• So Fucking Rock

    by  • 6/3/2011 • live music • 0 Comments

    Saw Tim Minchin at the Winter Garden Theatre tonight, and it was even better than I expected. I’d picked a seat in the theatre in one of the boxes on the left of the main floor. I’ll never pick a seat in the middle of the floor again, especially when they’re the same price. No heads in the way, no shared arm rests, and nobody trying to trip past you to get to the bathrooms.

    The first song of the night, as he’s singing along, his spot light goes out…. comes on… goes out… apparently at some places in the balcony, you can get in the way of the main spotlight if you stand up… a couple late arrivals found this out on their way to their seats. Tim stopped mid-song to point this out to the offenders. To paraphrase “The light comes from an external source – I don’t fucking phosphoresce.”

    Two empty seats, right in the middle of the front row attracted Tim’s attention right off; to get those seats right in front shows intent, and to not show up shows, at best, apathy “If they show up? Standing ovation.” They didn’t show up.

    Tim had a dictator joke that morphed from a line about sex toy Dick Tator to arrive at Cock Spud. He says he’s letting Toronto keep that one because it’s not good enough to be used again.

    The set list, from memory, so it’s not in order, nor likely complete; Pope Song, Cont, Lullaby, Prejudice, Confessions, White Wine In The Sun, Rock and Roll Nerd, Dark Side, Storm, Prejudice, If I Didn’t Have You, Thank You God, and the less well-known Second Encore Song

    I’m a bit disappointed that Tim didn’t do the dance when he sang the Pope Song for us.


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