Rick Springfield Kicks off NY week in Long Island!
July 26th 2008
The Planting Fields Arboretum
Oyster Bay, NY
Review by Rosie Malthaner, Kelly Latka & Dancy Zahn
Pictures by: Kelly Latka (to be added soon!)
The day started out with sound check. While the band was there, Rick & Ronnie were running very late. They finally arrived and things got underway. Rick talked about how he had just taken a tour of the sister ship of the Destiny and that he was really excited for the cruise. They did Affair of the Heart then Rick did the autograph thing. Pictures came next. Once that was out of the way the real action came when George N was putting picks on the stand and somehow pulled it back and it totally bonked Rick directly above the bridge of his nose. Knocking his glasses off and leaving a nice mark and bleeding a little. Ok the injuries were out of the way. Lol. Rick liked to tease Rodger about being the Man in the Box because his drum set was behind a plexiglass enclosure. Now this is where it really gets good. Rick explains that they need to rehearse the "shortened" version of WVS that they are performing for the morning TV shows this week. Well they did, 3 times. And then it gets even better. Rick & the band also performed I'll Miss You Someday 3 times!!!! He said they would be doing that also this week. Considering the sound check started late it lasted two hours!
On to the show! The venue was really nice. Outside under a tent with a nice breeze blowing. We were running late so we made a made dash from the hotel back to the venue in time to get to our seats and have the intro start. We had front row seats and as the show started the stage got rushed to we moved right up to the stage. It was really nice, no pushing or shoving. Rick started with the usual WKRR and moved through the set list getting to WVS and announcing they have a new album out. He received a harmonica at sound check so Rick & Matt treated us to a little Love Me Do. I always love when they play any Beatles. He talked about GH during Gloria as he has been. When it came time for DTTS Rick came right over to us and picked on our very own Dancy. When she gave him a hard time about singing, he felt the need to share a story from sound check that she had been giving him a hard time all day and he is now calling her the Sgt Major. All in good fun when he gave her a second chance she sang. After that he ventured out in the crowd for a few more victims.
After DTTS, Rick started and continued all of Love Somebody on the stage. Then he moved out into the audience for My Generation and Jessie's Girl, yes NO Human Touch. But the best was yet to come. The Encore! Rick and the guys walk back out with the full stage lights on. Rick gets to the mike and looks back to double check with the band. Yes the are going to do it! Rick explains that they are going to do another new song and he hopes he will get all the words to it. They will be performing this two on some of the TV appearances this week! After that they did Love is All Right.
The show was over too quick. But the trip continues to NYC!!!!
Who Killed Rock & Roll
Affair of the Heart
Rock of Life
Love Me Do
I've Done Everything for You
What's Victoria's Secret
I'll Miss you Someday
Love Is All Tonight
Note: There was no Human Touch done at all