The set list and reviews from Tori's April 2nd concert in Rapid City, SD
Updated Thu, Apr 03, 2003 - 5:44am ET
Tori debuted New Age tonight! The set list also included Rattlesnakes, Smells Like Teen Spirit (solo), Doughnut Song (with band), Scarlet's Walk and Juarez. If you were at the Rapid City, SD 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 Rapid City, SD on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at the Rushmore Theatre. The opening act was Rhett Miller.
Many thanks to John and Matt Page who phoned me with the set list after the show.
a sorta fairytale
Caught A Lite Sneeze
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Silent All These Years
Tear In Your Hand
Take To The Sky
I Can't See New York
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From John and Matt Page:
Despite a few obnoxious people in the audience tonight, the show was really amazing. Tori followed her written set list exactly. Tori debuted New Age for the first time on this tour and performed Smells Like Teen Spirit for only the second time on the tour. The first encore was really solid with both Bliss and New Age.
During Pancake, Tori did about 45 seconds from of the song "Ohio". Tori was screaming at the end of the very intense Smells Like Teen Spirit. And New Age was really spectacular. It was bizarre that Tori did Spring Haze after I Can't See New York. She did the last two songs of the main set that way during the first U.S. leg, but replaced Spring Haze with Iieee on the European and second U.S. legs. I wonder if this is a one time thing or if she will do Spring Haze all the time now instead of Iieee?
From Terry Helmts:
This was my first Tori show, and since she has never been to Montana in the past (she is playing in Missoula on the 9th now though), I decided to drive the 5 hours to the show in South Dakota when I heard the show was scheduled. The set sellection I thought was excellent, and see her in the flesh for the first time was a totally awe inspiring experience. I arrived at the Civic Center around 6 pm, and it sounded like the sound check was still going on. One noticeable song I could make out was her singing Smells Like Teen Spirit solo †through the doors of the Center. Tori did talk about Tash with the audience. Tori†said if we heard†voices†of an E.T. outside the arena†that it†was coming from Tash who was on stage during the sound check. Tash was excitied, because they were going to be passing by†Devil's Tower which is the rock formation made famous in Close Encounter's of the Third Kind, and it reminded Tash of E.T. Tori did†the impression of E.T. and hoped that there weren't any government officials around that might†be there to†take†E.T. away. Also heard from someone there in the audience†that the Meet and Greet was cancelled which would explain the trip to Wounded Knee mentioned in the paper. Someone already mentioned†part of the song Ohio being preformed, and the irony of this is that the original preformers of the song Crosby, Stills, and Nash were scheduled to play in the same arena†the next night. I would also like to say the same things about†some of the obnoxious audience members in the audience. There were a few people taking photos, even though we were instructed not to bring cameras in, and an especially obnoxious fan, that was at the front row barriers scraming for Tori to come over and sign his CD during the two encores.
From Karac Ruleau:
There were about six Toriphiles who showed up for the meet and greet and we were told by†Civic Center security that Tori would not be coming out to meet fans...they forgot to mention that she would come out after the sound check. End result: no meet and greet.
There was not a bad seat at this†venue. There were only about ten rows on the floor, and about twenty rows of balcony style seating....and I would†estimate only about†1,000 people at the show.†Most shows†people applaud after Tori starts to sing and they recognize the song, however this was not the case last night.
I was in the front row for the show and noticed that Tori did quite a bit of drooling during Little Earthquakes...she stopped and wiped off her chin and smiled real big. There were light problems during Take To The Sky, random lights were shooting†on†Tori and she had a huge†grin on her face as she shot looks to the sound/light board plus she seemed to stretch the song out extra long tonight too.
From Rachael Gilbert:
Overall, I think it was a great show. I was a little disappointed because there was no Meet and Greet that day, but I had expected her to visit Wounded Knee so it came as no great surprise. There were quite a few annoying people in the audience. One guy paced back and forth in front for no reason despite being asked not to do so, and another guy showed up just before her first encore and talked to her while she was playing. He sat and waved a bunch of pictures and liner notes at her, and once the first few rows went against the barrier he came up and started yelling a lot.
It was a great set list for me. Pancake was just beautiful and emotional for me, and I was glad to hear Spring Haze. Smells like Teen Spirit was the biggest surprise for me, however, and it was simply stunning to hear it. Hearing her come back out for the first encore to play Bliss and New Age was great too, she sounded just fantastic. But then again, I've never seen her before so I was content even while watching her drool during Little Earthquakes. Hah.