Topic: Murat Theatre in the Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN 11-9-2018
This show is definitely in my Top 10 shows list. Right off the bat the energy was amazing. When the band took the stage the crowd started roaring louder than I have ever heard. After I got home today and was relaxing in my chair, I realized my ears were still ringing a little! The sound overall was loud and maybe a little…muddy, if that’s the right word. Maybe it was where I was sitting (4th row, center) cuz on a couple of videos I watched that were filmed from the side things sounded a bit more defined. But I could hear Joe and that’s all I really care about.
As usual, Joe was in great form and the band was rocking. Even the singers, who I have not been supportive of, didn’t seem to be as overwhelming as in the past when I have seen them. Paulie was absent last night and Ron D. filled in so when it came time for Slow Train, Lee sang the last verse in Paulie’s absence! He was awesome and the crowd loved it. Not sure where Paulie was but hope all is well with him.
As far as I could tell, the set list was the same as what has been previously reported on this tour. To close the show we got to hear Last Kiss (luvluvluv), Well Well (an unexpected surprise) and then Mountain Time. Enjoyed hearing the new songs live. I loved every single tune they played!
Can’t say much about the theater other than we were packed in there like sardines! But sometimes that adds to the fun. It was hot, sweaty and loud – PERFECT! The seats were nice and bouncy which is good for me cuz I like to chair dance.
Recent shows (with the exception of the 2017 Bourbon & Beyond Hour of Power) were not as enjoyable for me (singers, ugh) but my faith has been restored! I’m so glad my bestie and I decided to make the trip. IT WAS A BLAST – EVERY MINUTE OF IT!
Now I’m really looking forward to Chicago in March. Wondering what’s in store considering the recent Facebook surveys about band lineups and what we’d like to hear in the set list.
Rock on, Forum!