Tori performed in Seattle, WA on November 9, 2001 at the Paramount Theatre during the 2001 StrangeLittleTour.
The set list below comes from John, who called me after the show!
'97 Bonnie & Clyde
Latest reviews are added to the bottom of the page.
Added November 10, 2001 - John called me after the show and told me about the show. Tori performed Bliss tonight for the first time on the StrangeLittleTour. She followed her exact set list for the most part, with one exception. She was supposed to do Purple People before Me and a Gun, but did Happy Phantom instead. Bliss was called "incredible".
Added November 10, 2001 - Having driven all the way from southern Oregon for this show, my cousin Amanda and I managed to get into the paramount at about 8:30. The fans were lined up around the block to get in because the staff was taking their time to search bags and coats for cameras and the like. Somehow, my camera still managed to get in. If the pics turn out good, I will send a couple. I had seat 9 in row CC (basically 29th row) on the left side, so I could see the Bosey from the front, and I could see Tori's hands flying all over those ivories. The sound in this theatre was awesome, just perfect for an intimate Tori concert. Tori's voice was crystal clear most of the time, a little raspy here and there but hardly noticeable. Little Amsterdam was first, and it was pretty calm. Bliss was in fact "incredible." The lighting was beautiful. I know I'm telling these in all the wrong order, but I just got back from Seattle (Yes, I drove the seven or so hours right back home), and I have not been to sleep yet. Little Earthquakes was wonderful, much better than the performance of it in Portland 1999. Upside Down was cute, only Tori botched the entire song! It was real cute though. I thought it was a little odd that she sang the first verse and then the "kitten in my hair" verse right after. Then she paused and sang "dont I love to turn my little songs now, upside down" and then basically started the song over. She started to play Rattlesnakes, I think, when she stopped, looked down, and told us all to hang on because she'd forgotten her vibrator. She then explained through mumbles and gestures that she meant vibrator as in a sound effect on the keyboard opposite the piano. There was another point where she began to play a song, suddenly stopped, threw up her hand and said "whoops!" and started over. Not sure what that was about, but right before that I noticed one of the crew sticking his head out from behind one of the stage props (screens). She was not all that talkative, but did say that she was happy to be in Seattle, that it was a magical place, and that she couldnt wait to get to the west coast, where things would be all better. She played Bells For Her on the Wurly, and that was brilliant. She altered the lines in the song a bit, instead of just saying "cant stop whats coming"İshe would say "not even you can stop whats coming." The audience was totally silent, so quiet you could hear a pin drop during "Me And A Gun," but near the end of the song, someone's cell phone rang, but was turned off rather quickly. I'm sure I heard a few sniffles and muffled sobs during this song. I was surprised to hear Not the Red Baron, and it was excellent. Cooling was very moving, and it really excited the girls next to me, who had mentioned they wanted to hear that song. Daniel was the most beautiful song of the night, performed exceptionally well, it sounded like a mastered studio recording. China was also very emotional. Happy Phantom, Leather, Pretty Good year, 1,000 Oceans, EVERYTHING was perfect. This was the best Tori concert I've seen so far (my third!). When the concert was over, we stumbled outside where the buses were and waited for over an hour before giving up and going home. It was freezing cold and man was I tired of the pushy security guards they had by the barricades. They were mean and rude to anyone who looked funny at the buses, and they were even rude to strangers passing on the street who didnt even go to the concert.İİBehind the barricades was packed, so Amanda and I walked across the street from the bus where we could see Tori come out and get on the bus. I couldn't help but notice that the security guards knew a few people there, and let their friends stand right by the open bus door on the other side of the barricades. One of the security guard's friends came over, stared at us all and said loudly, "you all might as well leave, 'cause you sure as hell aint getting an autograph standing way the f*ck over there." And walked away laughing. So aside from theİbullying, totally NOT professional security of the Seattle Paramount Theater, this was a perfect evening. Thanks, Tori!İİAnd thanks Mikewhy for having this page, or I never would have known about this tour.
Added November 10, 2001 - Hey Mike! Umm...I don't know what to say. She was really musically "on."
Tori was really cute, both in the way she looked and acted. She called Seattle "a magical place" and just seemed really happy and inspired.
"Caught A Lite Sneeze" was absolutely amazing, as was "Little Amsterdam" and "Bliss." "China," "1,000 Oceans" and "Daniel" were extremely beautiful and serene. After the first verse of "Upside Down," Tori began singing "don't I love to turn my little blue songs upside down" after a slightly extended musical passage. I don't know if she'd forgotten the words and was just covering, but if she did then she didn't show it at all.
The only problem during the show was that someone forgot to turn their cell-phone off. And, of course, it rang at one of the most crucial and emotional points in the show..."Me And A Gun."
At any rate, I could go on and on about how wonderful it was. But I'll conclude here. I guess the best way of summing it all up was that Tori just seemed really inspired and completely in her element. It was a show I'll not soon forget.
From Seska Lien
Added November 10, 2001 - This is just a short note to comment on the fact that Tori seemed very sad at the show. Almost all of the songs she played were slow, but the dead giveaway was that in "Cooling" she changed the words from "like chases love, you don't lie to me anymore" to "like chases love, you don't like me anymore." It was very sad and almost made my friend cry. And she sang "Me and a Gun" very quietly. Even through that, it was still an amazing show!
From Jenny Lee
Added November 11, 2001 - My best friend and I arrived from Portland (driven by parents in our minivan) in Seattle about 1:30, very hopeful to make the meet and greet. So we waited, and waited, and then they set up the barricades, and then we waited some more. So it's getting dark, around five-fifteen, and Tori shows up. She was so incredibly nice, and I was very happy to have met her. I asked how she was doing, and she said "really well" with adorable emphasis. My friend asked about Tash and touring and she said that she took some things better than others, but that she liked the social aspect. I mentioned I was sad she wasn't coming to Portland, and she said, "Yeah, I'm sad too." Then I thanked her for all her music and everything, and she said "absolutely" very sweetly. So I was thrilled to get to talk to her. Unfortunately, the meet and greet was very short. I know how lame it is to be smushed in the middle (and we couldn't really pass stuff) up, so I was very fortunate today.
A bunch of us from the meet and greet went to an Asian restuarant for dinner, which was great. The Paramount was a really beautiful theater, and we had 25th row seats in the center, which was great. I really liked seeing Rufus Wainright-- what a talented singer/musician! I thought he was great.
Tori was wearing an orange-red pantsuit that had very high shoulders and slit legs, like a cross between the 40s and the 70s. I was really impressed by the way Bonnie and Clyde was done. Little Amsterdam was great, and Bliss was very powerful just on the piano. As someone already mentioned, she stopped at the beginning of Rattlesnakes, explaining she'd forgotten her vibrator. She then paused and said I mean vibrato-- is that what you call it? and then fixed it. During Pretty Good Year she stopped for an oops early on when she sang "don't want to be a man today" (I think). I loved CALS, which was very intense. Me and a Gun was very intimate (more than when I'd heard it in 98) Hearing Cooling live again was wonderful. The so different from an arena. When she sang "The Lord of the Flies was diagnosed as sound," "sound" just filled the auditorium fabulously.
One funny thing to happen was that during the middle of one of the songs, someone came up and kneeled down in th aisle right near me. I thought someone wanted to get in, and I was about to ask, and then I did a double take and it was Mark, so I left him alone. I suppose he was just checking out the sound (which was superb). I found it amusing. I loved the show and I really enjoyed meeting all the people there!
Added November 12, 2001 - hello mike! saw seattle's concert with my very fun cousin and wild aunt! 3 wonderful souls of women loving every moment of her concert! compared to the minneapolis show ,this one was more powerful! the crowd was more mature.( except for 2 very annoying girls in the right balcony who were removed halfway through the show ,thank god.) i was happy to see people my age (34)İand older at this one. she played "bells for her ' on the worley. this was my favorite.İit never ceases to amaze me how she can play different versions of one song remaining true to the piece.i had better seats at this one so i could see her facial expressions better .loved it.. she said there were times on the tour that they knew when they got to the west coast it would be "ok." she liked seattle. i did too.İhey mike- if i ever buy cds online (and i will!)İ, ill purchase themİthrough your website. thanks for keeping us informed!
From Tony Fernandes (Posted to the Precious Things mailing list)
Added November 12, 2001 - Well, I must say that the show was absolutely amazing!! This was the fourth time I've seen her live and by far the most emotional for me. A few songs into the setlist and she played Upside Down. I was crying and smiling at the same...I wanted her to play this song so badly. And then she followed it with Little Earthquakes, which hit me even worse than U.D. All I can say was that I had the time of my life. I really, really hope others had the same experience.
Tori looked beautiful. I think she is getting more so the older she gets.
That's really all I wanted to say. Other than shame on the person that let their damn cell phone ring in the middle of Me And A Gun! Happens wherever you go nowadays!
Rufus was very enjoyable. I thought the song he played near the end of his performance sounded familiar..the one he sang in French. Then on the way home while listening to the Moulin Rouge soundtrack... Song 11 (can't remember the name) was him!! Very cool!
Thank you Tori! Thank you a million times from the bottom of my heart.
From Renee Frigon
Added November 12, 2001 - This tour is everything amazing that everyone has been saying it is. The Paramount was the right place for Tori - the acoustics are such that her playing and voice rise up through you and hover over you at the same time. Bliss was a surprise and was full of energy and focus.İİYes, someone's cellphone went off during Me and aİGun (why, why, WHY?) but aside from that and a few people who needed to hear themselves scream ' IİLOVE YOU TORI! ' , etc., during a song, the crowd were fairly polite so that weİgot to really drink in every delicious minute of theİperformance. Caught a few glimpses of Mark.İİDaniel and 1000 Oceansİplayed together had lots of us wiping our eyes. The people that ran out to try to meet Tori after the first encore missedİthe last three songs, and Pandora's Aquarium wasİjust perfect.
From Holly Almond (Voodoodolly)
Added November 15, 2001 - Well, I have been a fan of Tori's for ten years, since I was 15. Every tour something would occur that would prevent me from seeing her. Well, with the exception of dying, nothing was going to stop me this time. So, sitting 15 rows back on the left, after recovering from the slight headache Rufus gave me (it was absolutely NOTHING against Rufus, he was delightful) but you know how it is, when you are in the mood for Tori, blah blah blah, I waited with my breath held for her appearance, and after the curtain dropped and I really saw her, in the flesh, I cried. Big Baby me! But it was like, "Thank You God (or Godess) for finally giving me the chance to see her live." The set was great. She handles little oopsies so well that you almost think they are planned. I also thought the guesture of fellacio on the microphone during "and playing that organ must count for something" was cute. She played China which my girlfriend snivelled through (endearing!) which was the song she most wanted to hear. I kind of was partial for hearing Raining Blood, but I realized that would have set a weird tone for the night. She didn't seem sad to me but more like, she wanted the point of the music to come across. It's a dark time in the world and she wanted to convey that. The dress was very cool, though I thought she would be a little hot in it, but it was cool in the theatre. She seemed very happy to be in Seattle, one of her favorite places apparently. (really, Tori? You should live here, after all, Jimi did!) Didn't hear the cell phone but didn't care, was too busy trying not to sob. It was a very beautiful show. We bought some pictures from a Toriphile outside, which are very beautiful, I have them in a photo album. (My coworker thought it was me, and wanted to hug her) The only drawback whatsoever was that she seemed a little rushed, I was hoping she would talk more, you know, but I figured it's a mood thing. Who knows, maybe Maynard was still in town and they wanted to have a drink later on. Well, thank you for having a wonderful site, if it wasn't for you I may never have seen her on this tour. Blessings to you and your endeavors!
Added November 15, 2001 - Everyone pretty much explained how touching and moving this performance was. Never has Tori mesmerized me before in a performance than in this one.İI was very impressed with the set and lighting and I'm sure the whole crowd had goose bumps like I did. Something needs to be addressed though. I've been to every Tori concert here in Seattle and as the crowd gets younger the respect level lessens a bit. I had over the top Toriphile girls (truly an embarrassment to themselves andİCONTROLLED toriphiles like me) behind meİwho took it upon themselves to sing through practically every song!! Come on now, I didn't pay money to hear them sing! Not to mention screaming I love you during the finale of pretty good year... I was lucky enough to get a middle spot on the meet and greet with a view and after an hour and half of enduring the cold she came out briefly. Some girls in the front who got their autographs were nice enough to trade places with me (thank you!). Tori was just about to end her appearance when Iİgrabbed her attention by saying " I just wanted to say hi" and although her security was veering her towards the door of the bus she ran over and said hi andİquickly marked a T. on my concert ticket and went straight away into the bus! She redefines rockstar! Seeing her up close is amazing. Truly a night to remember.
From Brandon Ross
Added November 16, 2001 - Summary: Tonight was one of the greatest nights of my life. Not only did I get to meet Rufus Wainwright and get his autograph, but Tori also responded to me after singing "Bliss," when I yelled "I Love You." That totally won me over (even though she had no idea who she was talking to). It was my first Tori concert ever and I went with my best friend Sarah. She is in love with Rufus. She didn't know Tori too well, but she really loves her now (after seeing the amazing show she put on). Highlights of the night for me were "97 Bonnie and Clyde," "Bliss," Tori telling me she loved me, "Me And A Gun," and "1000 Oceans." Here is an extremely lengthy synopsis of my Tori concert adventure.
We left Puyallup around 5:00. First we picked up Sarah and her mother and then we left for Seattle, getting there around 7:15. Seeing the Paramount for the first time was really awesome. So, Sarah and I got out of the car and Rita and Nanette went and parked the car. We originally had three tickets but Rita decided that she didnt want to leave Nanette all alone walking around Seattle, so I sold her ticket to a couple of girls for $50. I know I could've gotten much more for it (considering they were going for $120+ but I knew they really deserved the ticket).
We walked all the way to some building in Seattle with a Subway on the fourth floor and ate there real quick. We got back to the Paramount around 7:40. Sarah had my digital camera in her purse, so when they tried to search her bag, she told them that she had a camera and she would go put it in the car. But Sarah (always being the smart thinker) just hid it in her coat until we got past security. So we went to our seats (MEZ1, Row D, Seats 5 and 6) and sat there waiting for Rufus. Unfortunately, we were right by an Usher, so taking pictures was really hard. However, in order to please Tori fans, I kept my flash off the entire time (unlike some other people in the venue). So, needless to say, the pictures turned out really bad. Because I couldn't change all the settings while we were in there for fear of being caught with the camera - they came out really blurry.
So, anyway, Rufus came on right at 8:00. I had borrowed his latest disc "Poses" from Sarah prior to the concert, and recognized songs like "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk," "Greek Song," "California," and one of my favorites, "Poses." He was very talkative throughout the show, and he is actually very good live. He told a story about going to a party at Marilyn Manson's house where everyone was dressed up without any food! He said that he went upstairs to get some food and all there was to eat were peanut butter and jelly sandwhiches and wine spritzers. Then some "gorgeous boy" came up and took off all his clothes so he "landed him." He said all this before singing "California." He also said this song cost him the Jay Leno song. He said it was "ironic" to sing "California" on the Jay Leno show (I guess because it's located in New York? He'll have to explain that one).
Anyway, before he sang his last song "Poses," which is one of my favorites, he announced that he would be signing autographs in the lobby. So Sarah and I left during the song to find out where we could find him. We asked a bunch of guards who said they didnt know, but eventually we saw everyone crowding around and saying "Rufus is over here." So, Sarah and I got in line. I wanted to buy the "Poses" CD, but I dont think they were selling merchandise while Rufus was signing, so we just got in line. I could've had him sign my ticket stub but I figured everyone would have him sign that. So instead, I had him sign my Driver's Permit. Sarah thought it would be funny. So when I got up there I just told him that I thought he was awesome and that I loved the song "Poses." He thanked me, and then I asked if he remembered Sarah from Bumbershoot. "Perhaps," he said. "I met a lot of people there."
So, then we were waiting in line to buy merchandise and they came out and yelled "10 Minutes to Tori. If you're not in the theatre when the show starts you have to wait." So they started dimming the lights in the lobby and everything - so we just got out of line and went to our seats. Well, it wound up being much longer than ten minutes. It had to be at least 25 minutes before the lights went out. But it didn't matter because the excitement and anticipation made it that much better. So, here comes Tori's set!
'97 Bonnie and Clyde: I love how this song is done live. It is so intense; it makes your heart beat ten times faster. I also love how its done from backstage and the curtain drops to reveal the stage, and then out comes Tori.
Little Amsterdam: This is an interesting song, but I dont think its the best to start a show off with. For a solo show - I'd reccommend "Precious Things." However, it was still amazing. I love Tori's stage presence.
Bliss: First time performed on this tour! Tori must have known that I love this song. I couldn't believe my ears when I first heard her playing this - I knew that it hadn't been done on this tour yet. It was amazing - the chorous was especially loud and exciting.
-- Tori now greets the audience. I yell "I love you" and she says "Love You Back." She also talks about how "everything will be ok once we get to the west coast" and called Seattle a "magical place."
Leather: This song is so fun when performed live. If "Bliss" didn't get the entire audience totally drawn in, this one certainly did. This is an obvious concert favorite among Tori fans.
Rattlesnakes: I hadn't heard this song yet, and I wasn't let down. I really liked it. I believe this was the song that Tori started it off on her keyboard and said something like "Woops, I forgot my vibrator. No, this thing really has a vibrator on it. Oh wait - vabrato." Such a funny little comment.
Upside Down: I had only heard this song two or three times on the RAINN video. And I had to listen again when I got home. I love it. If I remember correctly, she kept on switching around the words and said something like "Dont I love to turn my little blue songs upside down."
Little Earthquakes: My favorite part of this song is the "give me life, give me pain, give me myself again" part. Such a meaningful song and seemingly a theme for many young Tori fans. Vocals were amazing.
Caught A Lite Sneeze: The high notes on the piano didn't do too well in this theater, but the song itself was amazing. I like it on the piano just as much as the harpsichord.
Not The Red Baron: This song took on a new meaning for me because Tori talks about "another pilot down..." and stuff. Just reminded me of the 9.11.01 attacks as well as Aaliyah's plane crash. Never cared much for this song until now.
China: Wow. This can be such a tear jerker. Tori's vocals were amazing and this song is such a classic. Very well done.
Bells For Her: Tori walked over to her little "beast" for this one. She said that she was "old and sickly" but they were giving her lots of anti-inflamatories. The song was very eerie and well performed. I like it better on this organ than the piano. Heard lots of people singing along in the MEZ1.
Happy Phantom: I was waiting for another happy song. This one fit perfectly. Sarah said she really liked this song. This is a simple song with some really strong lyrics.
Me and A Gun: A strong highlight for me. I've never heard such a huge croud be so quiet all at once. I think Tori forgot the part about "You can laugh, its kinda funny..." but nobody seemed to notice. Didn't matter anyway. Her voice expressed so much emotion - like she was ready to burst into tears. Of course - near the end somebody's cell phone went off. That's exactly why you TURN THEM OFF! And Flash Photography - even though I dont mind it - I'm sure its destracting to Tori.
Cooling: Another great one. I noticed a lot of people crying around me during this one. I've always loved this song and Sarah really liked it too.
Daniel: I had only heard the Elton John version prior to tonight, but I really liked Tori's version. It was more emotional.
1000 Oceans: I was hoping Tori would play this one. It's an amazing song and a great finale. The audience responded really well.
Enjoy The Silence: Hadn't heard this one either, but the audience went WILD when she started this one. It's crazy - I didn't know it was so popular. It was great though and I really loved what she was talking about: "All I ever wanted, All I ever needed is here in my house."
Pretty Good Year: Tori got to the "dont wanna be a boy today" messed up, said "woops," and started again. It was great though. Her vocals are really strong. The audience loved this one too.
Pandora's Aquarium: I thought this was an odd choice for a closing song. I was expecing "Time." But Tori pulled it off greatly. She really drew out the last word "sound." It was an amazing end to a fantastic show.
So after the show, Sarah and I went to the merchandise table to pick up some more stuff. I bought the Tori Program/Calendar and the Rufus Wainwright CD "Poses." I must say security was so rude to everybody. I was ready to flip out at some of those people. Right after the show I went to the stage and asked one of the guards if he knew if they were giving the setlist away. Well, he just said in a rude voice "dont know anything about it." So I asked if he knew of anyone that would and he just said "No, I think you should leave." Another guard told me to leave as well. I mean - we pay to get in there they need to be nicer. So, I didn't get the setlist. But somebody else must have because they told me that Tori had taken out "Purple People" before "Me And A Gun." That's too bad - thats a pretty cool song. Oh well - the show was absolutely amazing anyway. So I went home in awe and the next day I ran to the store and picked up "Strange Little Girls." I cant wait to get a bootleg - this was one of my best experiences ever.
Added November 18, 2001 - I hate to be a stickler, but on one of the reviews of the Seattle show someone mentioned that Tori had changed the lyrics in Cooling from something about "...lie to me..." to "I know you don't like me much..." and that had accounted to why they thought Tori was sad throughout the show. Well, I don't think she seemed sad at all, just deep and relaxed. And the latter quote I just cited--the words she actually sang--those ARE the real lyrics to Cooling (off the German import Spark single)and the "lie to me" stuff is what she sang live on the Still Orbiting disc of To Venus and Back! So she really did stick to the original in Seattle...although I must admit, more improv would have been nice:)
The reviews below were taken from the concert reviews section of The Dent Forum and added here on January 7, 2002
Review by sharpie pen
my god, i had the time of my life.
i'll write more later.
oh, but bliss was INTENSE!!!
um.. let's see what i remember:
'97 Bonnie & Clyde - pretty standard. she really changed the chorus IMO, she sang parts instead of speaking it over the backing tape.
Little Amsterdam - half on the rhodes and bosey, she kinda slowed it down a little.
Bliss - WOW! my god, i thought she was going to explode in the middle of it or something. it totally kicked the ass of the solo version from london. She was screaming the chorus and yeah. it was cool.
Leather - the usual, but she turned toward the audience and crossed her legs all cute. everyone seemed to like that.
somewhere she told us about how crazy the world was, and how glad she was to be on the west coast again. "it's such a wonderful place [seattle?] here"
Rattlesnakes - half on the rhodes and half on the bosey again, it was really purdy. she stopped after the first few bars and said "whoops! i forgot to turn on my vibrator! [audience laughs] no! really! there's a vibrator on this thing! what's it called? oh yeah, the vibrato!" she continued with the song.
Upside Down - i screamed when i heard the intro. she had a cute little improv in the middle, and went up a few octaves and was like "don't you love to turn my little songs upside down?" hehe.
Little Earthquakes - i was happy to hear this. it sounded good as ever.
Caught A Lite Sneeze - okay, i fucking creamed my pants when i heard the intro. no one else knew what it was, but i recognized it from playing it so much on my own piano.. it's my absolute favorite song ever. she played it on the piano, akin to the MTV Unplugged thing, only she changed the chorus around by banging on the lower keys... very eurphoric.
Not The Red Baron - pretty standard i guess. it's a nice song.
China - grr... this song is my least favorite ever, but she seemed to make it kinda palatable tonight. the arrangement was different.
Bells For Her - played on the wurlitzer. she had a short itty bitty improv in the beginning, singing "not even him, not even him" and then started with the first verse. everyone was screaming. it was haunting, though, because EVERYONE in my little area was singing. like, i'm pretty sure that most people on the mezzanine was singing.
Happy Phantom - she seemed so happy. she was dancing during the piano solo i think. i think she's having back problems - as the light went down she stretched and held her hip like it hurt really bad..
Me and a Gun - someone's cell phone started ringing! grr.
Cooling - i never appreciated this song until i heard it live. it was very stark but very beautiful, i think it was one of the best versions i've heard.
Daniel - i've heard boots of it before, but this was just spectacular. it gets better each time i hear it.
1000 Oceans - she played the beginning chords on the rhodes, and then played the left hand on the bosey. beautiful.
Enjoy The Silence - her voice sounded the same as the album, which is funny cause few people seem to enjoy it. i liked her performance, it made everyone cry.
Pretty Good Year - she screwed up the first verse and had a cute tori-ism and jumped up on her piano bench and sang it correctly. the piano solo in the bridge was pretty crazy too.
Pandora's Aquarium - pretty amazing, and a great way to end the show. she held "sound" a lot longer (or at least it seemed that way) and it was a lot louder than usual, as though she was yelling it.
it was a good night!
Review by tragic_winter
um, first, hi, i'm katrina (i've been lurking here for a few months and only just registered. heh). i was at the seattle show. whoever went might have seen me. i was wearing pink wings and blowing bubbles.
this was my first tori show. it was amazing. i loved it. i have slight bruises on my ribs from the M&G, because i got smashed up against one of the barricades -- but i did get boys for pele signed and i gave her the beaded-flower i had made for her. i got a picture of that. it makes me happy. :)
while rufus was playing i saw joel standing about five feet away from me. (i was in seat MF 1, row F, seat 3.) i asked him to give tori something (some bubbles, because i thought natashya would like them), and he said he would, and we talked a little about how the baby would like them and he called me a sweetie. heehee. and then he left to go backstage. then tori came on.
the show was good. i got lots of pictures. i should upload them by sunday night. :) yay.
i also hung outside the theatre afterwards. there was a rather large crowd of people waiting for her to go back into the bus. i THINK the concert ended at 10:20 or something, but i have really no sense of time, so ::shrug:: oh well. we waited until 1am something or other. somebody i was talking to was really nice and gave me some iron-on stuff for shirts, like 'satin worship', 'a girl needs a gun these days', 'she forgot him utterly and forever' and yeah.
them tori came out and the crowd got smushed up against the front again. i got my program signed (yay!), blew bubbles and tried to get more pictures (which i didn't, really, but that's okay. it was just SO nice to see her up close). she then left.
everybody pretty much disappeared after that. i stood on the street corner of the paramount with about 5 other people (teens, i think), and we waved as the bus drove away from the theatre yelling, 'goodbye tori! we love you! thank you!' etc. it was almost 2am by the time i got picked up.
it was really nice.
to those of you who i met, thank you for making it such a wonderful night! :)
(btw, please excuse any spelling errors! it's 3am here now.)
Review by Faerielove
First let me say that it was the best show ever!!!!!
The M&G was awesome, i was able to meet tori for the first time and get a picture with her!!!!!!!! She didn't come out til like after 5 and i waited all day for her. The crowd was alright, not too much pushing...
She only talked for a little bit, and then joel told her they needed to go because they were running late. I just have to say that tori is so little in person and so amazingly beautiful. All i wanted to say to her was thank you and i was in so much shock that i didn't even get that out!! oh well i am sure she knew it by the way my eyes looked!! (oh steve was actually being very nice and smiling, and talking to everyone and was in a pretty good mood)
'97 Bonnie and Clyde-I enjoyed this song very much, very intense, the green and purple lights flickering back and forth was cool
Little Amsterdam-I have seen this song performed everytime now in Seattle so basically it was pretty standard.
Bliss-I WAS SO HAPPY WHEN SHE PLAYED THIS SONG!!!!! This is when the tears started to roll!!! What an amazing performance, the middle of the song was so intense, and beautiful, she was screaming the words and her voice was so captivating.
Leather-I died when this song played, recognized it right away, She did it pretty much the same way, such cute expressions while doing this song,
*She said hello to everyone and how everyone was and then she said that they were saying once they get to the west coast everything would be fine and they just needed to get here. And then she said seattle was MAGIC!!!!!! That killed me!!!
Rattlesnakes-She stoped while playing it and said something like she forgot to turn on her vibrator with an French accent. It was so funny and the crowd went wild, she then messed around a little bit and started playing again!!!
Upside down-Oh my god i balled at this song, i can't tell you how much this song means to me and she did such an amazing job at this song, blue light during this song, did an improv about turning these little songs upside down, and then she did this little cute smile!! Most amazing song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Little Earthquakes-Amazing, she didn't scream as much as i thought she was going to but it was wonderful and so happy that this girl came out!!!
Caught a lite sneeze-died when i heard this song, jesus what a fucken amazing setlist.
Not the red Baron-same thing, died when i heard this song, cried, it was beautiful, first time i heard this song performed.
China-not too exciting to me but the crowd seemd to go wild when it started playing
Bells for her-so amazing, she played the Wurlitzer!!!! (oh in the beginning of show she was talking about the Wurtizler and said it how old it was and how it was one anti-inflamatories!!!!! everyone laughed)
Happy Phantom- so happy, so uplifting, purple people was actually suppose to be played because that is what it said on the setlist! So totally random song.
Me and a gun-Haunting, beautiful, and like someone already said, cell phone went off, not for very long though, but still, everyone was pretty respectful!
Cooling-Beautiful like always!!!!!
So sad when she left, cuz i knew the show was ending...Did a cute little dance as she left, pumping both arms in front of her chest.
Daniel-god it was amazing live, not too familiar, but just amazing.
1,000 oceans-Beautiful, but pretty song, standard
Enjoy the silence-sounded the same to me, so nothing really of a surprise, but i cried of course!!
Pretty good year- cried again and it was so beautiful she did an improv, but couldn't understand what she was saying! (hopefully someone will post) oh she hit the wrong key on the piano (think it was during this song) and said oops and was so cute!!!
Pandora's Aquarium-So happy to hear this song, never heard it live so i was a good treat, cool swirly white and pink lights.
Overall, the most amazing day. What an emotional and intense, and more spirtual show then the last past couple of ones. Most amazing and intimate setlist. Crowd was good, respectful, no one sang around me, and no kids screaming, So i am so thankful for that.
Thank you tori for the most amazing night.
Thank you also for the dinner Markus, i never got to say that, and everyone who went to that. Hello and thank you to everyone i met, i love you guys, email me!!!!
p.s sorry is this doesn't make that much sense, or typos didn't really get to check over it!!!!
Review by kimberly (BlackWingedBird)
hot damn, that was great
my friends and i drove up from Portland and arrived in Seattle around noon. had some Turkish food. it is cold in Seattle. i mean, shit, i lived in Alaska for a while but this was brutal. my early morning fashion stupidity could have been part of the problem too. i suppose sandals aren't smart for North Western autumns.
the m&g was a bit of a mess. everyone was surprisingly nice there but it just didn't feel too nice (perhaps the cold toes). i left for the restaurant and had a cocktail.
by the way, THANK YOU! to whom ever organized the dinner/gathering. it was fun. it was warm. nice people.
i am Tour Book Obsessive. all i want is the tour book. but by the time i got up to the sales folk (huge crowd!!!), i was so fevered that i was going to buy everything. i am so bad in crowds. i usually end up wanting to run..... oh, but the sweet sweet tour book drew me in. you all must suffer the beauty of being TBO! i missed Rufus ok! i will see your dad Loudon later this week, Rufus.
Bliss, Caught a Lite Sneeze, and Pandora's Aquarium were my favorites of the night. but the funny thing with Tori's songs is that each one seems to be..... OH OH, THAT ONE there, yes THAT ONE is my favorite. and THIS ONE meant so much to me at X,Y,Z points in my life... and, hell, we can't forget what THIS OTHER ONE does to me. every song has it perfectedness. sigh.
it was a great concert. i didn't realize how much i missed seeing Tori play solo (or just with Steve ala DDI tour). the Paramount was a beautiful venue. thank god it wasn't in some arena.
it was a long excited drive back to Portland that night!
Review by dre
All i have to say is that i am very thankful that she played Not The Red Baron I have been waiting to her thins live since i started attending her shows, the song means so much for me and at my ninth show she finally sang it, i had asked her to play it before years ago and she always played it the next show and i always missed it. I wanted the show to end right after she finnished Baron, i was satisfied. The rest of the show was a blur.
She was not sad last night she seemed kind of funny, she has said before that seattle is a mysterious place to her and there are allot of auras here.
Before Leather She said, "it's great to be here, we love it here, we all said everything will be alright when we get to the west coast."
Before Bells for her she introduced the Wurley and said she was old and aching and needed some sort of pill.
In Pretty Good Year she changed "Pretty Good Year" to "Pretty She Is" something like that and right before she started singing it she gave a big kiss on the michrophone.
She got really reallly jazzy in Happy Phantom and did a nice jazzy chorus.3
Her OUTFIT was amaizing, it was something out of Y Kant Tori era. It was bright red full length low low neck line, you could see her black bra, Huge shoulder pads, pants/coolauts slit up the side. High minnimal black heels.
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