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post Apr 14 2007, 1:53 pm
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so glad all had fun and OMFG~what a set list!!!!

i was thinking about you all nite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hugs to the early morning mommy to be!!!


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post Apr 14 2007, 3:16 pm
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I am so freakin' tired. Home by 3am and at work by 8:30am. It was all worth it though!!

My 30th Live show couldn't have been more memorable with it being at the Chameleon and Chad T. talking about all his memories there. smile.gif They sounded amazing! Oh...and Beth finally got her drum stick!!!

It was so great to see all my Live buddies old and new!! happy.gif

I must take a nap now...I have to prepare for Allentown. lol.gif


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post Apr 14 2007, 3:41 pm
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The show was fucking awersome!!!! Jen, I'm so glad I went. It was definitely worth the drive and the cost of the ticket! It was the best Live show I've seen in a long while. and it was really cool to get to see them at the Chameleon.


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post Apr 14 2007, 3:45 pm
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I'm glad it was worth your trip Lisa! lol.gif


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post Apr 14 2007, 5:09 pm
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First I have to say that I am totally depressed about not being able to hit this weekend’s shows and if not for ridiculous circumstances beyond my control (The worthless political nonsense of being a school teacher without a full-time position). Now with that little rant out of the way I am so happy for all those who got to see the boys at The Chameleon, an experience I've wanted since I was a mere junior high student. Wish me luck as this week as I have an interview and hopefully me and my wife (TaylorsLoveSlave) can return to the traveling circuit of concerts. She went to her first show last year and she is hooked, only if I could convince her to drop everything and me, her, and the kids could tramp around the country following what ever whim carries us smile.gif
Here is to a concert date in the future that's a little closer to home (Kentucky) than Reading, PA my last show last summer.

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post Apr 14 2007, 5:19 pm
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Good Pain..I met you in Reading..the bald guy...you where from Kentucky....Chris is my name..I am going To Sundays show....the venue is small...the weather will stink..but LIVE is 25 minutes from my house... kicking.gif will think about you ....hope to be there early and up front... happy.gif


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post Apr 14 2007, 9:45 pm
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I dont know about anyone else, but that show kicked my ass. LOL, I've been beat all day.

I was just getting the feel of the lights and such with my camera when the guy told me to put it away. And since I love it more than anything else i own, I listened right away and this is all I got!

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post Apr 14 2007, 9:46 pm
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post Apr 15 2007, 5:55 pm
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Amazing, Amazing show. I thought the boys looked a bit baked when they came out, especially when Ed was trying to discuss "Shit Towne"....wow, that went no where haha. But they sounded great, and had a ton of energy. Gotta love Taylor getting on the mic and talking about old times. Was so glad it was non smoking with that many people in there. And holy shit, I love the extended version of White, Discussion. Haven't heard that in awhile. Ed actually did the screaming part at the end again!! Only thing that sucked was the hour and half wait for the show, and the dickhead behind me that all but hated Live. Everytime they would start a song he would bitch about what song it was.


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post Apr 15 2007, 6:01 pm
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QUOTE(WaiterAtCliftons @ Apr 15 2007, 5:55 pm) *

Amazing, Amazing show. I thought the boys looked a bit baked when they came out, especially when Ed was trying to discuss "Shit Towne"....wow, that went no where haha. But they sounded great, and had a ton of energy. Gotta love Taylor getting on the mic and talking about old times. Was so glad it was non smoking with that many people in there. And holy shit, I love the extended version of White, Discussion. Haven't heard that in awhile. Ed actually did the screaming part at the end again!! Only thing that sucked was the hour and half wait for the show, and the dickhead behind me that all but hated Live. Everytime they would start a song he would bitch about what song it was.


it wasn't the asshole who kept yelling "play White Discussion" the whole night was it?
I was on the main floor and he was behind me so I couldn't see him.


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post Apr 15 2007, 6:11 pm
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How about the guy that kept yelling for "Shepherd!"

Dude, if you call it by the right name, maybe they'd play it. eh.gif


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So other than those a-holes what was the rest of the crowd like? Sometimes the crowd at the Chameleon can be really dead. I was just wondering if they were lively this time and if they were into singing along and going nuts or if they were just boring.


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They were loud and singing along. Jumping up and down but not pushing or shoving or moshing. And to get them out again after I Alone, the entire club was stomping its feet and cheering. i was quite of aware of the people directly on top of us, lol thumbsup.gif


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post Apr 16 2007, 8:14 pm
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QUOTE(Jennyfoo @ Apr 15 2007, 7:11 pm) *

How about the guy that kept yelling for "Shepherd!"

Dude, if you call it by the right name, maybe they'd play it. eh.gif


i'm glad they at least played the placenta song!! lol.gif


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Here is a review of the show from the Franklin and Marshall College newspaper, The College Reporter.

- A "Live"ly Show
[i]Alt-rock band Live returns to Chameleon Club.

By: David Najmi

The Chameleon Club holds a special place in the history of Live. The club was where the band filmed early versions of the music videos for “Operation Spirit (The Tyranny of Tradition)” and “Pain Lies on the Riverside” from their debut album Mental Jewelry. It was also the place where the band “cut their teeth” and began to develop their onstage chemistry. Anyone who has seen or heard material from these early shows can here the sounds of a band with something to prove. After seven albums and touring all over the world, a confident and experienced Live returned to The Chameleon Club las Friday, April 13. However, confidence and experience doesn’t mean Live has grown boring with age. Live played with a level of energy and excitement that few band are able to match.

The most notable feature about Live’s onstage performance is the level of energy and passion they bring to their shows. Other bands are able to perform their music as well as or better than their studio work. Yet, the excitement of the show comes either from seeing the band in person or hearing your favorite songs preformed. With Live, it’s more than that - the audience it able to feel the passion the band has for their work. When Chad Taylor stomped his way on top of the security barrier to play his guitar solos during the stunning cover of Johnny Cash’s “I Walk The Line” and “Lakini’s Juice” or when Ed Kowalczyk leaned strait into the crowd while singing during the closer, “White, Discussion,” it’s hard not to feel the same level of energy the band has. As the crowd sang along to “The Dolphin’s Cry” mid-way through the show, it was apparent that Live had succeeded in working crowd up to the same level of excitement they had. Compared to their earlier shows the energy level was a bit subdued by the size of the stage. With little room for Kowalczyk and Taylor to move around, one couldn’t help but get the feeling the show would have been even better with a larger stage. At times it looks as though Kowalczyk was being held back by how little room he had to maneuver.

It wasn’t just the energy that made the show standout. Along with staples such as “Lightning Crashes” and “I Alone,” the band also took care to change up the arrangement of their songs a bit for fans. They added a longer intro to “Sofia” from Songs From Black Mountain, grafted part of U2’s “Bad” in the middle of “Iris”, and played an extended version of “White, Discussion.” They also changed up their set list by opening with “Operation Spirit,” “Pain Lies on the Riverside” and “The Beauty of Gray” from Mental Jewelry. These songs used to be an important part of their early concerts but have disappeared from more recent shows. Live has generally played their biggest hits and fan favorites in concert. Over time, early songs get lost in the shuffle, appearing only sporadically. This can make their shows a little less exciting for fans that have seen multiple shows. The opening trio of songs and the different arrangement was a great treat for fans that have been following the band for years.

The show also had its softer moments. Fans were treated to a trip down memory lane with Taylor as he explained the importance of the club to Live. He reminisced about how the cover art photography from Mental Jewelry were taken next to the stage and how he proposed to his wife in the club. Kowalczyk also added a few stories of his own. After performing the hit “Selling the Drama” from Throwing Copper he said performing on the club’s stage reminded that it was that very spot where they was arranged song years ago. The stories added to the already special feeling of the show.

Live’s show at The Chameleon Club was an example of a band who’s onstage performance has only gotten better over the years. Live’s success and confidence hasn’t dulled the band’s ability to deliver a quality. Instead of falling into a comfort zone and performing just to perform, Live has become only more passionate on stage over time. If Friday’s show is any indication, Live is an act that genuinely gets better with time.

Grade: A

Live proves they are still playing for the fans.

- Originally published in Franklin and Marshall College newspaper, The College Reporter on April 16, 2007, which is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


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