Details about the KFOG Private Concert with Tori on April 12, 2003
Updated Mon, Apr 14, 2003 - 1:28am ET
Radio station KFOG (104.5FM in San Francisco, CA and 97.7 in San Jose, CA) hosted a Private Concert with Tori Amos on Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 5pm at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Only a small group of winners got to see the show.
Here is the set list of what Tori performed:
We were promptly taken to a reception area in the venue, where there were several dozen people and snacks and goodies. I was told that I would not be able to present my gift to Tori :( but that they would be taken back to her. Had to settle, I guess. However, during this reception time, we were told that there would be a drawing for 5 fans (and their guests) to meet Tori.
We were then ushered to the main auditorium, which was to be the setting for the evening's show. It was a mad dash for seating, but given the limited number of people invited to this event, everyone was able to get a seat within the first 5 rows. Seated in the second row, it was as close as I had ever been to Tori - she was looking relaxed in cordouroy shorts, fishnets, a white long-sleeved top (with what appeared to be sunglasses or some sort of charm dangling from her neck) and burgundy heels. Matt and Jon were also part of this show.
We were told that this was usually the soundcheck time, but given that it was the second night in the same venue, a soundcheck was going to be unnecessary, which gave her the opportunity to do this show for us, and that she would do some things that were different from her regular show.
(Strange and Siren were not played during the regular set that evening.)
Strange is one of my many loves from Scarlet, and the first time I'd heard it live, while Siren has been something I've been waiting to hear for ye ars. Each was breathtaking, while Sweet Sangria and Taxi Ride were as crowd-pleasing as they had been when I had seen them earlier on this tour.
After the set, we were taken back into the reception area, where the drawing was held. Sadly, I was not a winner - but an experience like this should be taken as winning, in the first place.
Tori, I hope you received my pale peach roses. :) Thank you for this opportunity and on to part 2, the evening's scheduled tour performance, where my seats were almost as good!
Here is another report from Mat Rosecrans: