Tori performed in San Diego, CA on November 20, 2001 at Copley Symphony Hall during the 2001 StrangeLittleTour. This was the second of two shows that same night. This was the "10:00PM" performance.
The set list below comes from Amanda (Novinha), who called me after the show! I also want to thank PuckGoodfellow for being the first to email me with all the San Diego set lists!
'97 Bonnie & Clyde
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From Amanda (Novinha)
Added November 21, 2001 - The second show tonight did not start until 10:48PM and ended around 12:30. With the exception of '97 Bonnie & Clyde and Me and a Gun, all the songs she did for the second show were different from the songs she chose to perform for the first one. After Leather, Tori said that this was the last port of call. She then said, "You know how its the best night of you life, and you're with someone you really like..." Someone from the audience then shouted "You" to Tori to which she replied, "Thanks. You should meet some of my friends." She then continued saying, "And you don't want it to end. Well, we don't want this to end. But we'll be back and we're taking some of you with us."
Tori debuted Precious Things and Agent Orange tonight. She did the extended growl during the "Every nice girl" part of Precious.
Tori performed Suede on both the Rhodes and Bosey, except for the "little sister" part, which she played on the Bosey only.
Crucify had a long intro to it, and Tori sang, "Chains, chains, Feels like we're in chains. Can't really see them, but it feels like they're here again. Chains, chains."
During Pretty Good Year Amanda thought she sang, "Pretty she is," while others around her thought she sang, "Pretty shitty year."
It was a really amazing show and a terrific way to end the tour. Amanda finally got to hear Famous Blue Raincoat and Mother, two songs she wanted to hear very badly since the tour began. It was a great way for her to spend her birthday!
Added November 21, 2001 - I attended both San Diego shows and they were out of this world! I am just going to touch on highlights.
Siren- I first heard this girl in L.A. and fell head over heels in love. Again, Tori was very forceful on the piano and the vocals. I am just amazed at her ability to set the tone of the songs.
Precious Things- This got the crowd all worked up and just sounded wonderful. The girl extended part was VERY extended. It seemed like Tori was enjoying the visit with this old friend.
Crucify- Blech! I don't like how it sounds slowed down. It felt like it lasted 10 minutes.
People trying to take flash photography. I thought L.A. was bad! Tonight was worse. There was one girl in the FRONT ROW taking flash pictures and during the encores, a lot of the people in the back of the orchestra that had been trying to take pictures, rushed the stage and were snapping and flashing away. I was wanting Tori to give them the finger, but maybe she doesn't notice it as much as we think she does. It was just very distracting, along with the people in faerie wings that kept standing up!
All in all, both shows were incredible. This tour was incredible! I can't wait until the next one.
Added November 21, 2001 - hey mike...just wanted to clarify...during pretty good year, tori sings "pretty she is", not "pretty shitty year." we were up against the stage and could see her sing the words and the look on her face...i think it's obvious she's talking about natashya
From RH Crayon
Added November 21, 2001 - Your website is the best source for tori information. I've never actually written in before, but I was at the San Diego 10 pm show last night...
The changed line in "Pretty Good Year" was one of the highlights of this show for me, so I'm a little puzzled by what people are writing about it now.
To me, it was pretty clear she only sang the "pretty good year" line differently once, and very specifically, like this: "Well let me tell you something about America...How pretty she is." She turned and smiled at the audience a little when she said the line, and some of us cheered or laughed. At the time I thought we were all on the same wavelength about this being Tori's own patriotic nod to current events. You know, that the "she" tori meant was America.
I am very interested and surprised to learn that other people heard and/or interpreted it differently. Just wanted to mention my two cents, too. I was in the 8th row, LC section, with an unobstructed view. That's the closest I've ever gotten so far. I'd still like to get closer, but last night I was in heaven.
Added November 21, 2001 - I was second row and I definitely heard "Pretty she is."I really think she's referring to America...at least that's what it felt like in her version last night. Early in the show, she talked about summing up their adventure in America. The show was breathtaking!
Added November 22, 2001 - I was debating whether or not to send a review of last nights shows. If you are looking for only favorable... Well, I'll just say that we should all strive for balance so post this, post it all - including the not-so-sweet stuff. First off - in the first show: Tear was lovely. I had requested both Tear & Thank You, and she played both in Phoenix, so this extra Tear this show was a bonus. The show felt extremely rushed. She only spoke at the beginning. These late tour shows are nothing like I've seen before. In the past Tori shows were all about personal. This tour they seemed to be about fitting in a certain number of songs, 18-19 songs, and moving on to the next venue. I've seen Tori dozens of times since 94 so I've witnessed the good old days. Its the chat, Tori telling 'lil stories between songs, making each show personal that makes the shows sparkle for me. (Frankly, I'd give up a song or two for the chat.) I reasoned the virtual no chat was due to the 10 PM show. Had to move quickly, finish and get on with the next show. Song wise, Sugar was awesome. Beauty Queen & Horses - beautiful. The encore was one of my favorite sets of 3 of all time, they just flowed together beautifully - a big plus being 2 of the three were SLT debuts. Then it was over. On to show 2. The transition from show 1 to 2 was a fiasco. Slow. Lobby crowded, hot. To the tall guy we were chatting with by the palm tree - you were cool. Sorry I don't remember your name. Show started 48 minutes late with no Rufus. Lovely show. The silly smile when she forgot the lyrics during Jupiter was adorable. Leather was fun with everyone singing along during the closing - "bring me my... leather." I was thrilled to hear Mr. Zebra knowing there was a precious 4 year old in the audience who told me its her fave, even singing it to me in the lobby. Time was a fitting ending to the show. Again Tori did little chatting. But she did tell everyone she enjoyed the tour and was taking some of us with her on the next leg. All in all a good show. Now comes the gripe and everyone who reads this should listen up! Those of you who rushed the stage - YOU SUCK! If you wanted seats up close then why didn't you pay the extra $$ like we did? .... Are you stage rushers even aware that there are people in the front rows who cannot see when you rush the stage and stand IN FRONT of us? F*N RUDE! What are we to do then? Stand? Puuuhhhlease. There are, guess what, people behind us that want to see as well! Copley had very little elevation from the front row to the last row. Those of us in the front were all on flat ground, it's not like we were elevated to see over you, nor were we supposed to. That's why WE paid extra, to be that close with nothing impeding our vision. Truly the rudest audience I have ever witnessed. You couldn't care less about anyone else could you? Where were your manners? Security did little if anything. It took me saying "Sit Down Please" then "Sit Down!" and finally "Sit the FUCK DOWN!!!" to get anyone to heed. So yup, the person on the boot yelling sit down will be me. Pretty sure even Tori heard me. Which I regret so much, I didn't mean to yell, I was just so damn pissed. I HATE it when people scream things during shows - which happened MORE than usual this show. (Yes, she KNOWS you love her. Enough already!) You stage rushers looked like salivating rabid dogs. No wonder Joel & Tori were alarmed! To the person who tried to jump on stage. WTF is wrong with you? Tori looked scared and hurried off stage. That's sad people. What a way to end a tour. With more of this crap-ass behavior things will change. Tight security in front of the stage, no M&G's, you want that? Hopefully the European crowds will be more respectful. Damn, just think people. Everyone matters, not just you. Sorry I had to yell, sorry I had to say this, but someone had to. OK, so that's it. On to Paris. Happy Thanksgiving all.
From tessa schoneman
Added November 22, 2001 - For the second show, again things ran late. Things didn't start until 11pm! The show lasted 1 1/2 hours and ended at 12:30.
Again, Tori started things off with '97 B&C. Especially less impressive after seeing/hearing it in the earlier show. Tori amazed me with Siren as she worked the vocals and piano. She was totally on fire!!!! A bit of a different vibe than the first show. She went on to play leather, which I thought was awesome. Everyone seemed to be singing the lyrics to this one and enjoying it too. Tori then went on to talk to the audience for a minute. Tori said that S.D., was the last port of call, for her American tour. She then went on to say , " you know how it's the best night of your life and you are with someone you really like, and you just don't want it to end, well we don't want this to end. But, we'll be back, and we're gonna take you with us"....in the middle, some people yelled out, "that's you Tori!!" Tori chuckled and smiled and then went to say, "thanks, I should introduce you to some of my friends". In the earlier show Tori said that we were magic and that she was going to take that with her. I Don't Like Mondays, was way better live, than on her c.d.~ I didn't expect to like it like I did. Precious Things, I loved as always. Everyone cheered when she started playing this one!She really got into this one and did an extended "every nice girrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl", which got everyone going. Hey Jupiter was great, nice and sweet. She briefly forgot the lyrics during Jupiter, and her sweet smile in respose, was utterly adorable. Mother. Suede. Mr. Zebra, was a wonderful treat! :) Tori was very expresive with her body language. Agent Orange showed up for the first time on this tour. Father Lucifer, Tori blew me away. Crucify, was played at stage right, so those who sat stage right & couldn't really see her face, got to. I haven't heard her play crucify like this before. She had a long intro and sang, "Chains, chains. Feels like we're in chains. Can't really see them, but it feels like they're here again. Chains" etc..... I really liked this one and was pretty blown away, even if it was a bit long. Me And A Gun. Same as the first concert. Cooling was brilliant! Tori left the stage and everyone went crazy, cheering. More so than at the earlier show. Tori returned for her encore with Pretty Good Year & 1000 Oceans. During Pretty Good Year, Tori changed the lyrics to , "Pretty she is." "Well let me tell you something about America....pause....how pretty SHE is." She then turned to the audience and smiled. For the second encore, Tori played Rattlesnakes (very much like on Leno), Famous Blue Raincoat & Time. Time was a beautiful ending to her tour, and all and all this was an absolutly incredible evening!!!! :)
LOVE YOU TORI!!!!!!! :)
I must note, that the audience in the second show was full of energy, but very inconciderate!!!! Especially at the end, when everyone rushed the stage. I thought that was pretty sad. Then, people were screaming and stuff during her songs. Lame! Plus, the person who scared the daylights out of Tori by getting on stage, you should so know better. After the show, some poor girl had her entire bag stolen while she went to the stage for the encore songs. She was in tears. Her plane ticket home, wallet, checks, Tori photos etc... all gone. I just couldn't beleive it. Very sad that someone lacked integrity at a Tori concert. Pleeeeease be adults people and show Tori the respect she deserves and that you deserve. ~ BYE
Added November 22, 2001 - Such a good show!!!! I think I was most in tune with this one, since it was the last one of the tour :(
umm, first off, i just would like to say that the girl who was in front of me, the one who was rude enough to shout out "Play sister Janet!" during me and a gun and at the end of Cooling.you are the rudest most inconsiderate person i have ever seen in my entire life. thank you for ruining the mood for not just the entire crowd, but tori as well. Also, why the hell would you try and jump on stage during the applause? you are lucky joel only yelled at you. My opinion- should picked you up and thrown you off the stage. Basically, I hate you.
sorry, had to get that out. besides her the show was so so good. She was wearing the usual style outfit..Navy blue and red/pink satin pants, a black seethrough shirt with black shiny flowers on the arms and front, and the fishnets and heels. she looked so beautiful. Precious things was awesome. she held out "Girl" for probably 15 seconds! reminded me so much of the last tour. During Hey Jupiter, she stalled on the second verse, like she forgot what to sing. It was so cute, we all laughed then started clapping for her. Agent orange was a surprise, I never thought I'd hear that one! Time was absolutely gorgeous. I've heard it a few times on the tour, but this was by far the most beautiful. The last 3 songs I was in tears, Tori needs to stay in the states a little while longer. Also, if you will ever be in the San Diego area, stop at Copley Hall, its so pretty!!! The show was great! ;)
From Tracy Yen
Added November 25, 2001 - There's something moderately interesting coming that I've been saving since the show.
The show wasn't my favorite mostly for the flashes and the stage rush. And I'm sorry but I really don't want to hear Precious Things for a long, long time. I could also do without people singing next to me to distract me from why I paid money and drove 3 hrs with traffic to see Tori. After the show, as many others did I stayed to see Tori get on the bus for the Bye'Bye Meet'N'Greet. It took about 2 hours for Tori to exit the building following all her backstage visits and so forth. The crew was taking out props for quite a while before Tori appeared. Marcel walked passed in some random direction only to come back much later with a tray of beverages in cups that looked sneakingly like Red Bull or some other slightly-tinted beverage in Dixie Cups and ice. He makes a good waiter. Tori comes through, does her hellos, signings and photo ops then wooshes off.
As the crowd disappears, Marcel is still hanging about. Someone engaged him in conversation about the Leslie cabinet and how it worked. They had a couple more sound engineer-like questions. Marcel said they were looking to tour again next summer (which is probably what she means by coming back SOON). He said something to the effect of recording in February -- did he mean February 2002 or 2001, I missed it. But I did ask Marcel about the record label thing. He said she definitely left Atlantic and would probably be signing with Epic depending on the talks that are still going on now, nothing definite just yet. The crowning question I had for Marcel because I just think it is... is the baby cute? His facial expression changed for a moment into thatunbelievably scrunched up face that everyone, even the toughest of all folks, gets when you ask about a baby. Then he said yes, she's adorable... Oh yes, by this time post-Tori appearance Marcel was holding a glass of red wine.
This post-concert conversation made the night much better than it had been. I saw two shows this tour -- one in LA and one in SD. I definitely like the musical atmosphere in LA much better though talking to Marcel was quite sweet as he sports a nice gold wedding band I don't recall seeing in those candid Tori pictures in the past. However at close to 2:30 am, I drove myself homeward only to get a speeding ticket and almost falling asleep at the wheel no less than 5 times with about 3 catnaps. Stumbling into my house at close to 6 am, I think seeing/hearing Tori and chatting with Marcel was well worth it. I can't wait for her to tour again, hopefully with a little less rush in her.
The reviews below were taken from the concert reviews section of The Dent Forum and added here on January 7, 2002
Review by slagpit
may i take a moment and say WOW~ i just got back from both shows!!
i dont like mondays- this was hands down the most pretty song i heard during the entire tour, tori's voice is so precise and delicate, i just love the way the rhodes piano sounds as her fingers do thier magic.
precious things- a complete suprise you guys!!! it was just fantastic, tori held the "girrrrrrrrrrrllll" forever! it was so strong! i thought that maybe it was gonna be "glory of the 80's", but it sure wasnt!
crucify- was on the wurlitzer, and she just dragged out the entire song, it was soo long, just so freakin pretty. and she did a long intro with "feels like were in chains again, girls were in chains again..." that lasted for at least 30seconds to a minute.
pretty good year- yay, i finally got to hear this song live! i loved the way tori says "pretty good she..."
time-such a wonderful song, such a wonderful ending to the tour. tori wasnt sad or anything, she just looked really emotional and happy. she seemed very pleased.
copley symphony hall was such a rad venue, i glad i got to see a show there, especially tori! during i think the middle of the show, tori went on and on about how magical the crowd was, i think she was talking about all the fans from all the shows, and she said she wished she could take us with her across the big ocean. but she said she'll be back soon!!!! yippppeeee!!!
Review by concertina_01
Highlights of the s.d. shows:
Tori singing "pretty shit year" during Pretty Good Year
Tori forgetting the words to Hey Jupiter, and laughing about it.
Tori telling us she wanted to take us all home.
I can't believe it's over.
Tori Withdrawl BeGINS.
Review by LiquiDiamond
ohhhhh! i am fucking sore and happy as hell! yesterday had to just be...magic.
my first m&g...what an experience. i got to meet some cool-ass people, Heather, Kati, Billy, jason...there were so many fun interesting people there.
that said, there were also some real morons. but i guess thats to be expected.
so the m&g was spectacular, got to shake her hand, thank her, get my bfp liner notes signed, and get some pics which i will post later.
but the shows.
the first show seemed really intense and subdued in a subtle way. marianne made me cry, and spring haze gave me chills all the way through. and ima slap that bitch who screamed i love tori in MAAG. but i was third row, and it was gorgeous. i felt like she was looking straight thru me when she played bells on the whirly.'
SECOND SHOW...i will never forget this as long as i live. i wanted to hear mother, and when i heard the opening bars, i just froze, and the entire song did not disappoint. it was just....oh i dont have the words. SO powerful! i was bawling after this one. and 1000 oceans started the eyes leaking, too.
PRECIOUS THINGS...everyones' faces!! i looked around and the jaws just dropped. it was very raw and powerful.
damn i dont really know what to say. i loved it, and i just want to sleep and dream about it!
Review by ccjkinney
So here's my review of the second San Diego Show:
The show was supposed to start at 10pm but we didn't really get started until around 11pm. It took the audience forever to get situated...
The show was more intense and intimate than the first one at 7pm. I thought that Tori felt rushed during the first show (she only did one encore) so the second one was more spaced out in my opinion. The highlights included "Siren" "I Don't Like Mondays" (since the school shooting took place in san diego, I felt that this was even more powerful) and "Hey Jupiter" (I must say this is becoming one of my favorite songs being played live).
(During the show, the crowd was NOT on its best behavior. Too many "I love you Tori"s for my taste...and the whistling was getting on my nerves. And there was this guy sitting next to us who started making these incoherent comments really loudly towards tori although thankfully, he stopped by the middle of the show.)
The Pele songs were a wonderful treat (this album is my favorite girl). My friend Debbie who was sitting closer to the stage told me that right before she played "Agent Orange" she saw Joel approach the right side of the stage and watch Tori from backstage. He stayed for the whole song and throughout, they were having this fun eye contact with each other...
Hearing "Father Lucifer" for the second time in one week was thrilling although I secretly wished she could have done the "you're only glass" part she did during the pele tour.
The encores were well-done..."1000 oceans" was beeaaaattttiiiiffffffuuuullllll. I was sitting right in front of the soundboard and could feel tori staring at mark. i thought it was a sweet moment....
At the end of "Time," Tori went towards the crowd and touched people's hands. On the right side, however, there was this guy who was about to jump onstage but joel forcefully pushed him back down. i got really scared because it was so unexpected at the time...and i think tori saw the commotion and got frightened as well)
All in all, the second show was definitely better than the first one. "Precious Things" was the surprise of the night. Simply amazing.
Review by ebbNflow
precious things....wow...i was totally suprised we got her! the longest grrrrrrrrrrrrrl i've EVER heard
siren, as usual, was a highlight
by the way, she didn't say "pretty shitty year" she was singing "pretty she is" and "how pretty she is"
i'm sad it's over, but i think we'll see her again soon
the second show was filled with highs and lows. precious things, agent orange, zebra, suede, FBR, i was very excited to here these, but I could have done without leather, 1000oceans, rattlesnakes, and time. very generic.
all n all...
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