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September 28, 2001

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Tori performed in West Palm Beach, FL on September 28, 2001 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts during the 2001 StrangeLittleTour.


Set List


'97 Bonnie and Clyde
Icicle
Take to the Sky
Rattlesnakes
China
Spring Haze
Hey Jupiter
Leather
Beauty Queen
Horses
Sweet Dreams
Crucify
Time
Me and a Gun
Baker Baker

1st Encore:
Enjoy the Silence
Playboy Mommy

2nd Encore:
Cool on Your Island
Cooling
1000 Oceans


Photos

Click to see some amazing photos of Tori performing in West Palm Beach. The photos were taken by Paul Smith.


Reviews

Latest reviews are added to the bottom of the page.

Be sure to check the Tori Concert Reviews Forum for reviews as well!


From Mikewhy

September 29, 2001 - It is 3:00AM, and I am falling asleep. I apologize that I am not able to make frequent updates. Things are so busy on the road. But they are also great fun! The opening concert in West Palm Beach was truly amazing. Tori did 20 songs in 1 hour 45 minutes. There was a song represented from every one of her albums, INCLUDING Y Kant Tori Read! Tori looked great, the stage looked great, and the audience for the most part behaved greatly. In stark contrast to the last few shows with the band, this tour looks like it will be a less frantic, more contemplative affair. It looks like these will be shows where the crowd does not rush the stage and everyone is encouraged to stay at their seat and enjoy the show while mostly sitting down. There just seems to be a different vibe, and I for one find it refreshing. Just wanted to let you know. For all other important details, and there are many, check out the Concert Reviews Forum. All I can add right now is that Time was one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard, and that Tori looked really wonderful!


From Heather

Added October 3, 2001 - I'm sorry to send this directly to you, but here's my review of the WPB concert. Everyone has probably read this before, I'm on tons of Tori lists, but I'm sending it to you for those who haven't.

As much as I anticipated going and wanting this day to come, I am so sad that it is over! So, here's how my day went...

I left for West Palm Beach at 2:45. I live in Ft. Lauderdale, so it took me a good hour to get there. It was the crummiest day out, also; the bad rains held out until after the concert, but for us fans waiting for her outside after the concert, we got soaked and I bet half of us will end up with pneumonia! So I got there around 4 and parked on a side street so I could rush over to the side of the theater where I expected her to do her meet and greet thingie. There was probably 50 people there already, and some of them said they'd been there since 2. She didn't come out until 5, but then she spent a good half-hour with umbrella over head talking and signing autographs. It's so funny, she says hi to everyone like she's known you forever. Tori was dressed really cute also, she had on pin stripe pants that cut off by her calves and a white t-shirt, and she had on some kind of flowered bra/under shirt thing that you could see because her shirt had a low V-neck and her bra was straight across her chest (I'm trying to give y'all the best mental picture I can!); oh, and she had on white and black Adidas. And not to reiterate what everyone says, but YES SHE IS SMALL! Although I didn't get an autograph, I got some kick ass pictures! And since I don't have a scanner, I'm gonna have to go to Kinko's or somewhere and have them put on a disk, and as soon as I do that, y'all will be the first to see them.

So, 3 hours later I was finally sitting down in the theater. I had great seats, I was to the left of the stage in the Orchestra Level, row T. I was afraid her piano would be facing me and all I'd see would be her head...but the piano was sitting to the opposite side, so I got to see all of Tori, plus though magical poses she does like crossing her legs through a song, or straddling the piano bench to play both her piano and keyboard. Ok, so Rufus Wainright came out, and I was pretty edgy through all of his songs b/c I just wanted to see Tori, but as I look back, his songs are pretty good and I love the sound of his voice. He knew we all wanted to see Tori, so you could tell he made it kind of quick.

So, the lights go on for about 10 minutes and all of a sudden they shut off and a picture unrolls of the "Eminem character." Back behind the picture was a black curtain and it was shredded at certain parts, gave it a real "struggled" appearance that fit the song. While that creepy music played in the background, they had green and red lights going to the sound of it which was really cool. And at the part when she says "She was bein mean to dad" she changed it and said "I was being mean to dad." Then at the last orchestra hit of the song (or whatever you want to call it), the curtain and picture dropped to the ground and all you saw was the stage and the piano.

Tori simply walked on, blowing kisses to the audience and waving and we gave her a standing ovation. Actually, she didn't walk but did this cute skip jumpy thing :) She was dressed in the same kind of style outfit as she was when she did Letterman, but this time the pants were yellow and the top was white. She cut into the next song "Icicle" right away. That was something I noticed throughout the concert was that the chick hardly gives herself a breather, it's just one song after another. But I know that after I would get done listening to one of them, I needed to recollect myself, but not her...it was one pause and then boom another mood and another song! So, she played Icicle and sort of grabbed the piano bench at the provocative parts! Oh, what else was really cool was, she has this thing she does while she's playing, she'll touch the top of the Bose or the side of it; I don't know why, so if any of y'all know the reason, I'd love to know; but as for now, I'll just chalk it up to one of her trademarks.

Right after that was Take to the Sky, while she played it at times with only her left hand and she smacked her right hand against the Bose. What else was great was that, at the really deep chords, you could feel the music in your chest...man I love concerts!

So, right off the bat, if you asked me what songs I would have wanted to hear Tori play, those two would have been it, so I was ecstatic! Her microphone thing was broken and while we were waiting for Marcelle to fix it she said "What a crazy world, huh?!" and then kind of paused and was like, "You all remember Marcelle, right?" and he waved. Then she said, "Diapers. The thing is, with diapers, you know, guys know how to put them on just right, so I figure I'll just leave it up to them to do that." It's not exactly what she said, but I'm glad I can remember half the things because I as in awe the whole concert!

Alright, so that out of the way, she performed Rattlesnakes and China. Then she had another story for us. She was talking about Cornwall and kept referring to it as "she." She said, "She gets these hazes and it's like ughhh. And so at those times, I'm like "Husband, lets go to Florida" (crowd goes wild) but instead, he has other ideas (and she kind of smirks)." So that led into Spring Haze. I think along with that story she talked about "wellies." And someone from the audience said "what are willies" and she said "no, wellies" and then she propped her foot on the piano and was like "you know, boot looking things that you can wear and walk in manure and mud, and not get yourself all messed up."

After that she played Hey Jupiter, Leather, Beauty Queen/Horses, and Sweet Dreams practically without a break. She held the word "fire" when she says "your house is one fire" really long and we all went crazy! The set during all of these songs was simply amazing, the coloring and graphics were perfect.

The next couple of songs were Crucify and Time, and then it seemed like she paused for a good minute and I didn't know if she was just collecting her thoughts or thinking of a story to tell, and you could hear people yelling "Go Tori" and then it got quite and she began "5 am, Friday morning" and it got even quieter! It seemed as though everyone let out a gasp and fell silent (I know I did) and if I wasn't watching her from the edge of my seat before, I was practically kneeling on the ground by this time. I was so proud of all the other Toriphiles, no one coughed or sneezed or clapped...nothing! And you could tell she was pretty pleased on how everyone was so quiet because she had these pauses in her song which seemed to last forever, but no one said a thing! She screamed the word "FLAT" and everyone sort of cringed. I don't know about everyone else, but I felt so privileged that she did "Me and a Gun." It was there that I realized how personal this song was for her and for her to sing it, it must tear at her heart every time. Again, after that we cheered and gave her a standing ovation. I couldn't believe that night was almost over.

She left the stage and then came on to do her first encore which was Enjoy the Silence and Playboy Mommy. Oh, I don't know when she said this, it was sometime in the beginning, but before she played (I think it was Hey Jupiter) she simply said "I'm a mommy" and began to play.

For the second encore she played Cool on Your Island, Cooling, and to end a great concert 1000 Oceans.

Last night was THE most magical night of my life. Tori has, what few performers wish they did, the ability to sound perfect without any help from technology...it's her, her voice and her piano.

It was a little after 11 and I rushed down to the same place where I had seen her before the concert and there was maybe 25 people there already. But being the devoted fan I was, and knowing that I wouldn't be able to get an autograph, I still stood there in the rain for an hour until she came out. When she came out she told us she was going to make it quick because of the rain, she maybe stayed for a couple minutes and walked over to the Explorer that would take her down the street to her tour bus (which had her name on it) all the while saying, "Bye guys, thanks!" The last I saw was her window come down a crack and her little hand slip out and wave to us.

So, that was my night. Funny how I didn't cry all night (actually I thought I'd be hysterical through the whole concert), but right now that's all I can do. I think it's partly because I know that it's over. Tori rarely goes on tour, and who can blame her. I was exhausted by the end of the night, and knowing she had 30 more cities to go, I empathize. All in all, I'm just so happy that I got a chance to go. I mean, I saw Tori, I took great pictures, I SAW TORI!

~*~Heather~*~
(the girl who can die happily now)


From Sonicnet, VH1.com's The Wire and MTV.com

Added October 3, 2001 - Prinzwilly told me about this VH1 review of the show, posted to the Internet on October 2, 2001. This was also posted at Sonicnet.com and MTV.com.

Shape-Shifting Tori Amos Plays Goddess, Mommy, Victim At Tour Opener

By Lisa Arthur

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida Tori Amos kicked off her cross-country Strange Little Girls tour here Friday night in a most incongruous way. The gentle-voiced ethereal queen of the ivories delivered a riveting interpretation of Eminem's violent wife-butchering fantasy, " '97 Bonnie and Clyde," while bathed in soft pink, purple and blue lights on a sparse stage.

Without changing the lyrics, Amos managed to deconstruct the song and retell it from the perspective of the song's dying woman in the trunk of the car.

After an opening that captivated the Kravis Center audience, Amos spent the rest of the night treating her appreciative fans to an intimate evening swaddled in the familiar as she delivered a mix of songs dominated by older works. Amos performed without the band she has been touring with in recent years. The stark stage held only her piano and keyboards.

Of the 22 songs played over the course of just more than two hours, only four came from Strange Little Girls, her gender-bending studio album of cover songs written and originally performed by men, including Slayer, Neil Young, Tom Waits and Lloyd Cole and the Commotions. Amos released the collection in September and will tour through November, wrapping up in San Francisco.

The audience didn't seem to mind the lack of material from the new album. And many said they were enthralled to see Amos back onstage with just her grand piano and two electric keyboards. On several songs she straddled her bench, left hand tickling the grand, right working the Rhodes.

"It was just an amazing show," said 22-year-old Kim Maguire of nearby Coral Springs, who had seen Amos play live four other times. "This is just totally Tori and so much more personal. I love that she did so much of her older stuff."

Amos reached back to her 1992 debut, Little Earthquakes, for five of the evening's songs, including a moving version of "China" and the always transfixing "Me and a Gun," Amos' chillingly detached a cappella story of her rape by an armed male "fan."

Amos played her expansive voice with as much nuance, touch and passion as she played her piano. Without competition from drums and guitars, her voice almost served the role of a delicate but powerful wind instrument accompanying her turns on the keyboards.

Other highlights of the evening included an inspired "Crucify," and strong versions of "Hey Jupiter" and "Horses," both from her 1996 album, Boys for Pele.

The other selections from Strange Little Girls Lloyd Cole's "Rattlesnakes," Tom Waits' "Time" and Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" meshed seamlessly with Amos' own compositions. "Time," in particular, was transformed into something that sounded as if Amos could have penned it herself. Amos easily slipped in and out of the roles of performance artist, Tin Pan Alley vamp and gauzy queen during the two hours, as she played with the devoted crowd, chatting with them occasionally and always acknowledging those who felt compelled to yell out to her.

"You're a goddess, Tori!" one woman screamed. Amos waved and then hunched up her shoulders. "I'm a mommy," Amos, 38, said with a mixture of sarcasm and wonderment in her voice. She recently had her first child, a girl.

"You go, girl," yelled out another.

From all indications, Tori Amos has every intention of doing just that.


From Tim/Pandochild

Added October 3, 2001 - west palm beach!

I got to the west palm beach show around 8:30 missing most of rufus but what I saw I liked! It was 9 something when Tori came on 97 bonnie and clyde was better at this show then it was in Orlando. I was surpirzed to see how good of seats I got one of the best seats Ive ever had at a Tori show!=} The highlights of the show for me was Icicle! this was really pretty and I got pretty emotional and Tori was looking at the crowd I was like yay!

Spring Haze

I really digged the way Tori did this song! putting alot of TLC and really giving this Girl A good voice one of the best songs of the night!

RattleSnakes

I mainly liked the intro to this song it was quite amazing! she said somthing about towers falling down and before this song she was saying something like america wow it's some crazy stuff going on right now? something like that!

Crucify

she said she saw a trance thing for her and she did it on another instument

COOL ON YOUR ISLAND

I didn't really pay much intention till the night after with this song but I'm glad she's doing it! the best thing about this show! was the stories and her talking!

right before SPRING HAZE she said how london gets these big Hazes and it's like honey let's go to FLA! and also in the show how guys are really good at changing diapers and how since there good at it she won't take that away from them! giggles=} and how since that is she hasnt had to change many of them=}

good show! just not the best setlist!=}


From Angela (Posted to Precious Things mailing list)

Added Oct 14, 2001 - I just got back from West Palm Beach today (Saturday) and the first thing I thought to do was write and say how incredible her show was last night. I have never been so entertained in my life. It was by far better than any show I have ever seen of hers. I don't know if it was just because of the selection of songs she played, or if it was because it was just her and her piano, or because I had such good seats, but all of them combined made it the show of my life. I thought I was going a little too far when I got tickets to all three of her shows in Florida, but I do not regret it in the least now. I'm getting ready to leave for Clearwater so I gotta go! Just wanted to tell you guys how great it was and hope you have fun at your show when you go!!!


From Firecracker (From The Dent Forum)

Added Oct 14, 2001 - Oh, My GOD. What a great show.

I'm literally on cloud nine.

It was so great- Tori was in really good voice.

The opening song ('97 Bonnie and Clyde) was positively eerie and very effective. Tori did the song from offstage- and there was a big picture of the '97 B&C character on stage with a background with lots of jagged holes with different colors of light shining through them (if that makes sense). After the song was over, everything (the hole-y background and the picture) dropped to the ground, and there was the Bose. (Oh my God. I had CHILLS.)

Also:
She had such a cute story leading into Spring Haze- about Cornwall, and the fog that would roll in and stay for days and days (and days and days and days).

I just about lost it when she played Cooling. So Beautiful! And also on Hey Jupiter- the bridge section (with all those high notes) was super long and absolutely gorgeous.

It was such a great show. *sigh*


From Victoria (Molitor194) (From The Dent Forum)

Added Oct 14, 2001 - The show was amazing!!!!!

Her voice was sooo perfect! I'm so excited I can barely remember details right now.... She was very talkative and ackowledge the crowd several times (a lot of "love you too")

I just can't get over the setlist. She played Spring Haze (my fav Venus song), Cooling, Take it to the Sky, a very emotional Me and a Gun

This was just soooo amazing!!


From squeaky (From The Dent Forum)

Added Oct 14, 2001 - UPDATED Set List

-Bonnie and Clyde (off stage w/ curtain covering stage. Curtian had rips all through it and there was a neat light show going on showing through the rips, also a picture of the B&C 'character' was hanging on the curtain.

curtain drips

- Icicle with LONG intro

- Take to the Sky (with original bridge)
talked about "crazy world"
story about diapers (basically how men are really good at putting on diapers and how we should not take that away from them. Thats why she isn't very good at it her self)

- her mic fell down and Marcel had to bring out a new stand... so she went into a huge improv about things falling down, then buildings, countries, and how we all need friends, going into ...

-Rattlesnakes

-China

-Spring Haze

-Hey Jupiter - on organ (started playing then suddenly stopped .. looked into the crowd and in a very giddy voice said "I'm a mommy!" Then went back to playing the song)

-Leather

-Beauty Queen/Horses

-Sweet Dreams (held "fire" as in "your house is on fire" really long w/ flames shown on a screen behind her)

-Crucify

-Time

-Me and a Gun

-Baker Baker

1st Encore

-Enjoy the Silence

-Playboy Mommy

2nd Encore

-Cool on Your Island (on organ)

-Cooling

-1000 Oceans

--My take on the show

Personally I thought this was one of the better, if not the best Tori show I had been to. Dont wanna get into to long of a review at this point, maybe I'll post one later tonight. Hope this helps!!

Okay, I posted a set list earlier, promising a review later, well it's later, I'm at work (yeah I had to work after the show, no post show M&G dammit), finally got some caffiene in me and have collected my thoughts.

The opening act:

Personally (I might be in the minority here) I didn't like Rufus Wainright. He seemed mildly talented on the keyboards, and seemed to do some silly impressive looking stuff that is rather easy (descending chromatic scales on both hands .. not really that hard, but to someone who doesn't know it looks quite impressive). Also, I had a hard time understand 3/4s of his lyrics. And the ones I did pick up didn't make much sense as I couldn't understand the rest of them. His first song on the guitar featured extremly repetitive chord strumming, not something I would expect from a concert guitarist. I will admit that he did have a good voice and apparently had some fans in the crowd. Personally I was well behaved during his set. I sat through the whole thing and listened intently so I could put together an intelligent review. I do appreciate his being there and he does have more guts than I will ever have by even getting up in front of all of those people.

TORI!!!:

B&C - This song is even more chilling live than on the CD. I felt for this "Strange Little Girl". This rendition nearly brought a normally "macho" guy like myself to tears. The effect of the curtain with the picture of this girl with the lights shining through the curtain was amazing, and as the last note hits, the curtain falls to the floor. What a wonderful way to start the show.

The stage was very simple. She had the Bosey and an organ set up oppisite each other in the middle of the stage (so she could play both at the same time as only she can) and the her new (yet quite old) Whurley(sp?) set up facing oppsite the bosey to the left side of the stage.

Icicle - The intense intro to this song continued to try to get the tears to flow from my eyes, a very emotional opening to the show. Seems to fit the mood of the entire show. Once she gets into the song it is pretty much a standard performance, not that there is anything wrong with that on this song.

Take to the sky - Pretty damn good. Being as I am not too familiar with this song (I know I know ..shoot me now I must not be a REAL Tori fan) I dont have much else to compare it to. But I really enjoyed it. It picked up the mood for the show.

During TTTS she really gets into it and inadvertantly breaks the mic stand. She manages for the rest of the song. The a stagehand comes out to fix it and she says "everyone here remembers Marcel right?" He gets a nice smattering of applause. She holds on to the mic and tells a story while he attempts to fix that stand. She makes a slight refrence to the WTC tragedy and in response to a question from the crowd reveals that 'we' (I am assuming Mark and Natashya as well) were in FL during it all (probably at her parents house in Port Saint Lucie). I am sure you've read all of this. It was nice of her to tell this story as I am sure a lot of us ears with feet have been wondering. It also gave Marcel time to replace her mic stand.

From this she starts improving on the piano here is what I remember of what she sang "sometimes things break, towers fall, so does my heart. But we get it back together (repeated a few times) and she takes this and moves it into Rattlesnakes.

Oh my god this song is good live. She is in a zone tonight. Filling up every inch of the beautiful theater with her beautiful songs. The organ fit so well into the shape of the sound that she made with her voice.

After that she moved on to China. A very standart rendetion of this one, yet once agian it fit into the very emotional show she was giving us.

Next up she gave us another story, which was a good break from the heartfelt emotion that she was putting into each and ever song. She provided a few laughs with her interactions with the crowd. This is the 7th time I've seen her and she had never been this intimate with the crowd even with it being a fairly large venue.

She leads the story into Spring Haze. Unfortunatly another song I am not familliar with at all, definatly gonna have to finally break down and buy To Venus .. and Back, this came out when I was in a Tori down faze (didn't even go to any shows in the 51/2 weeks trour).

Right after this one she starts playing something on the organ and suddenly stopped. She looked out at the crowd and just said in a VERY giddy voice 'i'm a mommy!!'. And immediatly went into the most beautiful rendition of Hey Jupiter that I have ever heard her do.

Then she went onto play Leather, pretty standard, but now has special meaning to me, I was hoping she would play it (I just got a new puppy and named it after this song .. he's a definate cutie).

The she went into BQ/Horses. I have never heard her do Beauty Queen quite like this, she played around on the paino a bit more (rather than just using the single middle 'G'). It was great, and she followed it up with the standard Horses. Great to hear this agian, brought back a lot of memories.

Next she played Sweet Dreams .. another I am unfamilliar with, need to find what this is a b-side off of. I really enjoyed hearing so many songs that I wasn't familliar with .. it made the concert that much more unique to me.

She then went over to the Whurley .. and told the story about it (an abbreivated version of the story she told in London) Then said that this girl wanted a Trance thing and that this song was an old old friend. I have to say Crucify took on a whole new meaning to me when played this way. Pretty much the same way she played it at London (minus forgetting the lyrics, funnly enough she got a bit of applause when she finished the verse that she screwed up on London). Have to say this is one to see her play live.

She then went on to Time. I have to say this is a girl I hope she stays close with for a long long time. It was absoutly beutiful and once agian fit in with what seemed to be the extremly emotional theme of this show.

The she stopped and grabbed the mic and faced the crowd and waited for the applause to die down (which took a couple of minutes) and went into me and a gun. I was frankly suprised that she did this one, and it got the crowd to be completly silent. You could hear every sylable ringing off of every surface in the theater. It was absoutly perfect. And extremly emotional.

And she the immedialty went into Baker, baker, which was a very fitting song. For some reason when she sang 'make me whole agian' it really struck a nerve following MAAG.

She left the stage and didn't make it any suprise that she was coming back for an encore. She got back out and went to the edge of the stage as the people on the floor rushed the stage. She shook hands with quite a few people before going back to the Bosey and performing Enjoy the Silence. I would like to point out how well behaved the crowd was duing this. Everyone in the middle of the auditorium, even those who rushed up to the stage sat or kneeled down. The only ones left standing were those stuck in the isles .. it was an interesting site to see from the balcony. This song has sooooo much more effect live than on the CD. I was a little down on the CD version of this song. But she really breathed life into this girl on stage.

She then spun aroud the the organ and played Playboy Mommy. I was elated. This woudl be the only 'choirgirl' that visited us tonight, and she made sure that everyone knew that all of the others were alive and kicking.

She got up shaked some more hands and ran off stage. The crew was out rearrangeing things so once agian, there was no suprise that she would come out and do another encore.

The crowd had the theater rocking with applause to get her back out, and out she came.

After shaking more hands and getting handed a beautiful boquet of flowers, she went back and played Cool on your Island (another one I didn't know but beautiful nonthe less).

Then she played Cooling, one of my personal favoites. Pretty standard.

She then finished up her set with 1,000 Oceans, the only song that I am actually familliar with off of TVAB. What a wonderfly beautiful song to finish up a night like this with.

I am sure some people may have been dissapointed with the show as Tori created more full, beautful sounds rather than getting the crowd rocking with faster more dancy tunes. But, I think she accomplished what she wanted with this show. I wish I knew how she does it. How she pours her heart out night after night on tour and then coming back and doing another tour .. over and over agian. She is quite the performer


From Elisa/Imagine (taking dictation from Josh at the show onto the Dent Forum)

Added Oct 14, 2001 - B&C -- entire song there was a curtain across the stage that was perforated in a jagged design and there were coloured lights shooting through it out into the crowd. in front of it on Stage Left, there was a banner of the b&c picture (blond w/ the cake) like lifesize. she used a backing track for that song and sang the vocals *live* from off stage. at the end, the curtain dropped from the ceiling and 3 crew guys rushed it off stage.

tori came on and did icicle w/ a very long piano intro. if you heard the london mp3 it's similar w/ that vocal. there was a heavy reverb on the piano and her voice all through icicle. she did some "eeeeeeeee " thing about 3 times through the course of the song.

take to the sky- with the original, "if you don't like me..." bridge. instead of beating on the piano she was keeping time on her head lol.

at the end of ttts, her mic fell down, she caught it, propped it back up and finished the song. then marcel came on stage, and he tried to fix it. she said "this is marcel, he's going to get me another stand." and while he went to get another stand, she said, "ok we'll just chat."

"crasy world, eh?" someone in the audience said "where were you?"

"we were in florida, thank god."

then she told a story about diapers, and said she found out that men were really good at changing diapers. "and since they're so good at it, then why deprive them of that?"

her mic was fixed by now, so she went into an improve... the piano sounded somewhat like marianne, and it started out w/ "sometimes things fall down" and went on to things like towers, "my heart"... etc. "somethings fall does that mean i'm not worth..." and stuff about "i'm your friend, i'm hear for you".

rattlesnakes on the Rhodes w/ the piano in the chorus.

china-- pretty standard, but something about it was "very fresh" as josh puts it.

another story-- in cornwall there are hazes that will come around and hang for days and days. and sometimes when that happens she'll say, "husband, let's go to florida!"

spring haze --instead of "why does it always end up like this" she said, "why does it always turn up like this"

she turned around to the rhodes and started playing something, and then just looked at the audience and said "I'm a Mommy!"

she played Hey Jupiter on the rhodes... when she did the "ooooh" part she had her right hand on the rhodes and her left on the piano.

Leather- pretty standard

BQ/Horses -- she did basically the album version. on the piano bridges, there was the Leslie Cabinet effect. he thinks she had a button to push to do that because it happened a few times during the show.

Sweet Dreams --she stood up at the beginning and played really hard... she changed some lyrics... "running by a constipated man" to "from a constipated man". on "your house is on fire" she held out "fire" forever, and it was very angry and poignant. as she sang that word, on the screen in the background, there were very intense red, animated flames going.

Crucify --on the Wurlitzer organ, which was on the other side of the stage. before this song she said, "this girl wanted a trans thing. this song is an old old friend". during the song, she did the "chains" part first, then she went into the first line of the song. for the first 3 or 4 lines she sang the line and then she held out the last word and there would be a musical interlude... after "bowling ball" it got 'pretty normal' (as josh puts it ) On "figures that my courage would choose to sell out now..." she did a little tag like in the '99 version, "why now??" on the "dog begging for love" part, that was extended... then she said "always love, always always love".

Time -- included the 3rd verse that she left out on both TV performances.

Me and a Gun -- standard

Baker Baker -- again pretty standard

she left the stage, came back...

Enjoy the Silence -- there was a strange piano effect on this, kind of similar to the leslie cabinet, but not that.

Playboy Mommy -- on the Wurlitzer (organ)

encore break

came back on stage, looked at the sound people, and pointed at the rhodes.

played Cool on Your Island- the ENTIRE song

turned to the piano and did Cooling

back to the rhodes for 1000 Oceans-- on the chorus there was a bit of piano w/ the left hand. at one point, near the end, she put her left hand on the piano but couldn't figure out where it was supposed to be and laughed w/ the audience.

then she left!

(i have more coming evidently... forgive the typos and grammar mistakes, because i'm basically taking dictation from josh.)

ok, someone else got the setlist, but josh saw it. she cut the setlist..

concertina was supposed to be after time.

she was supposed to play never seen blue before 1000 Oceans and there were supposed to be 3 encores of 2 songs each.

she played 20 songs (counting BQ as one song), but was supposed to play 22.

she had on pants similar to what she wore on Letterman, only a light green. her top was a tan cotton shirt (not quite sure, because he said it was hard to see under those lights what colour it was).

the audience was REALLY GOOD... they sat down the entire time. note from imagine: please note this. this is a good audience... quiet and respectful!! and SITTING DOWN! YAY!!! people only rushed the stage for the encores.

her parents were there, and josh & friends got to meet them... (yes both her parents ARE still alive lol).

the stage set up was similar to london, except the organ was not downstage, it was upstage right of the piano. (audience left/ stage right).

one more note

AT THE MEET AND GREET:

she said that she'd already written a setlist before the meet and greet. anybody who asked for a song, she asked "are you coming on another night?"


From Talula75 (From The Dent Forum)

Added Oct 14, 2001 - Every song was perfect for this show, if I had to pick my favs, I would have to say:

Cool in your island--this was just a surprise!, and the whole song at that (I just hope someone got this on tape!)

Enjoy the Silence--Her voice was beautiful during this, it wasn't monotone like on the album, she hit some very high and long notes during this one.

Crucify--as many times as I have heard this song, I have never heard it like this, on the whirly. It seems like she really broke it apart (I don't know how to explain it) but its like you felt every verse of the song

Playboy Mommy--very sweet, very sad, the best version I have every heard


From Coniption (From The Dent Forum)

Added Oct 14, 2001 - This is the third time I see Tori, and, honestly, this was the most intimate, beautiful show she's ever done!

You all know the set list...fucking AWESOME! But I really wanna focus on the Tori stories...and comments, of course.

First off, I want to say that the audience was EXCELLENT...very respectful...not ONE cell phone went off...and in all the mellow songs, utter silence (especially during MAAG...fucking EERIE, but beautiful!)...

Anyhoo, she came out and the first time she actually spoke was when her mic fell. "This is broken so they're going to go get another one. You remember Marcel, right?" Marcel was quickly unhooking the mic and running off to get the replacement. "Well, they have to fix this, so let's have a chat." *Audience cheers* "So...crazy world, huh?" *still cheering* "Diapers," she said out of nowhere. The audience laughed and Marcel finally came back on stage with the replacement mic stand, but Tori held the original mic in order to finish her story... She said something like..."Now...the thing is...um...well...(you know how she talks...) it's like this, right? Men seem to change diapers very well, so I say 'Why take that away from them?' So, needless to say, I am not very good at changing diapers..." Then she started playing again...

Later...after a song (I forget which), she said, "So...Cornwall...well...she's like...she must like me because she hasn't spit me out yet. But...in Cornwall, you need wellies and--" Then someone from the audience shouted, "WHAT ARE WELLIES?!" And Tori put up her feet and pointed to them and said, "Wellies...um...boots. They're rubber boots...um...wait. Where're the Brits?" A group on the balcony cheered. "Right, then you know that wellies are great for maneur, mud, dirt, anything like that, and they're great because you just wipe them off and you're ready to go, but if I wear my Adidas (pronounced AH-dee-dhas...(SO CUTE!)) they're ruined..." *laughter* Then she said, "So in Cornwall, it's very nice, but you can get a haze down there sometimes for days and days...and days...and days...and days...and sometimes, I say, 'Husband...let's go to Florida.'" *crowd cheers* "And he says, 'I have a better idea...'" And then she started Spring Haze. I LOVE how she said, "Husband, let's go to Florida..." How funny. You think Mark calls her "wife?" LOL

Anyhoo...then she played pretty much non-stop...

But she DID respond to some of the people in the audience...who screamed I love you to her...once she said "I love you too" and another time she said "I love you back" but the best one was when someone screamed out "TORI, YOU'RE A GODDESS!!!" and in the middle of a song, she paused and whispered, "I'm a mommy." I LOVED IT!

Anyhoo, best show ever...except they didn't have the booklet available yet (second time that happens to me!)...but I got the SLG chain and an SLG beanie. And I met Joel! He's SUPER SUPER SWEET! V. nice guy. Hee hee...I've already met Mark and Joel...next one has to be Tori...it's destined.

V. special show...cried 4 times. And absolutely LOVED 97BandC! Even better than the album version...scarier and even more powerful! LONG LIVE TORI!!!


From rob (Kurt658) (From The Dent Forum)

Added Oct 14, 2001 - wow.wow.wow.

that's how i was during a lot of the show...well, before the show i was real giddy and not being able to stand stil and running up the stairs and down (instead of walking). i couldn't get any merchandise...first time i tried, i realized Rufus Wainwright was playing, so i ran to go see him, and i saw the last two songs...beautiful, beautiful. then i ran downstairs again and tried to get some stuff again, but there he was (Mr. Rufus!) signing stuff so i go to where he was and all i really had was a ticket stub so i give him that to sign but it was soo cool to meet him cause ever since i saw him on Politically Incorrect a little while ago i fell in love with him! he's sooo cool and soo sexy and his music is sooo awesome! and so i got to meet him; i was a little nervous and it was quick but whatever.

then i try to get back in line for merchandise but i hear some sort of "ding" and i take it to mean tori is going to be on soon so..first i find my friend Effie who was sitting with but hadn't gone to the show with (in the same car, i mean) and then we ran back upstairs to our section (Loge) and sit down. and.. i would have never thought she would open with B&C but..it was awesome! it sounded angry to me. on the cd, it sounds sad, but tonight it sounded angry..*shrug* i got really excited at Icicle..and it was UH-MA-ZIN'!!! "I could have I should Have"...amazing, beautiful, incredible, powerful..i love love that song! too cute when she goes "i'm a mommy!" ^_^ and....Hey Jupiter was (of course) incredible as well. Time and Baker Baker...beautiful beautiful! and Me and a Gun was..intense. i had never seen it live before (this is only my second tori show) and it just left me..like...i could hardly clap after the song cause i was just so: Wow. i got really excited for all the encores... Enjoy the Silence, my favorite track of SLG. and beautifully done here at the show! Playboy Mommy..gave me CHILLS! it was incredible. and this stuck in my head and no one else has mentioned it yet: it had this greenish and orangeish lighting. Oh! the lighting for the whole show and the stage set up was very neat. and then Cool on Your Island..i definitely wasn't expecting that! and it was sooo nice! "if you dont treat me better, baby i'll just run away.." so pretty. and then Cooling..MAH FAvorite!(along w/ spark that is) and..that one.. i think out of all the songs i was the most into this one. i dont even have to say how beautiful it was cause i know you all know but..i'm going to anyway. it was beautiful! and then 1000 Oceans...great end!

tori looked marvelous!! i'm not going to describe how she looked cause i dont think i'll do it very well...

after the show.. i met Mistah Mikewhy and Missis Novinha! and i saw my friend Janelle who was in orchestra seating and who had a conversation with tori's dad before the show!!

and then we (me, with my cousin and chrissie) went to a Denny's nearby, had dinner, and came back home to miami.

i'm reeeaally sleepy now. and tomorrow i'm going to clearwater like at 7! ... this is crazy man, i'm still excited about tonight's show and...yeah, you get the point.

sorry for the rambling and sorry if i didn't make much sense..


From Paul (Cry4Dawn) (From The Dent Forum)

Added Oct 14, 2001 - Well I wrote down her set list but my drive home was too long to be first up here. Anyhow, Imagines post was entirely accurate. Her version of crucify was intense to say the least.

I really cant explain it... I had a close look at the piano she used for it before the show and it almost looks like a childs keyboard or something. Anyhow... hopefully someone recorded it because it was beyond any real description. She held notes and added repeats and there was this cool echo effect on her voice in spots. I think when she was talking she mentioned something about the piano/keyboard(?) "wanting out" and "trance". Hopefully someone has better memory.

Tori also played China and Hey Jupiter for the photographers about a half hour before the doors opened. I got some great stuff and will post some shots when they come back from the lab.

I was really dissapointed with the set list. She was fantastic but I felt the presentation left something to be desired. There really was no peak and the ending I felt left me sorta sad as I departed. All in all a great show.


From Lindsey (Canodiva1) (From The Dent Forum)

Added Oct 14, 2001 - That was the most intense show I have ever seen. Just amazing.


From JelloFaerie (From The Dent Forum)

Added Oct 14, 2001 - TORI'S SETLIST!!!

Bonnie and Clyde (off stage w/ light show of some kind) curtain comes up- This one was fucking freaky. Yeah, sounded angrier. But I am glad she opened with it, and it seemed like an homage to the dead lady in the song. There was no Tori in that song, it was all the woman. The whole black curtain. And the lights moved with the strings on the verse. Just amazing. And when the song ended on that sharp note, and the curtain fell so fast, and there was the set. You just heard this collective gasp. Like "Here we go!!"

Icicle with LONG intro- Wow, this one is soo great. Just the musical aspect was leaving me breathless. She just sang with soo much cheek. You could tell she was totally singing it to her mum and dad. The way that she just belted out "I should HAAAAAAVE!" Great, she just rocks the casbah out of this gal

Take to the Sky (with original bridge) - I dont care what you guys say, this was amazing to hear live. I mean, a bunch of you guys are like "ohh i wish she would cut it." Hush, it was fantastic. The way she made the bridge sound a bit funky rocked. I love the splitting sylables.

talked about "crasy world"
story about diapers
her mic fell down and Marcel had to bring out a new stand... so she went into a huge improv about things falling down, then buildings, countries, and how we all need friends, going into - The musical into to the improv was "Over It" It took me a while to get it, but then I was just estatic. Cause that is all I wanted. Just a few bars. Anything, and I got my wish!! YAy me! Fucking amazing improv though. Very etheral.

Rattlesnakes- I really don't care for it on the album, as much as say Heart of Gold. But live, wow~!! This song was great. She did the verses with the Rhodes, and then the chorus was on the piano. Which, made it sound lusher. The Rhodes is such a beautiful instrament. I was wondering how the song would take shape without the guitar, which plays such a great part. But the song moved and flowed.

China- I am SOOOOO not crazy about this song. I listen to it, and she just don't get me. But I really enjoyed this song tonight. I really did, it sounded pretty and soo lovely. So, thumbs up to China!!

Spring Haze- Hahaha the story about this rocked. The whole "Husband" thing was funny. And Tori never seems to fail to throw in some refernces to sex. Love that. But Spring Haze was soo driving. Sometimes when you play a solo piano, it is hard to make the song drive. But the song flowed and was quick and felt like a breeze. Was amazing. Her voice on the end was soo lovely.

Hey Jupiter- ACK!! Talk about something soo amazing. HAhha. Right before she went into the song she played some keys and was like "I'm a mommy!" And gave this cute shrug and went into the song. Which made me just cry. I had tears during the "Ooooooooo" bits. The first time she did it, she sang it long and high. You guys know what I mean. And she dragged it out, soo heart wrenching!

Leather - Yeeeeeeeeehaw!! Love this song, always a perker~!

Beauty Queen/Horses - She added some bassy bits to this gal. She gave Beauty Queen some ass. It was this muflly bass bit under the song. And Horse's had this weird piano effect. I think they were filtering the Bose through a Marshall. Which just added. Rocked!

Sweet Dreams (held "fire" as in "your house is on fire" really long w/ flames shown on a screen behind her)- No one expected this. And I didnt even reckognize it till the beginning and Iam normally a song getting on the second note. Wow, I love this. And the fire bit was amazing.

Crucify- This song is just a drug. She drug it out. And it was like this whole conversation she was having with us. It was paused and thoughtful. Like she was sitting down and having a convosation with you, saying "Honey, I know you are doing all this shit, but just sit down, have some wine and lets talk" Loved it.

Time- This song just moved me. So right. And just sang it with this heart that it just made everything stop and feel okay for a while

Me and a Gun- It took her a bit to start because of the screamers. Which I dont mind the screamers. But enough is enough, the damn woman heard you and the other 677777 people scream I love you. But, it makes me feel weird(prolly for other reasons). But it is something that I feel like I'm intruding on. But she shares it, so its okay. It just makes you feel like you are sitting down nude with her, just staring.

Baker Baker- Beautiful. The "Heeeeeeeeeere, Heeerrreeeeee" just seemed to ring. And I love it how she playes the song up the octave. Brings it soo much love.

1st Encore
Enjoy the Silence - The piano effect was amazing. She had this effects box like hanging off the side of the bose. It was cool. Kinda like a Marshall effect, but it had a great vibrato. And in the chorus it went away. Her voice sounded soo awesome here. And she definatly added somemore to the muscial aspect to it. It wasnt soo stark as the recorded.

Playboy Mommy- The Wurlitiezer added to the whole church feel to it. Especially when she got to the bit about "Singing Gloria, talking about hossanah" Just felt like sitting in mass.

2nd Encore
Cool on Your Island (on organ) - Woah!! WOW!! Holy Moly and Fuck me! This song is soo under rated. Just becasue she is from a lesser loved album, the content is beautiful. "I want you more, than the stars and the sun" It just gave me goosepimples. She sang it with this lovesickness. And the Rhodes just made it sound soo angelic.

Cooling- She didnt play the Bambles bit. We gotta have a talk with her about this. But still, beautiful, moving and the last bit the whole "This is Coooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllliiinnnnnnnnnnngggggg" It was sooo clear, like water. And you all know what I mean 1000 Oceans- On the Rhodes and piano made it seem sadder. You left loss, but still this undenaible love. That everything will be okay.


So, yeah the show was amazing. So amazing. I had her husbands ass in my face. Hehehe, twas a good strong ass! He is such and english boy!

But, it rocked. And no the crowd didnt sit throughout the wholle thing., After the last song,when she got the standing O the whole left side kept standing during the encore, which kinda sucked for da shorties! Then on the second encore the right side stood. We just kept out seats in the middle. I had the best seats, straight back middle. Amazing.


Ohh and the meet and greet was okay. A lot nicer and calmer than I feared. Although we had our share of assholes. They let people move out the the way. But, I was leaning over the rail cutting myself in two and she looked at me and was like "Hi honey!! how are you??" and when i figured that she was talking to me, I gave her my sweetpea smile and was like "fiiinnnnnnne" And we smiled and gave each other a wicked little grin and that was it. And I am glad that is all, that is all I had to say to her, just hey. She is soo tiny, and cute.


From ButterflyDreamr (From The Dent Forum)

Added Oct 14, 2001 - It was my first Tori concert, and from "Time" forward it reduced me to tears. I've never been to a concert that brought out so much emotion in me. It was awesome, no mtter what songs she played, but I did get to hear some of my favorites, along with one I've been needing to hear.

Simply a beautiful, well-done concert from Tori.


From Maria (cttoriluvr) (From The Dent Forum)

Added Oct 14, 2001 - I just wanted to post about the meet and greet...

So it was raining like crazy all day in West Palm, and they did not set up the barricade until 4:30...everyone was really polite and quite and Steve explained the rules...He also asked that we spread the word that there will be no rushing the stage during the show itself....that those who try and do this will be on his shit list...I think you can still rush the stage for the encore, but not during the show....

Also Steve said that the security is a lot stricter at the shows now (last night the line to get in took about 30 min)....he said if you can, leave your bag in the car and just bring what you need to the show....Also he said that a lot of the shows are sold out so don't ask for tickets from anyone in the staff because they do not have any...

Ok back to the meet and greet...So we are in the barricade and it is pouring and Tori arrives at around 5...She was wearing a tank top with little pink flowes across the center with a white shell sweater over it...she had on high water pants with a pair of addidas....She first said hello to all the people that were waiting across the street cause they did not want to get into the barricade and then she started saying hello to people that were down the line on the side of the barricade...Steve held this massive umbrella over her, and the rain was kinda dissapaiting anyway...

So she said hello to a lot of people and seemed rested and excited...she was out for about 20 min and then she said goodbye and went in...

I am sure I am missing a bunch of stuff but I am exhausted...i'll post later...


From paige (Hockey Girl) (From The Dent Forum)

Added Oct 14, 2001 - I gotta just add that this show was so MUCH MORE than just a good setlist. Her voice and her playing sound brand spankin' new. Everything is so fresh and alive and perfect. You think you've heard China before? You haven't! Hey Jupiter? Same thing. Just mesmerizing start to finish. I'm still blown away and it's 12 hours later.

A great fun day full of great old and new friends (including but not restricted to cooling grrl, can of diva, josh and currently non-forumers/future forumers melanie and birthday boy "i drove from chicago by myself" chris). I'm so thrilled I got to share the day with so many people. Did it rain?


From Heather (thegirlwho) (From The Dent Forum)

Added Oct 14, 2001 - As much as I anticipated going and wanting this day to come, I am so sad that it is over! So, here's how my day went...

I left for West Palm Beach at 2:45. I live in Ft. Lauderdale, so it took me a good hour to get there. It was the crummiest day out, also; the bad rains held out until after the concert, but for us fans waiting for her outside after the concert, we got soaked and I bet half of us will end up with pneumonia! So I got there around 4 and parked on a side street so I could rush over to the side of the theater where I expected her to do her meet and greet thingie. There was probably 50 people there already, and some of them said they'd been there since 2. She didn't come out until 5, but then she spent a good half-hour with umbrella over head talking and signing autographs. It's so funny, she says hi to everyone like she's known you forever. Tori was dressed really cute also, she had on pin stripe pants that cut off by her calves and a white t-shirt, and she had on some kind of flowered bra/under shirt thing that you could see because her shirt had a low V-neck and her bra was straight across her chest (I'm trying to give y'all the best mental picture I can!); oh, and she had on white and black Adidas. And not to reiterate what everyone says, but YES SHE IS SMALL! Although I didn't get an autograph, I got some kick ass pictures! And since I don't have a scanner, I'm gonna have to go to Kinko's or somewhere and have them put on a disk, and as soon as I do that, y'all will be the first to see them.

So, 3 hours later I was finally sitting down in the theater. I had great seats, I was to the left of the stage in the Orchestra Level, row T. I was afraid her piano would be facing me and all I'd see would be her head...but the piano was sitting to the opposite side, so I got to see all of Tori, plus though magical poses she does like crossing her legs through a song, or straddling the piano bench to play both her piano and keyboard. Ok, so Rufus Wainright came out, and I was pretty edgy through all of his songs b/c I just wanted to see Tori, but as I look back, his songs are pretty good and I love the sound of his voice. He knew we all wanted to see Tori, so you could tell he made it kind of quick.

So, the lights go on for about 10 minutes and all of a sudden they shut off and a picture unrolls of the "Eminem character." Back behind the picture was a black curtain and it was shredded at certain parts, gave it a real "struggled" appearance that fit the song. While that creepy music played in the background, they had green and red lights going to the sound of it which was really cool. And at the part when she says "She was bein mean to dad" she changed it and said "I was being mean to dad." Then at the last orchestra hit of the song (or whatever you want to call it), the curtain and picture dropped to the ground and all you saw was the stage and the piano.

Tori simply walked on, blowing kisses to the audience and waving and we gave her a standing ovation. Actually, she didn't walk but did this cute skip jumpy thing She was dressed in the same kind of style outfit as she was when she did Letterman, but this time the pants were yellow and the top was white. She cut into the next song "Icicle" right away. That was something I noticed throughout the concert was that the chick hardly gives herself a breather, it's just one song after another. But I know that after I would get done listening to one of them, I needed to recollect myself, but not her...it was one pause and then boom another mood and another song! So, she played Icicle and sort of grabbed the piano bench at the provocative parts! Oh, what else was really cool was, she has this thing she does while she's playing, she'll touch the top of the Bose or the side of it; I don't know why, so if any of y'all know the reason, I'd love to know; but as for now, I'll just chalk it up to one of her trademarks.

Right after that was Take to the Sky, while she played it at times with only her left hand and she smacked her right hand against the Bose. What else was great was that, at the really deep chords, you could feel the music in your chest...man I love concerts!

So, right off the bat, if you asked me what songs I would have wanted to hear Tori play, those two would have been it, so I was ecstatic! Her microphone thing was broken and while we were waiting for Marcelle to fix it she said "What a crazy world, huh?!" and then kind of paused and was like, "You all remember Marcelle, right?" and he waved. Then she said, "Diapers. The thing is, with diapers, you know, guys know how to put them on just right, so I figure I'll just leave it up to them to do that." It's not exactly what she said, but I'm glad I can remember half the things because I as in awe the whole concert!

Alright, so that out of the way, she performed Rattlesnakes and China. Then she had another story for us. She was talking about Cornwall and kept referring to it as "she." She said, "She gets these hazes and it's like ughhh. And so at those times, I'm like "Husband, lets go to Florida" (crowd goes wild) but instead, he has other ideas (and she kind of smirks)." So that led into Spring Haze. I think along with that story she talked about "wellies." And someone from the audience said "what are willies" and she said "no, wellies" and then she propped her foot on the piano and was like "you know, boot looking things that you can wear and walk in manure and mud, and not get yourself all messed up."

After that she played Hey Jupiter, Leather, Beauty Queen/Horses, and Sweet Dreams practically without a break. She held the word "fire" when she says "your house is one fire" really long and we all went crazy! The set during all of these songs was simply amazing, the coloring and graphics were perfect.

The next couple of songs were Crucify and Time, and then it seemed like she paused for a good minute and I didn't know if she was just collecting her thoughts or thinking of a story to tell, and you could hear people yelling "Go Tori" and then it got quite and she began "5 am, Friday morning" and it got even quieter! It seemed as though everyone let out a gasp and fell silent (I know I did) and if I wasn't watching her from the edge of my seat before, I was practically kneeling on the ground by this time. I was so proud of all the other Toriphiles, no one coughed or sneezed or clapped...nothing! And you could tell she was pretty pleased on how everyone was so quiet because she had these pauses in her song which seemed to last forever, but no one said a thing! She screamed the word "FLAT" and everyone sort of cringed. I don't know about everyone else, but I felt so privileged that she did "Me and a Gun." It was there that I realized how personal this song was for her and for her to sing it, it must tear at her heart every time. Again, after that we cheered and gave her a standing ovation. I couldn't believe that night was almost over.

She left the stage and then came on to do her first encore which was Enjoy the Silence and Playboy Mommy. Oh, I don't know when she said this, it was sometime in the beginning, but before she played (I think it was Hey Jupiter) she simply said "I'm a mommy" and began to play.

For the second encore she played Cool on Your Island, Cooling, and to end a great concert 1000 Oceans.

Last night was THE most magical night of my life. Tori has, what few performers wish they did, the ability to sound perfect without any help from technology...it's her, her voice and her piano.

It was a little after 11 and I rushed down to the same place where I had seen her before the concert and there was maybe 25 people there already. But being the devoted fan I was, and knowing that I wouldn't be able to get an autograph, I still stood there in the rain for an hour until she came out. When she came out she told us she was going to make it quick because of the rain, she maybe stayed for a couple minutes and walked over to the Explorer that would take her down the street to her tour bus (which had her name on it) all the while saying, "Bye guys, thanks!" The last I saw was her window come down a crack and her little hand slip out and wave to us.

So, that was my night. Funny how I didn't cry all night (actually I thought I'd be hysterical through the whole concert), but right now that's all I can do. I think it's partly because I know that it's over. Tori rarely goes on tour, and who can blame her. I was exhausted by the end of the night, and knowing she had 30 more cities to go, I empathize. All in all, I'm just so happy that I got a chance to go. I mean, I saw Tori, I took great pictures, I SAW TORI!


From FindYouOut (From The Dent Forum)

Added Oct 14, 2001 - Rufus went on at 8p, Tori went on at 9. I am not sure what time he ended, but he mentioned he was rushing a bit.

My favorite quote of the night...

"Husband, let's go to Florida." Husband says, "I have a better idea."

Right into "Spring Haze".

I can't wait to see her again tomorrow night!


From bacciusdolci (From The Dent Forum)

Added Oct 14, 2001 - I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW FORTUNE I WAS TO GET A TICKET, LET ALONE A COMPLEMENTARY TICKET TO SIT FRONT & CENTER. I TOUCHED TORI TWICE!!! I HOPE THE GIRLS FROM NEW HAPSHIRE GOT TICKETS! TORI IS SO TINY IN PERSON! AWESOME SETLIST, I HADN'T HEARD 'SWEET DREAMS' LIVE. I LOVED 'ENJOY THE SILENCE'. THANK YOU TORI FOR THE SHOW AND FOR SAYING HI TO ME. U R A GODDESS!!!


From lucy noodle (From The Dent Forum)

Added Oct 14, 2001 - just wanted to give the first part of her 'impromtu'... i believe it went..

"sometimes things break...
and things fall down....
like towers....
and, my heart, now..."

can't remember the rest verbatim, but i think the show was laced w/ lots of 'together' and 'love' references in response to 9/11. it was my first show, i didn't make either m'n'g, (w/ tori OR the dent peeps) as i got lost.... but the show was incredible... i wanted to hear rattlesnakes... and cooling... and playboy mommy....and i did!!!! (the only thing i could've wished for was silent).. cried thru them and 1000 oceans... unfortunately now it's all like a dream .... fav lil part... someone yelled out 'you're my goddess!!' (or maybe you're A goddess..) and tori just whispered into the mic... "i'm a mommy..."

thank you tori, it was incredible!!!! and damn i didn't see the necklaces (and the prices of most of the tshirts were $30, not $20 as someone posted).... the best shirt (imo) was a lt. blue long sleeved, w/ 4 slg pics on front and the HoG girls on the back w/ tour dates.. was $40, so i just got the black t.....

and someone said they went to a denny's, aggh, where was it, cuz we drove around til 1 am and couldn't find anything ended up w/ wendy's drive thru, lol.

anyway, IT WAS AWESOME!!!!




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