Concert Review

Genesis

Over the years, I've seen Genesis in concert many, many times. However, it has been quite some time since they toured so I was glad to see another generation exposed to the experience.

Genesis has long been on the forefront of technology. As I recall they were instrumental in the development of the Vari-light. Vari-lights are very common these days but weren't "back in the day." Previously, bands used a host of giant hot lights with colored cellophane. Each light could be turned on or off for that color. Then came the vari-light -- one small light that could change to any color.

This tour showed Genesis to still be on the leading edge of technology. The giant stage, screens and lights almost looked like a sci-fi scene.

The setlist looked something like this:
Behind the Lines / Dukeís End / Turn It On Again
No Son Of Mine
Land of Confusion
In The Cage / The Cinema Show / Dukeís Travels / Afterglow
Hold on My Heart
Home by the Sea / Second Home By The Sea
Follow You Follow Me
Firth of Fifth / I Know What I Like
Mama
Ripples
Throwing It All Away
Domino
Drum Duet / Los Endos
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight / Invisible Touch

I Canít Dance
Carpet Crawlers

To see such a great bunch of musicians, singers and songwriters is always a good time. Watching these guys rock out gave me plenty of hope in growing old... or should I say "growing older"?

The highlight for me was watching Phil do "Hands, Head and Feet". Though I'd seen it performed before, it's always a wonder to see it. This is the part of the show during "I Know What I Like" when Phil does his tambourine solo whacking it against his hands, head and feet. Well, he actually hits a lot of his other body parts, too, like his hips and knees. Besides sounding and looking great, it appears to add longevity to your life? Maybe we should all give it try?

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