I thought it was one of the rockinest of the TR3 shows so far. The crowd was to die for. The were enthusiatic and dancing their asses off. The band really fed off it and gave it 110% which amounted to a blistering 2 1/2 hour set after being up since 6 am. Quite amazing since TR had had a emergency root canal earlier in the day. Yes, thats right, that's what I said. A root canal! YOUCH! TR had visited a dentist the day we left on TouR and they informed him that he would prolly need a root canal when the TouR was over. The pain became so overwhelming and all encompassing that we had to book an emergency root canal for the morning of the Charlotte show. We had to leave Greenville at 7 am to get to Charlotte in TIMe for the root canal. Kudos to TR for making it as long as he did with almost no complaining whatsoever. And amazing that he could have a root canal earlier in the day and then come out just a few hours later and rip it up with such vigor. I asked him about it and as bad as the root canal was it IMMEDIATELY relieved the pain and he was ready to rock out. I am sure no one could tell that he had just had a root canal. In fact noone really knew how much pain he was in at the previous shows. He really is a true professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. Anyway, the setlist looked like this:
Ohio Indoctrinate Natural Mystic Kabbalah Four Stix Jesus Is Just Alright Tribulation All The Critics Caveman Skeleton Walls Souls Backdoor Industrial Slippin Into Darkness Donkey Bong Sex Machine Purple Rain Hocus Pocus Move On Ahead Trippin On You Whole Lotta Luv ------------------ Don't Know What Soul Sac
Set was pretty much as printed with a few changes. Sex Machine was actually played in between Industrial & Slippin and See You In Your Dreams was added to the set between Hocus Pocus & Move On Ahead. Don't Know What and Soul Sacrifice were not encores, they became the end of the set and an encore of How Many More Times was added.
Peace & Keep the Faith Fluffy "THE MUSIC BUSINESS IS A CRUEL AND SHALLOW MONEY TRENCH-- A LONG PLASTIC HALLWAY WHERE THIEVES AND PIMPS RUN FREE AND GOOD MEN DIE LIKE DOGS. THERE'S ALSO A NEGATIVE SIDE..." -Hunter S. Thompson
Phenomenal show. After many failed attempts to get to the Visulite to see Tim solo (oddly enough, Tim seemed to hit town when I had prearranged plans), how fitting that my first show was TR3 instead. A real treat. Tim sang more than I imagined he would, and that scruffy voice works fine. As long as I can see him wail on the guitar like only he can, then who cares?
Trippin' On You and Sex Machine were personal highlights.
Great band you've assembled there Tim. Look forward to hearing more.
That root canal story says a lot about Tim and what he does for the love of playing live.
Fluffy thanks for the props over at Ants btw, and thanks for all you do. Thanks to Tim and the boys for rockin it out at the Visulite. Can't wait for the next show.