Submitted by Lyle Goldberg and Shelley, who adds: I sat about 10 feet from where Bruce was playing and I'm so glad that I was -- he was playing so fantastically. He had 5 guitars with him. One 12-string
acoustic, two 6-string acoustics, one electric and one dobro (I don't know if this is the norm for him or not as this is my first Bruce concert).
accompanied him and they sounded incredible together. I went in with the
expectation that I wouldn't like seeing anyone else play with him, but they
a great rapport together onstage and their harmonies were spot on. Bruce
joked with the audience on numerous occasions, calling his dobro a "vengeance
guitar". He then proceeded to flash the lights shining off of it onto
in the crowd. He didn't reference Iraq often at all. In fact, he only once spoke of his trip and really it was only to say before the intermission that they would be back shortly and added that while he was in Bagdad he noticed most people would finish that comment with "if it is God's will".
It was electrifying when Bruce and Julie jammed on Trickle Down -- again, I went into the concert not really looking forward to the songs off the new album, but I am definitely a fan now! You should have heard them jam! They took a 25-minute break in between sets and came back for two encores -- when they came back after the first encore everyone in the audience was throwing out names of songs they wanted to hear. He said that he really appreciated so many people knowing so many names of his songs and in an English accent (or similar) said "Let thy calling songs end..."