Review by countryoram
Charlie was in normal (non stage) Charlie clothes and he played Bob's
guitar, making the entire thing seem very impromptu. I Feel A Change
Coming On was pretty smooth though (as were all the new ones Charlie
had not played before), so they must've rehearsed? There were pretty
many consultations between songs, so I think it wasn't planned that
Charlie would stay the entire time.
Charlie did play lead on each song at some point, although on one or
two, Denny or Stu each had something that could be considered lead
also, and Denny and Charlie traded some licks in the extremely bluesy
songs (like Highway 61.) But, mostly Charlie took the solos, directed
by Bob or Tony. As reported elsewhere, Bob was smiling and he and
Charlie were doing their lovefest thing. Tony was also smiling lots
with Charlie. And Donnie and Charlie were smiling at each other and
hugging and chatting in the lineup. Stu looked his usual glum, and
Denny looked exceedingly glum the entire concert. Charlie and Denny
play together at times and seem to be pals, still, I think it was like
Denny's kid brother who he taught all his tricks to showed up and got
to do the tricks instead of Denny. They did have a bit of a hug at one
point with the lights off.
No cord flipping, but Charlie does do it all the time at his own/Arc
Angels gigs. Charlie did a lot of his squatting down and playing. It
was nice to get to hear Charlie do some leads with Bob. Back when he
was with the band, he was as underutilized as Denny is now, and low in
the mix, etc. I think he got this latitude because he is not in the
band.Charlie does live in the area of Round Rock.
So, there you have it. It was a GREAT show!
Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum