Lottapianos Tour: The set list and comments for Tori's August 30th concert in Raleigh, NC
Updated Sun, Aug 31, 2003 - 3:17am ET
You can now see the set list and reviews for the Raleigh, NC concert. The set list included Sweet Dreams, Father Lucifer, Winter (solo), Vincent (Starry Starry Night) (solo), and Mary. If you were at this show I would love to see your review on the Dent. I am on the road seeing Tori now, so please post your reviews in the Concert Reviews Forum if you can. You can still email me with reviews as well, but it may take me a little longer to post them.
Tori performed in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, August 30, 2003 at the Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek. Tori's special guest was Ben Folds and the show started at 7:30PM.
The following set list comes from Mikewhy, who phoned in from the show to Cynthia who kindly posted it on the Dent.
a sorta fairytale
In the Springtime of His Voodoo
Bells For Her
Vincent (Starry Starry Night)
Putting the Damage On
Take To The Sky
I Can't See New York
Caught a Lite Sneeze
Black Dove (January)
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Tori's show was really hot tonight in Raleigh, NC
I mean that literally of course. I have never been so hot and humid at a Tori show before. The Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek was outdoors, and one of the largest I have seen. We had spent the earlier part of the day in the mountains, and it was much cooler up there. As soon as we descended into central North Carolina, we were cooking...
And so was Tori! She seemed to be in a really good mood tonight, and I enjoyed the show immensely despite the fact that no new debuts for the tour came out tonight. Getting to experience Sweet Dreams, Mary, and Vincent (Starry Starry Night) alone was worth the price of admission!
At the beginning of the tour, we could see in the dark rear of the stage Tori holding Tash and they were both waving toward the audience. It was so incredibly adorable!
After a fun performance of Voodoo, Tori told us it was good to be there, and then did a really nice and jazzy improv with the band about how she likes it hot. The words included something like, "I love it hot... The Brits have been dying all day...they said it was so fucking hot in this place.. that's how I like it....this time of year...I like it warm, I like it sweet, I love it in the evening..." Hopefully someone else will send the Dent the exact words.
Her version of Sweet Dreams was really amazing and animated this evening. It was the best live version of Sweet Dreams I have ever seen, and was a lot of fun.
Before she began Crazy, she performed another improv. She was referring to the fact that the tour was almost over and she was about to become a mom driving Tash to places. The words included, "I'll be doing morning drives to school, wonder what shoes I'll wear... (and she shows the audience her shoes)...Say a prayer for the mommy driver... singing songs until five...You had a good sleep... we had a good show." If anyone has the exact words, please send them to the Dent.
Her version of Vincent (Starry Starry Night), which was solo at the piano, was so incredibly moving and emotional. It was a real high point of the show for me. She seemed to really be into the lyrics, and at one point Tori could only whisper the line "as beautiful as you" as she seemed to almost break into tears. I said this in Chicago earlier this year when I heard this song, but this is one of Tori's most moving covers.
I was pleased to hear Mary with the band as I always am when I see her live. I never get tired of that one.
This was a very solid show and completely enjoyable. I look forward to seeing how things progress in North Charleston on Sunday night!
Can't remember where in the set now, but she did a snippet of the Eagles "Take It Easy" (improv at start of Roadside Cafe?) and a snippet of Carol King's "I Feel The Earth Move". Was amazed at how many of the songs I remembered. Probably my favorite Tori show ever. Too many highlights. "Bells For Her", "Concertina", "Winter", "God", Precious Things", Cornflake Girl", "I Can't See New York" were all phenomenal.
Read a review of this show from the Raleigh News & Observer.
From Lorraine Eakin:
So far the Raleigh show has been my least favorite, but there were still some good moments. One of the main problems I had getting into the show was that the people around me were pretty lame. I was near the back, and sitting next to a whole group of, um, girls that eat pizza and never gain weight. I wanted to flip them off myself! They were giggly and loud and drinking lots of beer and playing with their cell phones all night. Very disruptive, so I moved as far down my (almost empty) aisle to get away from them. It was also a pretty static setlist, which is a shame because her voice was AMAZING that night. The rest she got the night before must have done some good, because every note was crystal clear, both low and high. Even with the silly girls talking next to me I could appreciate the quality of her voice. Bliss and Sweet Dreams were highlights in the first set, although God is getting kind of tiresome by now (we already have Cornflake Girl every night, does God always have to come too?) Roadside Cafe was pretty, but nothing surprising. This was my first time seeing Crazy, and her voice was amazing. I kind of miss the band's part though; I'm surprised she chooses to do this one solo when the band plays on songs like Doughnut Song and Upside Down. Winter was good but not as touching as when I saw it in D.C. in '01. Vincent is pretty and although I've seen it before, the emotion in her voice was very touching - she sounded a little weepy at the end. Tonight's Pancake wasn't as powerful as usual, but I will say that tonight was the closest she came to hitting the same notes that are on the album. The rest of the setlist was a little too static for me, but I was really into the first encore - even though I've seen Black Dove a lot, and CALS is hardly a rarity, they are strong live numbers that felt much more energetic than the main setlist. She really hit those high notes in Black Dove - really powerful! Honestly, if I had known that the second encore was going to be the overplayed Sweet Sangria and Amber Waves, I would have left early to fight my way out of the parking lot. Oh well. Not every setlist is gonna please everybody.