What the heck was in the air tonight? It was just totally full of crazy. First off, the crazy dancing lady who was dancing in the aisle during the Ryan Adams Town Hall show I saw in 2004 (with a Music Slut) ended up sitting next to us. Then the guy across the aisle was lighting up his joint the entire show. He would specifically wait for the moments when there were no lights on to flick on his lighter and smoke up. WTF?
Then there were like 3 people on the left side of the stage taking pictures with that really annoying green pre-light before the flash went off–for like the ENTIRE show. GRRRRRRR!
Later crazy dancing woman tried to get the roadies to give her a set list. The head roadie told her they couldn’t give it to her. Then she shouted at another roadie and he was going to give it to her, and the head roadie knocked it out of his hand and told him not to give it to her. Then crazy lady started getting into a fight with one of the security guards–he told her to leave, then she started cursing at him, he started pushing her out of the venue.
Meanwhile some other dude grabbed the fallen set list from the stage and another security guard came over and took the piece of paper from his hand and started yelling at him too, telling him to leave. What a bunch of crazy!
Ryan Adams seemed to be out of it--not in a jolly drunk way (he’s 7 months sober), but in a cranky sort of way–he called the guy who shouted out “Freebird” an “asshole” and said that karma comes to get you and “asshole attract assholes”. Then only after an hour and half (with a 10-15 minute break in the middle of the set) he did not come out and do an encore even though the audience was steadily clapping. Now I know for most artists, an hour and a half set would be very long–but for Ryan Adams, that’s like a warm up session.
On the bright side, he did play “the hits” like “Come Pick Me Up”, “When the Stars Go Blue”, and “Oh My Sweet Carolina”–in the first three songs.
During the first set he had his hair in three pigtails, wore a dark blazer with a ripped sleeve, jeans with big cream-colored platform shoes underneath. During the second set, he wore a black KISS tshirt with leather jacket, his jeans, and those black shiny vinyl KISS-esque boots.
Wonder what got a bee in his bonnet… and why was Jessica Joffe not wearing any shoes, just standing in her stocking feet??? Oh and ex-Ry-Ry fiance, Leona Naess opened up. She was wearing a weird small floral print tunic + black leggings…thing.
SETLIST from ToBeYoung.org:
Come pick me up
When the stars go blue
Oh my sweet carolina
Love is hell
This is it
Afraid not scared
La Cienga Just Smiled
Wish You Were Here
Blue Sky Blues