I think it also scared a few people off. Maybe it was the Lincoln joke.
Yeah, what was that? I couldn't hear the punch line.
Maybe I give Pirner too much credit. It might have just been the point of the show where Tommy was ready to loosen up and play some of the tighter songs (covers and his old solo tunes).
The band got better, but the crowd thinned out.
The joke was something like "What did Abraham Lincoln say after a two-week drunk?" Punchline: "I freed who?" Obviously, he was in character as the obnoxious guitar smashing asshole in a hoody, but I think some people might have been offended.
Post by wecantgetanybetter on Nov 14, 2011 15:56:29 GMT -5
I got tickets so I can take my 17 year old son to the MPLS Tommy show at the Fine Line tonight. Had to go to the club's admin office over lunch today ... while I was waiting a guy in the office was confirming with another guy that the show was still on. Just making sure before he ordered a TV so people at the show can keep up with the Packers-Vikings game ...
Post by wecantgetanybetter on Nov 15, 2011 1:48:58 GMT -5
A snippet of "It's a Drag" from Tommy and Emily Stinson with members of Guns n' Roses and the Figgs at the Fine Line, MPLS, Nov. 14, 2011
A much better show than last spring. Tommy was in good spirits. At one point he gave a shout out to his mom and uncles and aunts in the audience. The trade off for a crackerjack band that gelled together was he only did full-band versions of his "solo" stuff ... B&P and Perfect-era tunes were done solo acoustic but still good.
Met a couple from St. Louis at the front. She had thrown him a surprise 40th birthday party and flown in Tommy and the Figgs for the occasion. From that they were pals with Tommy's manager and got backstage for GNR etc. Didn't ask the pricetag for that. But getting up close with elbow room even to GNR guys plus Tommy was a gas, considering they're normally in arenas.