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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Monkees 45th Anniversary Concert !


Last night I went to Chastain Park Amphitheater to see THE MONKEES !! Oh my stars - the show was sooooo good !!! Atlanta was their first stop on the U.S. Tour.

It was filled with Monkee hit after Monkee hit.

We got there a bit early (since parking is not great there and we wanted a good spot) - I'm glad we did because the park lot we were in sits up on a hill and you can look down into the Amphitheater so we got to watch them do sound check and rehearse. Peter wasn't on stage for that but Davy and Mickey were so we got a little sneak peek at the show.

The show started about 30 minutes later than scheduled but was well worth the wait.

They had a big screen on stage and throughout the whole show they would show scenes from their TV show and some behind the scenes footage (like them rehearsing or sitting at the airport, etc)

The band started of with a musical medley of Monkee songs, then Davy, Mickey and Peter came out.

Here was the set list:
I'm a Believer (at the end Mickey said "Hello Detroit!!" - haha)
Mary, Mary
The Girl I Knew Somewhere
When Love Comes Knockin' (At Your Door)
Randy Scouse Git (just before Mickey explained his inspiration for this song and why it was called "Alternate Title" in the UK)
Your Auntie Grizelda
Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)
Papa Genes Blues (Peter mostly sang lead on all of Mike's songs)
Valleri
I Don't Think You Know Me
Words
Nice To Be With You
Listen to the Band
That Was Then, This Is Now
Different Drum (sung by Mickey's sister - Coco Dolenz) PS: I had NO idea that Mike had written this song - cool!
All of Your Toys
What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round
Someday Man
Sometime In The Morning
No Time

Then they took an intermission. During the intermission, they showed commercials from Kelloggs Rice Krispies, Kool-Aid and Yardley Black Label Cologne - cute !

When they came back, Mickey and Davy had changed shirts. Davy was wearing THIS shirt - yeah an Atlanta Braves Tomahawk Chop shirt - cool!

Then they continued the show, first singing some songs from Head:

Circle Sky
Can You Dig It?
As We Go Along
Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again?
Porpoise Song
Daddy's Song (loved this-while young Davy danced on the screen, real Davy did dance routine dressed in a white tux and tails)
For Pete's Sake
A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
She
Cuddly Toy
Goin' Down
Shades of Gray
Last Train to Clarksville
I Wanna Be Free
Saturday's Child
She Hangs Out
(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
Daydream Believer (at the end Mickey said "Goodnight Chicago" - haha)

Then they came out and did an encore:

Pleasant Valley Sunday
I'm a Believer (again) (Mickey said "We love you Milwaukee" - funny!)

Great, great, great show !! I wish I could see them again !!!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for writing this up. I could hear the songs in my head as I read what they sang. :)
    We miss you Davy!
    Bev

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