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ajburton29
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:35 pm  Reply with quote



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I got a ticket for Tom Waits in Chicago!!
I've been wanting to see Tom Waits perform live for 16 years!!
Tickets went on sale today at 9am, and by 9:03am the show was already sold out.
Balcony seat, front row!!!
Today is a goddamn good day!!


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ajburton29
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:53 pm  Reply with quote



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Go to ebay to buy tickets for this show. Insanity.
I was watching an auction for two tickets.
The bidding for two tickets to this show just ended at $625.
I got lucky. I got mine through ticketmaster for $88.
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Marduk
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:45 pm  Reply with quote



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You are in for a treat, I saw Waits on the Mule Variations tour... One of the best shows I've ever seen. Thumbs Up
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Sam Hell
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:55 pm  Reply with quote



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I have two very fine bootleg concerts of Waits from 1977 (Bremen, Germany) and 1999 (Stockholm, Sweden). Not the same as seeing him in person, but they are damn good live shows. Thumbs Up
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Vampirate
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:35 am  Reply with quote



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Bloody well right on!

Tom Waits is da man!
I love this guy!

He gets some good air time on the station too.

I'd love to see one of his shows.


"What's he building in there?
What the hell is he building
In there?
He has subscriptions to those
Magazines... He never
Waves when he goes by
He's hiding something from
The rest of us... He's all
To himself... I think I know
Why... He took down the
Tire swing from the Peppertree
He has no children of his
Own you see... He has no dog
And he has no friends and
His lawn is dying... and
What about all those packages
He sends. What's he building in there?
With that hook light
On the stairs. What's he building
In there... I'll tell you one thing
He's not building a playhouse for
The children what's he building
In there?

Now what's that sound from under the door?
He's pounding nails into a
Hardwood floor... and I
Swear to god I heard someone
Moaning low... and I keep
Seeing the blue light of a
T.V. show...
He has a router
And a table saw... and you
Won't believe what Mr. Sticha saw
There's poison underneath the sink
Of course... But there's also
Enough formaldehyde to choke
A horse... What's he building
In there. What the hell is he
Building in there? I heard he
Has an ex-wife in some place
Called Mayors Income, Tennessee
And he used to have a
consulting business in Indonesia...
but what is he building in there?
What the hell is building in there?

He has no friends
But he gets a lot of mail
I'll bet he spent a little
Time in jail...
I heard he was up on the
Roof last night
Signaling with a flashlight
And what's that tune he's
Always whistling...
What's he building in there?
What's he building in there?

We have a right to know...'
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~IC
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:12 pm  Reply with quote



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Lucky
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ajburton29
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:16 am  Reply with quote



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Well, I was in Chicago Wednesday 8/9 to see Tom Waits. Words can't even describe the show. He is maybe the most amazing live music artist I have ever seen. An amazing stage presence and a stunning performance.
I honestly got a lump in my throat near the end of the show because I never thought in my life that I would ever get to see Tom Waits live. I've been a Waits fan for 16 years and he rarely tours the United States. Even on this tour he only went to eight cities.
He and his band played for two hours. The theater was HUGE and was sold out. I went to the show with five other guys, and sitting two rows ahead of them was actor John C. Reily, Fred Armiston, and two other cast members from Saturday Night Live.
Tom Waits's set list was perfect, with a heavy emphasis on his latest album Real Gone. He only did two songs at the piano. I was hoping for more of his piano songs, but he played Tom Traubert's Blues and I am very happy about that. He did two encores of two songs each.
His anti-war song "Day After Tomorrow", about a 20 year old soldier in Iraq writing a letter to home, played out to a silent and moved crowd. The applause after every song was loud. The applause after every encore was deafening. We were hoping for a third encore, but the house lights came up and everyone was sad that the show was over.
After the show we hit up Dunkin' Donuts for donuts and coffee. We got back to Milwaukee around one in the morning. It was a perfect night.
I loved every song and thought the set list was great, though I wish more Bone Machine would have made the list. Goin' Out West would have been amazing. Burma Shave on the piano would have made my night. Telephone Call From Instanbul and Innocent When You Dream also would have been awesome. Sigh,... but don't get me wrong. I loved the show and waited 16 years to see Tom Waits live. A night I will never forget and a real dream come true to see him perform live.
One more thing to add. I wish he would have had a few horns in his band that night. 'Down in the Hole' needs horns and wasn't the same without them.

Set List:

Make It Rain
Hoist That Rag
Shore Leave
God's Away On Business
All The World Is Green
Falling Down
Tango 'Til They're Sore
Tom Traubert's Blues
Eyeball Kid
Down In The Hole
Don't Go Into That Barn
Shake It
Trampled Rose
What's He Building In There
Who's Been Talking / 'Til The Money Runs Out
Murder in the Red Barn
Lie To Me Baby
Get Behind The Mule

Encore 1:
Day After Tomorrow
Singapore

Encore 2:
Whistlin' Past The Graveyard
Time
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Jack19
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:33 pm  Reply with quote



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You lucky son of a bitch. Waits and Nick Cave are the two artsits I want to see more than anyother. Too bad he didn't play Heartattack and Vine though.
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ajburton29
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:55 am  Reply with quote



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The set list was different in each city.
People did record the shows and they are available on DimeaDozen (?)
I have a cd bootleg of the Chicago show I went to along with one of the Ohio shows. Audio quality is decent, but pales to the acoustics of the theater.
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