just came back from the show. well, i had mixed feelings. i grew up with JA and then JS - always my favorite band; always will be, even though i imagine ill get a lot of crap about my posting.
overall, show was great - but i thought the 2 female singers really were unprofessional and silly on stage - i found diana's comments completely immature and many times she seemed to be trying to be the center of attention. she really came across like a hippie girl wannabee - hey, just be yourself - you werent at golden gate park in 66/67, and you never will be, so get over it.
people came to see the JA/JS - the 2 singers have nice voices - i suggest they just sing, and keep their comments to themselves - if she said one more time " this is f-----g marty balin"; i think marty must have been pretty embarrased.
and pauls comments about NYC " needing a HISPANIC mayor, instead of Goldberg" - well, that was pretty insensitive, and actually anti-semitic. Just because Paul wasn't allowed to smoke a cigarette on stage (thats the law here, thank god), doesnt mean he knows much about our mayor( his name is Bloomberg, not Goldberg. Hey Paul, I really found those comments disappointing - love your music man, but just because you wanna smoke a frickin cigarette, doesn't mean you have to demean our mayor - if you knew anything about him, he is a pretty decent guy that has done a good job for the city. its a pleasure not having to come out of a concert smelling like a cigarette, and filling my lungs for hours with that crap that the big cigarette corporations have pushed down our throats for 100 years now. hey paul - its never too late to give up that foul habit!
Marty and David Freiberg were total class act - it was worth it to see them