Confirmed on www.rickspringfield.com
May 20, 4:00-5:30PM
Barnes & Noble
95 N. Moorland Road
Rick looked amazing and happy that night, dressed in a long-sleeved black shirt (long sleeves? In Florida?!), black pants, and a long black scarf-type thing. I wonder how soon before he ditches the scarf completely? It kept drifting over the guitar and getting in his way while he was playing. He later took it off. Also, I think he had on his “blingy” shoes, but I can’t recall for sure. I was grateful he was able to lose the arm sling recently and play guitar for our show, especially since I had a “newbie” with me. Apparently the after-effects from surgery haven’t affected his killer guitar-playing. He appeared to never miss a beat.
They played the usual hits, but much to my joy and surprise, Itsalwayssomething was on the set list that night. Following were a few songs from Venus in Overdrive, one being the title track (which is my favorite “new” song! Love the heavy bass in that one!), along with What’s Victoria’s Secret and I’ll Miss That Someday. The crowd continued to remain somewhat “still” at this point. My friend and I would stand up for a bit, then sit down for a minute or two, for fear we were blocking someone. Awkward! The sitting would become more than I could stand, and we would jump to our feet again! I asked the woman behind us if we were “blocking her,” and her reply was something like, ‘No! Not at all! What’s wrong with these people? I can’t sit down for a Rick show.’