The Last 10 Concerts Of The Dew Drop Inn Tour
Updated January 9, 1997
It Is Over...
Davenport: Time For Mikewhy To Wave Goodbye Now
Updated November 10
My 400 mile, 7 hour trip to Davenport Iowa is over, and I have seen my final show of the Dew Drop Inn Tour. The show was relatively short, but was powerful, and it both thrilled me and saddened me. Along with the heartbreak of seeing Tori for the final time in two years, there were positive vibes from the experience. Plus I did get to briefly hold her hand and tell her thank you one more time. Goodbye Tori. You gave me joy in 1996, and hope for 1997. (The photo above shows Tori at the Davenport Soundcheck, wearing her "green snaky" around her neck, and conversing with Toriphile Monica Sanghavi, who is the young woman with black hair on the right.)
(The flyer on the right was seen in various places in Davenport advertising the concert. Thanks to Joanne Wittenberg, who scanned it for me!)
Final Reports From The EWF (Ears With Feet!)
Meredith Moseley was the first Ears With Feet to send me a review of Tori's first night in Boulder on Sunday, November 10. She has since sent me a more detailed version which you have to read! I would also like to thank Lori Keaye, who called me at home from Boulder after the show and gave me the set list! Beth Hasbrouck has emailed me with her comments on the show. Lisa Street also sends some thoughts on this evening. Nanci Elizabeth Connor posted her experience to the RDT mailing list, and Jason (anakha) posted his to the rec.music.tori-amos newsgroup. Finally, we have a great review from Dor.
Stacey Russell saw Tori in Albuquerque New Mexico on November 9. Just minutes after the show ended, she called me at home and gave me this brief report from the show. I now have her complete review as well! Nanci Elizabeth Connor was also at the Albuquerque show and has her own comments.
I have numerous reviews of Tori's November 7 show in Omaha Nebraska. Cindy Elder was the first to email me a review of that concert. Sunni Elizabeth Franz experienced Tori for the very first time in Omaha, and also sent me thoughts on the show. And Laura,Pantyhose-girl recently posted her Omaha review to the RDT mailing list. Julee Dunekacke posted a review to the rec.music.tori-amos newsgroup. Cindy Elder sent me photos and 2 reviews that appeared in the Daily Nebraskan and Lincoln Journal Star newspapers. Lastly, I received a nice review from Dusty Bottoms.
Say hello to the first reviews from Springfield Missouri on November 4. Jamie Beckman , emailed me about the show. Kevin Hollenbeck also posts a small summary in the rec.music.tori-amos newsgroup, and gives an interesting quote from Steve Caton where he takes a guess as to when Tori might record again!
Mike Richman , shares a few interesting comments on the November 2 Tulsa show with the rec.music.tori-amos newsgroup.
The Lawrence Kansas reviews from November 3 are coming in. Christa Madrigal , emailed me about the concert and her sound check meeting with Tori, and also talks about helping Tori's road crew to set up the equipment and instruments for that night's show! Kevin Hollenbeck posted a Lawrence summary in Tori's newsgroup, and described a very interesting set list he found near the sound board after the show.
My first report on the Tulsa OK show from November 2 comes to us via Kevin Hollenbeck who posted a summary of the show to the rec.music.tori-amos newsgroup.
Shawna Cooper recently posted a short summary of Tori's Oklahoma City OK show on October 30 to the rec.music.tori-amos newsgroup.
Daniel Skinner is the first Toriphile to send me a review of Tori's Austin TX concert on October 29.
The symbol means that I was at that show.
Updated November 12
Tori final show of the Dew Drop Inn Tour is now history. It took place on Monday night, November 11 in Boulder Colorado at Macky Auditorium. All details for this show will appear above. I am stunned. It is over. Rest well Tori. You deserve it.
Tori played her first night in Boulder Colorado on November 10 and reports say she played Yes Anastasia, She's Leaving Home, Baker Baker, Mother, Crucify, Doughnut Song, Take To The Sky,Blood Roses prefaced with a few lines from Hurt, and Hey Jupiter at the close of the show. She did not speak too much but played her heart out. Tori was described as focused, content, upbeat and very energetic. She also thanked all those people who followed her around and saw so many shows! "When I see familiar faces it's like--there's nothing better than that. You've been amazing. I just want to thank you." Tori seemed out of breathe at some point and asked the crowd, "My God. I think I need some oxygen." She also introduced her new friend, 'Flying Duck Face'!
Tori played for Albuquerque NM on November 9, and seemed quite animated on stage. She sang Blood Roses with the Hurt prelude, Silent All These Years, Little Amsterdam, Honey, Precious Things, Putting The Damage On, Black Swan, and ended the night with Hey Jupiter. Tori said that she really wanted to play in Albuquerque, but they told her there was no place for her to play there. She said that she told them "I'll play in the streets if I have to."
Tori did her last show in the midwest in Omaha Nebraska on November 7. She presented to the audience Blood Roses, prefaced with a few lines from Hurt, Little Amsterdam, Honey, Precious Things, Marianne, Silent All These Years, Smells Like Teen Spirit, The Waitress, Daisy Dead Petals, and Hey Jupiter to wrap things up. Tori talked about the irony of singing in the shower and disturbing people, who don't realize that others have to pay money to hear that! She also told the crowd that Marianne was going to the other side now and that it was her last appearance on the tour. At the end of that song she sang, "Rest In Peace."
Tori performed in Davenport Iowa on November 6. Full details are above. The set list had Losing My Religion, Tear In Your Hand, Past The Mission, Here In My Head, Winter, and at the end, Hey Jupiter. She also began Caught A Lite Sneeze with a few lines from Hurt.
Tori rolled into Springfield MO on November 4. She seemed excited and talked about Mary Magdalene. Her song list included Take To The Sky, Pretty Good Year, Doughnut Song, Mary, The Waitress, Twinkle, Winter, Mr Zebra, Tear In Your Hand, and the final song, Hey Jupiter.
Tori was in Lawrence KS on November 3. Her relatively shorter set list included Smells Like Teen Spirit, Tear In Your Hand, Onward Christian Soldiers/Icicle, Lovesong, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Cloud On My Tongue, and she concluded the night with Etienne. She discussed the problem of having to be with her dad at Christmas, when she would rather be with a hot date!
Tori just completed a show in Tulsa OK on November 2. Tori played Yes Anastasia, Hurt/Lovesong, Honey, The Wrong Band, Precious Things, China, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, and ended her show with Hey Jupiter. According to one fan, during the second encore Tori had a foodgasm! Tori also did the part of Me and A Gun where she raises her voice unexpectedly while singing "FLAT", startling many people in the theatre.
Tori played for Oklahoma City on October 30, and gave a solid show despite being tired after 4 straight days of playing. Tori performed Leather, Doughnut Song, Frog On My Toe, Happy Phantom, Lovesong, Black Swan, Winter, and the last song, Hey Jupiter. She also sang Surry with a Fringe on Top from the musical 'Oklahoma', which she called a favorite song of hers (Thanks Karen!). She sang Beauty Queen while wearing a Mardi Gras mask, and then dramatically flipped it back before Horses.
Tori once again graced Austin TX on October 29. Tori's setlist included Bells For Her, Flying Dutchman, Leather, Landslide, Mother, Humpty Dumpty, Pretty Good Year, and Sister Janet.
(The color photos above feature Tori performing in concert on 6/6/96 in Chicago & are from a video belonging to Rebecca Cox and are used with her permission. )
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