I had just got back to New York, the night they played the Beacon. But I assumed that it would be a shorter show there, like I saw last year. They played close to 4 hours in Charlottesville, VA - the tickets were half what the Beacon charges, and I was close enough to Jack to tie his shoelaces!
It was great how they mixed the acoustic songs in with the electric ones - although with a drummer (Eric is fantastic) and Jack plugged in, it's a little different...
Being closer than usual made me realize how much of the leads are covered by Barry. It sounds so much like Jorma's style, at times, and how he does it on those kiddie size instruments is beyond me???
It's good times now - I can see the light!