Sunday, June 24, 2007

Driven To Tears


We went to see The Police at Dodger's Stadium last night. It was so great to see the band play together again. (I went to see them on The Ghost in the Machine tour 25 years ago) Anyway, last night was a terrific show.

Personally, I think Stewart stole the show. He hasn't lost a step at all since the "old days". The highlight for me was "Driven To Tears". On that song, he played better than I think I've ever heard him play. I'll even say that one song was worth the night for me. His choices and taste were amazing.

The Foo Fighters preceded The Police, and though there were sound issues, they had a great set. Thanks to LA traffic, we missed Sting's son's band that opened.

8 comments:

dylan said...

heading to new orleans for the show this saturday, i'm guardedly excited. so scared they've re-arranged the life out of the back catalogue.

Mark said...

Dylan,

On the whole, you'll be very pleased with the show as long as you realize that this isn't the same group you saw 25 years ago. The songs still hold up, and Stewart's performance really does cover a multitude of sins.

Have fun. It will be worth it.

dylan said...

No doubt about it, fun is on order. I plan to stuff myself full of po boys and oysters and then watch Stewart do his thang.

Mark said...

Let me know how it went...

Karen said...

Awww Mark--you suck! jk. I never got those $2500 tickets afterall.

Mark said...

Small price to pay Karen....

greg said...

yeah, financial issues have kept me from getting tix to the chicago shows...

not sure if you're familiar with fiction plane (sting's son's band), but from a few live performances i've seen on late-night t.v., you didn't miss anything at all.

Mark said...

Greg,

I'm not familiar with Fiction Plane, but I've heard the same thing from other guys.

That would be awkward to be Sting's son, and be in a lame band.