was very bittersweet.
The last solo song was Landslide. Before she started, she said "Fuck the Dixie Chicks" and some words to the effect of how she'd been singing this one longer. [Note from Mikewhy: I think the acutal quote was "Radio won't play it (Dixie Chicks), fuck em, I will."] It was gorgeous, and the audience was captivated. She did extend it by repeating one of the verses an extra time. You could tell the audience loved this one; there was a lot of applause at the end.
Concertina was fun; she danced a lot at the beginning while Matt and Jon jammed. Spring Haze was very intense...she held the last "drown" for what seemed like forever. Father Lucifer was bouncy...she did mess up at one point (although I didn't catch what she did), and did a little improv thanking Matt and Jon for "covering her ass." I was VERY surprised that when she sang "Girls that eat pizza and never gain weight," she very deliberately displayed her middle finger! I don't know if that was to a specific person, the audience in general, or what. I really didn't understand the provocation, or what it had to do with what she was singing. The audience clapped along to Take to the Sky for almost the entire song, longer than I think I've ever head them clap before. Some people also started clapping a little to Taxi Ride during the first encore.
TomBigBee was another nice surprise...another one I had never heard before. Tori did a lot of dancing to the intro of this song when she came back out on stage. Putting the Damage On was a great closer.
All in all, it was a great night...high energy with a lot of great songs. Less than half were repeats of the Minneapolis show, so I wasn't disappointed.
I just returned from the Duluth show. The drive from Madison to Duluth wasn't as long as I thought it would be. First off, this was the last show that my friends and I went to on this leg of the tour and I must say that the crowd in Duluth was the most abnoxious and rude group I have ever witnessed. I don't think Tori was able to play an entire song without a whoop or a scream or that god for saken clapping. During "I Can't See New York" there was a drunk girl in the back complaining about not being able to get a beer (from the sounds of it she had already had enough to get the entire arena drunk). †I think the average person spent more time in the bathroom than listening to Tori. You missed a great show, folks!
Other than that, the night was amazing. The lighting seemed different but I think it was because the arena itself was different than the old theatres. Bells for Her was pure joy as was Bliss. And yes, Tori and Tash appeared in the corner, Tash gave a little wave and then Tori put her down and strutted her way on stage. She looked amazing (as always). Special thanks to Sara and Lisa for making this Tori tour especially amazing.
We attended Tori's show in Duluth,MN this passed Sunday evening..and there aren't words to describe how incredible it was..:) We met and hooked up and drank wine with other tori concert goers at a charming Italain resturant. It was a magical evening..:) The sound was great.. and we had the pleasure of being in the front row (first time in my life) *sigh*
Her set list was perfect...I can't stop raving. Much better show then the November show in Minneapolis, mostly do to the bass problem at that show. I hope she keeps that stop in her future concert tours. It's a small town... but we loved her here.. and most that I spoke with traveled a long way to see her..:) Had the privilage of meeting tori's security man as well..:)
Thank you Tori for a memorible evening..:)
Read a review of this concert from the Duluth News Tribune