They opened with Bartender -- I don't know how there'll be a dry eye in the place when Roi's pennywhistle part at the end gets played.
23 Years and Counting...
I saw that too Caveat---are you getting the updates from the message board at weeklydavespeak?
Yeah, all the message boards are so slow right now. I'm just sitting on the WH live setlist update and I'm gonna pay attention for a few songs at least before I head to bed.
No idea how the guys can play on tonight. I was hoping they would just ask Jeff to sit one out and just shine a single spotlight on LeRoi's spot all night.
It's such a tough call on things like this. You have the obvious, tragic, human aspect of it all, but you also have the realistic and logistic aspect....people were already at the venue, hard to cancel a show that close to the start time. I am sure fans would have understood, but it's still a very tough call.
Then, look at it from the band's perspective. When news like this first hits, it is a shock and it's hard to digest. Would they rather be flying home on a plane all night thinking about it or playing on stage together? I can see it both ways.
But this is what they do. I am sure they are all going to take appropriate time off to attend services, grieve, etc... but tonight, who knows, maybe tonight is really the ultimate tribute?
The bigger question from the band perspective is what will the future hold? How will this affect the new stuff they've been working on? How will this affect future tours? Once this tour ends and the emotion of this event subsides a bit, that's when I could see the band possibly not returning.
From one of the other boards.....apparently Boyd, Tim, and Jeff are all wearing sunglasses and the whole band was crying on stage during Bartender.
Talk about heart wrenching...could they have picked any song that would have been more emotional?
"Oh, and if I die
Before my time,
Oh, sweet sister of mine,
Please don't regret me if I die.
Fill my glass for me
With the wine you gave Jesus
That set him free after three days in the ground"
A couple picture of LeRoi I took...just going back through some pictures:
Piedmont Park (we were front row in front of him and I got his setlist after the show):
Post-Gazette Pavilion, 5/31/2008, last time I saw him with the band:
I would really like to see them play You Never Know tonight.
"Everyday should be a good day to die...."