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Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY 10/24/11 (review)
« on: October 24, 2011, 09:36:05 pm »
Just when you thought Vanessa couldn't be any better, she does the most AMAZING show ever.  Yes,  a few mistakes, but priceless ones.  Setlist:

Carousel (learning to fly intro)
Hands on Me
Tall Tales for Spring
London
Dear California (on Rhodes with guitarist from Hot Holy Mess, Scott)
Get Good (with Scott again)
Fair Weather Friend
White Houses (Rhodes)
Marching Line
A Thousand Miles
Hear the Bells
I don't want to be a Bride (with a very different piano arrangement or key, or something different than usual)

The Night Shop was open and she did sign autographs after.  Emmyspiano got Skye's set list off the stage (thank you!!) so I had Skye and Vanessa sign it.  I also had bought a song book that I had her sign (on accident, I didn't mean to hand it to her, I would have been fine with just the set list!) A lot of people stayed to get one so she was basically just signing not really talking much that I could tell, but I always clam up around her so it could have just been me!
I always have issues getting videos up onto here, I am going to try though! I did not get the entire set because I was running out of battery
For the most part the crowd was good, there was a little more talking than I would have liked during the opening act, which was Skye's band The Hot Holy Mess (didn't know they were going to be there so that was a nice little treat and they are really good and different!)  The people around me were quiet during Vanessa but there was a peanut gallery up on the other side of the venue who yelled out at different times.
Hear the Bells was amazing live, I do love the intro!
she talked a bit more during this show than on the tour with Matt.  She also revealed that she wrote TTFS during a time she was estranged from her parents.  I'm thinking this has something to do with her sickness as well.  I find it interesting how parallel Vanessa's life is to mine in a way.  The age that she writes at is usually the age I am when the records come out so it syncs up with my life and what I'm going through.  I'm thinking she was probably between 26-28.  I'm 26 and going through an estrangement of sorts with my family so it's funny to me that she revealed that tidbit on this particular night and this particular time in my life.
OH MY! I almost forgot.  There was a girl there from a news station and she interviewed me. I'm going to try to find it on the internet since it's a local station.
that's all I can remember for now.

http://cnyhomepage.com/fulltext-news/?nxd_id=56647  (link to the news story, thank goodness there is no video!)
« Last Edit: October 26, 2011, 04:04:43 am by sarab »
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Re: Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY 10/24/11 (review)
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 10:31:53 pm »
first video I got up, i will modify post to add more as I get them.  It's taking about 30min so I'm only going to do one or two more tonight.
I'm so happy I finally got it to work for me! yay!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJOb2GaWLRw Hands on Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIA8pPaihCA Tall Tales for Spring  (a must watch, the speech in the beginning and new info revealed about the song)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRwzJ8jCGQg  London

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIA8pPaihCA  Dear California

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvWmmi0kcQc  Get Good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A694c17ByjI  Fair Weather Friend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_wMRjIXKkk Marching Line

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGKYNBL0XJc  Hear the Bells

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1n4QjHLna4 I don't want to be a Bride
« Last Edit: October 27, 2011, 02:08:53 pm by sarab »
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Re: Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY 10/24/11 (review)
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2011, 04:03:04 am »
The little sheech before Bride... LOL!

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Re: Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY 10/24/11 (review)
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2011, 05:08:44 am »
Thanks for all the info and videos!

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Re: Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY 10/24/11 (review)
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2011, 08:36:21 am »
What does the guy say in the bride video?

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Re: Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY 10/24/11 (review)
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2011, 09:11:33 am »
What does the guy say in the bride video?

the audience member? He asks where the night shop is "where is it"  that was coming from the peanut gallery that I mentioned earlier.
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Re: Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY 10/24/11 (review)
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2011, 09:14:49 am »
Thanks for the review/videos. =]

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Re: Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY 10/24/11 (review)
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2011, 09:18:25 am »
With what she said before bride,  I think she'll be filming the video for bride in england! wouldn't the old castles and the such be so romantic for a location?

more videos to come so check back to  my first post!
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Re: Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY 10/24/11 (review)
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2011, 10:17:10 am »
Wow, thanks for the review and videos, Sara! I didn't know the Holy Hot Mess was going to be there either! What a treat! I want to watch the videos so badly, but I'm at school so I'll have to wait until I get home.
I have a really cool The Fray gif that I would like to put here, but I don't know how. :(

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Re: Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY 10/24/11 (review)
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2011, 10:44:33 am »
With what she said before bride,  I think she'll be filming the video for bride in england! wouldn't the old castles and the such be so romantic for a location?

more videos to come so check back to  my first post!

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Re: Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY 10/24/11 (review)
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2011, 12:21:25 pm »
Holy shit!! I don't know what to do :(

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Re: Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY 10/24/11 (review)
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2011, 04:40:47 pm »
Wow, thanks for the review and videos, Sara! I didn't know the Holy Hot Mess was going to be there either! What a treat! I want to watch the videos so badly, but I'm at school so I'll have to wait until I get home.

well keep checking back, I have a lot more to upload but it's taking a long time and I have to work/sleep! 
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Re: Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY 10/24/11 (review)
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2011, 04:59:26 pm »
Holy shit!! I don't know what to do :(

about what?!
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Re: Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY 10/24/11 (review)
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2011, 04:38:35 am »
Holy shit!! I don't know what to do :(

about what?!

Ahaha, oops! I thought I posted this in the London show thread

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Re: Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY 10/24/11 (review)
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2011, 04:19:41 am »
One of the best Vanessa Carlton shows I have ever been to. The sound in this venue was AMAZING.
turns out my seat didn't suck so bad, as the theater was small and i could actually see Vanessa not blocked by the piano.

so I arrived with my boyfriend semi-early, and met up with Sara almost immediately after picking up our tickets.
Saw the mirror with Vanessa's handwriting on it at the "night shop" and had to take a picture of it.


Bought 2 chocolates (one was missing the gold part :(, but that's ok.) Good stuff anyway. very Dark chocolate taste.
Met up with Emily, saw Skye, called him out, said hi and happy birthday, he said thanks, blah blah. His band was really good by the way! at least I enjoyed it. also, I didn't know Skye could sing that well, that was a nice surprise!!!

Well, first I want to say that this was THE MOST I have EVER cried at any show I've ever been to. Ever.
For private reasons, but oh my God, Vanessa was AMAZING. she did every song slightly slower, and with way more emotion. It was a crazy emotional ride.
I cried the most during White Houses... which was weird, but it kind of makes sense because I remember crying to her playing that song at one of the last shows I attended. Seriously was bawling.

I took video of every song in full.
I plan on uploading them.
Hopefully I will soon.
I wasn't paying attention to where the camera was pointing, so don't expect anything great (except maybe White Houses, because I placed the camera upright on the chair arm next to me for that one [still not sure if I got good video, but we'll see])

we decided to leave after the show instead of waiting in the long line for Vanessa.

every song was so unique and special. <3