Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tales from the road (part 6)

It was evident from the opening power cords of "the Cure", this was going to be a special night. Private Sector had not played "Stinky Pete's" in almost 20 years. In fact, the club was now called, "The New Stinky Pete's", but that didn't make a difference.

This was a celebration- a welcome home of sorts, and those in attendance in Jiso, New York last night, were ready to party. The band sensed it too, pulling out numbers not on the official set list. "Corporate Harvest","Life is Animation" and mish-mash of progressive segues from Rush's, "Tom Sawyer", into The Clash's, "London Calling", followed by Peter Gabriel's "Big Time", all served to feed the frenzy.

Lead singer Chris Strange summed it up best, "If the rest of the tour goes this well, I don't want it to end. If only Benny Mardones was alive to see this, he'd be proud."

When informed that Benny Mardones, the pompous Syracuse crooner who played shows with Sector many moons ago, was not dead, Strange replied, "Whatever."

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