Fritz and I stood in line to get into the small Iron Horse venue, we had a great
time talking with The FranK, Andrea, et al. I had promised Dave a tee shirt
with the RDF Kollective design Fritz and I did, the night before. When the tour
bus pulled up in front of the Iron Horse Dave recognized Fritz and I and spent
some time talking to us as his management tried to hustle him inside. I gave
him the shirt and he called me a sweetheart again, (that's 3 "sweethearts"
and 1 "liar," not too bad !!) and went inside for the sound check.
May 31, 1998 Northampton, MA Show Review
The Iron Horse was quite small and a sit down venue. Joanne and I were just
off to Dave's right and he spent most of the night flirting with me, Joanne
and Andrea. The show was cut short (an hour and 15 minutes) by request of
the Iron Horse. I can't gripe, Dave was in great form, joking with the audience
and when someone called out for "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" (which
he did the night before) he claimed to not know the song. I said, I thought
quietly, that I could sing it, Dave heard me and jokingly gestured for me
to come on stage and sing it. (NO WAY !!!)
After the show the crowd outside grew very restless waiting for Dave to
come out and mobbed him when he did. People were shoving album covers, posters,
copies of Kink and what have you right in his face. He handled it a lot more
graciously than I would have !! I, being only 5'3" was shoved into the
middle of the mob, and consequently, wound up right in Dave's path ! When
he was right in front of me, someone knocked his arm causing him to drop what
he was carrying. I helped him pick up the tee shirt I had given him earlier
and the other stuff and he was finally able to get onto the bus.
Dave puts on such an energetic, electrifying performance and he amazes me
with how much fun he appears to be having. I love his music and have grown
to not only admire him as a musician, but also he seems to be a genuinely
nice person as well. This whole experience was so great, I got to see Dave
play twice and hang around with the most wonderful people !
Now if only Dave would come to somewhere near Michigan !! Perhaps when the
long awaited anthology comes out in September (as Dave said the 30th) or August
(as Dave said the 31st of May !) Joanne, Jimmy and all of us can see him in
the Great Lakes or nearby area.
-Leslie M. Ohanian